Fat Guy’s Corner

Green with envy?

The NFL free agent feeding frenzy went fast and furious last week. Man, talk about a few F-bombs in a single sentence. The labor lockout ended and some teams wasted zero time in adding players to their roster. The early winners on paper seem to be two teams wearing the color green. The Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC and the […]

Special immunization clinics for 2011-2012 school year



GENESEE COUNTY — In anticipation of high demand for vaccinations due to immunization requirements for school entry, the Genesee County Health Department strongly recommends parents contact their child’s health care provider immediately to ensure that your child is up to date on his or her immunizations before school begins. Children in kindergarten, 6th grade, and those entering a new school […]

In brief



August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month GENESEE COUNTY — August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition (GCBC), together with local La Leche League (LLL) groups are hosting special events to promote community breastfeeding information, acceptance and support. “Talk to Me!” is this year’s world-wide message during Breastfeeding Awareness Month because communication is essential to protect, promote and […]

The Renaissance Festival returns



HOLLY — The end of summer signals the beginning of The Michigan Renaissance Festival for many in the state. This last hurrah, beginning Aug. 20 and running through Oct. 2, serves as a fantastical transition into the magic of autumn. For some devout medieval fans it is a way of life, or a hobby. For most visitors, it is a […]

Collecting my (random) thoughts



My head. It gets a little jumbled in there sometimes. Lots of thoughts, memory slips from time to time — it can make for confusing days and restless nights. Time to put down in print some of what goes on in there: • We, as a society, label people. Everyone has to fit into a category or classification. If you’re […]

In brief



Resource Genesee recruiting for program FLINT — Resource Genesee’s Leadership Genesee program is now recruiting for the 2011- 2012 program year. The deadline to apply is Aug. 22. Since 1973, the program has provided more than 1,150 participants with opportunities to network with peers, gain a greater awareness of Genesee County issues and resources, develop practical leadership skills, and make […]

International grocery offers up exotic ethnic cuisine



FLINT TWP. — Welcome is the word for the Hala Beco international grocery store that opened about two weeks ago in JO-JO’s Plaza, 3236 Corunna Road. Hala Beco, which means “welcome you’’ in Arabic, extends to a variety of cultures and nationalities that the market’s owners hope to cater to, said Ryan Abuaita of Swartz Creek, spokesperson and son of […]

In brief



Suspects sought FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is seeking public help in identifying the perpetrators of two sexual assault and abductions that occurred on June 27 and July 27, 2011 in the area of Corunna Road. The victims described the suspects as follows. Suspect 1 is in his mid-20s, about 6-feet-one inch tall, muscular, short dirty blonde […]

Flint Township getting in on Bricks action



FLINT TWP. — “ We wanted a piece of the action and they gave it to us,’’ said Craig Parker, describing to the board of trustees how Flint Township became one of five area municipalities hosting a Back to the Bricks Tune-up Party next week. Parker, a township resident and classic car owner, is spearheading the Flint Township lap on […]

Questions raised about medical marijuana ordinance



FLINT TWP. — Nick and Jane Panessidi of Swartz Creek just paid $40 for a copy of the township zoning map that they feel is worthless. The map shows where medical marijuana business will be allowed to locate that the Panessidi’s believe is negated by language in a proposed medical marijuana ordinance the township board is considering. The Panessidi’s own […]