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Serving our schools

JACKUP CANCER NIGHT See page 42-43

Joe DeGain of 810 CrossFit Leads Bobcat Barbell Special Edition A

publication

SHOP WITH A COP See page 34


Spreading health and community 3 years ago, Coach Mary By

C HE R IS H LOCAL STAFF

Shelton of 810 CrossFit walked into Grand Blanc High School (GBHS) to talk to Athletic Director Jerrod Dohm. The result of that meeting was Bobcat Barbell, a program that works to strengthen and cultivate community among all high school athletes, as well as any other interested student.

Joe DeGain, the owner of 810

CrossFit, makes time every full school day, Monday through Thursday, 2:35 to 3:35, to work with students on building what he refers to as a “base of athleticism.” By building that base, student-athletes gain a better foundation to support the development of technical skills for their individual sports.

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“It’s not just one sport team… it’s all the sports,” Joe says of how Bobcat Barbell cultivates community in the school. For more information, visit www.CherishLocal.com

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DeGain explains how the program has grown so dramatically that certain teams, like varsity softball and boys soccer, have actually created their own “custom programs.” This individualized training happens in 810’s gym on Embury Rd, between Grand Blanc Rd and Cook Rd. Anyone seeking this same culture of encouragement and inclusion can find it during the elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult level CrossFit classes at 810.

businesses of all sizes in order to spread health and community to the work environment, too. The team building benefits of the gym are invaluable to strengthening camaraderie in and out of the workplace. As DeGain likes to say, “A formula for camaraderie can be found by coupling agony and laughter.” Whether you’re a working professional or a high school athlete, we all need a coach. 810’s gym is the place to have your strength & health pushed to the highest level!

Looking forward, 810 wants to expand their reach to

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CLINT ALEXANDER GB Head Football Coach

JOE DEGAIN, Owner, 810 CrossFit JERROD DOHM, GB Athletic Director

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JOHN WAINIO, GB Girls Lacrosse Coach


Aspirations

Beth and her team at R&B are excited to offer new and exciting things at the store this coming year. However, they're still open to feedback! Head into the store, send her a Facebook message or an email to share what you would love to see at R&B in 2019 12830 Saginaw Rd Suite F Grand Blanc, Michigan

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Indian Hill Cub Scouts Pack 295 On Tuesday, December 18, the Grand Blanc Fire Department was paid a visit by the Cub Scouts! They brought popcorn for first responders to enjoy.

HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES IN GRAND BLANC Exploring the Station After the Scouts presented the popcorn to the first responders, the firefighters were excited to show the children the garage and allow them to explore the fire trucks! For more information, visit www.CherishLocal.com

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WISHING YOU A HAPPY & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON! IS THIS A TOUGH SEASON FOR YOU? PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO GIVE ME A CALL! 810-216-5610

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GRAND BLANC? VIEW THE PARKS & RECREATION WINTER/SPRING CALENDAR

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This fun, total body workout incorporates Pilates, dance, & functional fitness so that no minute is wasted.

Don't miss out on this awesome workout! Register today by calling or e-mailing us! 810-730-5468 info@studio11gb.com

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GBSD GIVES BACK by Laura Diaz

The Grand Blanc Girls Swim and Dive (GBSD) team call themselves “Swim Family,” so you can only imagine how deep their roots are. Led by Coach Emily Overmyer, well known as Coach O, GBSD have their own traditions and sense of pride. She leads her team by example and determination, but also teaches her swimmers to give back to our community. This year, the team dedicated a meet to the Patient Navigation Program at Hurley, calling it “The Pink Meet.” The young ladies designed a shirt, sold raffle tickets and invited friends and family to the event to raise money and awareness. This charity event allowed GBSD to make a difference to so many women who are facing cancer treatment.

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Together with coaches and family, the team raised $1,538. On December 19, they presented the money with 22 blankets to Marsha Schmit (RN, BSN, CBCN Hurley's Breast Health Nurse Navigator) for the program. Marsha says, “Our Bobcats girls help to comfort women in their treatment since their temperature changes due to the hormones or medicine. The money raised even helps them to provide some primary needs, or in some cases, provide the holiday spirit to families who have a warrior facing a battle!� The GBSD family is proud of what they do, proud of their leader, and they are here to make difference as athletes, community members, and Grand Blanc students. Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat!

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Merry Christmas! CATCH SOME WAVES IN

LAGUNA AMY RECHSTEINER, BEACH REALTOR MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE!

www.AmyRechsteiner.com (810) 287-8500 536 Perry Rd. Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

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BOBCATS DOMINATE THE COURT GB wins 54-44 against Lapeer A great game by both teams on December 18! Down by 11 points in the first quarter, Grand Blanc made an impressive comeback. Senior Kortez Toles is excited to be back on the court after recovering from an injury. GB is gearing up for a great rest of the season.

BRAYLON NEAL RUNS THE FLOOR

MATAI SWAIN OWNS THE GLASS

JOE RECHSTEINER MAKES THE STEAL

KORTEZ TOLES CELEBRATES THE TEAM

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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

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GRAND BLANC DOMINATES THE ICE GB wins 6-4 against Lapeer GB celebrated a win against Lapeer on Wednesday, December 19. Kevin LaHaie, Owen Walker, and Hunter “Banks” Bankstahl, each scored twice with Bankstahl securing the win. The team looks forward to great season ahead of them.

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LULAROE WITH TAMMY ATKINSON

Happy Holidays! GIVE THE GIFT OF FUN FASHION THIS YEAR!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT REID'S BARBERSHOP WWW.REIDSBARBERSHOP1920.COM For more information, visit www.CherishLocal.com

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Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Every individual and every family faces unique circumstances regarding wills and trusts. For some people, a simple will is enough to properly address their needs; others will require a more comprehensive strategy. At my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I'll sit down with you to help you decide the strategy that is best for you. I've been helping people in Grand Blanc, Flint and all over Genesee County for more than 25 years with their life planning as a lawyer. I've handled countless estate planning cases in Michigan over the years, and I look forward to sharing my experience with you.

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BEYOND THE RAINFOREST

UPCOMING CL A SSES

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, we have a class for you! Check out all of our upcoming classes or sign up today:

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WHO? YOU! We're so excited to welcome new members to our community.Â

WHAT?

WHY?

A Six-Week Health Challenge at 810 CrossFit. New year, new you.

Achieve your goals surrounded by a community cheering you on.

Will you commit to your resolution and take the challenge? Learn more at www.810CrossFit.com 21

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THANK YOU, SPONSORS

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Do you know that vehicles are exposed to road salts all year?

6791 Dixie Highway Clarkston, MI 48436 248.625.2500 www.ClarkstonAutoWash.com

Protect your investment with Salt Shield now offered at Clarkston Auto Wash

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GORILLABACK PRODUCTIONS

YOUR PERFECT DAY, CAPTURED THE PERFECT WAY Malcolm Cottle & Trevor Norman

2019

Videographer (989) 820-7811 Photographer (810) 423 6531 www.gorillabackproductions.com

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FOR A GREEN LAWN... CALL ELITE LAWN! (810) 659-4500 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!

Elite Lawn & Landscape is an independently owned and operated, fullservice lawn care and landscape maintenance provider. We are fully licensed by the state of Michigan and have over 17 years of experience in the green industry.

Our services: Lawn Care Tree Care & Pets Services Landscaping Snow Removal

8301 W Frances Rd, Flushing, MI 48433

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Thank you for a wonderful season! Enjoy the holidays!

Stocking Stuffers

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COME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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TURNER THERAPY

GIVING YOU THE TOOLS YOU NEED ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS www.smturnertherapy.com

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Merry Christmas! 810.694.5960 www.jewelgolf.com 29

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R&B USED BOOKS

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE THROUGH 12/31 All Hardcovers Non-Fiction Series Romance Christmas Books Classics Prose Poetry Plays ...a dollar each!

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Give the gift of "home" this season After Christmas sale specials begin December 26th www.rusticseasonsmarket.com 31

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The Charter Township of Grand Blanc created an organization dedicated solely to oversee the management and operation of the Grand Blanc community’s greatest opportunity for commercial expansion and investment. Bringing economic growth to Genesee County and the types of new business that community surveys have shown are needed, to continue to attract and retain the residents and employees of today and tomorrow. This plan will have major regional impact far beyond our Township borders, encouraging investment and growth in our community.

Grand Blanc Technology Village

The DDA Board is now undertaking the task of finalizing the DDA and TIF Plans to demonstrate the potential this exciting development has for Grand Blanc Township in encouraging investment in the community. With an eye toward job creation, we look forward to the new retail and commercial enterprises that this will surely attract. BY CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAND BLANC

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The compassionate assisted living and memory care you need, in a beautiful, relaxing setting you'll love.

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SHOP WITH A COP 2018

Thank you to Walmart, Aubree's, Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, and Anonymous donors for making this night possible for the second year in a row!

Grand Blanc Township Police teams up with Fish to be matched with kids from different families who are need of extra support during the holiday season. Through the donations received from sponsors and anonymous donors within our community, the cops get to explore Walmart with the child they've teamed up with to put together stocking stuffers, gifts, and anything they see throughout the store! It is a heartwarming night for all involved and the cops look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.

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Santa's Farm Grand Blanc

Merry ! s a m Christ 7230 Vassar Rd, Grand Blanc (810) 210-2174 35

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Michigan Business Broker Powerful online marketing, mixed with experience, connections, and drive, deliver the desired results for my customers. For the best business broker experience reach me at 248-220-3274 or email nadir@mibizbroker.com. See over 20 of my current listings www.MiBizBroker.com

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It's Cool to Shop at Kellie's www.ShopKellies.com

5000 Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR! SEE YOU IN 2019

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Make your upcoming gathering for Bowl Games or The Big Game Better Contact us today 248.602.2523

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DECEMBER 2018

Linden Marketplace SAVINGS YOUR WALLET WILL LOVE

SAVE with bundles Bundle and SAVE with 10 different meat bundles for breakfast, lunch, parties, and more! 810-655-4705 6514 Linden Rd, Swartz Creek 48473

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WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON! GET THE BEST GIFT THIS YEAR BY PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS www.McClearyLaw.com SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY

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JACKUP CANCER @GB HIGH GB honors Jack Scribner We were blessed to have the opportunity to cover a very special community event at Grand Blanc High School. Jackup Cancer Night was the idea of Coach Mike to bring awareness to a recent Grand Blanc graduate, Jack Scribner. Jack, a true student-athlete, earned varsity letters for the Bobcats in both basketball and baseball each of the last two seasons and was a member of the National Honor Society, graduating in the top 3% of his class. Jack was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia shortly after the baseball season last spring. Pete and the entire Scribner family would like to thank the Grand Blanc community for all their prayers and support as Jack is currently in remission. Grand Blanc is a very special place and we are all pulling for the Scribners. All photos were taken by another fantastic Grand Blanc High School intern, Madison Hayden.

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PETE SCRIBNER THANKS GRAND BLANC FOR ALL THE PRAYERS

Jackup Cancer Night at Grand Blanc High School wrapped up Friday night as the Bobcats Honored a recent graduate, Jack Scribner. Jack was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just after the baseball season ended in the spring of this year. Grand Blanc continues to rally around families in need. Jack is currently in remission and we are all pulling for him and praying for the family.

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View our complete Hockey Program

Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Every individual and every family faces unique circumstances regarding wills and trusts. For some people, a simple will is enough to properly address their needs; others will require a more comprehensive strategy. At my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I'll sit down with you to help you decide the strategy that is best for you. I've been helping people in Grand Blanc, Flint and all over Genesee County for more than 25 years with their life planning as a lawyer. I've handled countless estate planning cases in Michigan over the years, and I look forward to sharing my experience with you.

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We Cherish Local memories for the communities we serve. We Cherish Local businesses by connecting them with their most likely patrons.

We are a family-owned business dedicated to strengthening everything local. A portion of Our Cherish Local Family of Businesses Founding Member - Cottage Inn of Grand Blanc - Kevin Gordon » 810 CrossFit » Agroscaping » Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Amy Rechsteiner, Realtor » Beyond The RainForest » Clarkston Auto Wash » Coldwell Banker Kuehnle - Kathy Quayle » Dignified CrossFit » Elite Lawn » Fick Farms » Gators Cooking & Catering » Grand Blanc Music » HomeMade Chocolates By Michelle

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We Cherish Local memories for the communities we serve. We Cherish Local businesses by connecting them with their most likely patrons. We are a family-owned business dedicated to strengthening everything local.

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