2011-03-24

MEETINGS



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 […]

Delay of Game



FLINT TWP. — The spring high school sports season was slated to get underway for some schools yesterday, with the majority kicking off the current campaign Monday, March 28. With the iffy weather continuing to saturate the playing fields, its likely the season may be delayed until the early part of April, which coincides with spring break for most of […]

Sports Shorts



Olympian Jeff Galloway to host events GENESEE COUNTY — Olympic runner Jeff Galloway will be hosting a series of events and meet-and-greets for friends of the Crim Festival of Races. Today, March 24, from 7-8 p.m., Galloway will speak about how anyone can incorporate walking and running into their lifestyle. Learn about the Crim Adult Training Program from Crim participants. […]

What time is it?

Sports VIEW

So, how’s daylight savings time working out for you? Not so much, right? If you’re a non-morning person like a majority of the readers, and myself, you have about another week before you fully adjust. Sleep experts say it takes about 10 days for most people to adjust to that one hour that puts everyone off kilter twice a year. […]

Basketball at its best

Fat Guy’s Corner

My two eyes have turned from the color of blue to the color orange! How much basketball can one guy watch in four days? I can tell you this, it was awesome and worth watching every bounce of the basketball. March madness has delivered drama and upsets just as it has in previous years. Can you say VCU? How about […]

Charges filed in bald eagle shooting




GAINES TWP. — Prefering habitats near lakes, oceans, rivers, seacoasts and other large bodies of open water with an abundance of fish, the bald eagle has served as our national bird since it was pictured grasping 13 arrows and a 13-leaf olive branch with its talons in the Great Seal of the United States on June 20, 1782. Recently that […]

OUTDOOR CALENDAR



ONGOING Hunter Education 2011. Class sign up is the first Monday of every Month at 6 p.m. (no early signups). First class starts on sign up day at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Limited class size is 50. Donation of $7 requested. Class dates March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June No […]

Two officers retire in Flint Twp., third is promoted




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees said good-bye to two retiring police officers and promoted a third to the rank of sergeant at its meeting Monday night. The board unanimously approved the promotion of James Daly to sergeant. His name was submitted by the Civil Service Commission as the next officer eligible for promotion. Daly has been […]

Band honors fond beginnings in Flint with string of shows




BURTON — Founded during the heart of the ‘70s rock era in Flint, a town once renowned for rock ‘n’ roll innovations, bluesy licks, and plethora of suitable venues, the band Newsmaker — unlike the city’s music culture — has withstood the test of time. Newsmaker, headlining weekend gigs at Nightingale through mid-April, is turning 30 next year. “We’re stronger […]

Sometimes slow to embrace technology

The VIEW from here

I try to be as tech savvy as I can be for someone who was born in the era of rotary phones, black and white television and 8-Track tapes. I’ve always been slow to embrace technological advances. I know these advances are supposed to make my life easier, but I just find myself resistant to change. It took me forever […]