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Find a new four-legged friend at Petfest 2016

GRAND BLANC — Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at Petfest 2016, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at Genesys Health Park, Pollock Road entrance. This free event will provide the opportunity for on-site adoptions.

Participating organizations for Petfest 2016 include the Livingston County Animal Shelter, Paws Animal Rescue, Canine Companions Rescue Center, Lucky Day Animal Rescue, Pomeranian Club of Michigan, Inc., Kreacher Konnections Animal Rescue and Education, Adopt-APet, Genesee County Animal Control and Forever Friends Rescue. The event is made possible through the generous support of local sponsors such as Loeb Charitable Trust Administered by FirstMerit Bank, Hospital Consultants, T & R Canopies, Animal Emergency Hospital, Forever Young Med-Spa,Dunckel Veterinary Hospital, The Barnhart Agency and Valley Tent Rental New Technologies Incorporated, Jack and Donna Hedrick and Kerning Advertising.

Details: Visit www.Petfest2016.com or call 810-629-0723. — G.G.

Enjoy some old-fashioned summer fun at herb fair

FENTON — There’s something for everyone at Heavenly Scent Herb Farm’s 27th annual Summer Faire. They are located at 13730 White Lake Rd., Fenton. This event takes place on Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine!

Admission is $2 per person. Enjoy lunch by Savory Thymes Café. Get answers to your gardening questions from the Master Gardeners on hand. Browse the air-conditioned shoppe, and stop by the greenhouses.

More than 40 different artisans will be offering: culinary delights, weaving-fiber art, embellished clothing, pillows, handmade bath products, candles, blown glass, garden art, wildlife drawings, pressed flowers, silhouettes, wire art, beaded jewelry, organic teas, fairy houses, antique jewelry, greeting cards, paper crafted items, hand painted slate, stained glass, antique purses, wood art, ceramic tiles, altered journals, gourds, hand-painted items, vintage themed accessories, relax with flax, fused jewelry, recycled art, soldered jewelry, hand-molded pottery, lavender products, essential oils, and more.

Details: Call 810-629-9208. — G.G.

HAP names new CEO

GENESEE COUNTY — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) has announced that Michael Genord, M.D., has been named chief executive officer of HAP Midwest Health Plan. Dr. Genord was president and CEO of HealthPlus of Michigan at the time the company merged with HAP in February 2016. Prior to that, he served as chief medical officer of HealthPlus for two years after managing a private practice for 17 years and serving as physician team leader at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. — G.G.


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