2011-12-29

A year in review of major happenings



FLINT TWP. — Looking back at news coverage this year, The Flint Township View delivered stories about opening a casino, regulating medical marijuana use, building a recreational trail, the closing of a major bookstore, three family homicides and much more. Read on to review some of the highlights. The year began with a new garbage collection service by Richfield Management […]

Carr, Chiefs fall to Raiders in overtime



KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 6-9 overall, which has them sitting in last place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 8-7 Denver Broncos, 8-7 Oakland Raiders, and the 7-8 San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs looked as if they might keep themselves in the divisional race after knocking off the […]

Dance floor approved for Bar Louie



FLINT TWP. — Dining room space at Bar Louie could be getting tighter in coming months but the fun on tap will get broader. Entertainment and dance permits recently granted to the business by the township Board of Trustees will allow it to use part of its dining room floor for dancing and entertainment. The upscale bar and grill located […]

Bull riding makes stop in Motor City



DETROIT — The “Toughest Sport on Earth” comes to Detroit for the first time as the Top 40 bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls in the world will compete at Ford Field Saturday, March 10, 2012 for the Detroit Invitational Championship. The total purse of more than $100,000, including $30,000 to the winner is up for grabs. Points and […]

More than 200 Michigan-based branch locations collecting gently-used phones



GENESEE COUNTY — In support of deployed military men and women, 231 Bank of America branch locations will collect gently-used mobile phones to benefit national charity Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. Funds raised from donated devices will allow Cell Phones for Soldiers to bridge the communication gap for Michigan-based military families during deployments with free calling cards, allowing loved ones […]

Monday night Coors Light race league set to begin



HOLLY — The seven-week race program begins Monday, Jan. 3, 2012. This is team head-to-head racing, with each team consisting of 3-6 racers. Those who don’t have a team can be placed on one. No race experience is necessary. The league includes two divisions, handicap and straight time; racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each Monday night; Apres’ Ski Race party […]

IMA Winter Bridal Show coming Jan. 7



BURTON — The IMA Winter Bridal Show will be held Jan. 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd. Register to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Gaines Jewelry or Bachelor’s Golf Outing for eight at IMA Brookwood Golf Club — plus much more — all for $5 per person. Featured will […]

New director named for Crim Festival of Races



FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation announced Dec. 21 that Patricia Ball has been named the new race director for the Crim Festival of Races. Ball succeeds Deb Kiertzner, who served as race director since 2005. “We could not be more pleased with our selection of Patricia Ball as Crim Race Director,” said Gerry Myers, CEO for the foundation. “We […]

Commit to Fit! Weight loss challenge registration open



GENESEE COUNTY — The first annual Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is a community-wide challenge that will take place over the 8 week period of Jan. 2-Feb. 29. The 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge, which is available free of charge to any resident who lives or works in Genesee County, seeks to promote healthy living and celebrate […]

Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes



BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on Jan. 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between 7 and 9 p.m. each Wednesday. Participants […]