SECOND SUNDAYS Ed and Vickie’s Country Music Jamboree from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., Otisville. Musicians bring your instruments and join in. Admission is $4. Details: 810- 793-6068.

Bikes on the Bricks will grow to three-days in 2011

FLINT — If you enjoy the annual Bikes on the Bricks event, there will be more of it to love come next year. The Bikes on the Bricks Committee of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau held a news conference to announce the addition of another day to the motorcycle festival held in downtown Flint. In 2011 the event […]

Lucky 13 on NBC 25 buckpole

CLIO — Some see it as unlucky, but 13 deer were entered into the the NBC25 and Jay’s Sporting Goods Trophy Deer Pole Monday at the televison studio. Ed Vargo of Caro won the big prize of a $40 Jay’s gift card. All the remaining hunters are in the running for the grand prize to be drawn for at the […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]

Hagel receives advanced certification endorsement

FLINT TWP. — Genesee ISD Supt. Lisa Hagel has earned an advanced endorsement on her school administrator certification. Hagel has earned the credential through a professional leadership program offered by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA). In the voluntary three-year program, called Courageous Journey, public school superintendents engage in classes, forums and online interactions to improve leadership skills and […]

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EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Cheryl, 810-664-9424.

Mechanical engineering program receives accreditation

FLINT TWP. — The Baker College of Flint bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education. “ABET accreditation is a great achievement […]

Vanity plates from all over

The VIEW from here

My ongoing quest to find the best vanity plate has now taken me around the country, or at least to the places my friends Jena and Charlie have traveled in recent months. You see, like me, Jena like to take notice of the vanity license plates she sees. And where I record them in my column occasionally, Jena has a […]


MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Club meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’ s Presbyterian Church on Davison Road. Details: Ryan Edwards, 810-653-0723 or Neicy Kowalczyk‚ (810) 877- 8474. Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-742-0977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com. SECOND MONDAY Thumb Area Chapter of Compassionate Friends meets at 7 p.m. […]