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 […]

Gold City Quartet celebrates anniversary with performance

FLINT TWP. — Gold City Quartet will be appearing in concert 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for this general admission, love offering concert. There’s no questioning the success of Gold City, who is comprised of Tim Riley, bass; Bruce Taliaferro, lead; Daniel Riley, baritone; Joshua […]

Cavaliers’ rally falls short in Big Nine opener

FLINT TWP. — The game was just minutes old when Carman- Ainsworth football coach Nate Williams called a timeout and brought his offense to the sideline for a quick chat. A fiery chat at that. The Cavaliers coach had seen too much sloppiness in the early going against Flushing last Friday and “instructed” his players to clean up their execution. […]


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.

Rally against The Family Puppy set for Saturday

FLINT TWP. — A Puppy Mill Awareness group is holding a peaceful rally noon-3 p.m. Sept. 18 against The Family Puppy, a pet store located in the Genesee Valley Center. Pam Sordyl, organizer and founder of the rally, said the focus of the rally is on “the fact that The Family Puppy and their other chain stores, The Family of […]

Sports Shorts

Hall of Fame Banquet FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth 9th annual Hall of Fame Banquet will induct its 9th Class into the Hall on Saturday, Oct. 23. The banquet will take place at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The induction ceremony follows dinner. This year’s Class includes Craig […]


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 […]

Resident circulating petition to stop lifetime tethering of dogs

SWARTZ CREEK — Annie Carlson wants to see an end to 24-hour tethering of dogs, and needs the community’s help to change current Michigan law. The Swartz Creek resident recently created an online petition in early August, and hopes to get a bill introduced into legislature that will stop lifetime tethering of dogs. What sparked Carlson to take action was […]

New front runner for Heisman

Fat Guy’s Corner

Michigan Wolverines pull out a last-second win for the second straight year. Notre Dame has not had much luck in the last seconds versus Michigan. Denard Robinson, Michigan’s Mr. Everything at quarterback, totaled up 502 yards of offense by himself. He now holds the longest touchdown run at Notre Dame going 87 yards for a touchdown. I don’t want to […]


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 […]