Students display talents during CAHS Open Mic Night

FLINT TWP. — Encouraging whoops from the audience welcomed Lewis Allen II as he made his way to the stage to recite his original poem “The Occupation.” “My poem is about love … about people having the strength to give up their dreams for other people and men being fathers to their children,’’ he said before launching into his recital […]

Writing down family stories before we all forget

The VIEW from here

With age comes the realization you aren’t going to be here forever and every family has stories they want to pass down from one generation to the next. My family is no exception. Recently my sister Chris and I were talking about the good ol’ days when we were kids and some of the funny stuff we used to do […]


MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 8192 Davison Rd., Davison. Details: 810-610-6102. 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 www.songofthelakes. webs.com. FIRST TUESDAYS Genesee Area Bead Society meetings […]

Experts weigh in on new teen driving laws

GENESEE COUNTY — A new driving law is restricting the driving hours and amount of passengers a teen can transport, the Michigan Secretary of State announced last month. Some of the Michiganders bearing a vertical driver’s license can no longer be on the road from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. and cannot exceed their first passenger under the age of 21. The […]

Odyssey Winterguard praised by SC school board

SWARTZ CREEK — Odyssey Winterguard Unit Director Kacey Vanderkarr and her team were celebrated at last week’s school board meeting for their accomplishments this year. “Twice this season Odyssey was promoted to a higher class, and where we stand now, we are only one class away from being able to compete at the world championships. To use a sports analogy, […]


TUESDAYS Russell Wayne Project, acoustic music, at Legends, 3235 Thompson Rd., Fenton, from 6-10 p.m. Jam night with Jones’n, a mixture of all kinds of music, at 9 p.m. at the Roadhouse, 3336 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint. WEDNESDAYS Duffy Connolly every Wednesday night at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison. Hump-day jam with Jones’n, a blues, rock and […]

Powers student selected Genesee DAR Good Citizen

GENESEE COUNTY — Each year the Genesee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution encourages area high schools to participate in the selection of a senior student to serve as their DAR Good Citizen. Twenty-four of the 30 schools in the Genesee region (including all of Genesee County and part of Shiawassee) provided DAR with the names of their […]

Student musicians take part in cultural exchange

FLINT TWP. — Music is a universal language that harmonized into a splendid learning experience earlier this week for students at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. It was part of a cultural exchange of workshops and concerts with The Great Island Fiddlers, an awardwinning group of classical musicians, ages 12 to 17, from Cobh, Ireland, who were visiting the Flint area all […]


MONDAYS Beginner line dancing at 9 a.m.; pool and advance line dancing at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program (reservations required) at noon; and shuffleboard at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250-5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Body rebuilding and billiards at 9 a.m.; […]

Program to help young men learn to be better dads

FLINT TWP. — Lessons for young fathers on how to be a better parent is the goal of a Proud Fathers program, the latest effort by the Men At W.O.R.K. group in the Carman-Ainsworth School District. They are currently recruiting young fathers in their teens to early 20s to take part in a free after-school training program based on a […]