Budding business owners debut at the mall on July 25

FLINT TWP. — Jolie, 10, wants to raise money to pay for playground improvements at her school in the Kearsley School District. Her business, Crafts for a Cause, will help her do that when it opens for one day at the Genesee Valley Center mall center court from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25. Jolie’s business was one […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

It’s all about the baseball

It’s Monday night and I am actually watching the Home Run Derby. Can anyone guess how many Home Run Derbys there have been? I am shocked that it is the 27th one! Kauffman Field, home of the Kansas City Royals, is the host of this year’s All-Star game. What a nice ball park with the fountains shooting water in center […]

Flint area youth receive summer employment boost from nearly $900,000 in grants

FLINT — Summer jobs and learning opportunities for Genesee County teens received an important boost today, thanks to a total of $891,900 in support of the 2012 Summer Youth Initiative, a program of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Summer Youth Initiative helps more than 400 teens prepare for and connect with job opportunities in a number […]

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 details. MONDAY, JULY 16 11th Annual Kiwanis Club of Lapeer Golf Classic will be held at METAMORA COUNTRY CLUB. The four-person scramble is $85 per […]

In brief

Getting it right A brief about Chris McDonald of Designworks Advertising in Grand Blanc on July 5 should have said he was named American Advertising Federation District 6 Governor.— G.G. Mannor receives accreditation GRAND BLANC — Patrick Mannor of Michigan Estate Planning Law Center in Grand Blanc received Accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Council. Mannor […]

Freedom Edition a ‘Tip of the Hat’ to U.S. Military

More than 70 years ago, the U.S. government informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” for military use. Willys- Overland quickly created the Willys Quad – which became the Willys MA and MB –but the Army, and the world, came to know the vehicle that would help win a world war as the Jeep. As a […]

The VIEW from here

When the urinal talks, will people really listen?

There was a time I thought I’d heard it all, but that was before the urinals in bars and restaurants started talking. That’s right, over the recent holiday weekend restaurant and bar owners were asked by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) to place “talking” urinal cakes in restrooms to encourage and remind patrons to call a cab or a […]

Mid-East Festival this weekend

FLINT TWP. — More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the annual Mid- East Festival hosted by Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church which starts Friday and continues through Sunday. For the fifth consecutive year, the colorful sights and sounds of Middle Eastern culture will be shared with the public during the three-day celebration held on the grounds of […]

Tunes at Noon is back in downtown Flint

FLINT — Write it on your calendar, put a reminder on your smartphone, you have a standing lunch date from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. for the next six weeks at the University Pavilion in downtown Flint. That’s because the popular Tunes at Noon Festival is back and with free, highcaliber, low-calorie entertainment! The festival, which is presented by the University of […]

In brief

Burton resident receives MCC family award BURTON — Aaron Meehling, a Mott Community College student from Burton, was recently honored at the MCC 2012 Student Writing Awards program. Meehling is the recipient of the 2012 Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award. The Bommarito Award is given to a student in the developmental writing program who mirrors the qualities exemplified by beloved […]