In brief

Coffee with a Cop

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Speedway, 5505 Perry Road.

Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity to “break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.” — L.R.

Grand Blanc Township invites you to dine outdoors

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution authorizing local restaurants to expand their indoor dining areas to the great outdoors by allowing food and drink service in the parking lots of the property they are located on.

The action allows restaurants to add outdoor dining areas to make up for the lost interior seating as a result of COVID -19 restrictions subject to the following stipulations:

Establishment must be properly licensed by state and local agencies.

The addition of outdoor dining shall not result in increasing the allowable indoor seating limits.

All sales and consumption shall be in accordance with any federal, state or local laws and regulations.

The must be a physical barrier or separation to protect customers from vehicle traffic.

Outdoor dining areas must meet barrier free requirements and must not encroach into the right of way.

Other conditions or limitations as deemed necessary to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the community.

Application materials are available at or you may contact the Planning Department at 810-424 2766 or stop by the Township Hall at 5371 S. Saginaw Street. — G.G.

Local hikers injured in fall at Grant Teton

GRAND BLANC — Two Grand Blanc women were hospitalized after falling about 500 feet while hiking in Grand Teton National Park.

Park staff rescued Samantha Edgcombe and MacKenzie Finton, both 19, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Edgcombe and Finton were hiking over Paintbrush Divide when they slipped on snow and slid, crashing into large rocks, park rangers reported.

Another hiker in the area called for help and provided GPS information. A rescue crew was transported to the location via helicopter, according to information released by the park service.

Rangers described the women’s injuries as “significant.” — L.R.

VFW Auxiliary names 2020-2021 officers

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary new Officers for the year 2020-2021 are as follows:

President Roxann Lindsay
Sr. Vice Tamara Gates
Jr. Vice Dave Love
Chaplain Rita Stevens
Treasurer/Secretary Carol Worvie
Trustee #1 Patty Bailey
Trustee #2 Jeri Baynas
Trustee #3 Roberta Berkey

Meatloaf dinner at VFW

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will be having a Meatloaf Dinner on Aug. 5. They will be serving from 4-7 p.m. at 803 E Court St.

PPE equipment has been completed and social distancing and mask will be required. Also, there will be curbside pickup (number to be on sign outside Hall night of dinner).

The cost is $8 which includes: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Vegetable, salad, desert, and coffee or punch. Children under 10 eat free. — G.G.

Andy’s Attic Annual Sale begins soon

DAVISON — Andy’s Attic Annual Sale, located behind the St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton St., in all the tents and yellow barn. This is a fundraiser, not a garage sale. Come and see the large selection of items to purchase and have fun.

Face masks will be required. Due to coronavirus they have to abide by certain requirements for this event.

The sale is July 23-24, 29-31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 25 and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. They are closed Sunday. The event will take place rain or shine. — G.G.

Davison Farmers Flea Market – Flip Day and Summer Car Show

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Farmers Market will be busy July 25 with a lot of activity. First off, it will be hosting a Car Show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come enter and share your special vehicle with other auto enthusiasts. There will be a $15 entry fee with registration beginning at 9:00am, rain or shine.

Secondly, there will be an ongoing Flea Market – Flip Day all day, open to close. Transform your unwanted clutter into cash or someone else’s treasure. Sell, Shop or Buy! Rental space is available, for only $30.

For more information and to reserve your spot in either one or both, please contact Sandy Coykendall at 810-412-5883. As always, Local farmers will have on display their freshest produce, meats, cheeses and eggs, while local artisans their handmade crafts and much more The Davison Farmers Market is open year-round from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Located just off of I-69, at the corner of Irish Road and East Court in Davison. Details: Visit or follow us on Facebook. — G.G.

Church to sponsor law enforcement appreciation day

BURTON — Harmony Baptist Church, 5106 E. Bristol Rd., will host a Law Enforcement Appreciation, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. with food served from noon until 4 p.m. Any law enforcement, first responders, as well as community support are welcome. Food will be served, as well as popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Bring a thank you card to show your appreciation. — G.G.

Project Heats On for this October

BURTON — Goyette Mechanical and Burton City Councilman Vaughn Smith have announced Burton Project Heat’s On will happen Oct. 17. This free furnace program provides safe heat and with the help of sponsors is for Burton residents, who own their home, are current on their taxes and are experiencing financial difficulty.

Details: Call 810-516-9614. — G.G.

Sports Hall of Fame cancels 2000 induction banquet

FLINT — Due to the coronavirus crisis and the social distancing requirement, the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors have cancelled the 2020 Induction Banquet scheduled for Dec. 5.

At this unprecedented and historic time, the health and safety of the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame Family is their primary concern. The press conference scheduled for Oct. 7 is cancelled as well.

The awards will return in 2021. — G.G.