Back to Bricks Party next week

FLINT TWP. — Back for its second year in Flint Township, the Back to the Bricks Tune-up party, one of five taking place next week, will be rolling into the parking lot at the Genesee Valley Mall from 1 -4 p.m., Aug. 8. The parade of classic cars will be staged in the parking lot between the Logan’s and Bar […]


Two new stores coming to the mall

FLINT TWP. — Maurices, a national women’s clothing retailer and VILLA Join the Movement, an urban athletic shoe and apparel store, are opening at Genesee Valley Center mall this fall. Both will be located in the JCPenney wing, said Kristen Cassabon, mall marketing manager. Founded in 1931, Maurices specializes in trendy but affordable styles for young women wearing sizes 1-24. […]

Concussion education included in pre-season rules meetings

EAST LANSING — Already administering a strong set of protocols addressing the removal and return to play of young athletes suspected of sustaining concussions in competition, the Michigan High School Athletic Association is further ramping up its concussion education efforts of coaches, student-athletes and parents as the 2012-13 school year approaches. In partnership with the University of Michigan’s NeuroSport and […]

Spartan Stores kicks off fundraiser in Michigan stores

SWARTZ CREEK — Spartan Stores, based in Grand Rapids, recently kicked off its third annual My Michigan Matters fundraiser in corporate retail stores throughout Michigan. The fundraiser, which runs through Aug. 11, allows customers to make donations in $1, $2 and $3 increments at the checkout lane. In return, a customer who donates money will receive more than $3 worth […]

Teammates face off in FJGA

FLINT — High school teammates went head-to-head on the final day of Flint Junior Golf Association play this week. Thomas James and Connor Carey of Grand Blanc matched up in the boys’ championship flight, while Kristen Loiselle and Morgan Storer of Swartz Creek squared off in the girls’ first flight of the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Group at Swartz Creek Golf […]

In brief

Orthodontic center recognized nationally DAVISON — Munk Orthodontics is extremely honored to have one of it’s patients featured on the cover of the July 2012 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Now in its 97th year, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is a leading orthodontic resource. The patient, Mary Bis, was treated by […]

Fury’s winning streak ended by league-leading Force

FLINT— Over the past few weeks, the Flint Fury seemed to be gaining their stride back. Capping off a three-game road trip with consecutive wins over the Detroit Diesels, 30-14, and the Motor City Soldiers, 40- 12, the Fury were firing on all cylinders. Flint faced its biggest challenge of the season this past Saturday, returning home to play the […]

Prostate Cancer Run geared up for Aug. 18

RICHFIELD TWP. — When you consider prostate cancer is the second leading form of cancer in men, you start to understand why the Davison Eagle Riders have been fighting for the cause over three years now. “Behind lung cancer, its the leading form of cancer in men,” said Davison Eagle Rider Danny “Gripper” Griggs. “Last year 30,000 men died needlessly […]

Sports Shorts

U17 MESA Panthers undefeated in two tournaments KALAMAZOO — The MESA Panthers girls’ soccer team traveled to Kalamazoo and participated in the KISS Soccer Showcase, winning the title. The Panthers had wins against the Michigan Alliance Elite, 3-1, Midwest United (IL), 3-0, KM United (WI), 4-0, and beat the Cary Defenders (IL), 2-0, in the finals. The Panthers also participated […]