Remains found in woods near Ascension Genesys walking path
GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose remains were found near the walking path at Ascension Genesys Hospital.
Police were summoned to the hospital around 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, after walkers discovered the man’s remains in the woods about 100 feet from the walking path.
Sgt. Scott Theede said the man had been deceased “for some time” and a positive identification will have to be made through the medical examiner’s office. — L.R.
Dort Highway extension north phase work scheduled for completion
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission’s contractor expects to finish construction of the South Dort Highway Extension – North Phase project in Grand Blanc Township starting on Tuesday, June 7.
The scope of work includes epoxy overlay of the MDOT bridges over Interstate 75 and additional construction work at the interchange roundabouts to northbound and southbound Interstate 75 entrance ramps.
During construction on the interchanges and the bridges, Dort Highway will be closed between Grand Blanc and Cook roads. Traffic will be detoured utilizing Grand Blanc, Embury and Cook roads.
During construction on the northbound and southbound roundabout interchanges to and from M-54 (Dort Highway), expressway traffic will be able to exit onto M-54 and utilize the detour. Entrance ramps will be closed for the duration of construction.
The anticipated open to traffic date is Friday, June 11. — L.R.
Festival of Flags starts next week
DAVISON — The festival will kick off with the Festival of Flags parade on June 9. Parade participants will line-up at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. The parade will begin on Fourth Street, proceeding to Main Street and ends at the intersection of Clark and Davison streets. An emcee will be announcing parade entrants at the corner of Second and Main streets.
The festival itself will take place at Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., starting the evening of June 9 and running through June 13. Events will consist of a carnival rides, an entertainment tent with live music lots of food, and more.
There will be cold beer, wine and live music at the Lake Callis Grand Pavilion from 5-10 p.m. June 9-10; 5 p.m.-12 a.m. June 11; 12 p.m.-12 a.m. June 12; and noon- 6p.m. on June 13.
On June 11 at dusk, there will be a fireworks display at Jack Abernathy Regional Park in Davison, adjacent to the carnival midway at Lake Callis.
There will be the Davison Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Alive After Five at 5 p.m. June 10; the Davison Downtown Development Authority’s Car Show on June 11 from 6-8 p.m. on Main Street; the Young Warrior Beach Battle at Lake Callis on June 12 from 8-11 a.m. and a Cornhole Tournament June 13 at noon.
Market in the Park will be held June 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and June 13 from noon-5 p.m. The deadline for reserving a 10-foot-by-10-foot space in June 7. — G.G.
Fly In Drive In Pancake Breakfast returns June 13
FLUSHING — After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #77 will be holding its 33rd Annual Fly-in Drive-in Dawn Patrol Pancake Breakfast at Dalton Airport on June 13. Coinciding with the final day of the Flushing Summer Festival, the Fly in Drive In event will feature free aviation attractions, including vintage and classic aircraft, warbirds, helicopters, aviation displays, a classic car show and kid’s activities. The cost for breakfast is $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 5-12. Kids under age 5 can eat for free.
The Fly In Drive In Pancake Breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., rain or shine. — B.G.
Lions Club to hold KidSight Vision Screening at Summerfest
FLUSHING — The Flushing Lions Club will be hosting a KidSight Vision Screening on June 10 at Riverview Park during the Flushing Summer Festival. Children can have their eyes screened for free by Lions Club volunteers, who will be using a specialized camera and software to detect vision abnormalities. If something questionable is detected in a vision test, the Club will provide the results to the individual and refer them to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. If they cannot afford a visit, the Lions Club has an optometrist who will examine them at a discounted rate and provide glasses if necessary, at his own cost. To learn more about KidSight Vision Screening, visit lionskidsightusa.org — B.G.
St. Robert Catholic Church hosts classic car show
FLUSHING — Rev up your engines for the 3rd Annual Fr. Anthony Classic Car Show on June 11 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church on 310 N. Cherry Street. All years and models are welcome, including hot rods, classics and muscle cars. The car line-up will start at 2 p.m. There will be a $15 entry fee for cars and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Food and craft beers will also be available on site. All proceeds from the car show will go to the Michigan State Knights of Columbus Seminarian Endowment Fund at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. — B.G.
Crusin’ Flag City set to return June 4
DAVISON — Classic cars will return to Main Street in downtown Davison starting June 4 as the Friday night Cruisin’ Flag City Car Cruises resume after taking much of 2020 off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cars will be back on the streets from 6-8 p.m. Friday nights through Aug. 27.
Organized and operated by the Davison Downtown Development Authority, the annual car cruise, urges participants not to begin parking downtown until 5:30 p.m.
Living Grace to offer spaghetti dinner June 11
DAVISON TWP. — Living Grace Church, 7074 Davison Rd., will hold a Spaghetti Dinner for the public on June 11, from 4:30-8 p.m.
Donations only. Call 810-441-4571 in advance to schedule pickup or delivery. — G.G.
Trinity Lutheran to hold concert series with food truck dining
DAVISON — The Ladies Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Free Music for the Community concert series at the church, located at 706 W. Flint St.
Organizers are planning to have food trucks there as well.
Concerts will be held monthly throughout the summer. No alcohol please, and the church asks those attending to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be porta potties on site.
The church has a large pavilion and grounds. All concerts are the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. on church grounds.
The following is the concert lineup for summer:
July 7 – Blues Summit Trio with Julius and Eddy Blues Barney Blues music
Aug. 4 – Sweet Seasons with Zac, cover music.
Sept. 1 – Kowalski Brothers Polka Band with Keith and Barb Prueter. — G.G.