2012-05-24

In brief



HealthPlus Rainmaker grants to target childhood obesity FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus is encouraging charitable organizations seeking funding for programs or projects that focus on the reduction and/or prevention of childhood obesity to apply for a 2012 HealthPlus Rainmaker Grant. The focus of the Rainmaker Grants on a single health issue is a departure from the traditional distribution of the grants […]

Your Health



WFBA scholarship winners named




FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association works all year on fund-raisers and fun events to be able to present three $2,500 scholarships each year to deserving students. The 2012 winners named last week at WFBA’s monthly meeting are Emily Burks of Flushing, winner in the high school category; Sarah Ross of Burton, Genesee Area Skill Center winner; and […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



2012 Camaro ZL1 Termed ‘Everyday Supercar’ The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is officially in the “11-second” club, as engineers recently turned an 11.93-second/ 116-mph quarter-mile elapsed time run in a show- room-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic. A Camaro ZL1 manual ran an 11.96- second ET at 117 mph. Only a few other production vehicles can run the quarter-mile as quickly as […]

The VIEW from here

Back to the ballfields

If any of this particular column sounds familiar, I will admit to a little recycling from one I wrote a couple years ago. It’s Spring and baseball and softball seasons are underway, so I thought it would be appropriate to point out some lessons learned in the past — along with a few new insights I’ve picked up along the […]

Patriotic concert being planned in memory of Michigan’s fallen soldiers




FLINT TWP. — Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier, 35, of Flint Township … Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Webb, 20, of Swartz Creek … Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff, 28, of Davison … Army Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30, of Burton …. The somber roll call of 230 soldiers from Michigan who have died in Iraq or […]

In brief



Genealogical Society banquet FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on S. Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet. Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured speaker. He […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Smile Empty Soul, with special guests Ionia and Ghosts of August, May 25. Tickets are $12 in advance. The Summer Slam Bash is June 1 featuring Die-Sect, Mothra, Arecyn, Shogun and From Falling Skies. This is a low dough concert. Critical […]

Crosswords



Sudoku



Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.