Local ski areas partner with McDonald’s

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan McDonald’s and 25 ski areas across the state have teamed up to offer Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding. The program includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or crosscountry trail pass. The program, which will be honored until Jan. 31, is $30 for downhill skiing, $20 for cross-country […]

Mountain Cats struggle against Wooster Oilers

WOOSTER, OH — The Mountain Cats had a rough weekend, as they took on the Wooster Oilers three times and dropped two of the decisions in Great Lakes Junior Hockey League action. On Sunday, the Cats and Oilers played in a matinee game at 1p.m. and the host Oilers took a convincing 4-1 victory. The Mountain Cats fell behind, 4-0, […]

C/A students show off skills at BPA competition

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students showed off their business skills during the 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Workplace Skills Assessment Program held Jan. 7 at Baker College. The students had the opportunity to choose from 70 competitions and when the scores were in, Shawn McClain won fifth place in Human Resource Management. In total, Carman- Ainsworth High […]

FYT presents West Moon Street

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s Off the Press Series staged reading of West Moon Street will be performed Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. This hilarious farce with a dash of mystery is written by Rob Urbinati and based on “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Oscar Wilde. West Moon Street is the third staged reading in FYT’s 2010-11 Off the Press […]



It’s in the fine print

Davison couple starts web-based business that enhances disclaimers on Internet ads

DAVISON — Ever tried to read the fine print on an Internet ad? Either it’s too small to read or the process of zooming in on it causes the image to become depixilated. Marcus and Rebecca Sharp said they were sitting at home one night, watching TV, when the idea hit them — a Webbased business where customers can go […]


Annual Scrapbook Crop at Swartz Creek UMC SWARTZ CREEK — The UMW of Swartz Creek United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Scrapbooking Workshop 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Family Life Center of the church. The price of $28 includes a mini breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and door prizes. Contact Rhona at 810-630-0537 for more information. Send payment by […]

Business Briefs

How to write a business plan FLINT — A Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan seminar will be presented by Region 6 Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) based at Kettering University,on Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to noon in the Campus Center at the corner of University and Chevrolet Avenues in Flint. For startup businesses, a pre-requisite to […]

Jazz Vespers returns to Woodside Church

FLINT — Woodside Church is pleased to resume its alternative worship service — Jazz Vespers — which features local musicians from Flint and the surrounding area. Presented in a coffee house setting, the service offers a mix of outstanding music, readings all focused on a monthly theme. Service begins at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served. All are invited […]

VG’s launches rewards program to save shoppers money

GENESEE COUNTY — VG’s Stores, with 16 locations in Southeast Michigan, announced today the introduction of yes Rewards, a new customer loyalty program that takes saving money on groceries and pharmacy prescriptions to a whole new level. Yes Rewards offers savings on groceries and pharmacy prescriptions — PLUS the opportunity to earn points on purchases and redeem those points for […]