2010-08-05

Freakishly fast subs dished out at Jimmy Johns




FLINT TWP. — With the slogan of “Subs so fast you’ll freak,” Jimmy John’s keeps customers happy at its newest Genesee County, 3292 S. Linden Rd. The restaurant, which opened its doors April 26, is owned by Troy resident Marianne Walsh who also owns a Jimmy John’s in Howell. When asked why Flint Township was the designated spot for a […]

Beat the heat at Sloan



FLINT — Sloan Museum has a variety of fun things available for families looking to escape the summer heat. Attendees can ride on a hovercraft chair, watch balls zoom from one place to another and make a hot air balloon float. Other attractions include hands-on exhibits about gravity, friction and the laws of motion. Details: Visit www.sloanmuseum.com. — N.B.

Art, cultural programming boosted with Mott grants



FLINT — Fifty years ago, Flint’s ambitious goal of creating one of the country’s first cultural districts was on its way to becoming a reality after more than $20 million was raised from community donors, including the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which today announced its continued commitment to the Flint Cultural Center with grants totaling more than $3.2 million. The […]

OUTDOOR CALENDAR



AUG. 5-OCT. 7 Camo and Lace Ladies Skeet League at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, 9046 Irish Rd. Shoot 20 rounds of skeet over 10 weeks, with banquet at end. Beginners required to attend a training pre-session Wednesday, Aug. 4 or Thursday Aug. 5, 5-8:30 p.m. Details: Lisa Snelling, 810- 394-4917. AUG. 6-7-8 2010 CANUSA Weekend Schedule at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s […]

Discount retailer offers big deals, savings to shoppers




FLINT TWP. — The empty building left by Burlington Coat Factory in the Genesee Crossing shopping center is now bustling with activity after Forman Mills Clothing Factory Warehouse, 3593 Miller Rd., opened its doors July 28. A crowd of nearly 50 people were waiting when the store opened its doors at 9 a.m., and managers Di Vennon and Amy Collier […]

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Community Sing



FLINT — Singers of all ages are invited to the Unitarian Church of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16 for a Community Sing. Interested singers can participate in the event, which occurs on the third Monday of each month. Lyrics are provided and the event is free. — N.B.

Letters to the editor

Flint Metal Center receives NEP Program Award

FLINT TWP. — The Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca A. Humphries recently announced that five GM Facilities in Michigan are being recognized with the Neighborhood Environmental Partners (NEP) Program Award, for their outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach. Their community partners also will be recognized for their outstanding environmental contributions. “I am here today to recognize General Motors’ strong […]

Willowbrook Manor gets award



FLINT TWP. — Willowbrook Manor nursing home, a 101-bed skilled nursing and rehab center at 4436 Beecher Road, recently received a 2010 Bronze — Commitment to Quality National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Facilities that receive the bronze award must have developed an organizational profile that shows awareness of environment and […]

Robertson, Henry to square off in November election




GENESEE COUNTY — Republican Dave B. Roberston and Democrat Ted Henry will face off in the County Commissioner District 8 race in November after winning the Aug. 3 primaries. A former county board chairman, Henry received 61.69 percent of the votes (2,097 votes). He beat Flint Twp. resident Mike Coburn and former Flint Township treasurer, who received 38.04 percent of […]