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Need a little ‘comic’ relief ? Go to a convention

When I was a kid, I loved comic books. I was never an avid collector, by any means, but I always enjoyed picking up a copy of books like The Flash, the Fantastic Four, Thor, Ironman and Daredevil. More recently I’ve enjoyed the more grown-up comic books — otherwise known as graphic novels — particularly The Walking Dead, upon which […]

Area athlete to play in upcoming contest

ALLENDALE — Carman-Ainsworth senior Cleandre Robinson, a 6-foot-2 offensive guard who signed his national letter of intent to play football starting this fall at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, will suit up for the West squad at the Michigan High School Football Coaches 2013 All-Star Game. The contest will take place on June 22 at 2 p.m. at Grand Valley State […]

Kettering president paints rosy outlook

FLINT TWP. — Probably few people envision being able to safely walk down blighted University Avenue in Flint from the Kettering University campus to the University of Michigan — Flint campus on Saginaw Street. But that is the vision of Robert McMahan, president of Kettering University, who has been taking steps to make that walk a reality since arriving on […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JUNE 1Murphy’s Drive for Education 2013 Golf Scramble will takeplace at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Thefee of $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf with cart,coffee & donuts, hot dogs, dinner, prizes and a team picture. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgunstart is at 8 a.m. Details: Murphy Elementary at 810-538-2345. SUNDAY, JUNE 2Lapeer Skating […]

In brief

Chamber makes use of clean energy a priority FLINT — While clean energy progress remains slow at the national level, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has emerged as one of the top local chambers in the country driving economic development around clean energy, according to a first-of-its-kind report released by Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). With […]


It was a “three-peat” for the Jeep Grand Cherokee at the New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) annual industry dinner, when the vehicle was named “Official Winter Vehicle of New England” for an unprecedented third consecutive year. The Grand Cherokee snapped up two separate awards, and brand leader Mike Manley was also singled out for honors. In addition, the Ram […]

Dinner benefits new Pregnancy Resource Center

DAVISON TWP. — Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, was the keynote speaker, May 16, at the Colonial Valley Suites during the first Impact Pregnancy Resource Center benefit dinner. The banquet hall was filled with people interested in helping to raise funds for the center. They were treated to a full meal, singing, […]


While style may not be the primary reason most consumers cite for choosing a car, for those who demand plenty of personality from their daily ride and really want to stand out from the crowd, Kelley Blue Book has compiled a list of “10 Cars that Exude Attitude.” The list is posted at kbb.com. The Kelley Blue Book editors have […]

Genesee Health Plan awarded for helping the uninsured

FLINT — The Genesee Health Plan received the 2013 Community Partnership Award from the Greater Flint AFL-CIO Central Labor Council in recognition of its efforts to help uninsured and under-insured Genesee County residents get access to health care services and treatments. GHP received the award May 20, at a Friends of Labor Recognition Dinner at the IMA Brookwood Golf and […]

In brief

FGS to hold annual dinner FLINT — The Flint Genealogical Society will have their annual dinner June 4, 6 p.m., at The Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Speaker will be Kim Crawford, on his book “The Daring Trader: Jacob Smith in the Michigan Territory, 1802-1825.” Tickets are $15 and the public is welcome. For reservations, call President Jim […]