Raffles to support football team

SWARTZ CREEK — To help defray the costs of pay to play, team dinners and more, a group of Swart Creek football parents have put together prize baskets donated by the community. Pamela James said the parents will be at every home game for varsity and junior varsity games with the baskets on display by the main entrance gate. They […]


Fundraising trip to Greektown

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Junior Class Fundraiser, a casino charter bus trip to Greektown, will be held Nov. 17. It is open to anyone 21 years and older. The bus leaves SCHS at 2 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $35 and you receive $20 back for the casino. Details: Call 810-635-9193. — […]


Letters to the editor

Another take on the Star Wars sale The one good thing from this possible fiasco … George (Lucas) is donating the entire $4 billion plus to education. He has set up a foundation for the future fans. Bless him for that. I wondered why he didn’t strike a deal with DreamWorks or some other smaller studio, but the deed is […]

In brief

McLaren invites community to get the facts about back and leg pain FLUSHING — Area residents are invited to join McLaren’s spine experts at this free community program Nov. 29. Registration is required as seating is limited. The program is 6-7 p.m. at the Flushing Senior Center, 106 Elm Street. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling […]

The VIEW from here

Cleaning out files from 2012

I know the end of the year is still weeks away, but I decided now was a good time to liquidate my remaining vanity plates for 2012. As I’ve written here before, I collect these throughout the year — either from vanity license plates I see on the road or those other people see and pass along. Every time I […]

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth hockey looks to reload for upcoming season

FLUSHING — Flushing and Carman-Ainsworth will continue to join forces on the ice this year, where they saw a great deal of success just a season ago. Several of those players have graduated from high school, leaving the Raiders with a few holes in the roster. Although their roster may be a bit shorthanded, new coach Ben Guzak is confident […]

Diplomat celebrates with students who helped create mural

FLINT — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately held specialty pharmacy company servicing the needs of patients and physicians nationwide, is celebrating a new collaborative art display hanging at its corporate office in Flint. The 17 ft. x 9 ft. tiled wall mural was created by hundreds of students with special needs from the Genesee Intermediate School District. The […]

Back to basics

Do you love to cook? I do. With all but the North Branch volleyball team eliminated from the fall postseason in our coverage areas, I have some extra time on my hands at night now. Whoohooo! It’s a short-lived respite, but a welcome one, nonetheless. The kitchen smells so good, with butternut squash baking in the oven, homemade applesauce simmering […]