Kitchen and bath business moves to new location

BURTON — RKB Design and Remodeling is moving locations July 1. Owner Stephen Allen, a certified kitchen designer, has been working in the kitchen and bath industry since 1974. He has been in the current location since 1984. The move came about because of the changes in the economy. “Ten-fifteen years ago we were doing $2 million a year … […]

Sports Shorts

Michigan race venue to host National event BIRCH RUN — Baja Acres, 8683 Birch Run Rd., is hosting a National Obstacle Mud Running Series Event titled the Mud Factor on June 30. “With having 80 acres of rolling hills, water features, natural obstacle and trees, Baja Acres is a perfect fit for this event. We sell fun and that is […]

The VIEW from here

Telling FEMA where it can go

Remember the storm we had May 4? You remember, the one that flooded homes, highways and apartment complexes, causing millions of dollars in damage throughout Genesee County. The one Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright called “a 500- year storm” when as many as 9 inches of water an hour fell over the course of 4-5 hours. Well, the U.S. […]


JUNE 23 JAKES Shoot. The Marlette Sportsmen’s Association along with the National Turkey Federation is hosting a Jakes Shoot from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. at the Marlette Sportsmen’s Club two miles west and 42 miles north of Marlette. Open to anyone wishing to shoot shotguns and .22 rifles. Youth ages 8-11 will be competing for prizes. The sportsmen’s club and […]

New state fireworks law setting stage for a booming Fourth of July celebration

FLINT TWP. — A vacant lot in front of a closed business on Linden Road will be home to a fireworks tent sale for the next two and a half weeks. The township board of trustees unanimously approved on Monday an application from E & E investments to hold the sale from June 20 through July 10. Jeff Threet of […]

All-Big Nine Conference Golf Coach of Year: Michael Leffler, Davison

FIRST TEAM Zac Brammer, Davison Dave Thompson, Davison Gabe Schiller, Davison Mike Wilson, Powers Jake Stone, Powers Graham Fulcher, Powers Caleb Lindstrom, Flushing HONORABLE MENTION Alex Dunckel, Davison Vin Stefanko, Davison Joe Richards, Davison Alec Cramer, Powers Mitch Tucker, Powers Dan Olson, Flushing Jacob Linder, Carman-Ainsworth

Wine Scene

Torrontés — Wine of the winds

The winds that blow across the high plains and steep valleys of the Andes in Argentina influence the life and culture of the Mendoza wine growing region. The icy Polar winds blowing in from Antarctica chill the bones and for the grapes, force the sap deep into the vines. The spring winds, the Zonda, bring a rousing warmth and generate […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Crowning glory

Bart? Homer? O.J.? How about Webb? Yes, Webb Simpson is the winner of this year’s U.S. Open. Webb never ever held the lead on the golf course while he was playing! How bizarre is that? What a way to win a major golf tournament, huh? Webb was in the clubhouse watching Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell battle it out and […]

Ad campaign helps raise awareness about Flint’s Children’s Museum

GENESEE COUNTY — At the replica fire station, two little girls wearing miniature firefighter coats waited for their turn at the wheel of a big yellow fire truck. Across the room, a young boy shopped for groceries at the Smart Mart, a replica supermarket that is one of the most popular attractions among more than 40 exhibits at the Flint […]

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