2012-02-09

Vanity plates — a fun way to break the tension



The past couple of editions I have apparently ruffled feathers with my political opinions, so rather than provoke the readership into a mass uprising — you know, like with torches and pitchforks marching down the street toward my office — I thought this week I’d just have fun. So I’ve been collecting car tags for a few weeks now, preparing […]

25 Moving Sale



Moving Sale February 10-11, 9a- 6p, 2508 Culvert Rd. Burton, Washer/Dryer, Furniture, Something for Everyone!

McLaren Foundation kicks off fundraiser to build hospitality house for cancer patients




FLINT TWP. — A fundraising campaign kicked off last week with a goal to raise $8 million to build a Hospitality House on Beecher Road that will provide a home away from home for cancer patients coming for treatment at McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Center. The housing facility is needed to compete with nine other Proton Centers nationwide, said Don […]

30 Auctions



HUGE Estate Auction, Saturday, February 18, 10am, Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center Street, Lapeer, MI. Tim Freese Auction. 989- 912-8701. For complete list/photos: www.auctionzip.com

In brief



Genesys offers free infant safety class GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesys Family Birthing Center staff wants to make sure first time parents are as prepared as possible for the birth of their new baby. The free, two-hour class covers many topics of concern for new parents: Upcoming classes are: Feb. 27 and March 27 from 6-8 p.m., in Room 3434 […]

35 Financial



CREDIT CARD DEBT? LEGALLY REMOVE IT! New program utilizing Consumer Protection Attorneys. Need Minimum $7,000 debt to qualify. Please call 1-866-652-7630 for help. Mention code SB1

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Indi-Grace’s Metal Uncensored featuring Cadence, Avenue Sky, Blood of the Unborn, In the Cut, Silent Divide and It Lies Within, on Feb. 10. Tickets are $5 in advance and are available from the bands, or $8 the day of the show. […]

5 thoughtful gifts that don’t require much thought



Valentine’s Day is prime season for florists, with floral sales capturing 40 percent of holiday dollar volume, according to data collected by IPSOS-Insight FloralTrends Consumer Tracking Study. While flowers — particularly mixed flower and red rose bouquets — may comprise the leading gifts for romantic gifters, many others are looking to buck the flowers-and-chocolate trend this year and offer something […]

Valentine’s customs then and now



Valentine’s Day is a holiday during February that commemorates love and romance and also the patron Saint Valentine. The history of St. Valentine is shrouded somewhat in mystery, and there are beliefs that many different people went by the name St. Valentine. One such individual was a holy priest who served in Rome, Italy. Some historians surmise that he was […]

Cavs find offense, rout Flushing and Buena Vista




FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth coach Bob Root has stated over the past few weeks that the Cavaliers have been playing great defense, but the team had to play better offensively. Well, it seems all that preaching paid off for Root over the past week, as the Cavs defeated Saginaw Buena Vista on Tuesday, 71-48, and Flushing last Friday, 73-34. Against Buena […]