Ice camps on the slate

FLINT TWP. — Flint Iceland Arenas offers Camp Power-Play for hockey players ages 5-16 Aug. 16-20. Cost is $199 per player and camp is instructed by Hockey Director Jon Jepson and his assistant Brent Korzecki, who coached for three years with the Junior A NAHL. Kids will be divided into Level 1 or Level 2, and some loaner equipment is […]

The VIEW from here

Public funding of journalism would prove a slippery slope

Public funding of journalism is a slippery slope I recently read an opinion piece in a national newspaper which examined the idea of public funding for journalism. At issue was the decline of American newspapers and broadcast news and the piece looked at the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to find ways to prevent […]

Fun at the Fair

MT. MORRIS — Kids of all ages and their families will be trekking to the Genesee County Fair Grounds Aug. 16-22 for the 2010 Genesee County Fair. Every day of the fair features the Great Lakes Timber Show at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; the Great American Duck Races at 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4 .m. and 7 […]

Comedy Troupe at Churchill’s

FLINT — The Stephen James Comedy Troupe performs in the entertainment room at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Details: 810-618-7517 or e-mail stephenjamescomedy@ gmail.com. — G.G.

Slow pitch softball on tap

FLINT — Players are invited to take part in the one-day Put A Child in the Game Foundation charity tournament on Saturday, Aug. 14. Games begin at 9 a.m. at Union Ball Field , 4151 Torrey Rd, Flint. Teams are guaranteed three games and must pay a $220 entry fee. There is a 12-team limit so call quick. Details: Dave […]

Serial stabber suspect arrested

Suspect in custody for Flint-area stabbings

By Roberto Acosta 810-452-2645 • racosta@mihomepaper.com GENESEE COUNTY — Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia are holding a man in custody presumed to be the attacker responsible for 18 stabbing incidents, including 14 incidents and five homicides in and around the Flint area, three vicitms in Leesburg, Virginia and one in Toledo, Ohio. Elias Abuelazam, 33, was taken into custody by U.S. […]

Home invasion

FLINT TWP. — Officers responded to River Valley Apartments, 1107 River Valley Dr., 7 a.m. Aug. 9 after receiving a call from a resident who noticed a suspicious-looking male outside the building. When officers arrived, they noticed a window of a ground floor apartment was forced open. Upon entering the apartment, officers searched and found a 16-year-old Clio male in […]

Kidney support group to meet Sept. 20

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-between I-475 & Dort Hwy). The speaker will be Elizabeth Heath, M.D. Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit. The topic is “Treatment of Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma.” The talk is open to the […]

Flint School of Performing Arts Zumba classes

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts will hold Zumba classes Tuesdays and Thursdays in August from 7-8 p.m. Fall classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sign up for one or two days a week! The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. […]

Good times around the bend

MT. MORRIS — The Genesee County Fair returns Aug. 16-22 with an action packed lineup that includes nightly shows by Pure Pro Wrestling at 5:30, 7:45 and 9:15 p.m., as well as the Great American Duck Races at 4 and 7 p.m. Every night at 7 p.m. there will also be a featured motorsports event, including a Michigan Monster Truck […]