SC drama clubs prepping for ‘Newsies’

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School and Middle School Drama Clubs will return to the stage with Disney’s musical “Newsies.” “Newsies” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. Tickets cost $15 and are available online only at swcrkpac.org/high-school-drama-club.html. “Newsies” loosely chronicles […]

Maple Road bridge closes for repairs

Drivers heading through Flint Township to Mundy Township on Maple Road will have to seek an alternate route over the next several weeks while crews work to repair the Maple Road bridge over I-75. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) began work on the bridge last Tuesday by demolishing the span over southbound I-75, which has sustained damage from collisions […]

Pinwheel garden draws attention to child abuse and neglect

Swartz Creek Councilwoman and GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club member Rae Lynn Hicks continues an annual tradition by “planting” a pinwheel garden in the front yard of her home. The Women’s Club has set up the garden every April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month, for years as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention program to raise awareness of the […]

Brewer townhome site plan approved, developer prepares to break ground

SWARTZ CREEK — The long-awaited and much-debated Brewer Townhomes project will begin to take shape this year with the first sales expected this summer. Developer Brett Jory of RBF Construction received planning commission approval for a modified site plan last week. The plan differs from the original version in that Jory proposes to build the condominiums on crawlspaces rather than […]

Saints relic tour visits Davison

The relics of more than 150 Catholic Saints were on tour at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison this past weekend. Fr. Carlos Martins from the Treasures of the Church gave a presentation to the public followed by a veneration of sacred relics. A relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or personal items that Saint owned. […]

Surgical associates join Ascension Medical Group

GRAND BLANC — Surgical Associates, PLC, in Grand Blanc, is transitioning its practice to Ascension Medical Group (AMG) effective April 1. The Surgical Associates office staff will be joining the ever-growing AMG family as well as physicians: Christopher Ash, DO; Alfred Austin, DO; Andrea Goethals, DO; and John Vance, DO. Each of the surgeons completed their residency at Ascension Genesys […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 21, 2011 Already faced with an almost $6 million projected revenue shortfall for the 2011-2012 school year, due to looming budget cuts by the state, Davison schools now must also hope voters will support the renewal of two millages. Davison Community Schools has placed two millage renewal questions on the May 3 ballot. Proposal 1 is […]

Organ donation has many supporters

With April being National Donate Life Month, I thought it might be helpful to draw a little attention to those organizations that work tirelessly to promote organ donation. Before I was an organ transplant recipient in 2017, I knew very little about organ donation and transplant. Since receiving my liver from a donor I never knew, I’ve discovered there are […]

He/She/They Matters

The VIEW from here

It’s time we talked about the 2019 Merriam-Webster Word of the Year, the word referring to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary: “They.” It’s a beautiful word. People who use the pronouns they/ them/theirs in reference to their personhood don’t subscribe to our cultural construction of gender. “He/him” or “She/ her” simply doesn’t work for them. “They/them” feels […]

Remember When …

One room schoolhouses started all over the world in about the same time, about 1600s. The grammar schools in America were started like in other European countries. As a one-room schoolhouse, this made it affordable to hire just one teacher (mostly men at first) to teach all the children, 4 years old to 18-plus, single young women came later after […]