2011-07-28

Win a big prize at GVC



FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center is hosting an Online Contest offering students at K-12 schools a chance to win a Big Prize. To enter, visit the mall’s Facebook page by noon July 29, and nominate your school, including on the post your name and the name of your school. The top 20 schools with the most nominations by Friday’s […]

Sports Shorts



Outdoors enthusiasts to get special deal at MIS BROOKLYN — Show your 2011 Michigan hunting, fishing or ORV license, or snowmobile trail permit at Michigan International Speedway and get 50 percent off Friday and Saturday tickets on Aug. 19-20, and $10 off Turn 1 tickets on Sunday, Aug. 21. Just go to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) booth, show […]

Fazoli’s seeking liquor license



FLINT TWP. — Diners soon may enjoy wine served with pasta meals at Fazoli’s fast-food Italian restaurant, 5100 Corunna Road. On its second try, the business was granted a transfer of a Class C liquor license from 3141 Miller Rd. (formerly Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon). In May, the Board of Trustees denied the request 4-2 but gave unanimous approval […]

Two Cavaliers ‘Reaching Higher’ in hoops



SOUTH LYON — Two Carman-Ainsworth basketball players got a special opportunity to catch the eye of college recruiters this month. Jasmine Jones and Cameron Morse both were nominated by their coaches and chosen by a committee to participate in the Reaching Higher prep basketball experience at South Lyon High. The NCAA-approved event is a joint effort of the Michigan High […]

Daycare celebrates anniversary



FLINT TWP. — The Always Learning Daycare, 1306 W. Bristol Rd., will hold an Open House to mark one year in business on Aug. 6. This event is open to the public from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be a clown, a magician, bounce house, light refreshments, face painting and more. There will also be tours of the daycare center. […]

Tee Time



MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. FRIDAY, JULY 29 IMA Recreation Association Annual Golf Outing will […]

McLaren ranked among nation’s best



FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center has joined the prestigious ranks of America’s top medical institutions in the 22nd annual U.S. News & World Report guide to “Americans Best Hospitals.” McLaren Regional earned “High Performing” rankings in 10 specialty areas, earning on of the top 5 rankings among hospitals in the greater Detroit Metro Area, which includes Genesee County. McLaren […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Breathing a sigh of relief

My NFL football worries came to an end Monday, as a Collective Bargaining Agreement 10-year deal was reached. The lockout lasted 132 days! It seemed like years to me. The next 10 days in the NFL are going to be a complete and chaotic frenzy. The first item on each team’s menu will be signing their own free agents and […]

SC mulling shared services with Flint Twp.



SWARTZ CREEK — At Monday’s City Council meeting a resolution was passed to seek grant money from the Michigan Municipal League for planning dollars to benefit the study of possible shared services with Mundy Township and Flint Township. Consolidating services like police and fire can keep what City Manager Paul Bueche terms “essential services” intact, even with the declining revenue […]

Michigan Retailers Assn. seeks century-old retailers



LANSING — The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is searching for Michigan Centennial Retailers — current retail businesses that have been in operation for 100 years or more. MRA will honor the latest group of Centennials as part of the organization’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Aug. 23 in Lansing. Since 2000, MRA has identified and recognized 85 century-old retailers. […]


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