In brief

2nd Annual Ride to Read & Motorcycle Blessing Event FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will host its second Annual Ride to Read and Bike Blessing Event on May 6. Registration and Blessing of bikes will be held from 2-3 p.m.. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd. (directly behind shopping center). Refreshments will be served. That […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Change of seasons

Editor’s Note: While The Fat Guy charms snakes on the links out West this week, Brandon Pope pinch hits in his column space. Before we could put the lid on an exciting winter sports season, the spring teams were already preparing for another campaign. Right around this time last year, we were scrambling to find stories because the first month […]

Ride for the Troops coming May 19

DAVISON — A Ride for the Troops fundraiser on Armed Forces Day, May 19, will be held at the Davison VFW Post, 9474 Lapeer Road. Signs up will begin at 10 a.m. for a rain or shine 135-mile ride with planned stops in Davison, Grand Blanc, Oxford, Mt. Clemens and Armada. Two and four wheel vehicles are welcome to participate. […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Chrysler Museum Will Host ‘Ramchargers’ Reunion Fans of Chrysler’s old Ramchargers drag racing team, heads up – the gang’s all going to be here, so to speak, on April 30 in Auburn Hills. That’s because the Mid- Michigan SAE Section is hosting a reunion dinner meeting of sorts, all to bring together and discuss the motor sports and other leading […]

Vacant big box stores stacking up

FLINT TWP. —The retail corridor has another “big box’’ vacancy to fill. The latest is the former Great Lakes Powersports, 3450 Miller Road, which quietly closed in the fall. The good news is that it was bought out by Vehicle City Motorsports, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. Vehicle City, which also runs a Harley-Davidson dealership, built a warehouse […]


GOLF The Cavs participated in the Big Nine Pre-Season Tournament at Davison Country Club Monday and took fourth with a score of 456. Davison won the tournament for a third consecutive year with a 328, Powers had a 353 and Flushing shot a 360. The players were facing winds of up to 40 mph. Davison’s Zac Brammer took medalist honors […]

In brief

Security Credit manager appointed chairman FLINT — Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Flint recently announced the appointment of Armando Hernandez, office manager at Security Credit Union’s Grand Blanc location, as chairman of the Fiesta Mexicana celebration to be hosted Sept. 15–16. This year the event has been moved to September in order to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month. Details: […]

Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-69

FLINT TWP. — A 34-year-old Flint Township man was killed April 19 when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a semi-truck on I-69 east of I-75. The accident happened at 3:05 p.m., and the Flint Township Police Department responded to there scene where they discovered a traffic crash involving a semi-truck and a motorcycle. One victim was fatally injured, […]

HealthPlus helps give life to PT HEART

FLINT — Flint-based HealthPlus of Michigan is the inaugural sponsor of the Physical Therapy Health and Rehabilitation Treatment program, or PT HEART — a free clinic run by University of Michigan- Flint students that has already begun providing services. Details of the program were announced at a press conference at the North End Soup Kitchen today. “HealthPlus is committed to […]

Letters to the editor

We encourage letters from our readers. We reserve the right to edit your comments and ask you to try to limit them to 400 words or less. Please sign your letter and include a phone number. E-mail letters to ggould@mihomepaper.com. Letter carriers picking up food May 12 On Saturday, May 12, 2012, all across America, Letter Carriers will be picking […]