In brief

Ruggero’s restaurant relocation under way

FLINT TWP.— Ruggero’s Italian restaurant closed on July 29 to begin its official relocation to a new home at 5311 Corunna Road (formerly Bubba’s Roadside Inn and the Blue Collar Grill). Restaurant owners expect to reopen in the new location by the week of Aug. 11-17. The total shut-down is to accommodate moving all signage, furnishings and fixtures from the Linden Road location to the new one. The new 10,000 square-foot location is nearly twice the size of the old one where the restaurant operated for the past 18 years. — RS

Local board meetings moved or canceled

FLINT TWP.— The Flint Twp. Board of Trustees will hold only one meeting this month on Aug. 12. The board canceled its regular meetings of Aug. 5 and 19 due to election conflicts and to avoid meeting two weeks in a row. The board will return to its regular first and third Monday 7 p.m. meetings in September.

Similarly, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education moved its regular first Tuesday meeting up to July 31 due to an anticipated lack of a quorum on Aug. 6. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. — RS

Church holding bake, plant rummage sales

FLINT TWP. — Emanuel Lutheran Church, 6380 Beecher Road, Flint, is holding a combination rummage, bake, and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 16 and 17. The huge multi-family sale will include everything from a boat and a travel trailer to children’s clothes and household items. — RS

Former Tigers legend to appear at store opening

FLINT TWP.— Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 5038 Miller Road, has announced its grand opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 14.

MLB Hall of Famer and former Detroit Tiger Al Kaline will make a special appearance. Tickets will be distributed at 7:30 a.m. and Kaline will begin the autograph session at 10 a.m. Tickets will be strictly limited to one per customer.

Ollie’s stocks thousands of bargains under one roof with saving up to 70% off compared to retail store prices on name brand merchandise. The store is located next door to Gander Mountain and across the street from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. The Ollie’s chain operates 143 stores in 13 states and is expanding across Michigan including outlets opened July 31 in Lansing and Ypsilanti.— RS

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