In brief

Police escort approved for Bikes on Bricks ride in the fall

FLINT TWP. — As it has for the past five years, the township board has given approval for a police escort for Bikes on the Bricks.

The 40-mile motorcycle ride starts at the Harley- Davidson dealership on Austin Parkway, heads north along side streets to Court Street then to Elms Road up to Mt. Morris back through other jurisdictions to the main event in downtown Flint.

This year, township police chief George Sippert asked the board to ask ride organizers for advance notice to residents. Some residents, particularly those north of Austin Parkway were not aware of the ride and that streets would be blocked off. He said it would helpful if Bricks make a similar notice to Carman-Ainsworth Schools which put flyers on mailboxes prior to its annual Homecoming parade.

The ride is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14.

Motorcyclists from all over participate each year in a ride described by many as one of the best police escorted rides in mid-Michigan.—R.S.

Annual Soberfest walk coming up soon

FLINT TWP.— The township board has approved a request for traffic delays on public roads being used during the annual Soberfest March from 9-11 a.m. on July 21.

The event will slow traffic on Torrey Road and stop traffic on Maple Road.

The 19th annual celebration is sponsored by UAW Local 598 and billed as clean, sober fun without alcohol. Participants will start at the Union City ball field on Torrey Road, entering off Oakridge Drive to Torrey Road, south on Torrey to Jo Lane, east on Will JO to Sheldon, south on Sheldon, across Maple Road to enter the Genesee Intermediate School District parking lot. The return trip is via the same streets in reverse.

Other events planned during the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. event include a softball tournament, children’s games and activities, a pro-wrestling exhibition, horseshoes, box lunches, raffles dancing and more. — R.S.

Garden tour coming up

GOODRICH — The Goodrich Garden Club will holds its annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The featured gardens are beautiful and creative. Cost is $7/person and you can visit their yard sale where you can purchase garden items, herbs and perennials. Cranberries Café (10250 Hegel Rd.) will be offering a soup and salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at The B.Hive, 7385 S. State Rd (M- 15) Goodrich or at the Brown’s Do-It Hardware Center at 7281 S. State Rd (M-15) on day of tour and one week before or from any GGC Club member. Details: Kathy Adair 810-636-4011. — P.B.

Grand Blanc historical document online

GRAND BLANC — Anyone having interest in the history of Grand Blanc may want to check out this document on the city’s website. It is a compilation of known historical facts from the late 1800s through the turn of the century. It is a large (+35mb) Adobe (.pdf) file so if your computer doesn’t have a lot of memory you might want to go to the library and look at it in person. Portals/ 148/ Members% 2 0Only/ Preservation% 20Plan% 20Study. pdf

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