Familiar name takes over Miller Road car dealership

FLINT TWP. — The name is up on the building and the lot is full of cars but the new Jim Waldron dealership on Miller Road is not quite ready to open yet. It will be some time after the first of the year, said Jim Waldron Jr., co-owner of the recently purchased facilities at 4140 Miller Road, formerly occupied […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Wings and frog legs

The Holidays are upon us and that means early deadlines. There will be no more NFL picks until the playoffs begin. Let’s be honest, you won’t miss them unless you have been picking against me. We will put the NFL on hold, especially since the Detroit Lions have stunk all season long anyway. Instead, let’s take a look at the […]

Caregiver Retreat seeking participants

SWARTZ CREEK — The first ever “Caring for the Caregiver” Retreat & Symposium will take place May 18 at the Birch Run Expo and Convention Center in Birch Run. The event will be hosted by The Nancy DeKatch Caregiver Institute, a 501©3 organization in Michigan. The focus of the retreat is on providing caregivers with educational resources, expert advice and […]


General Motors recently introduced the redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500. The upgraded trucks will hit showrooms in mid-2013. Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, said GM’s truck customers rely on their trucks to meet the day-to-day challenges of earning a living, running a business and taking care of their families. “Chevrolet is committed to giving truck […]

Donahue to partner with Piper Realty

GRAND BLANC — After 30 years in the food and beverage business (Rube’s Bar, Tavern on the Green, 44/30 and PD’s Pub), Dave Donahue has decided to change career paths. He has partnered with Piper Realty Company — with nearly 100 years of experience, integrity and knowledge in the real estate business — to assist him and his clients in […]


The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and CMAX Hybrid combined sales have surpassed that of the Toyota Prius plug-in and the Prius v during November, the first full month both C-MAX hybrids were available. The C-MAX has been named a finalist in the category of the North American International Auto Show Car of the Year Award. A total of 4,848 C-MAX […]

In brief

Roosters raises money for Movember DAVISON — Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, a modern barbershop that focuses on delivering the best in men’s grooming in a relaxing, welcoming environment, is pleased to announce that in November, their guests, fans and franchisees raised more than $2,500 for Movember, an organization that raises vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate […]

The VIEW from here

So the world ended...again

One things you learn as you grow older is every few years someone comes along with a new theory or prediction on the end of the world and inevitably enough people prescribe to that idea it takes on a life of its own. Case in point —the recent Mayan doomsday prophecy. For the past year there has been constant talk […]

Comedian to take the stage Jan. 26 at Whiting

FLINT — The Whiting will present the return of one of Comedy Central’s top comedians of all time, Sinbad live on Jan. 26. Tickets are on sale now and range from $19-$39. There is also a Night of Laughs Dinner Package that includes VIP tickets to Sinbad, dinner at Fandangels’, and a pre-show drink and dessert. Tickets can be purchased […]

Crim helping make park improvements

FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation (Crim) is helping Flint youth and families have great places for play. Through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) initiative, facilitated by the Crim, the organization is partnering with residents and community groups to make grant-funded improvements to Max Brandon and Brennan Parks. The HKHC initiative is in its third year and has emphasized […]