2014-07-03

Charles W. Nash statue unveiled at Bishop Airport




FLINT TWP. — With a 1929 and 1948 collector Nash car displayed outside and several descendants of automotive pioneer Charles W. Nash family attending, the Back to the Bricks Committee unveiled its fifth life-sized bronzed statue at Bishop International Airport on Tuesday. Standing atop baggage carousel No. 2 in the airport lobby, Nash joins a similar bronzed statue of Walter […]

Be safe on the Fourth



Tomorrow marks the Fourth of July. I just want to wish all of you a happy and safe Fourth of July. If you are lighting fireworks and firecrackers, be careful and remember they can be very dangerous. Enjoy yourself, but be safe! Okay, enough with the fatherly advice. Let’s get down to sports talk. I want to say that the […]

Reactions to Supreme Court ‘landmark’ ruling

Hobby Lobby won’t have to pay for contraception

FLINT TWP. — Former First Lady Hilary Clinton was among a raft of public figures and organizations voicing reactions to Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the religious right of Hobby Lobby stores not to pay for contraception or abortions for its employees, as a provision of the new Affordable Care Act. Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby operates about 572 craft stores […]

Outdoor Calendar



July 6 Cowboy regular shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. July 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. July 12 Bowling Pin Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Sign up starts at 9:15 a.m. ends at 2:30 p.m. $5 […]

In brief



Check out the “New Income Palooza” Job Fair GENESEE COUNTY — “New Income Palooza” a non-traditional Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 at the Genesys Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township. The event addresses the limited opportunities for displaced, underemployed, overqualified and age discriminated workers. Hourly wages remain low due to high unemployment […]

Voter registration available until July 7



LANSING— Michigan residents have until July 7, to register in order to vote in the Aug. 5 primary, said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “Registering takes just a few moments of your time, and the benefits are boundless,” said Johnson, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Once you register, you are able to vote in Michigan elections and make your voice heard. […]

Walmart giving in last fiscal year exceeds $25 million



FLINT — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $25 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Michigan. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year’s total by more than $244 million. “Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are […]

Economy drives mortals to make ‘heavenly’ salsa




GRAND BLANC — Dales Natural Foods, 4290 Miller Road, is one of 9 locations in Genesee County now selling Olympus Fare hand-crafted gourmet salsa. The all-natural, no-preservatives, low-sodium salsa hit the market just four months ago, created by Stacy and Dan Pillera of Grand Blanc. Having worked in the food service industry all his life, Dan turned to entrepreneurship after […]

In brief



Farmers National Company announces new Farm Manager, Steve Herr FLUSHING — Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm management and real estate sales company, is pleased to announce that Steve Herr has joined the company as a professional farm manager and real estate agent. His office is located in Flushing, Michigan. Herr works with absentee landowners to increase their income […]

Go ahead, embrace your geekness on July 13



I have never been a fan of made-up holidays, especially those intended to generate greeting card and florist sales, but I came across this interesting “holiday” created several years ago by a website called Wellcat Holidays. “Embrace Your Geekness Day” is July 13 and it is described as: “Into dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up? Spend endless hours […]