Hurley 30th Annual Golf Classic

FLINT — Last year The Hurley Foundation Golf Classic raised more than $120,000 for their trauma centers. With their 30th Annual event this coming Sept. 8, they hope to surpass that. Their Level I Trauma Center is the highest volume one in the entire state of Michigan, admitting more than 1,500 patients annually. The hospital serves more than 22 counties […]

Libraries to bring vital records to public’s fingertips

GENESEE COUNTY – The Genesee District Library and Flint Public Library have come together to help promote the access of vital records online. Genesee County Clerk John Gleason said he turned to the libraries for help informing the public it doesn’t have wait in long lines at the clerk’s office in downtown Flint to obtain copies of marriage, death and […]

Troubled bridge

For the third year in a row, road construction is creating obstacles for travel to Carman-Ainsworth High School. This year, the busy Linden Road bridge over the Flint River between Beecher and Flushing roads is closed for rehabilitation. Traffic is being detoured via Flushing, Mill and Beecher roads. One plus is that the road closure does not affect C-A bus […]

Come check out ‘The Cougar Experience’

FLINT TWP. — Calling all Cougars. That’s an invitation to the upcoming Carman High School Reunion, Sept. 12-13. Planned events include a tour of the high school at 1 p.m. and a golf outing, both on Sept. 13. Another highlight will be first viewing of “The Cougar Experience” a DVD chronicling the 19-year existence (1967- 1986) of Carman High School […]

In brief

Get ready to ride FLINT TWP. — The Bikes on the Bricks annual escorted police ride is gearing up for its eighth year. As usual, the September 13 ride will organize and depart from Vehicle City Harley Davidson on Austins Parkway. The ride route is changing this year due to construction. The route is not yet finalized but tentatively is […]

Paying it Forward

Max Well Therapy honors Autism Center director

FLINT TWP. — Probably no one is more deserving of a free pampering session than Amy Daleo, this month’s winner of Max Well Therapy’s Pay it Forward program. Daleo won a one-hour massage from Max Well Therapy, but she has been too busy to schedule it. Why? Probably because she’s a single mom of two, a business owner, Rotary member, […]

World Class Bar B-Q donating proceeds to area soup kitchens

FLINT — Before they pack up their grills for the winter, World Class Bar- B-Q, located on North Saginaw Street at Pierson Road in Flint, is offering one last taste of barbecue. Sept. 4-7, the business will be donating its proceeds to Catholic Charities three Soup Kitchens. Stop in from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. each day, for tender brisket, chicken smothered […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Growing up in my family, there was always a particular sense of dread anytime we had severe weather. If there was a tornado watch my folks got a little on edge. If it was a warning, then we were prepared to go into the basement or actually just went down there. My dad, always on guard, would watch the skies […]

Buy Nearby campaign launched here

GENESEE COUNTY — Gaines Jewelry, 3310 Beecher Rd, in Flint Township, was among local business on hand to welcome the Buy Nearby Guy to a press conference last week at the new Flint Farmer’s Market in downtown Flint. The Buy Nearby Guy is a blue mitten shaped mascot of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). The Buy Nearby campaign is an […]

Spooky Spirit

Like a ghost of the past, a faint nameplate etching in the front window of the former Border’s bookstore, 4135 Miller Road, is all that’s left of its previous use. The etching has been joined by window displays of ghouls, witches and all things spooky. With only 56 more shopping days until trick or treating, Halloween stores are gearing up […]