Peddling may be on the way out in township

FLINT TWP. — After denying an application for a peddlers permit — the third in the past six weeks or so — the township board is looking into doing away with door-to-door sales altogether. The previous two requests narrowly won approval in a 4-3 vote. After a 5-2 vote at its meeting last week to deny a request from Infinity […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors’ training camp fields eight squads FLINT — Flint’s Iceland Arena played host to the Michigan Warriors main tryout camp last week, which began on Tuesday and came to its conclusion on Sunday. The Warriors, a junior hockey team in the North American Hockey League, are entering their fourth year in Flint after relocating from Marquette and are looking to […]

In brief

Meet the Candidates Forum on July 30 FLINT TWP.— The public is invited to attend a Meet the Candidates Forum featuring the individuals campaigning for the Michigan 49th House District. The Genesee County Association of School Board Members (GCASBM) is hosting this event on July 30 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the GISD Davis Education Center located […]

Fun camping

Unused snowplow funds going to road improvements

FLINT TWP. — Several township streets will benefit from the lack of significant snowfall last winter. For the past three years the township has been part of a pilot program headed by the Genesee County Road Commission that calls for hiring a private contractor to plow township roads after snowfalls of five inches or more. This arrangement gets roads back […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Firing on all cylinders

The 142nd Open Championship winner was “Lefty” Mickelson. Yes, an unbelievable 66 shot by Phil on Sunday made him a winner coming from five shots down. The treacherous conditions at Muirfield in Scotland made a 66 something one would think impossible. Guess what? Phil made it happen. He only needed 26 putts on Sunday. Phil birdied 13 and 14 and […]

Baker hosts antique semi-truck show

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host its first Classic & Antique Semi- Truck Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 28. Truck enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. One of the highlights will be a restored 1940 General Motors […]


SATURDAY, JULY 27 Jim Bryan Memorial Golf Outing to benefit North Branch Fireworks, a four-person scramble, will take place at WASHAKIE GOLF & RV RESORT. Tee off at 9 a.m. Cost: $65 per person, includes steak dinner catered by Bryan’s Supermarket. Details: Bob Bryan at 810-441- 6604. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 Booker “Jake” Moore & Dr. Rodney “Kid” Feaster Memorial Golf […]

The VIEW from here

Cellphones have kicked courtesy to the curb

(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2010) S ome time ago I wrote a column about how technology — specifically cellphones, text messaging and email — were rapidly becoming the preferred method of communication. My point in the column was we’re rearing a generation of children who seem to prefer text messaging to talking. I recently spoke with […]


It’s one thing when a major auto manufacturer like Chrysler expresses pride in a new vehicle like the 2013 Ram 1500, but quite another when a respected and well-established third-party evaluating organization agrees. ConsumerReports.org issued a report July 16 placing the 2013 Ram 1500 squarely on top of its list of full-size pickup trucks. “The 2013 Ram 1500 has both […]