Business Briefs

WFBA January meeting FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association (WFBA) announces its next meeting Jan. 19 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd. The event begins at noon with lunch, followed by the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. During the meeting, attendees will hear about the new Great Lakes Medical Campus project, along with the City of Flint’s new […]


SECOND SUNDAYS Ed and Vickie’s Country Music Jamboree from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., Otisville. Musicians bring your instruments and join in. Admission is $4. Details: 810-793-6068.


5th Annual Mentoring Breakfast commemorates occasions

FLINT — The Big Brothers Big Sisters 100 Men 100 Boys Program will host the 5th Annual Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast to commemorate January’s National Mentoring Month and the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a Day of Service across the country Jan. 17. The primary focus of the event is to highlight the positive and significant impact […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]

Wounded pride in the Big Ten

Fat Guy’s Corner

Happy New Year? I would say that did not apply to the Big Ten Conference football teams. How about a stellar 0-5 record on the first day of January 2011. Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State were all losers. I give Northwestern and Penn State an “A” for effort. I give Wisconsin an “A Plus” for its effort […]

Ribbon cutting planned for McDonald’s

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the newly-renovated McDonald’s, located at 4237 Elms Rd., 5-6 p.m. Jan. 6. The Swartz Creek McDonald’s underwent renovations to its dining room, along with adding an additional lane to its drive-thru service. The fast-food restaurant was one of many major remodels of McDonald’s restaurants […]


FRIDAY, JAN. 7 Free computer basics class, 11 a.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. Details: 810- 230-9613. Free e-mail basics class, 1 p.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. Details: 810-230-9613. Free introduction to Facebook class, 3 p.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. […]

Junior Generals, Jets duke it out at Iceland

FLINT — The Junior Generals resume their season this weekend, still smarting from a wild and crazy, 6-4 loss to the Metro Jets on Dec. 21. Flint fought back from a 3-0 deficit to make a game of it in a fight-filled second period at Iceland Arena. The teams collected two fighting major penalties and two fighting game ejections apiece […]

No resolutions this year

The VIEW from here

No resolutions this year Last year around this time I wrote a column mentioning my New Year’s Resolution for 2010. I thought about doing the same this year, but decided my success rate last year on that one resolution was pretty grim. Lose weight, that’s all I resolved to do last year and I didn’t make it happen. So this […]