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 […]

Jymi Dill

“Song stylist” talks about his lifelong love affair with music

FLINT — Having a conversation with Jymi Dill is like having a conversation with a musical encyclopedia — a musical encyclopedia that recites song lyrics like poetry and doesn’t mind breaking out into song in a crowded coffee shop. That’s because Jymi Dill, of Flint, is a lifelong lover of music. He’s been impressing audiences with his voice, performances skills […]

NOAA recognizes GVC as “StormReady”

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center has taken a step forward in providing a safe place for the its shoppers and tenants in the event of severe weather by being recognized as a “StormReady” community by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). At an award ceremony and press conference Aug. 18, the NWS weather forecast […]


Local families needed to host exchange students GENESEE COUNTY — American freedom and democracy are a part of our everyday lives and something that we often take for granted. Have you ever thought about sharing with the rest of the world what makes America so special? You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for […]


Fun at the Fair

Request for early retirement unveils lawsuit appeal by O’Leary

FLINT TWP. — Discussions regarding early retirement for deputy building inspector Michael O’Leary at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees were tabled after it became known that O’Leary still has a lawsuit pending against the township. At the Aug. 9 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller brought forward the discussion regarding changing the terms of employment for […]

Carman-Ainsworth expects to challenge for Big Nine title

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth Cavaliers need to draw on teamwork this season if they want to equal last season’s 14-5-2 record and return to the second round of the playoffs, where they lost to a tough Grand Blanc team. Fourth-year coach Jay Witham is looking for help from a strong junior varsity squad to compete this season, but […]