2012-04-12

Mom and pop printing business opens with a zip




FLINT TWP. — If the name of a new business on Bristol Road – Zuddles – doesn’t make you stop and wonder, then the bright colors and blue cheetah logo prominently displayed on the entrance sign and vehicle parked out front probably will get your attention. Zuddles is the brainchild of Kelly Sharkey of Burton who owns the commercial design, […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



Ford Uses Fox TV Show ‘Alcatraz’ to Re-Create Famous 1968 Bullitt Chase Scenes of police officers chasing down bad guys in fast cars have been a staple of film and television for decades. Some of the most iconic examples of the breed have involved the Ford Mustang including a 1968 pursuit through the hilly streets of San Francisco. That, of […]

In brief



Progressive AE launches beta version of LEED App for Earth Day STATEWIDE — Progressive AE has developed its first mobile app to aid Project Teams seeking LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Progressive AE’s LEED PAL, or LEED Photo Album Log, will be used by its clients to streamline the LEED process. The app will serve as a […]

Parents Without Partners to hold open dance



 FLINT — Parents Without Partners Flint Chapter #110 will hold an open dance for all on April 19 at the Flint Eagles Club #629, 2149 N. Dort Hwy. from 7 p.m. to midnight. Details: Call 810-422-5283, 810-516-9845 and 810-843-0640. — G.G

A sampling of more vanity plates



Writing about vanity plates I see out on the roads around the area has become sort of a shtick for me over the past couple years. It is fun and sometimes takes a lot of work for my minions and I. My minions would be, well, my girlfriend Anita, who helps me write down and keep track of the many […]

Perani arena owner dies during flight to Thailand



FLINT – Bob Perani, 69, died during a flight from Detroit to Tokyo early this morning, while returning to his retirement home in Thailand, according to print and broadcast reports. Perani is the owner of the Perani Arena, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint, and Perani’s Hockey World, a chain of 19 sporting good stores in the United States and Canada. The […]

A Night to Remember…

Family recounts story of ancestors who were aboard the Titanic


BURTON — Anna Thomas of Tibnin, Lebanon, was bound for Dowagiac, MI, when she boarded the R.M.S. Titanic in April of 1912 to make the crossing from England to the United States. Thomas, who did not speak a word of English, boarded the doomed ocean liner with her two children — Mary and George — and sailed off for America, […]

In brief



Fly tiers to hold class FLINT — The Greater Flint Muddler Minnows, a nonprofit club for fly tiers in and around Genesee County, will hold a fly tying class April 23, 30 and May 7. The class will be held at Blackstones Pub and Grill, 531 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint from 6-8 p.m. on class dates. Attendees will […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Trapt with special guests Candlelight Red, Ballz Deluxe and Spiral Crush on April 13. Tickets are $20 in advance. Toolology featuring Autumn Coma and Russell Wayne with special guests OVACiiR, Easy Vibe and Mama Sol & The N.U.T.S. perform on April […]

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