2012-05-24

In brief



More tent sales coming next month and beyond FLINT TWP.— Several tent sales have won approval from the township board. At its May 7 meeting, the board gave the green light to Vehicle City Harley-Davidson, 2400 Austins Parkway and ABC Warehouse, 4247 Miller Rd., to hold tent sales in June. At its May 21 meeting, the board approved applications from […]

Lady Cavs will see familiar faces in district




DAVISON — Familiarity with ones opponent can be a two-sided coin and that’s something the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team faces when it opens district play on May 29 in the No. 15-1 Davison district. On the slate, host Davison, 16-2-1 overall drew Grand Blanc, 7-4-2 overall at 6 p.m. with the winner set to tangle with Lake Orion on May […]

Higher Grounds Coffee opens in Swartz Creek




SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for a business new to Swartz Creek, Higher Grounds Coffee and Smoothie shop. The store has been in operation for approximately a month and a half, per owners Danielle and Lanny Buckner, and celebrated the shop’s Grand Opening on May 22. It […]

Tee Time



SUNDAY, JUNE 24 2nd Annual L.E.W.A. scramble is a fundraiser for the Lapeer East Wrestling Team at DEVILS RIDGE GOLF COURSE. Check in/registration is at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost: $95. Details: Chris Craton at 810-532-8673 or a L.E.W.A. member. SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Lapeer East Football 2012 Golf Outing at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Cost: $90 […]

SCU hosts annual meeting, announces 2012 board



FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has re-elected five members to its board of directors following the credit union’s recent annual meeting, held April 17 at SCU’s headquarters on W. Boulevard Dr. in Flint. The elected members include Jerry DeMaria of Columbiaville, Dick Hazel of Clio, Joe Niedzwiecki of Swartz Creek, Phillip Thick of Lapeer and John Truchan of Swartz […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Legitimate threat

The Preakness Stakes were run this past Saturday and the winner was I’ll Have Another. Does this horse sound familiar to you? It definitely should. I’ll Have Another just won the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier! I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the last 100 yards for the victory and it was an awesome race to watch. The trainer, […]

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 […]