Third-generation cobbler gives new life and sole to shoes at Lost Art Shoe Repair

FLINT TWP. — Considering throwing out worn shoes? Terry J. Durish, a third-generation cobbler and owner of Lost Art Shoe Repair, can breathe new life and sole into worn out shoes at his newly-relocated shop. Durish’s grandfather, John J. Durish, learned his craft as a boot and saddle maker in the Army and decided to open a shoe repair shop […]

In Brief

Walk-run-sit-a-thon FRANKENMUTH — The Michigan Lyme Disease Association announces its Walk-Run-Sit-A-Thon fundraiser Sept. 18 at Heritage Park. Registration is 9 a.m., followed by the event at 10 a.m. The fundraiser ends at 1:30 p.m. The Michigan Lyme Disease Association is a 501(c)3, nonprofit allvolunteer group dedicated to raising awareness of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses through literature, support groups, […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Tantric with Adema featuring the original lineup), Burn Halo and Get Home Safe! on Sept. 17. Tickets are $15 in advance. On Sept. 18 is a Sublime tributewith 40 oz. To Freedom at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. Three […]

Business Briefs

Landline telephone payment assistance available GENESEE COUNTY — The Federal Communications Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates have designated September 13-19, 2010 as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” The designation is an effort to raise awareness of landline telephone payment assistance available to qualifying low-income Michigan residents as […]

Golfers still have time to register for Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing

BURTON — Community members interested in playing golfing in the Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing still have time to register. The charity golf outing is Sept. 18 at Southmoor Golf Course, G-4312 S. Dort Hwy. The foundation needs 250 golfers for the first ever, double shot-gun start to accomplish the goal of the Eli Foundation. To realize the double, shot-gun […]


Learn to Fence at the Greater Flint YMCA FLINT — If you have ever thought of trying sport fencing, now is your chance. The YMCA downtown is offering beginner classes starting Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of foil fencing, footwork, attacks, parry and riposte. Equipment and instruction will be furnished by the Genesee Fencing Club. Class size […]

Grand Blanc man opens “green” sign making business

GRAND BLANC — In 2008, local businessman Tom Kiihr became another casualty of the U.S. auto crisis and failing economy. Along with thousands of others, his engineering management position with Delphi was eliminated after the company declared bankruptcy. After some job searching and coming to the realization that he no longer wanted to get back into the corporate world, Kiihr […]

HealthPlus presents Children Health, Safety Day

FLINT TWP. — Parents looking for valuable safety tips and to have fun with their children can attend the HealthPlus Children’s Safety and Health Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the HealthPlus headquarters, 2050 S. Linden Rd. This year’s event will feature a bike rodeo for kids, which will teach kids how to ride a bike safely; a bike […]

FYT opens its stage door to the public for extensive backstage sale

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre hosts its 10th Backstage Sale, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. A special preview sale will take place on Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m. Admission to the preview is $5 per person and affords patrons the first opportunity to purchase items before the sale on Saturday. The Backstage Sale […]

‘The Fabric of Our Lives’ campaign comes to GVC

FLINT TWP. — Cotton Incorporated’s newest experiential marketing campaign brings “The Fabric of Our Lives®” advertising campaign to life at Genesee Valley Center, one of 15 malls to launch the program nationwide this fall. Fans can enter Cotton’s The Fabric of My Life® Song Contest, recording their own version of “The Fabric Our Lives®” song for a chance to win […]