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St. Clair County Community College will offer information sessions for its health care programs. (Courtesy of St. Clair County Community College)

SC4 to offer health care information sessions

St. Clair County Community College will offer information sessions for its health care programs.

Program information sessions are free and the first step for anyone interested in earning a health care degree from SC4, a recent press release states.

Radiologic technology information sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 24 and Oct. 5, as well as from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15. To join Radiologic Technology information sessions, visit and click the online links under the program details tab.

An associate degree nursing information session will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 3, and transition program information sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 30 and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19. To join nursing information sessions, visit

“At the heart of SC4’s transformative health sciences education lies its newly renovated Health Sciences Building,” the release states. “This cutting-edge facility serves as a hub for immersive learning experiences, providing students with a hospital simulation wing that replicates real-world medical settings and helps develop critical knowledge and skills.”

SC4 also offers degree programs in allied health, respiratory therapy and therapeutic massage, which is a cooperative effort with the Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage, as well as transfer pathways to other health care careers.

To view program information and deadlines for all SC4 health care programs, visit To view transfer pathways for additional programs and degrees, visit

For more information, contact SC4 at 810-989-5520 or

Road work underway

Area motorists will see a handful of road and intermittent lane closures as various projects are completed throughout St. Clair County.

All projects are weather dependent. Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

• Burtcvhille, Fort Gratiot townships: Metcalf Road between State Road and M-25 will have intermittent lane closures during the week of Aug. 14 for paving.

• Casco Township: Church Road between Division Road and St. Clair Highway will be closed through Sept. 12 for a bridge replacement.

• China Township: Belle River Road between McKinley and Puttygut roads will be closed to all traffic through Aug. 24 for a crossroad culvert replacement and road widening.

• China Township: King Road between Belle River and Recor roads is closed until the week of Dec. 13 for a bridge replacement.

• Clyde, Fort Gratiot townships: Krafft Road between North and Street State Road will have intermittent lane closures during the week of Aug. 14 for paving.

• Kimball, Port Huron townships:  Lapeer Road between Allen and Michigan roads will have intermittent lane closures during the week of Aug. 14 for paving.

• Wales Township: County Park Drive between Goodells and Castor roads is closed until the week of Oct. 20 for a bridge replacement.

• Wales Township: Cove Road between Masters and Hill roads will be closed for two weeks starting Aug. 14 for a bridge replacement.

Pop-up pantry offered

Grace Episcopal Church, located at 1213 6th St. in Port Huron, will offer a mobile pop-up food pantry from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 29.

Clay Township to host pickleball ladder league

A ladies ladder league will take place at the pickleball courts at Clay Township Park for five weeks beginning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

The ladder league will consist of 12 to 15 women with a skill rating of 3.0 to 3.99, and is not for beginners, a recent press release states. Three courts with four to five players on each will be used.

The cost is $10 per person, and the fee will go back into the program for equipment.

For more information, call 810-794-9320 or email

Port Huron Museums seek photos and stories of local historic homes

A new exhibit opening in September will feature local historic homes of Port Huron, and the Port Huron Museums are seeking photos and stories about them.

“Built to Last” will feature a combination of photos and artifacts from the Port Huron Museums’ collection, as well as newly submitted photos from the community, a recent press release states.

“Port Huron has an amazing collection of historic buildings, including two historic districts,” Curator Kayla Wendt said in the release. “We’re excited to explore some popular pieces of history that people walk and drive past every day.”

“The built environment is what can make a community unique,” Manager of Community Engagement Andrew Kercher said. “We have a great deal of 19th-century homes in a great variety of styles from Queen Anne to Norman revival to some amazing 20th-century mission-style houses. We explore them in our Architectural Highlights Trolley tour, and now we will get to explore it in our latest temporary exhibit on the Mezzanine.”

Historic homeowners from all over the city are encouraged to submit both current and any historic photos they may have through a form available online before Aug. 18. The form can be found at

St. Clair County RESA becomes pilot site for new preschool program

St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency recently announced that it has been selected as a pilot site for Strong Beginnings, an initiative to explore the benefits of a publicly funded two-year preschool opportunity for children in Michigan.

The project will pilot 28 classrooms for 3-year-old children in 10 intermediate school districts across the state, a recent press release states.

RESA has received funding for two classrooms in the county. One classroom will be located at Memphis Elementary School and the other at the Port Huron Schools Early Childhood Center. Each classroom can accept up to 14 children. Classes will start in the fall of 2023.

“This grant connects directly to our region’s current strategic plan for increasing access to high-quality early care and education,” St. Clair County RESA Director of Early Childhood Services Becky Gorinac said in the release. “Research shows that high-quality learning experiences during the first five years are essential to a child’s success in school and life, especially for children who may have risk factors impacting their educational opportunities. We are thrilled to have been selected and look forward to bringing this innovative program to our community.”

Strong Beginnings classes offer a school day-length schedule Monday through Thursday. Children learn social, language, literacy, early math and science skills in a safe and nurturing environment. Instruction focuses on the social, emotional and independence skills children need to be successful in school and beyond.

The Strong Beginnings preschool program is free to eligible families. Under current income guidelines, a family of four earning up to $75,000 would qualify.

To apply online, visit Families will need documentation of their household income, child’s date of birth and family’s address to submit their application.

For more information about the program, contact Gorinac at 810-455-4037 or For more information about St. Clair County RESA, visit

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