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Walk-run-sit-a-thon FRANKENMUTH — The Michigan Lyme Disease Association announces its Walk-Run-Sit-A-Thon fundraiser Sept. 18 at Heritage Park. Registration is 9 a.m., followed by the event at 10 a.m. The fundraiser ends at 1:30 p.m. The Michigan Lyme Disease Association is a 501(c)3, nonprofit allvolunteer group dedicated to raising awareness of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses through literature, support groups, […]

Golfers still have time to register for Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing

BURTON — Community members interested in playing golfing in the Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing still have time to register. The charity golf outing is Sept. 18 at Southmoor Golf Course, G-4312 S. Dort Hwy. The foundation needs 250 golfers for the first ever, double shot-gun start to accomplish the goal of the Eli Foundation. To realize the double, shot-gun […]

HealthPlus presents Children Health, Safety Day

FLINT TWP. — Parents looking for valuable safety tips and to have fun with their children can attend the HealthPlus Children’s Safety and Health Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the HealthPlus headquarters, 2050 S. Linden Rd. This year’s event will feature a bike rodeo for kids, which will teach kids how to ride a bike safely; a bike […]

Benefit planned to raise money for children of cancer patient

CLIO — Michelle Drinkwater-Fletcher is a fighter. Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on Jan. 31, 2007 she has since had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy and many other treatments, only to have the cancer return six times. According to her friend, Katie Koepke, a Davison Police Department employee, each time the cancer returned, it has been much more aggressive than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Record crowds attend Woodhaven’s 21st annual Fall Fest

FLINT TWP. — Despite the weather, a record crowd came out for Woodhaven Senior Community’s 21st Annual Fall Fest Sept. 11. Patricia Ballentine, marketing director, said 600-700 people attended the event, which featured a raffle, giveaways, carnival games, face painting, food, a Sweet Treats bake sale, music and more. Due to the event falling on Sept. 11, Woodhaven recognized its […]