Sweet Adelines seeks newcomers

DAVISON TWP. — Real women. Real harmony. Real fun. The Sweet Adelines International is celebrating 67 years of barbershop singing. Come join the fun and harmonize with new friends. Everyone is welcome to their open house, every Monday at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., from 7-10 p.m. Details: Call 810-742-0977 or visit www.songofthelakes.webs.com. — G.G.

Cavs’ softball bows out in district semifinals

FLUSHING — Carman- Ainsworth saw its softball season end in the Div. 1 district semifinals last Saturday, with a 12-0 loss to eventual champion Kearsley. The Cavaliers managed no hits in the five-inning game, but had four baserunners on walks. Alanna Gleason reached base twice on a walk and a hit by pitch. Madison Cox pitched the distance, and Meghan […]

Caring Community Credit Unions campaign begins

GENESEE COUNTY — The 4th Annual Caring Community Credit Unions Campaign will begin on Monday, June 3 and will run through June 28 at 13 credit unions throughout north eastern Michigan. Thirteen credit unions in the FBEM service area are stepping forward to help their neighbors in need. Each participating credit union came up with creative ideas and fun competition […]


THROUGH OCTOBERHandgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’sAssociation. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handgunsevery Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shootingevery Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at6 p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 milesnorth of Marlette. Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. JUNE 7Get Kids in the Outdoors Charity Sporting Clays […]

Genesee Early College students receive scholarship

GENESEE COUNTY — The SET SEG Educational Foundation recently awarded Genesee Intermediate School District’s Genesee Early College (GEC) with a scholarship that will provide funding for students to attend the Michigan Association of Student Councils/Michigan Association of Honor Societies (MASC/MAHS) Summer Leadership Camp. The school received $1,200 and plans to send three students to the camp that is hosted at […]


Memorial Day is often considered the start of summer and, in the past, Detroit OEMs closed down production plants for a couple of weeks in July and August. But, times have changed and the summer production schedules of GM, Ford and Chrysler reflect that fact. “Historically, most plants across North America would schedule summer shutdown periods in early July as […]

The VIEW from here

Recent storms bring back old memories

I was born late in life to my parents, so I’m too young to have gone through the infamous Beecher Tornado of 1953. My parents and siblings, however, were right in the middle of what is still considered the most deadly tornado ever to hit Michigan. The only category F5 tornado ever to touch down in lower Michigan, the Beecher […]

Vehicle City Diner getting ready to rock and roll

FLINT TWP. — Plans are moving ahead for additions to the Vehicle City Harley- Davidson complex , 2400 Austins Parkway, including the recent arrival of a 1950s-style diner. The shiny chrome diner was purchased in the Lansing area and delivered early last month and set on its foundation, said Nikole Fox, who is in charge of marketing and advertising for […]

HealthPlus honors top sales achievers

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Bridget Hollingsworth “2012 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner and Hollingsworth, both Saginaw residents, work out of the HealthPlus Saginaw office and have been employed by HealthPlus for 24 years and 16 years, […]

In brief

Tropi Tan supports safe graduation celebration FLINT — In an effort to encourage 2013 high school grads to celebrate their accomplishments in drug-and alcohol-free environments, Tropi Tan Inc. has committed to giving free tanning sessions until Aug. 11 to nearly 2,700 local students who graduate and attend school-sponsored Project Graduation or postgrad functions. Tropi Tan will give the memberships to […]