Motor City Meltdown

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Motor City Meltdown is what I will call the Detroit Lions’ 2013 football season. The Monday-night loss to the Baltimore Ravens was one of the worst ever for this rag-tag organization. It’s the worst NFL organization by far and in first place all by themselves in that race for worst organization. The only first place they have a firm […]

Icon Mortgage brings corporate headquarters to Flint area



MUNDY TWP. — Icon Mortgage Lending, Inc., a local full-service mortgage lender celebrated the opening of its corporate headquarters in Flint area with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House in mid-October. Over the next 12 months, the new headquarters expects to bring to town about 20 new positions for Loan Originators, Loan Processors, and office staff. Icon Mortgage Lending, […]

McLaren event combines fun, fundraising



FLINT — Shopping and giving just naturally go together during the holidays. Nearly 300 area residents had a chance to do both at a special Season’s Treatings event on Dec. 4 at the Hospitality House at McLaren — Flint. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Nights of Hope Fund at the Hospitality House. This Fund will provide housing […]

Mattress store under construction on Miller Rd.




FLINT TWP. — A Mattress Firm store under construction on Miller Road may be one of the first in Michigan for the Houston, Tex.-based retailer. Currently no Michigan locations are listed on the company’s website. It is being built on a lot fronting Pirates Plaza, formerly occupied by Underwood’s vacuum cleaner and furniture store at 4051 Miller Rd. that was […]

Catholic Charities Warming Center seeks help sheltering the homeless



GENESEE COUNTY —With a particularly harsh Michigan winter predicted, the Holy Angels Warming Center has once again opened its doors to the homeless in this community. The Warming Center is housed in Catholic Charities’ Center for Hope, (former St. Michael School/Schools of Choice building) on Fifth Avenue in Flint. The center opened December 2 and will remain open 24 hours […]

They protect and serve




FLINT TWP. — Firefighters come when called to battle blazes but they also answer the call for other service to their community. Last month, the Flint Township Firefighters Association stepped up to the plate with deliveries of free turkey dinners to five needy families. Last weekend, they took turns manning Salvation Army kettles in front of the Walmart store on […]

Rankin robotics team wins championship




FLINT TWP. — “Mo’ Peeps,’ a FIRST Lego robotics team, based at Carman-Ainsworth’s Rankin Elementary School, won the state championship at the Michigan North & West State Champion ship meet last weekend. Among 48 top teams from across the state competing included local teams from Randels Elementary, the Banana Bricks; Lego Force 8 of Grand Blanc and The Mustangs from […]

In brief



Getting it right FLINT TWP. — Najib Saab is a co-owner of the new Beef & Barley restaurant in the Lincor Plaza on Linden Road. His name was misspelled in a Dec. 12 business article. — R.S. Another auto pioneer statue ready for bronzing FLINT TWP. — The Back to the Bricks Committee recently announced that a statue of automotive […]

Snowplow contractor sought by board




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board is accepting bids for a snowplow contractor at six township properties — the township hall, police station, three fire stations and the senior citizens center/library. Clerk Kim Courts said she found out recently that Fick Excavating of Swartz Creek, which has handled the job for several years, is no longer available. Trustee Barb […]

Tuba or not tuba



That was never in question for Carman- Ainsworth High School Band Director Benjy Jones and several CAHS band members who were among 58 tuba and euphonium players from 17 area high schools and colleges who performed last Saturday in the annual TubaChristmas concert at Genesee Valley Center mall. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary for TubaChristmas concerts/events presented worldwide, sponsored by […]