Looking back on vanity plates this summer

The VIEW from here

I haven’t touched on vanity plates in awhile. For readers who have followed my column I sometimes talk about the odd and funny vanity license plates I see while out driving around Genesee County. And you’ve got to admit, there are a lot more out there than you would imagine. But before I talk about vanity plates I have to […]


MONDAYS THROUGH SEPT. Lapeer Car Cruise at 6 p.m. in downtown Lapeer. Details: 810- 797-5297. TUESDAYS THROUGH AUG. American car cruise, open to all American-made automobiles, hosted by the Mid Michigan Modern Muscle Car Club at John’s Pizzeria, 9010 Davison Rd., Davison, from 6-8:30 p.m. Details: 810-348-6045. THURSDAYS Classic car meet in the Imlay City Tractor Supply Co. parking lot […]


MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS Free community gym […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution,Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-241-5258. WEDNESDAYS Awana […]


MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Bingo at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Scrabble Club, 5-7:45 p.m. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board […]


FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 24-25 Backstage sale at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: 810-237-1530 or www.thefim.org.

Snap Fitness opens doors to customers in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Looking to get in shape without driving too far from home? Snap Fitness, which opened its doors Sept. 1 in Swartz Creek, offers a fast, convenient and affordable workout to the community. The 24-hour facility, located at 9136 Miller Rd., is owned by John and Kim Blakeslee of Waterford. The couple, who also own Snap Fitness facilities […]

‘The Fabric of Our Lives’ campaign comes to GVC

FLINT TWP. — Cotton Incorporated’s newest experiential marketing campaign brings “The Fabric of Our Lives®” advertising campaign to life at Genesee Valley Center, one of 15 malls to launch the program nationwide this fall. Fans can enter Cotton’s The Fabric of My Life® Song Contest, recording their own version of “The Fabric Our Lives®” song for a chance to win […]

Grand Blanc man opens “green” sign making business

GRAND BLANC — In 2008, local businessman Tom Kiihr became another casualty of the U.S. auto crisis and failing economy. Along with thousands of others, his engineering management position with Delphi was eliminated after the company declared bankruptcy. After some job searching and coming to the realization that he no longer wanted to get back into the corporate world, Kiihr […]

Business Briefs

Landline telephone payment assistance available GENESEE COUNTY — The Federal Communications Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates have designated September 13-19, 2010 as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” The designation is an effort to raise awareness of landline telephone payment assistance available to qualifying low-income Michigan residents as […]