2011-06-09

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Taproot with special guests the Fabulous Miss Wendy, Long Reef and Avenue Sky, June 10. Tickets are $15 in advance. Egypt Central with special guests Two Headed Chan, Xitpoint and Last Born Legend will perform June 11. Tickets are $10 in […]

The Huckleberry Radio Hour

Crossroads Village announces music lineup

GENESEE TWP. — The Genesee County Parks has announced the fourth season of The Huckleberry Radio Hour, an old-time radio show broadcast live on 1470AM-WFNT from the historic Colwell Opera House at Crossroads Village. Michigan’s only regularly scheduled live radio variety show will open the season June 18 with special guest artist singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt, along with regulars Neil Woodward, […]

Congratulations Grads



The stigmas we perpetuate about Flint



Flint — murder capital of the nation. Flint — downtown is nothing but boarded up store fronts. Flint — Don’t go there or you’ll be robbed and shot. I’ve been hearing this for years. It’s funny when I tell people I’m from Flint, or from the Flint suburbs, I always get this look which usually involves a wry grin, followed […]

GAC offers summer camp for kids



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is offering a summer sports camp for kids ages 6 through 12, and a Tiny Tots junior camp for kids ages 3 to 5. Camp begins June 20, and runs through Sept. 2. Kids can participate in camp anytime throughout the summer — they can sign up for a day, a week, […]

Hurley Bariatric Center announces it received three star quality status



FLINT — Hurley Medical Center, the region’s leader in Bariatrics, continues to offer the newest in weight loss surgery: the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Hurley Medical Center is the only hospital in the region performing this procedure. To date, more than 100 residents have undergone this life-changing surgery, which is also covered by Blue Care Network and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan […]

Business Briefs



Verlander to meet fans at Waldron DAVISON — Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be at Jim Waldron Buick GMC, 1146 S. State Rd., June 23. Verlander is expected to be available to meet with the general public for pictures and autographs sometime that afternoon. Waldron first partnered with the Tiger pitcher in 2006 when Verlander agreed to make an […]

Grand Opening celebration planned at growing Trade Center



FLINT TWP. – “It’s more storefront than flea market,” is how Wanda Belton of Grand Blanc describes her business space at the Bristol Torrey Trade Center, 4371 Torrey Road. Her first business, Raw to Radiant, specializing in organic and raw foods, opened in October, the month after the 10,600 square foot trade center opened. Within four months she’d expanded into […]

News Briefs



New police dog on the way to Flint Twp. FLINT TWP. — The newest member of the police force graduated last week from the Oakland Police Academy and is ready to report for duty. Gunner, the new police dog and his handler Officer Neal Donovan have completed a six-week training program, Police Chief George Sippert announced at the township board […]

Carman-Ainsworth names its top graduates



Afrah Aslam, daughter of Mohammad and Gazzala Aslam, finished with the third highest g.p.a. of 3.990. She was a member and captain of the varsity tennis team where she received Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player awards. She also was named first team, All-league in no.1 singles. She was involved in several school organizations including the National Honor Society […]