The VIEW from here

Starting out spring with some more vanity tags

With the arrival of spring, people are bringing out those cars to which they have attached the funniest vanity plates you could ask for. Whether you fancy yourself a silent assassin who moves in the middle of the night, or a superhero, billionaire, genius who flies around in a suit of armor, there’s a plate here for just about everyone. […]

Cavaliers soccer routs Flint Northern

FLINT — Forget home-field advantage. At this point in a very soggy season, teams are employing the any-dry-field advantage just to get the games in. Monday against Flushing, Carman- Ainsworth was shut out, 3-0. After another week of rain/cold delays, Carman-Ainsworth invited Flint Northern to its place last Thursday after Northern’s field was still partially under water on Thursday. The […]

Mural, mural on the wall …

FLINT TWP. — A plain grey wall at Cyril Salon and Spa is an open invitation to all artists to try their hand in a mural creation contest. The 1,800 square-foot salon at 4290 Miller Rd. in the Somerset Town Center has recently undergone renovations and redecorating — changing its vibrant turquoise, purple and green decor to a trendier, more […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 4 The 18th Annual Lapeer West Football Club Golf Scramble will take place at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. The cost of $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. Details: contact Mike Smith at 667-2423 ext. 3232, Pat Cronin at 664-1711 or Bob Rowden at 664-4906. SATURDAY, MAY 11 The 15th Annual Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters […]

Swim, racquet club offers fun

SWARTZ CREEK — Residents of Swartz Creek looking for summer activity might do well to look into the Flint Swim and Racquet Club. The club has been in operation since 1967, and offers swim and tennis lessons, in addition to allowing members full use of the facilities. “It’s a great place to spend the summer,” said club manager Ann Plamondon. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Streak still alive

The Detroit Red Wings made the most of their last four regular-season games winning all four. The 3-0 victory in the last game of the season over the Dallas Stars kept the playoff streak alive. The longest running streak in the four major sports now stands at 22 consecutive seasons. What a streak that is when you really think about […]

HAP signs agreement with Hurley Medical Center

FLINT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) Commercial HMO members will have access to Hurley Medical Center and the highly respected physicians with Hurley admitting privileges in the Professional Medical Corporation network of independent physicians. “HAP’s prospective HMO customers and labor partners in the East Central region will welcome the addition of Hurley Medical Center,” said Anita Moliterno, general manager of […]

Davison, Flint Powers win Alumni tourney

LAPEER — In its first year at the Polar Palace in Lapeer, the annual Alumni Hockey Tournament got underway as a part of the tournament’s new three-year contract with the Lapeer venue. The tournament was also a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and the Mid-Michigan Youth Hockey Scholarship Fund. The 18-and-over bracket consisted of Lapeer East, Lapeer […]

In brief

Wojo’s Greenhouse spring fundraiser program DAVISON TWP. — Wojo’s Greenhouse, 7360 East Court St., will support the Optimist Club Grand Blanc, with your purchases at Wojo’s, May 4-5. Make your Spring flower purchases at Wojo’s those two days only and mention the Optimist Club of Grand Blanc at the checkout and receive credit for your purchases. Wojo’s grows annuals, perennials, […]


THROUGH OCTOBERHandgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’sAssociation. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handguns everyTuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shooting everySunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Theclub is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 miles north of Marlette.Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. MAY 4Handgun Steel Fun Shoot, Special Event, 30 Target […]