2011-09-01

Church hosts second Middle Eastern Festival



FLINT TWP. — Good food. Good music. Good friends. That’s how Joe Ghattas summed up the Middle Eastern Festival held on the grounds of St. George Orthodox Church last weekend. “There is nothing better than good Arabic hospitality,’’ said Ghattas, festival chairman. “We are here to have a good time and to celebrate with our friends and our neighbors.’’ A […]

Country Corn Maze returns for another year



CORUNNA — The Country Corn Maze, located in eastern Shiawassee County, is in its 11th year of operation. The Martindale family invites the public to experience their “Never Forget “10 year tribute to 9-11” Corn Maze. The Country Corn Maze wants to honor all who’s lives were changed since that fateful day. Firefighters, law enforcement, military and all of the […]

Texting and driving is the focus of awareness campaign



STATEWIDE — Michigan Auto Law is kicking off a three-week campaign sweepstakes against the dangers of texting while driving — and the winner will receive a $1,032 check. All you have to do is visit Facebook.com/MichiganAutoLaw, “Like” the law firm, and enter to win by watching a short video on distracted driving and filling out a quick contact form, said […]

Hurley, Kohl’s Dept. Store team up for Healthy Kids



FLINT — “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” Event Kick-off will be Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market, 420 East Blvd., Flint. Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded $137,745 to the Hurley Foundation for the second year of its “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” program. The program’s goal is to teach children and their parents to […]

Paving work starts on Genesee Valley Trail



FLINT TWP. — A black ribbon of asphalt laid Monday by road construction crews brought the Genesee Valley Trail close to being finished after a year of stops and starts. The 2.69-mile non-motorized biking and recreational trail won approval from the Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Aug. 31, 2010. A legal challenge that cropped up a few […]

Dash for a Difference



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Athletic Club will host the 11th annual Dash for a Difference to raise funds for Genesys Hospice patients and families, Sept. 24. The Dash event includes these races and walks:  5K run: 10 am  5K walk: 10:05 am  One mile fitness run for kids: 10:45 am  Quarter mile indoor fitness run […]

In brief



Help protect students in school bus zones GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT), on behalf of its members, reminds drivers to use extreme caution when traveling in school bus zones so students can safely load and unload each day. Unfortunately, thousands of vehicles illegally pass school buses in the United States every day, putting children at […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present My Darkest Days, with special guests Heart Self Destruct and False City, Sept. 2. Tickets are $15 in advance. Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman featuring Tim McIlrath from Rise Against and Wayne Kramer from the MC5 will perform Sept. 7. Tickets are […]

Kildee announces $3.3m grant for Bishop Airport



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) announced Tuesday that Bishop International Airport will receive a $3,324,818 Federal Aviation Administration grant for the expansion of the terminal building. “Throughout my career, the success of Bishop Airport has been one of my highest priorities and I am very happy that Bishop has been awarded this funding for its continued expansion,” […]

Cavaliers fall touchdown short in opener



FLINT TWP. — The quarterback move looks like an early success. The running back position is the new question mark in Carman- Ainsworth football. Shane Barron threw two touchdown passes and ran for 123 yards in his first game as the Cavaliers’ quarterback last Friday. But Carman lost junior running back Gerald Holmes to injury early in the game, as […]


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