Coffee Beanery joins Gov. Snyder’s Trade Mission in China



FLUSHING — A representative of Flushing-based Coffee Beanery was among the Michigan companies drumming up export business in China as part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s trade mission there last week. The nine businesses are part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) trade mission, with stops in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai to talk about partnerships, distribution and buying. The MEDC […]

In brief



“Starting a Business” Workshop in Flint FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory workshop covers the process of starting and […]

Revisiting our letters policy



In the past I have attended government meetings where during the course of public comment a couple of people in the audience took the opportunity to chastise the local newspapers, ours included, for not running their letters to the editor. First of all, a city council, township or school board meeting is not the place to address your personal gripe […]

Christmas at Crossroads

Village and railroad offer a classic holiday tradition


GENESEE COUNTY — They say the only thing you can count on is change, but Crossroads Village seems to defy that notion, or transcend it each holiday season. Offering a classic and ever reliable experience of the heart of Christmas magic, the park continually turns old-fashioned unity and pastimes into yearly visual awe. Crossroads Holiday Magic has been a constant […]

In brief



Lions selling trees GOODRICH — The Goodrich Lions Club, will be holding its annual Christmas tree sale at 9196 S. State Rd (M-15). Monday through Friday hours are 2-7 p.m., Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday hours are 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-241-4426. — P.S. Merkley Youth Charitable Trust makes gift to The Flint Diaper Bank FLINT — […]

UM-Flint bounces back, wins second straight




FLINT — The success that the University of Michigan-Flint men’s hockey team has put together this season continued with last weekend’s trip to Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, where UM-Flint pulled out two key victories. The first of the two contests faced off on Friday, Nov. 21, with Michigan-Flint winning in a thriller, 5-4. Holy Cross, though, began the […]

McDonald scores 38 as Lady Cavs win




FLINT TWP. — Sydnee McDonald hit the floor running in her first full season with the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, scoring 38 points Tuesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a 66-47 win over Grand Blanc in the season opener for both teams. McDonald transferred in from Hamady as a junior last year and wasn’t eligible to play until the […]

Sports Shorts



Warriors split weekend series FLINT — The Michigan Warriors split their series with the Soo in North American Hockey League action last weekend. The Warriors took the first game on Saturday 1-0. Garrison Sanipass had the only goal of the game at 13:30 in the third. The Warriors dropped the second game 4-3. Michigan led 2-0 at the end of […]

Parting ways with UM skipper

Fat Guy Corner

The fate of Brady Hoke has been decided here on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in Ann Arbor. It was no shocking surprise, as Michigan has parted ways with Hoke after four seasons as the head coach. Brady Hoke never could recapture the magic of his first season record of 11-2 and a BCS Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech. Brady […]

Carman-Ainsworth vs. Grand Blanc



Natalia Kincaid drives against Grand Blanc in Tuesday’s season opener at Grand Blanc.