Sports Creek Raceway drives into 25th year of racing

SWARTZ CREEK — For more than two decades, Sports Creek Raceway has provided race lovers of all ages with the thrill and entertainment of horse racing. Now in its 25th year of racing, Sports Creek Raceway is still going strong. Run by General Manager Chris Locking, Sports Creek Raceway, located at 4290 Morrish Rd., is open year-round and truly offers […]

Township approves new fee schedule for 2011

FLINT TWP. — A new codification fee schedule for the township was approved 4- 2, with Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert dissenting, at its Dec. 20 meeting. The new schedule goes into effect Jan. 1, 2011. The new codification fee schedule was presented by Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker, who said that in order to change fees in the […]

Operation Injured Soldier helps veterans heal through outdoors


NORTH BRANCH — What began as a coalition effort between the Mayville Lions and Marlette VFW three years ago has turned into a rewarding outlet for area hunters and landowners to help injured soldiers reintegrate back into everyday life. On December 11 and 12, local guide Roger Wilcox worked with that very same coalition to host 22 injured veterans, who […]

Annual Sybyl Award winner honored by Resource Genesee

FLINT — Kenyetta Dotson of Flint is the recipient of Resource Genesee’s 2010 Sybyl Award. She received the award Dec. 9 at Resource Genesee’s Holiday Luncheon held at the Riverfront Banquet Center (the former Character Inn) in downtown Flint. Dotson, currently employed by Genesee County Community Mental Health, was cited for her tireless efforts to curb violence in the City […]

Learn more about art with classes at the Art Gallery

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Art Gallery, 8048 Miller Rd., will hold classes for artists of all types beginning Jan. 4. Instructor Peggy Mattson will teach “Fun With Watercolors” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Cost is $40. Instructor Cathy Weaver will teach “Intro to Pastels” 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4-25 […]

Christmas cheer can be contagious

The VIEW from here

At Thanksgiving I wrote about it having been a rough year, but I still found reasons to be thankful. Christmas is also going to be difficult for me this year, but I’ve seen a lot of good tidings here and there lately and it’s made me find a little Christmas cheer of my own. • One bright spot this holiday […]

Business Briefs

“Boots for Kids” program runs through Jan. 31 FLINT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is once again collecting winter boots to prevent hundreds of local children from facing a bitter cold winter without a warm pair of boots to protect their feet. With designated collection sites in Bay City, Flint, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Linden, Marysville, Port Huron and Saginaw, HAP […]

Road Commission billboard seeks motorists’ help

FLINT — The Genesee County Road Commission has unveiled a third billboard in its campaign to get road safety messages to motorists. This past spring the Road Commission erected a board asking motorists to “Report a pothole” and promising to “fix it fast!”. As orange barrels bloomed and construction season got underway, a Road Commission billboard reminding motorists to “Slow […]

‘Elusive Lucy’

Resident’s research leads to headstone for Civil War nurse

SWARTZ CREEK — What started as an interest into an unmarked grave has turned into a historical passion for resident Len Thomas. Thomas and his wife, Sharon, who have been “chasing Civil War graves” for seven years, recently chased down “Elusive Lucy,” aka Lucy J. Blanchard, a Civil War nurse who died in Fenton. Blanchard, who was from New York, […]

Grant development director to serve on national board

FLINT — Judith Cawhorn, Executive Director of Grant Development at Mott Community College in Flint, has been named to the 2011 Board of Directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Washington, DC. She will serve a one-year term as an At- Large Director and a member of the Strategic Alliance Committee of the Board. Cawhorn has been Executive Director […]