What's New Clio!

Light it UP!

November 2, 2014

Join the Vienna Township Business Development Authority (BDA) to turn on the lights at the I-75 Exit from Linden Road to Peterson Drive.  Exit #131 is becoming a major economic development project for the entire community! Meet on the west side of the expressway.  For more information, call Janet at the BDA office: 686-3460



2014 Clio Family Fitness Expo

2014 Clio Expo! Are you interested in volunteering at this event? Is your Business or Organization interested in participating? Contact Janet at 810-964-4905 or Nate at 810-691-4801.


Clio Pay It Forward - Successful!

Thank you to all who participated - Please see the following interviews - great job!


Did you get your pharmacy bill paid?

How about the morning newspaper - it was paid!

The next soda in the pop machine - Paid.

Candy Machine - next one paid :)

How many received a beautiful flower?

Lunch was paid by someone in the car ahead.

Gas station - who paid for your gas??

Food Pantries - donations from many people - thank you!

Donations to the Humane Society

Over 50 Veterans received a free breakfast.

Kindness and Curtesy...lets keep it up EVERYDAY


Note from Lacure School : What a great day we had at Lacure.  Our families brought in enough paper products and health nonperishables to fill 7 big boxes to send to Clio Community Services to use in their Christmas boxes.  KC club members were challenged to pay it forward.  One student brought in a candy bar for her friend with a pay it forward sticker on it. Another brought flowers for her teacher and the school secretary.  One family put quarters in the gumball machines so that when an unsuspecting child came up s/he could get a free treat.  Another family put money in the newspaper box with a note saying that your paper was already paid for just open the door.  Our pop machine at work had a note on it that said your pop has already been paid for.  What a fun day!  Love Clio and the people in it.  Hoping the trend continues. Thanks for hosting the event!


The Clio Area Human Services Fund:

The Clio Area Human Services Fund (CAHSF): wishes to invite the Community of Clio to get involved! On Thursday, April 24th, The CAHSF is promoting National Pay It Forward Day. Flyer attached. We want to spread the word to all businesses, organizations and residents to participate. Some are planning to provide discounts or services for their customers and we would like to post your plans on the Clio Community Calendar.

I am sure you have heard some great stories about people paying for a stranger's food order in the drive thru or helping a person in the grocery line when they come up short of money.  So plan on joining in to "make someone's day" by sharing a random act of kindness!

FOCUS EVENT: ~ FOOD DRIVE On April 24th, please assist our local Church Food Pantries by contributing non-perishable food items from 10am - 2pm at SS. Charles & Helena Catholic Church, Bethany United Methodist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church.  You will receive a coupon for a free item at Big John's Steak & Onion, Tropical Smoothie, Subway and others. Suggestions include: canned tuna & chicken, canned fruit, jello & pudding, macaroni and cheese, brownie & cookie & cake mixes, stuffing & rice mixes, pasta, peanut butter, soups, cereal, paper products, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene, and baby diapers and supplies.

Who is Doing What ??

Food Drive

Bethany United Methodist Church - donations accepted
SS Charles & Helena Catholic Church - donations accepted
Fellowship Baptist - donations accepted                                                                                                                                                         Preferred First Insurance - donations accepted at 5105 W Vienna Rd - Suite C  - 810-686-9100 
Drop off a non-perishable food donation to any of the above sites on April 24th from 10am - 2pm and receive a coupon for a free item at: Big Johns Steak & Onion, Tropical Smoothie, Subway & Taco Bell!


Big Boy - Free Breakfast for Veterans from 9am - 12N on April 24th.
Family Pharmacy - 20% off in April for over the counter products except $1.00 items.
Vertical Life Church - Random payments of gas at local gas stations
Independent Bank - Accepting donations of pet supplies (dogs & cats) for the Gen. Cty Humane Society.                                                                   Clio Animal Hospital – When a client elects wellness blood testing on their pet - $3 will be donated to the Indy Memorial Fund to help provide emergency veterinary services.                                                                                                                                                                                     Hamilton Spinal Care Center - providing free consultations and spinal screening                                                                                                      Clio Roadhouse is taking 20% of our food sales and donating it to our furry friends at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Participating Businesses & Organizations

Willow Cottage Flowers
Clio Area Human Services Fund
Clio Area Regional Planning Board
The Exchange Church

Many Residents, Businesses & Organizations!

Can you please post this notice on your calendar, face book page, website and electronic signs to share with everyone you know. We want to get out on April 24th and "Pay it Forward" in our community. If you would like to help, please contact the CAHSF office at 964-4905 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Editorials from the Experts

Under the drop down menu:

Go to the Senior Living page and see the

"ASK JOYCE" editorial. Get updated on the latest tips and information about

seniors every month from our good friend Joyce Thewalt.

Go to the Mental Health page

C-SaM Counseling Center provides mental health and substance abuse services

in the Clio area, owned and managed by Kaytee Colley. We will call this Kaytee's Page.

Go to the Healthy Body page - See advise from Dr. Hila Raoofi-Hamilton, Chiropractor

Every month look for updates and information from these area professionals

If you have a question for Joyce, Kaytee or Dr. Hila - send it to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Clio Area Regional Planning Board - Current Projects:


Our office is Located at:

The Office Place Business Center, 5092 W. Vienna Rd. Ste. A, Clio, MI

www.everythingclio.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (810) 964-4905


RPB Board members:

President - Henry Hatter, Vice President - Eileen Kerr, Treasurer - Bob Gaffney, Secretary - Not assigned, Julie Paulson, Cindy Bryan, Frank LeMieux, Jim Waner, Ed Mosher


SEE DROP DOWN MENU ABOVE "Under Special Events"

FOR event flyers:


Our Hurley Teen Health Check Student Heart Screening Program combines a simple health history and noninvasive screening to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This is a serious heart condition that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. HCM affects approximately one in 500 people, and does not usually have any symptoms. The stress on the heart during strenuous activities puts our students at higher risk for sudden death.

Thank you very much for coming to Clio!  Our community supports your efforts with our young people; and we know that there is even more that can be done in the area of health, fitness, and nutrition.   We look forward to working with you on many other projects in the future.


We could not have done it without you!! See our great group of volunteers who helped at the Celebrity Server.  We raised funds for the 2013/2014 year to help those in need in the Clio area. We had a fun time - as you can see.  We worked hard and it was well worth the effort!   A Special Thank you to all the Big Boy staff that helped make this event a success!

Thank you to all who gave donations to the

Clio Area Human Services Fund

SS Charles and Helena Church, Bethany United Methodist Church, Flint Rock and Gem Club,  Nichols Barber Shop,  Clara Schwink Brooks, William Brooks, Michael Lockwood, Ned Lockwood, Roger & Donna Gedcke, Frank LeMieux, Robert Swartwood, Bernie Borden, Gerry Barthel, Clio Lions Club, Jim Waner, AMD Urgent Care, Old Newsboys of Flint, Belill Eye Care, Nate & Marilyn Jonker, John Cherry & Pam Faris, Gillett Publishing Co. O'Guinn Family Funeral Home, C-SaM Counseling Center, Clio Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Bill & Sue Hilgris, Tom & Lynn Neelands, Chris & Janet Mowl, Clio Schools,  Willow Cottage Floral, Larry Eaton Insurance, Toaster Tourney, Max Plamondon, Karen Stratman.

We have raised approximately $4,000.00 to date. You can still become a member for $100.00 or give a donation of any amount.  Please make your check out to:  The Regional Planning Board.  Mail to:  The Clio Area Regional Planning Board, 5092 W. Vienna Rd. Suite A  Clio, MI  48420




Come and see the new park benches, BBQ grills, picnic tables!  Take a walk and see the Monarch butterfly station and learn what Clio is doing to help provide for these beautiful butterflies and see all the new plantings established this summer.






On October 25th the Clio Area Regional Planning Board accepted the final DRAFT of the Vision 2020 plan that has been worked on and developed with the help of over 50 area citizens.   A copy of that report is now available for review at the Chamber/Healthy Community Office (192 W. Vienna St. Downtown Clio).

Read The Executive Summary



Saturday, May 31st, 11:00am - 4:00pm at the Clio Area Youth Sports Complex.



Make a Donation to the Clio Area Human Services Fund. 

We are continuing to help families in our area all year long.  Become a member for $100.00 and get listed in our CAHSF pamphlet.  Call the office at 810-964-4905 or click on the HSF Brochure on the right side of the page and make a copy of the application for membership. Any donation is appreciated. Help us Help Ourselves.

Clio Human Services Fund - Financial Assistance to Clio area residents in need

Checks payable to:
Clio Area Regional Planning Board
5092 W. Vienna Rd. Ste A
Clio MI  48420

New Businesses!

Anytime Fitness
2195 W. Vienna Rd. Clio, (810) 640-7558.

Blue Pines
Adult Living, 4155 W. Farrand Rd. Clio. Tom & Sheila Root - 810-686-4853.

Hamilton Spinal Care Center
Dr. Hila Raoofi - Hamilton, Chiropractor, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy - 810-368-4102.
5092 W. Vienna Rd. Ste H. Clio MI 48420, (Creeks Edge Plaza just past Linden Rd.) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mon & Wed - 8:30am – 8:00pm
Tue & Thu - 9am – 7pm
Fri – 8:30am – 7pm, Sat- 9am – 2pm.
Also offering Free-Consultations and spinal screenings with the Doctor at this time to the community.

Gotta Have It! Consignment Shop
2241 Vienna Rd. Clio Square - Accepting consignment items. - 810-875-9096

Country What Nots
100 Smith St., Clio, (810) 686-1291

Auto Upgrade
500 S Mill St, Ste 1 Clio (810) 640-8101 - opened last May.

Welcome to Secretary of State office (old Farmer Jack Building) 4270 W. Vienna Road in Clio, in the Kmart Plaza. Office hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. ALSO, at the same location - LA Insurance, MEC Physical Therapy & Perfect Fit Bridal. Coming soon: Family Pharmacy - 5092 W. Vienna Rd. Suite B, Clio MI.


Find the Clio Healthy Community Initiative on Facebook!



We are now making plans for the 2014 Clio Family Fitness Expo - We need your help and ideas! If you would like to be a sponsor, provide an activity or if you would like to volunteer on the committee  

 Contact Janet at 810-964-4905 


2013 Clio Family Fitness Expo - We had nearly 1500 participants this year. Served over 720 Free lunches (Thank you to Clio Roadhouse Bar & Grill for sponsoring the Lunch) 

  • Location: The Clio Area Sports Complex was the new site of an outdoor midway of tents and booths for sponsors, activities and food. There was a Jaws of Life Demonstration by the Clio Area Fire Dept., StatEMS and Lifenet Helicopter from Covenant HealthCare.  Again this year, we had The Mustang Obstacle Challenge, and a new Kite Flying Demo. Many Activity Sponsors provided health screenings, fitness or sport related activities like a fishing challenge, soccer, disc golf and horse shoe competitions.  Each activity sponsor provided prizes and free information about thier business. From the little children to us older adults - there was something for everyone! Jump ropes, hula hoops, FOOD tasting from area restaurants!  We were happy to promote our businesses and services to the community.  The KIDZONE might have been most popular with the rock climbing wall, sabertooth tiger slide, mechanical bull ride, adrenaline rush, jousting, and so much more! 

The Clio Healthy Community Initiative with the Clio Area Regional Planning Board would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, non-profit organizations and businesses for their support and hard work to bring this event to our community.  We truly could not have done this without YOUR help!  

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