International grocery offers up exotic ethnic cuisine

FLINT TWP. — Welcome is the word for the Hala Beco international grocery store that opened about two weeks ago in JO-JO’s Plaza, 3236 Corunna Road. Hala Beco, which means “welcome you’’ in Arabic, extends to a variety of cultures and nationalities that the market’s owners hope to cater to, said Ryan Abuaita of Swartz Creek, spokesperson and son of […]

In brief

Resource Genesee recruiting for program FLINT — Resource Genesee’s Leadership Genesee program is now recruiting for the 2011- 2012 program year. The deadline to apply is Aug. 22. Since 1973, the program has provided more than 1,150 participants with opportunities to network with peers, gain a greater awareness of Genesee County issues and resources, develop practical leadership skills, and make […]

Collecting my (random) thoughts

My head. It gets a little jumbled in there sometimes. Lots of thoughts, memory slips from time to time — it can make for confusing days and restless nights. Time to put down in print some of what goes on in there: • We, as a society, label people. Everyone has to fit into a category or classification. If you’re […]

The Renaissance Festival returns

HOLLY — The end of summer signals the beginning of The Michigan Renaissance Festival for many in the state. This last hurrah, beginning Aug. 20 and running through Oct. 2, serves as a fantastical transition into the magic of autumn. For some devout medieval fans it is a way of life, or a hobby. For most visitors, it is a […]

In brief

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month GENESEE COUNTY — August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition (GCBC), together with local La Leche League (LLL) groups are hosting special events to promote community breastfeeding information, acceptance and support. “Talk to Me!” is this year’s world-wide message during Breastfeeding Awareness Month because communication is essential to protect, promote and […]

Special immunization clinics for 2011-2012 school year

GENESEE COUNTY — In anticipation of high demand for vaccinations due to immunization requirements for school entry, the Genesee County Health Department strongly recommends parents contact their child’s health care provider immediately to ensure that your child is up to date on his or her immunizations before school begins. Children in kindergarten, 6th grade, and those entering a new school […]

New digs

Tee Time

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 The Flint Rogues rugby team will hold its 10th annual golf outing at IMA BROOKWOOD. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. Entry fee is $65 which includes 18 holes with cart, driving range, lunch at the turn and a steak dinner. Contact Frank McCarthy at 810-343-5435 for more info. SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 […]

Sports Shorts

Warrior Dash set to return to Genesee county MT. MORRIS — The very successful inaugural Warrior Dash last weekend that saw more than 24,000 participants compete over the two days resulted in the race venue already being set for July 28, 2012. The number of participants made the Michigan leg of the race the second-highest attended race in the nation. […]

Sports VIEW

Closer to home

Now that the National Football League lockout has been laid to rest, some of our area’s more notable athletes can finally get back to work, including Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jake Long and Lapeer East grad Glenn Pakulak, a punter who signed with the Oakland Raiders this past winter. For Pakulak, this marked the 12th NFL contract he’s signed with […]