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. Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines chorus is looking for female singers for membership openings. Rehearsals are at Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison, from 7-10 p.m. Details: 810-742-0977 or […]


Sports VIEW

For many high school athletes, the prep sporting scene is their only opportunity to shine on such a wide platform, thereby helping to prepare them for all the other challenges life is going to eventually force them to face. Those lessons aren’t always so cut and dry, though, which was the case for 14-year-old Jared Williams, who was paralyzed in […]


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Fat Guy’s Corner

The NFL playoff picture eliminated some pretenders this past weekend. We can say bye bye to the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. A couple teams are on life support like the Giants, Buccaneers and Jaguars. The Colts and Packers control their own destiny: Win and they are in. A division playoff game takes place in Seattle as the Seahens […]

Township approves 2011 MERS contribution rates

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a resolution for the 2011 Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS) contribution rates for clerical/non-union employees, police command and police patrol at its Dec. 20 meeting. For the 2011 MERS contribution rates, clerical/non-union contribute 5.18 percent and the township contributes 5.18 percent. The police command contributes 12.33 per cent, while the […]

New technology improves experience for Midwestern skiers, snowboarders

Ski areas usually never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why Midwest areas embrace new technology, including advances in lifts and equipment, that improves the experience for their skiers and snowboarders. “We’re really trying to make a person’s first experience positive,” says Joe Vittengl of Devil’s Head in Wisconsin. “If people have a bad experience their […]

CAHS grad, Chef to the Stars to make an appearance via television at MCC

FLINT — New York Chef to the Stars Daniel Vater is bringing a gourmet meal and celebrity secrets to 80 Flint area foodies Feb. 25 when he cuts, chops and purees a typical New York style dinner party using the tasty secrets he used when cooking for megastars including Oprah, Colin Powell and Donald Trump. Mott’s culinary students will join […]

Proposed moose hunt draws opposition


STATEWIDE – Seeking to stop Gov. Jennifer Granholm from signing a bill that would establish a council to begin a one-year feasibility study on a limited moose hunt in Michigan, a group of state biologists has protested the bill via a letter sent to the governor Monday, Dec. 20. Led by Michigan Tech University moose expert Rolf Peterson, about a […]

1st Securities Mortgage celebrates relocation of office

SWARTZ CREEK — Linda Guigear, branch manager of 1st Securities Mortgage, recently relocated her office to 6012 S. Linden Rd., Unit 11, at the corner of Linden and Hill Rds. Guigear, who has been in the mortgage business for 15 years and is a licensed loan officer in Michigan, celebrated the relocation with an official ribbon cutting Dec. 7 with […]

Give or receive the Gift of Reading

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition has been around for more than 30 years and wants to continue Helping Adults Read For Free, but needs help. A gift of $25 would purchase a LitStart Book for a tutor, which is used to help adult students improve their literacy skills. $100 would train four tutors, $1,500 would train a class […]