Dye, Rankin and Woodland Elementaries offering YouthQuest program

FLINT TWP. — With a new academic year just around the corner, a number of schools throughout Genesee County are preparing to open the doors to children after school, thanks to a one-year, $3.1million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to the Genesee Area Focus Fund. The YouthQuest after school enrichment program, led by the Genesee Regional Chamber of […]

Burton resident wins duck calling contest

SAGINAW — Corey Sorensen of Burton was crowned champ in the masters division of the 2010 Michigan Duck and Goose Calling Championships at the 15th annual Michigan Duck Hunter’s Association Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival on Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Bay City State Recreation Area. Sorensen will report to Stuttgart, Ariz. to compete in the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest […]

Atlanta Police holding stabbing suspect

GENESEE COUNTY — Authorities in Atlanta 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 victims in Leesburg, Va., and one in Toledo, Ohio. Elias Abuelazam, 33, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 10 p.m. […]

Tall Pine Council hosts shooting fundraiser

METAMORA — In an effort to support the field sports and special programs at their camps, the Boy Scouts of America’s Tall Pine Council hosted its 14th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at Hunters Creek Club last Friday, a move that helped support more than 6,500 youths in Lapeer, Genesee and Shiawassee counties. “We’re fundraising here, trying to make some money. […]

Local students participate in Robotics Camps at Baker

FLINT — Local middle school and high school students got a chance to delve into the world of robotics when Baker College of Flint recently held two Robotics Camps. Students were divided into two camps: one for middle school students and one for high school students. The Robotics Camp for High School students was July 12-16 at the Baker College […]

An unwanted lesson in violence

On a recent afternoon visit with my kids we stopped off at a local park so they could play and spend some time outdoors having a good time with their Old Man. I know there won’t be too many more years they’ll want to make those visits so I try to savor them while they last. Of course, I don’t […]

News Briefs

Brunch at the senior center FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd., announces brunch 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Cost is $3 per person, and the chef for the day is Robert Moore. Details: Call 810-732-6290. — N.B. Van Slyke school reunion MUNDY TWP. — Anyone who attended Van Slyke School, at the corner […]

Fitness facility offers ways to get into shape

FLINT TWP. — Looking to get into shape? Look no further than UltiFit, LLC, G-4164 Miller Rd. The fitness facility, which opened a month ago, offers more than just a place to get fit. Owner Rick Romeo, who was been in the health care field for 22 years and opened the first Powerhouse Gym in Genesee County in 1991, said […]

Amazing Days … Wild Knights

Michigan Renaissance Festival returns for 31st year

HOLLY — Summer is coming to a close, so it must be time again for the Michigan Renaissance Festival to return to the shire of Hollygrove. The RenFest, entering its 31st year, will begin the weekend of Aug. 21-22 and will take place over every weekend through Oct. 3. Located at 12600 Dixie Hwy. in Groveland Township, the Renaissance Festival […]

Play It Again Sports expands to Polar Palace, Perani Arena

FLINT TWP. — Play It Again Sports, 4230 Miller Rd., is expanding its reach in the county and beyond with the recent opening of a location inside Polar Palace, 3301 Davison Rd. in Lapeer. Owner Tom Rubin also is preparing for the store’s newest location inside Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. in Flint. Rubin, who was been […]