From garage to distribution center: Residential Skirting catches on

GENESEE COUNTY — Today in Lansing business partners Tim Powers and Greg Cassels will accept another small business award for their company. Residential Skirting Products, a Dort Highway-based business, has won two awards in the past year from Michigan organizations. “We’ve always been working out of our garages basically. This is a transition for us,” said Powers. In the mid-90s, […]


Letters to the editor

(Editor’s note: The following letters were received prior to our deadline for political letters to appear prior to the May 3 election, but were not able to appear in last week’s edition.) Croudy right choice for MCC board My letter is one of endorsement of the candidate Lenore Croudy for Mott Community College Board of Trustees. In my judgment she […]


SATURDAY, MAY 14Sixth Annual Lions Bear Lake Camp Golf Classic. Proceedsfrom this event will support blind and visually impaired children at Bear Lake Camp. 18 holes of golf will take place atMETAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Golf cart, coursecontests, buffet-style dinner and door prizes areincluded. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 1p.m. and awards dinner is at […]

Visit to the second grade is always good for a grin

The VIEW from here

I’ve written here before about going to visit my son’s school and what that experience can be like. I recently went to Sam’s school and joined his second grade class as a birthday treat — he was turning 8 — and nothing says “Happy Birthday” like dad bringing him a Happy Meal and hanging around for recess. I love hearing […]

Warriors split at home, take decisive game five on the road

FLINT— The St. Louis Bandits fired several pucks on net Friday, but quality is often better than quantity. The Michigan Warriors were out-shot, 21-4, in the first period, but remained scoreless, as Lapeer native Robert Tadazak incredibly stopped all 21 shots. The Warriors picked it up a bit in the second. Robert Mantha dumped the puck into the St. Louis […]

For love of animals

Humane Society volunteer dedicates time despite loss of vision

GENESEE COUNTY — Jeanne Aaronson says since a young age, she’s always been in the middle of a pack of dogs. Today she sits in the atrium of The Humane Society of Genesee County surrounded by cages of barking dogs as she serenely clips receipts the Humane Society will turn in for extra money. “This is the high point of […]

Let the octopi fly

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Red Wings have been waiting to fly into the second round of the NHL playoffs. The problem is, and it is a nice problem, the other series went more than four games. The Nashville Predators have advanced into the second round for the first time ever as a franchise. The San Jose Sharks took off the crowns of the […]

Work begins on I-75 exit to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — For the next month, be prepared for backed-up traffic at the I-75 exit to Miller Road. The traffic shift across the Miller Road bridge over I-75 began last Thursday, leaving only one lane open in both directions. This shift will be in place through the end of May, according to a construction update from the Michigan Department […]

In Brief

Kidney cancer support group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet May 11,1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. The topic will be “What Services ACS Provides.” For details call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger GHCI 810-762-8226. Open to the general public.— G.G. Glamour event fundraiser set GOODRICH — A Gift […]