Author Archives: Ryan Lonsbury

Photos of Fenton’s Past

MLive.com ran a nice set of pictures on how Fenton used to look.

I can still remember some of the old buildings. The most shocking pictures to me are the ones that show how vacant Owen Road was. It’s now a very busy area with restaurants, shops, car dealerships and schools.

You can see the pictures here: Old time Fenton pictures.

 

Photo from MLive.com. Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/see_throwback_thursday_photos.html#incart_river

3 Things to Do in Fenton

Looking for something to do around Fenton? In today’s post I’ll be sharing three experiences that await you in Fenton. Also, this list isn’t for visitors to this area. These three adventures are for local residents as well. You may just discover a side of Fenton that you never knew existed!

Dauner Martin Trail
The Dauner Martin trail is a hiking and nature sanctuary located totally within the Fenton city limits.  It’s a real hidden gem that is open year round from Dawn until Dusk.  The land was deeded to the Michigan Nature Association by Robert Martin because he didn’t want to see the land developed or disturbed. On the trail you can find wildflowers, deer, and many other animals.  Benches are located along the paths so you can stop and take a seat and enjoy the beautiful views.  Parking is available at the entrace to the trail.  The trail actually has entrances off of North Leroy St. and also off of Dauner Road.

Fenton Museum
The Fenton Museum is a great way to take a look into the past and experience how our town was formed. The museum has limited hours, Sundays only from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm but it is definitely worth a visit. You will see room set up in the exactly as they were in the 1800’s. The museum also has a research room where you can find birth and death records and do research on your family or families from the Fenton area. Most of all you will come away with an appreciation of how this great town has developed. If you can’t make it on a Sunday you can make an appointment for other times.

Spicers Orchard
Spicers Orchard has a long history in the Fenton area. Located just South of the city between Fenton and Hartland it has been a family owned business for five generations. I remember going there as a kid and recently took my girls there to pick apples. I’m grateful to share an experience I had with my parents and pass that down to a new generation. In recent years Spicers has grown to have more attractions besides the regular Orchard experience. They added a winery in 2009. The winery is open from 11am to 6pm and is located inside the farm market.

Plan a weekend and you could visit all three sites.  I’ll be posting about more activities in future posts. You can stay up to date with all the great things happening in Fenton by subscribing to the AroundFenton.com Newsletter.  Sign up today!

Maps to Locations

Dauner Martin Trail
Entrances off Dauner Road and North Leroy in Fenton

 

Fenton Museum
310 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430

 

Spicers Orchard
10411 Clyde Rd. Fenton, MI 48430

Bon Vivant Deli and Gourmet Food Coming to Fenton in 2015

Looks like another new restaurant will be opening in Fenton in 2015.  They will occupy the old Luigi’s restaurant on North Leroy Street in Fenton.  This is a good sign for the area as 2014 was a strong year for new restaurant openings and it looks like 2015 will be as well.

I haven’t heard to much about this restaurant yet other than the signs posted out front.  I created a page for their restaurant and will update as more details are released!

Bon Vivant Deli and Gourmet Food

Bon Vivant Coming Soon to Fenton, MI

 

Fenton Jinglefest 2014

Event Details

When: December 6th, 2014

10:00am – Holiday Shopping (Special Discounts)
10:00am – Rotary Christmas Tree decorating – Bush Park
3:00pm – Jingle Jog
3:00pm – Music on Leroy Street provided by Bob Steel
3:00pm – Horse drawn wagon rides
3:00pm – Ice Sculptures
3:00pm – Santa paws pictures with animals
3:00pm – Live Nativity and Children’s games at FUMC
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Jingle Jam Tent – Live Entertainment
3:00pm – Bake Sale – Mom to Mom
3:00pm – Chili, hotdogs, and refreshments
3:00pm – S’mores
3:00pm – Divvleville Music
3:00pm – Shopping Spree Drawing

Parade starts at 6:00pm
Christmas Tree Lighting following the parade.
Fireworks after the parade and Christmas Tree Lighting

Where: Downtown Fenton

 

Parade Route
The parade will start at the corner of Ellen Street and Adelaide and will proceed south on Adelaide to Shiawassee, and then East on Shiawassee to Leroy Street.  It will then head North on Leroy to Caroline, and then West on Caroline to West Street.

 

Local Business Earns Seal of Recognition

FENTON, Mich, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) bestowed their Seal of Recognition on CFI Medical Sterile-Z™ Technology on August 12, 2014, acknowledging the design’s education materials are consistent with AORN’s Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.

CFI Medical (www.cfimedical.com) officially launched the Sterile-Z™ Back Table Cover in August.  It is the first in a line of innovative covers with this patent-pending technology to effectively maintain the sterile field both during use and the removal process.

There is evidence of a direct link between the amount of time instruments and implants are exposed on a sterile back table and the accumulation of airborne particulates. In fact, there is evidence that back tables can be contaminated in as little as 30 minutes when left exposed to air in the operating room.

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) changed its previous recommendation that sterile fields not be covered. The current recommendation states, “When there is an unanticipated delay, or during periods of increased activity, a sterile field that has been prepared and will not be immediately used may be covered with a sterile drape…When sterile fields are covered, they should be covered in a manner that allows the cover to be removed without bringing the part of the cover that falls below the sterile field above the sterile field.”

“I would like to congratulate CFI Medical for earning the AORN Seal of Recognition for its Sterile-Z Technology education materials,” said Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR, AORN’s Director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Practice, of the Seal award. “The AORN Seal of Recognition is significant to the perioperative community as a trusted symbol representing excellence in training, information and support.”

The key is the Z-Fold which guards the perforation at its center. To remove the Sterile-Z Back Table Cover, two surgical team members unfold the “Z” and separate the cover at its perforation, allowing the cover to easily glide over instruments without making contact with a non-sterile edge. Simple and easy to use, the Sterile-Z back table cover can be set up in less than 10 seconds.

“The initial response to this product has been very encouraging,” said John Lochner, Sales Manager, CFI Medical. “With the addition of Sterile-Z, we offer an even broader choice of unique solutions for preventing sterile field breaches and protecting patients against infection.”

“CFI Medical is honored for the recognition that AORN has given to this new technology.  We are looking forward to expanding this concept to other sterile draping applications,” said Mike Czop, President, CFI Medical.

For more information about Sterile-Z, visit cfimedical.com/sterile-z

St. John Applefest Coming Next Week

It’s that time of year again!  The St. John Applefest officially starts on Thursday September 18th.  It’s the 42nd year in a row that St. John’s of Fenton has hosted the festival.  It was originally started as a fund raiser for the church and is a great start to the fall season for many local residents.

More information can be found at the official Applefest home page: www.stjohnapplefest.org.