Rotary hold installation picnic

SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee Valley Rotary Club held its annual installation picnic on June 26 at Elms Road Park in Swartz Creek. During the program, the Rotary Club awarded its Paul Harris Fellow Award, which recognizes an area community member who exemplifies outstanding community service. This year the award went to Kali Weber, a Flushing resident, who founded the […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Christian Men’s Golf Fellowship on behalf of Love, INC is holding a golf outing, helping those in need. The event takes place at WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE. Call Love INC at 810-245-2414 for further information. MONDAY, JULY 16 Kiwanis Club of Lapeer 11th Annual Golf Classic at Metamora Golf and Country Club. $85 per person. This is a […]

Expansion sets stage for a new home for the Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — When the curtain rises Sept. 13 on opening night of the musical “Cabaret,” it will signal not only a new season but a new existence for the esteemed Flint Community Players theater company. With the completion of an addition to its headquarters at 2462 S. Ballenger, FCP is ending a 40-year run at Bower Theater in the […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

A no-brainer

The NBA draft is over and the Pistons came away with three selections. The ninth pick of the draft was Andre Drummond from Connecticut. Drummond is a center and should help them in the middle. Big Ben Wallace is done and some youth is needed at that position. How much do I know about Andre? Honestly, I have to say […]

PTAC hosts free workshop at Baptist church

FLINT — Flint businesses looking to grow can learn how to contract with the government by joining the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they present the Selling your Products or Services to the Government workshop. For the first time, PTAC is hosting the workshop in the community on July 10 from 9-11:30 a.m. at […]

Deer hunting territory expanded for the fall

September seasons to be combined, days reduced

GENESEE COUNTY — For local deer hunters looking for new hunting grounds to the north, take note. The Natural Resources Commission has opened a few more deer management units (DMUs) in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula. The annual September hunts have also been reduced and/or combined based on complaints from October hunters that the deer they could hunt […]

In brief

McDonald named AAF president GRAND BLANC — On June 3 at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Conference called ADMERICA!, in Austin, Texas, the membership of the AAF District 6 gathered to elect into office a new board of directors for the coming year. Terms of office for the newly elected board and officers begin July 1. Chris McDonald, Principal/Creative […]


JULY 12 Annie’s Got Her Gun…Now What? at William’s Gunsight and Outfitters in Davison. Camo and Lace member and DNR Conservation Officer Linda Scheilder will instruct basic firearms. Bring your own firearm, but must be unloaded and locked for entry into building. No ammo allowed. Cost $1 for member, $2 non-members. Registration deadline July 9. Runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the […]

DM Burr donates to local police departments

FLINT TWP. — Feeding off of its name, DM Burr Heating and Cooling is looking to cool off crime rates in Genesee County by helping bring some heat back to the streets. Serving the State of Michigan since 1998, DM Burr President and Chief Executive Officer David Burr said he and his company hold Genesee County near and dear to […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Traveling Chrysler Showroom Will Visit Midwest Suppliers Chrysler Group LLC hit the road last week with its 2012 mobile showroom to visit employee, affinity partner and supplier sites over the next 19 weeks. This year’s version of the road tour is bigger and better, featuring 16 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, SRT and FIAT brand vehicles, including the all-new 2013 […]