2011-03-31

Dental Care Team gives area woman a smile makeover




GRAND BLANC — For most, smiling is an every day occurrence. Flushing resident Hildy Reid however has hidden her smile from the world for more than 20 years due to dental problems plaguing her since she was a teenager. Now with the help of Dental Care Team in Grand Blanc though, Reid is learning how to smile and love life […]

Lady Cavs look to improve lacrosse program




FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ lacrosse team is very optimistic heading into the 2011 season. Last year resulted in a dismal 2-12 record for the Cavs, which was mostly a result of youth and inexperience. Although they lost three key seniors in Heather Johnson, Anastasia Garty and Ariel Ingram, the returning players look to help guide a young […]

Business Briefs



Shoppers can earn a gift card FLINT TWP. — Starting this week, Genesee Valley Shoppers have the opportunity to receive a $10 mall gift card with a $75 purchase at participating retailers as part of the Spring into Savings promotion. Shoppers who spend $75 (pre-tax) at aerie, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Deb, Famous Footwear, Hot Topic, Jimmy Jazz, Journey’s Kidz, rue21 […]

Busted brackets, indeed!

Fat Guy’s Corner

We have arrived at the NCAA Basketball Final Four destination of Houston, Texas. One side of the bracket is a fairy tale and the other could be viewed as cheater’s delight. Looking at the fairy tale side first, we have Butler and VCU. Two young coaches head up these two schools. VCU has Shaka Smart, a 33-year-old coach, who lives […]

Wine country in our backyard

Taster’s Guild wins Chapter of the Year


LAPEER — Not many people would think of Lapeer County as wine country, but that’s exactly what it is — at least to the members of the Lapeer County Tasters Guild. And this year the rest of the country has recognized the Lapeer chapter as an outstanding organization and awarded it with the Chapter of the Year Award. Dave Ethridge, […]

Deer baiting ban topic of discussion




LANSING — The more than twoyear ban on baiting deer in the Lower Peninsula was one of the main topics at the March 10 Natural Resource Commission’s meeting. The NRC opened a series of public discussions at the meeting that will continue with a second and third session. More public input will be heard at the NRC meetings on April […]

Warning: Editor may appear older in person

The VIEW from here

When I came to the View Newspapers and Davison Index in the summer 2008, I had a mugshot taken which I’ve used until this week for my column. In the past month I’ve had a number of comments from readers and friends who told me I am starting to look nothing like my photo, so I decided maybe it was […]

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: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June No Classes; July […]

Drop in the ‘BUCKET LIST’

Pursuit of adventure chronicled in AARP magazine article


FLINT TWP. — Her Harley- Davidson motorcycle jacket and souvenir hat from 2003 Bike Week in Daytona Beach is your first clue that Yvonne Sova, 74, is not your typical grandmother. Her “bucket list” is not typical either. That’s a “things you’d like to do before you die’’ list popularized in a 2007 movie of the same name. Sova recently […]

In Brief



Lifestyle renewal for women GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC. The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on nutrition, […]


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