Source: Sherman Publications


May 11, 2011

Coffee hour

At 9 a.m., May 27, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

2011 grads

If you are a resident of the Goodrich or Ortonville area graduating from a high school other than Brandon or Goodrich and wish to be included in The Citizen’s 2011 graduation edition, please send your information and a graduation photo to The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, MI 48462 prior to May 23. Photos and information may also be emailed to


On the afternoon of May 21 the Brandon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be call on senior sitizens throughout Brandon Township and Ortonville to provide information on services and benefits for seniors and to update senior information to be used in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The Brandon CERT members wil be carrying photo ID cards and will be wearing CERT marked green jackets/shirts and caps. A major mission of the CERT is to check on the saftey and welfare of senior citizens during disaster or severe storm situations. Details: Lee Stewart, 248-627-3324 or Brandon Fire Department 248-627-4000.


At 7 p.m., May 16, Atlas Township Board of Trustees.

6:30 p.m., May 16, Community Forum, I-TEC Center, 609 S. Ortonville Road

Main Street

Ortonville was one of six Main Street communities honored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson for their accreditation by the National Main Street Center in Washington D.C. All six county communities achieved a perfect score of 10 out of 10 for their annual evaluation.

The communities honored were: Farmington, Ferndale, Lake Orion, Ortonville, Oxford and Rochester. Patterson presented each of the six Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) communities with a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and detailing investment that totals more than half a billion dollars in the program’s 11 years.


In the story “Ortonville Picked” on page 1 of the May 7 edition of The Citizen, Tom Sims was the owner of the 1929 Ford Model A coupe. Sims died a year ago, and the car was passed on to his family, which includes daughter Debbie Henski. Debbie and her husband, John Henski (Sims’ son-in-law) will appear on the “American Pickers” TV show in late August or September.