College gridiron grind

Fat Guy’s Corner The baseball season is heading into the best month of the year, the month of September. Numerous baseball teams will have October dreams crushed and burned into flames. While on the other side of the coin, teams like Cincinnati, who have not been in a pennant race in a decade, have a city on a baseball high. […]


Avalon hospice needs some friendly folunteers to visit with hospice pationets, hold their hand, listne to stories, watch movies and assist with a meal or light housekeeping. Training classes are Tuesday evenings Sept. 21-Oct. 12. Details: Candy, 810- 733-7250 or 800-664-6334. Genesee County Parks is looking for donations of new or gently used egg cartons, plant pots, fishing equipment, buttons, […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Sept. 2 performance by Seether at The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, is sold out. The club will feature Chrome Mollie, Lordd Virgil, Spiral Crush and Mindflaw on Sept. 3. This is a low dough concert. On Sept. 8 is Hinder with My Darkest Days and Black Sunshine at 7 […]

Hot weather fishing tip: Go top water

LAPEER COUNTY — It’s early September, and while it is still pretty warm you can catch a lot of fish by using top water lures. There are many different types of these surface baits and here are a few. The oldest top water lure I know of is the FLY, used for trout, bluegill, crappie and bass. These lures attract […]

Company offers clients opportunity to save money, go green with solar roofing

FLINT TWP. — With the push to go green becoming widespread across the country, one local business offers its clients the opportunity to not only go green, but save money on electricity bills. Freedom Solar Roofing, a company under American Metal Roofs, has only been in business a little over a year; its parent company, American Metal Roofs, is celebrating […]



Acorn Cottage Art Open House GOODRICH — Acorn Cottage Art, 4895 Hegel Rd., announces an Open House 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 9-10. The event features garden art, jewelry, painted furniture, fairy art, nature art, holiday art, pottery, note cards and more from local artists. Details: 810-797-5271. — N.B. White Elephant Sale coming BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society (FGS) […]

Abundant Giant Canada goose population could spell success for hunters

STATEWIDE — A near-record crop of Canada geese that has been estimated by state biologists to be right around 300,000 could give hunters a dream season. The 300,000 population is second most ever recorded in the state. The early Canada goose hunting season opened yesterday, runs through Sept. 10 in the Upper Peninsula and through Sept. 15 everywhere else in […]

Business Briefs

Princinsky receives award GENESEE COUNTY — Dr. Julianne Princinsky was recently named the winner of the 2010 Distinguished Leadership Award by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Michigan program. “Dr. Princinsky is one of the great leaders in our community,” said Tim Herman, Regional Chamber CEO. “She serves as chairman of our Operating Board of Directors and on many other […]

Trail to become reality

Board approves hiring of engineering firm

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail will become a reality for Flint Township residents and the entire Genesee County community after the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 5-1, with Treasurer Sandra Wright dissenting, in favor of hiring Wilcox Engineering at a price of $42,000 at its Aug. 31 special meeting. The special meeting stemmed from an Aug. 26 […]