Pizza pies and more

Frank and Michelle Floreno mark 42nd year in business   IMLAY CITY — So how do you like your pizza? With mushrooms and green peppers? Bacon and sausage? How about anchovies and ham? No matter your preference, Pizza Machine owners Frank and Michelle Floreno are...

Dryden Fall Festival is back Sept. 24-25

Traditional event will feature parade, fireworks, live music   DRYDEN — The Dryden Fall Festival Committee is putting its finishing touches on this weekend’s hometown celebration Sept. 24-25. Organizers note that all of this year’s activities take place at...

Almont remains unbeaten in BWAC

ALMONT — Almont claimed a 40-0 win against host Algonac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Thursday night. The outcome improves Almont’s mark to 3-1 and 3-0. “With the game being moved up one day we didn’t know what we were going to get with...

Imlay wins at Armada

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City picked up a 25-19, 29-27, 25-18 victory over visiting Blue Water Area Conference varsity volleyball counterpart Armada last Thursday night. Jaya Forti handled the bulk of Imlay City’s playmaking responsibilities. She was credited with 25...

Times Updates

Friday a big day and night in Imlay

Homecoming parade, Darren McCarty & bike raffle on tap   IMLAY CITY — This Friday, Sept. 24, will be a great day to spend the afternoon and evening in downtown Imlay City. At 4:30 p,m., the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown businesses will host...

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News

Pizza pies and more

Pizza pies and more

Frank and Michelle Floreno mark 42nd year in business   IMLAY CITY — So how do you like your pizza? With mushrooms and green peppers? Bacon and sausage? How about anchovies and ham? No matter your preference, Pizza Machine owners Frank and Michelle Floreno are...

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Capac to get school officer

Capac to get school officer

Police Officer Dealca to work full-time in district   CAPAC — The village of Capac and school district have agreed to terms to create a school resource officer position. At their meeting on Thursday, the board of education approved a motion to enter into a...

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Dryden Fall Festival is back Sept. 24-25

Dryden Fall Festival is back Sept. 24-25

Traditional event will feature parade, fireworks, live music   DRYDEN — The Dryden Fall Festival Committee is putting its finishing touches on this weekend’s hometown celebration Sept. 24-25. Organizers note that all of this year’s activities take place at...

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Input sought regarding senior transportation

Input sought regarding senior transportation

Four County Foundation, consultants set a series of October meetings to talk needs   TRI-CITY AREA — The Four County Community Foundation (4CCF) is seeking input regarding the transportation needs of senior citizens. Those interested are being asked to attend an...

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Sports

Almont remains unbeaten in BWAC

Almont remains unbeaten in BWAC

ALMONT — Almont claimed a 40-0 win against host Algonac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Thursday night. The outcome improves Almont’s mark to 3-1 and 3-0. “With the game being moved up one day we didn’t know what we were going to get with...

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Imlay City forfeits to Cros-Lex

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team will be back in action this week after sitting things out last week. “We had a lot of players who were sick (not COVID related) or injured,” Imlay City Athletic Director Don Gauthier said. “That is why a decision was...

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Imlay wins at Armada

Imlay wins at Armada

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City picked up a 25-19, 29-27, 25-18 victory over visiting Blue Water Area Conference varsity volleyball counterpart Armada last Thursday night. Jaya Forti handled the bulk of Imlay City’s playmaking responsibilities. She was credited with 25...

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Capac drops game to Memphis

Capac drops game to Memphis

CAPAC — Capac dropped a 26-18 verdict to host Memphis in a Greater Thumb Conference East varsity football battle last Friday night. With the decision, Memphis moves to 2-2 and 2-0 Capac slips to 1-3 and 0-3. “This was a tough loss for our kids,” Capac Coach Rob Novy...

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Columns

A constant memorial to Albert Newman

Driving north on US-23, my husband passed a sign between Ossineke and Alpena. You are now crossing the 45th Parallel, Halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. “Dad would point to that sign when he drove us to Gram and Gramp’s on Grand Lake,” Mel said. “Perhaps...

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Learning from our mistakes

I wrote earlier that I was fortunate, or as I like to say very blessed, to have been able to live in other cities and states like Nashville, Tennessee. While living in Nashville I had the opportunity to work part time as a waitress, a job actually now referred to as a...

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

“The other senses may be enjoyed in all their beauty when one is alone. but taste is largely social.” — Diane Ackerman “You were the pickiest eater,” my father once said when I served him spaghetti at my family table. He spoke in reference to his five daughters. I’m...

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Almont’s movie theater history

In 1892, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera. The motion picture camera was invented by William Kennedy Dickson, who was working for Edison. Initial motion pictures were silent one-reel short films. They were shown by traveling shows. These shows brought...

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Opinion

Don’t let speculation trump facts

Just about everyone likes to be “in the know” when it comes to the people and places in our daily lives. Unfortunately, that urge to know the latest information about anything—whether that be about a business, organization or individual—can lead down a road that...

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Survey, new investments point to brighter future for parks

It’s not that often that average citizens have a chance to directly weigh in on the future of government operations but that chance is now here for Lapeer County residents with the release of a new parks and recreation survey. These surveys are common whenever a...

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Prepare to Protect in September

It’s been heartbreaking to watch hurricanes, floods and wildfires decimate homes and livelihoods for our fellow Americans in recent weeks and months. Considering that most of these natural disasters are far from us, it’s easy to think we won’t find ourselves in...

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Taking action is vital to preserving nature

They might be small, but insects can have a big impact on our lives and likewise, our actions greatly impact their survival. In this week’s edition of the Tri-City Times, you’ll see a story about efforts done to support Monarch butterflies. For the past three years...

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Obituaries

Margaret Faye Basela, 76

Margaret Faye Basela, 76

Margaret Faye Basela, age 76, passed away September 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born September 17, 1944 in Detroit, the daughter of Arby and Lorine (Jackson) Chandler. She graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit in 1962. She worked for many years...

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Colin Thomas Kaake, 80

Colin Thomas Kaake, 80

Colin Thomas Kaake, age 80, recently of Lapeer, MI died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Whispering Pines Adult Foster Care in Lapeer Twp., MI. Colin was born June 15, 1941 in Almont, MI. He was the son of the late Charles Arthur and the late Constance Rose (O’Malley)...

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Janet Gilmore Schlaud, 83

Janet Gilmore Schlaud, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility at the age of 83. She was surrounded by her adoring family. Janet Lucille Herman was born March 31, 1938 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late...

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Louis Zangara, 82

Louis Zangara, 82

Louis Zangara, age 82, of Imlay City, MI died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at McLaren Port Huron. Louis Zangara was born December 4, 1938 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late Leo and the late Rose Zangara. Louis grew up in Detroit, MI. He was a Detroit High...

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