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 […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Green with envy?

The NFL free agent feeding frenzy went fast and furious last week. Man, talk about a few F-bombs in a single sentence. The labor lockout ended and some teams wasted zero time in adding players to their roster. The early winners on paper seem to be two teams wearing the color green. The Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC and the […]

Flint Twp. agrees to join exploration of shared services

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is now officially on board to explore the idea of shared services with Swartz Creek and Mundy Township. Two board trustees wanted more time to study the issue before making a spending commitment but others felt that there is no time to spare. After some deliberations, the board voted 5-2 at its Monday night meeting […]

Questions raised about medical marijuana ordinance

FLINT TWP. — Nick and Jane Panessidi of Swartz Creek just paid $40 for a copy of the township zoning map that they feel is worthless. The map shows where medical marijuana business will be allowed to locate that the Panessidi’s believe is negated by language in a proposed medical marijuana ordinance the township board is considering. The Panessidi’s own […]

Flint Township getting in on Bricks action

FLINT TWP. — “ We wanted a piece of the action and they gave it to us,’’ said Craig Parker, describing to the board of trustees how Flint Township became one of five area municipalities hosting a Back to the Bricks Tune-up Party next week. Parker, a township resident and classic car owner, is spearheading the Flint Township lap on […]

In brief

Suspects sought FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is seeking public help in identifying the perpetrators of two sexual assault and abductions that occurred on June 27 and July 27, 2011 in the area of Corunna Road. The victims described the suspects as follows. Suspect 1 is in his mid-20s, about 6-feet-one inch tall, muscular, short dirty blonde […]

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 […]