Community Briefs

McLaren offering heart health, cholesterol help FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is now offering “Heart Health- Controlling Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.” Have you been told that your cholesterol or blood pressure is high? Do you have a family history of heart disease? Do you want to learn how to prevent heart disease and be healthier? If you can […]


Cross Country They may have been divided into small schools and large schools, but the area cross country teams all followed the same mantra at the Greater Flint Championships last week at Swartz Creek — run as fast as you can. Area high school kids were put to the test at Dutch Hollow golf course last Thursday, with many of […]

Constitutional Convention vote on ballot

STATEWIDE — Michigan voters will have one more ballot issue, this one coming around once every 16 years, to cast a vote for or against during an already hectic Nov. 2 gubernatorial election. Voters will have a choice to either accept or reject a Constitutional Convention through Proposal 10-1, which states “Shall a convention of elected delegates be convened in […]

GAC soccer tourney in semis

DRYDEN — The Genesee Area Conference soccer tournament entered the semifinal stage Wednesday, with defending champion Goodrich still in the running for another title. The Martians drew a first-round bye for Monday’s games by virtue of their first-place finish in the league standings at 6-0. They took on Birch Run in a nonleague game and won, 1-0, to extend their […]

Swartz Creek requests itemized list of GenNET inventory

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools Supt. Jeff Pratt has asked GenNET to send an itemized list of its inventory in the district to his office while the Board of Education weighs its decision to stay or leave the GenNET Consortium. At the board’s Oct. 7 meeting, Pratt said he had received an e-mail from the Genesee Intermediate School […]

Loggers’ initial camp a success

LAPEER — From Oct. 8-10 the Polar Palace Arena Complex, 3301 Davison Rd., gave the area a taste of its very own brand of professional hockey in the form of the first annual Lapeer Loggers’ training camp, a three-day extravaganza spread out over several different time periods to allow the public maximum access to the speed and strength that comes […]

Olio’s serves up authentic dishes

FLINT TWP. — Looking for a place to enjoy authentic, Italian cuisine? Look no further than Olio’s Cafe & Grill Italian Cuisine, 1072 Elms Rd. Owned by Chef Vito Cangemi, Olio’s Cafe & Grill opened its doors to hungry diners Aug. 23 and since then, the restaurant has served up a variety of signature dishes. The decision to open a […]

Parks escape painful cuts thanks to $1.27M Mott grant

FLINT — Staff layoffs and canceled programs in the Genesee County parks system were narrowly averted on Oct. 1 when the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced a one-year, $1.27-million grant to the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. The grant will fill a budget gap created by a reduction in millage income resulting from a drop in the overall taxable […]


SEPT. 10-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Upper Peninsula and North Baldwin BMU. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall wild turkey hunting season for permit holders. SEPT. 17-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Lower Peninsula. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. OCT. 1 Recreation Passport available to MIchigan residents for $10 per registered vehicle or $5 per registered […]

Business Briefs

West Flint Business Association monthly luncheon FLINT TWP. — West Flint Business Association, 4508 Beecher Rd., announces its monthly luncheon Oct. 20 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd. The event begins with lunch at noon, followed by the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. At the meeting, attendees will hear about veterans issues, along with the millage to provide services to […]