MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. FIRST, THIRD SATURDAYS Free community gym […]

Tips to help a loved one with cancer during holidays

FLINT — The holidays can be a difficult time, especially if when a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Often times when someone is told they have cancer, they feel overwhelmed, vulnerable and alone,” notes Deb Dillingham, director of Quality of Life for the American Cancer Society Great Lakes Division. “There is not only the concern […]


Wrestling 12-10-10 Owosso Quad 1. St. Johns, 2. Lake Orion, 3. Carman-Ainsworth First place 140 Jake Weissend 5-0 Second Place 119 Aaron DuPree 4-1 145 CJ Ballenger 4-1 285 Mark Byrd 4-1 12-8-10 Carman-Ainsworth 64, Pinckney 6 Carman-Ainsworth 60, Fenton 13 2-0 on the night: 103 Dward Kue 112 Wesley Cummings 119 Aaron DuPree 125 Cody Smith 140 CJ Ballenger […]


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.

Chamber announces upcoming events

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce announces two upcoming events for members. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, there is a benefit at PD’s Pub, 5153 Fenton Rd., to raise money for the Back Seat Bears. On Dec. 17, members are invited to the chamber’s famous “Whatchamacallit” event from 6-9 a.m. The event is held at the […]

Chillin’ at the Big House

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Big Chill hockey game between the Spartans and Wolverines took place last Saturday afternoon in the Big House. It was a huge success as 113,000 and some small change witnessed the event. That’s a world record for a hockey game, by the way. I know a few people who went to the event and all of them had nothing […]


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 […]

Flint business owner Sally Kagerer to speak at MLK tribute dinner

FLINT — Flint’s own Sally Kagerer has never been afraid to blaze a trail, especially if it opens doors of opportunity for others. When she took over her father’s hardware store, she was the only woman to fully own and operate a hardware store in Michigan. The traditionally male-dominated field didn’t deter her from becoming the first woman to sit […]

Loggers ready for the cup

Pro hockey

LAPEER — With the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup set to hit the Polar Palace, 3301 Davison, tomorrow for the team’s matchup against Queen City at 7:30 p.m., the Loggers cooled their jets with an All American Hockey League contest in front of 541 Lapeer faithful Friday night, losing to Troy, 9-6. “A lot of guys have never even seen […]


SATURDAY, DEC. 18 Babysitter training for youth ages 11-15 who are planning to babysit children. Participants will be certified in child/infant CPR and first aid. Course is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Genesee Lapeer Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1401 S. Grand Traverse Rd., Flint. Cost is $63. Details: 810-766-6405. THURSDAY, DEC. 16 Adult CPR/AED, child/infant CPR and […]