Diversifying my choices in food



I’ve always been a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I grew up on mom’s good old fashioned home-style cooking. Most nights of the week dinner was staple dishes like meatloaf, beef stew, burgers, and baked macaroni and cheese. Sunday dinner was usually something big — like pot roast, ham and chicken and dumplings. Ethnic foods were also a part […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to Miller Road




FLINT TWP. — It is very early days yet, so it requires some imagination to envision the culinary treat in store when a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant opens on Miller Road later this year. In fact, it is so early that construction has not quite started. Plans for the business passed approval on Feb. 26 at the Flint Township Planning […]

CAHS students learn about Detroit businesses



FLINT TWP. — Business students at Carman-Ainsworth High School learned about many aspects of business careers during a recent field trip to the Detroit area where they visited three active business sites. At Ford Field, they learned about opportunities in sports management and marketing. At the Motown Museum, they learned more about entertainment management, marketing and entrepreneurship. And at the […]

In brief



Publicom wins four national advertising awards EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won four national creative awards in the 12th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition, the most of any agency in Michigan. The winning entries were created for McLaren Flint, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Port Huron. “We don’t develop campaigns to win […]

Coupon Class set for March 28 in Lapeer



LAPEER — “Coupons are money,” said Lori Hess, founder of Clippers 4 Change. Plain and simple, it is that philosophy that drew Hess into the coupon business. After years of couponing for her family, she decided that the deals she was getting were too good to keep for herself, and so four years ago Hess started her company, Clippers 4 […]

The Whiting welcomes Rhythm in the Night




FLINT — After taking up Irish dnacing at the age of 15, about a year later Justin Boros began a two-and-ahalf year run performing with Michael Flattley’s Lord of the Dance. Now the Akron, Ohio, native has teamed up with fellow Irish Dancer Gregg Senko to create, direct and produce Rhythm in the Night, a labor of love the duo […]

Finalists selected in William C. Byrd contest



FLINT — The five finalists at the 44th annual William C. Byrd International Young Artist Competition for Piano performed before a full house in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, recently. The winner of the 2015 competition was Baron Fenwick who swept the audience into his performance with his great technical skills and artistic flare during […]

In brief



Kent Copeman Exhibit GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Arts Council is featuring the varied watercolors of Kent Copeman at Genesys Health Park through April, 2015. The exhibit, with subjects ranging from antique automobiles to portraits, can be viewed on the second floor, between the elevators. Copeman currently spends much of his time with the Hadley Township Historical Society […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Red with special guests Islander and 3 Years Hollow on March 19. Will Hoge with special guests Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway and Bullwhip will perform March 20. Tickets are $15 in advance. Mushroomhead, with special guests Doyle and With Our […]

Cavaliers ousted in district final by host Davison




DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth played some of its best basketball of the season in the last few weeks, but the Cavaliers’ year came to a close last Friday with a 51-43 loss to host Davison in the Class A district final. Carman-Ainsworth finished 9-13 but went 7-5 in its last 12 games, including a double-overtime loss to Davison on Feb. 20 […]