2014-04-17

HealthPlus Healthier U campaign aims to motivate



FLINT – HealthPlus recently announced one of its most ambitious projects to date: a campaign designed to get all of its members age 18 and older, some 140,000 of them, to complete an individual wellness assessment and engage in a tailored health-improvement program. Dubbed “Healthier U,” the campaign is the brainchild of the company’s health and lifestyle management team, which […]

In brief



Area people honored for contributions to health care FLINT — Six people were recognized for contributions to the health care community recently when the Genesee Health Plan honored the six individuals during the third annual Health Care Hall of Fame ceremony at the Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Dr. The honorees included: Dr. F. Michael Jagg, Hurley Medical Center vice […]

C-A Robotics Team qualifies for world championship



FLINT TWP. —After racking up more points and winning the state championship, the Carman-Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition®) Team 314, has qualified for a spot at the FIRST FRC Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26. Team 314, Megatron Oracles (aka Big Mo) won the 2014 Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Champions in an Alliance with Team 27 Team RUSH, […]

Alumni tourney draws big numbers to Polar Palace




LAPEER — From the opening contest on Friday night until the championship games on Sunday afternoon, the Polar Palace Arena in Lapeer was swarming with local players and fans for the fourth annual Alumni Hockey Tournament. The event is also used as a platform to raise money for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, as well as the Michigan Youth […]

Sports Shorts



Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth to host karate classes FLINT — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education programs will host karate classes for kids, adults, teens and families in April. Karate for kids 4 and up will run every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at South Bendle from April 15-June 3 and at Carman-Ainsworth High School every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17-June […]

Outdoor Calendar



April 19 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:15 a.m., last sign in at 2:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. April 19 Cowboy Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Fun and Silhouette, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 Special Event, Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:15 a.m., last […]

Wings’ streak continues

Fat Guy Corner

The number 23 is a sweet number if you’re a Detroit Red Wings’ fan. The Wings have now made it 23 straight years in the NHL playoffs. There are NHL franchises that have not been in the NHL that long! It is just such an incredible accomplishment in today’s era of sports, especially with the salary cap. I know many […]

Tee Time



SATURDAY, MAY 17 The Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters will host their 16TH Annual Golf Outing at GENESEE VALLEY MEADOWS. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Four-person, or two-person teams, all ages welcome. Entry fee is $60 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, prizes, and appetizers after the tournament. The field is limited to […]

Sinking in



As if potholes aren’t bad enough, spring thaw has brought sinkholes cropping up all over the county. This one in the parking lot of Sam’s Club on Corunna Road is fairly minor compared to some that have led to roads being closed until repairs can be made.

Flint Jr. Golf tees up 75th anniversary




BURTON – When the Flint Junior Golf Association launched its first summer of youth play in 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” was a new release in theaters, FDR was only in his second term as president and a gallon of gas cost 10 cents. Seventy-five years later, the FJGA is still going strong and celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. Online registration […]