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 […]

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 […]