This Just In — new specialty store opens

BURTON —According to local business owner Heidi Shears, everybody’s got to find their niche. Shears is living by that mantra as she moves aside men’s and children’s clothing to make way for a larger junior’s and women’s selection within her consignment store, This Just In. She’s pulled out scented candles and sheer valances to give the store more of a […]

Half cocked

I just don’t understand the logic sometimes used by large groups as it relates to audiences in the sporting venues. In the most recent edition of the American Hunter, President David Keene relates how the London city government announced recently that “the very sight of firearms is so injurious to the mental health of young people” that it has prevented […]

At least Tim Thomas isn’t being two-faced

This isn’t a sport column, but I felt the need this week to talk about Davison’s Tim Thomas and his recent — and controversial — decision not to join his teammates, the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, for a visit to the White House for a ceremony where the hockey team was honored by President Barack Obama. Thomas declined the […]

Wrestlers second by a point

ALLEN PARK — Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers came within a point of sweeping the Allen Park Team Tournament last Saturday, going 4-1 and losing to Dearborn Fordson, 39-38, in the championship final. Six Cavaliers went 5-0—Dward Kue at 103 pounds, Wes Cummings at 112, Darien Vaughn at 125, Shaq Polacek at 135, Jake Weissend at 145 and Jerron Thomas at 171. The […]

Library celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Grammy nominated vocalist to headline 11th annual brunch

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library will present its 11th Annual Black History Month brunch on Feb. 18, 10 a.m. at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 801 Health Park Blvd. in Grand Blanc. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading program. Nearly 5,000 young people participate in the program, which […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Feverish delight

It’s Super Bowl week and World Series week here in the state of Michigan. Hey, Fat Guy, the World Series isn’t until next October, you big dummy! But, World Series fever hit Motown last Tuesday when the Prince Fielder signing was announced. A whopping nine-year deal worth $214 million. I didn’t realize how many Little Ceasar Pizza Pizzas I ate […]

The 2012 honorees

• Paul Newman, the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Flint, serves on the Genesee Intermediate School District Board of Education, and is chair of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority Board. • Sylvester Jones, Jr., program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for REACH and the Educational Foundation for the Flint Community Schools. […]

Neighborhood shootout possibly linked to homicide at Flint nightclub

FLINT TWP. — Township police took six people into custody Monday afternoon following a gun battle on Casaloma Drive off Beecher Road, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report at the Township Board meeting Monday night. One person suffered a minor gunshot wound to the leg but refused treatment at the scene, Sippert said. He said calls of numerous […]

In brief

McLaren offers smoking cessation support group FLINT — McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is offering a free Smoking Cessation Support Group the second Monday of every month. The support group can benefit anyone who is struggling to give up those last few cigarettes but does want to quit. The next meeting is Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the McLaren Medical […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Fuel with special guests Dive and The Nines on Feb. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance. Psychostick with special guests Ventana and As Summer Dies will take to the stage at the Machine Shop on Feb. 4. Tickets are $10. Eye […]