Business Briefs

HealthPlus named account execs of the year FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Pamela Johnson “2010 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Johnson, a resident of […]

Another graduation season, a few more words of advice

The VIEW from here

Every year at graduation time I try to impart a few words of the limited wisdom I have obtained over the years to those heading out into the world now that they are officially “grown-up.” Sure, I could say the same thing every year, the same things everyone else tells the graduating senior about following dreams and being successful, but […]

Booksale at McCarty a success

FLINT TWP. — Perhaps cooler weather and rain put a damper on early morning crowds at Friday’s Used Book Sale at the GDL McCarty branch but it did not stop Gavin Dolliver, 8. On his first day out of school at West Shore Elementary in Fenton, Gavin came to buy a bag of books for summer reading. There was an […]

Training to save lives using CPR

FLUSHING — Deb Watchowski of Flushing will never forget a day in the late 1990s at the University of Michigan-Flint when a professor walked out of his classroom and collapsed in the lobby. While others stood gawking and doing nothing, Watchowski dropped to his side and used CPR skills she’d learned about five years earlier. Unfortunately, it did not save […]

In Brief

Catholic heart workcamp DAVISON — Teens from all over the country are participating in the weeklong Catholic HEART Workcamp in Davison from July 17-21. The teens will be housed and sleeping on the floor of St. John the Evangelist Family Center. Their week of service reaches out to help those in need. They will work on projects such as painting, […]

I Chews the Blues festival returns

Event to again support Davison Care & Share

DAVISON — Marguerite King-Goodall wants the community to know I Chews the Blues will return again for a sixth year and it will continue to support Davison Care & Share. Davison’s premier Blues festival is scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Davison Eagles on M-15 in Davison and will feature nine bands this year. While King-Goodall, festival coordinator, said making […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Pop Evil, with special guests Sore Eyes and Circus Asylum, June 17. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Rumbleville’s Rumble in Flint — Rockabilly Psychobilly Festival 2011 will come to the Machine Shop June 18 featuring Miss Pussycat Burlesque Shows, Pin […]


SA Soccer Camps are coming GENESEE COUNTY — One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running their highly popular Soccer training camps in Genesee County at the Genesee Fieldhouse and Linden High School. The camps will be held at Genesee Fieldhouse, July 11-15 for players: U8-U18 $129 from […]

Audit shows twp. holding its own

FLINT TWP. — After reducing staff through attrition, consolidation of services and general belttightening in recent years because of declining property tax revenues, nobody wants to hear that the worst is yet to come. But that was forecast by the 2010 audit presented to the township board last week along with more hopeful news that the bleeding will stop in […]

Brandon Carr returns for golf outing

DAVISON — The Third annual Brandon Carr Golf Outing will take place on June 25 at Sugarbush Golf Club in Davison. All the funds raised at the golf outing will be donated to the Carman-Ainsworth high school football program. The cost of the outing is $85 per golfer and $340 per team. The cost includes 18- holes of golf, a […]