Chipotle Mexican Grill now open

FLINT TWP. — Chipotle Mexican Grill, 4485 Miller Road, opened last week and quickly began to attract a crowd eager for a taste of the made-to-order tacos, salads and bowls the restaurant is known for. Even a local pastor sang its praises in his weekly blog. “I’ve been waiting for two and a half years to write the following six […]

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UAW and Navistar make donation to Food Bank GENESEE COUNTY — On April 8, the UAW/FCA and Navistar International made a very special donation to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. UAW Vice President, Norwood Jewell, along with FCA Director of Labor Relations & Medical Operations, Michael Jessamy presented the Food Bank’s Chairman of the Board, Claude High with the […]

Kildee files for re-election

FLINT —Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for re-election as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District. The 2,000 nominating petitions signatures, the maximum number of signatures allowed, were signed by individuals from each county of the Fifth District and filed today at the Secretary of State’s office. In his second […]

Little Lamb’s Closet holding scrapbooking fundraiser for the Mobile Response Unit

FLINT TWP. — Giving MERV a facelift is the goal of a scrapbooking fundraiser, sponsored by Little Lamb’s Closet of the West Flint Church of the Nazarene on Dye Road. MERV, short for “Mobile, Everything, Response, Vehicle,” is a used 26-foot recreational vehicle purchased last summer to create a way for the Little Lamb’s Closet to take its charitable services […]

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Great Cloth Diaper Change of Mid-Michigan, April 23 FLINT — Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever. In five successful years of the GCDC event, participants have shown the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of […]

Powers, Swartz Creek take home Alumni Tournament titles

LAPEER – The teams from Swartz Creek and Flint Powers made it a two-way sweep at this weekend’s annual Mid-Michigan High School Alumni Hockey Tournament. The four teams from both the 18-and-over and 30-and-over divisions all reached the championship games. Swartz Creek won the 18-and-over title. The 18-and-over Dragons lost only one game in round-robin play, and that was to […]

Firebirds draft talented center

FLINT – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds seemed like they were in a world of trouble heading into this past Saturday’s OHL Priority Selection. Many of the top American and Canadian players had stated that they would not report if selected by Flint, but after the league suspended meddling owner Rolf Nilsen for five years last Thursday, it appears […]

Tune-up is on the tee

Fingers crossed for decent weather, area high school boys’ golf teams will get their first swings on a course this season at Friday’s Lapeer Tune-up. Mother Nature is throwing everything left in her handbag at us this week and into Monday and Tuesday. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and a mix of the three are keeping 97 percent (my rough estimate) […]

Bowlers pick up All-State honors

FLINT TWP. – Carman- Ainsworth senior Jordan Nunn was a First-Team selection and senior Milton Gibson was a Second-Team pick on the Div. 1 All-State bowling team as selected by Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association. Nunn reached the semifinals and Gibson made it to the quarterfinals of the boys’ state singles tournament last month at Sterling Lanes. – […]


SOFTBALL The Cavaliers’ game at home against Holly on Tuesday was canceled due to field conditions. They return to the field today at home against Lapeer. – B.P. Sports Shorts FLINT – Grand Blanc Gladiators travel baseball is offering a free baseball skills clinic for kids ages 7-10 (as of May 1). The clinic takes place Saturday, May 7 at […]