In brief

Goodwill opens new West Flint donation center CLAYTON TWP. — Donating to Goodwill is now easier in the west Flint area with the opening of a new Goodwill Donation Center at 1072 Elms Rd. in the Elms Road Square shopping plaza. A ribbon-cutting was held on Wednesday. It makes the fifth donation center available in the greater Flint area. Goodwill […]

New ice-cream shop hosting open house

FLINT TWP. — Sort of like an oasis in the midst of a concrete jungle, Over the Moon Ice-cream Saloon at 5158 Lennon Road is a homey retreat complete with a patio and gardens to enjoy along with a sweet treat. Owner Beth Rogler opened the shop on June 20 and is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration July 11-13 including […]

GM adding 3 acres of solar arrays in Michigan

BOSTON — General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities, according to a press release. The Flint Engine Plant and the Swartz Creek Processing Center will feature 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays expected to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per year to the facilities’ grids. That […]

In brief

Allstate recognizes Grand Blanc entrepreneurs GRAND BLANC — Local Allstate entrepreneurs are being recognized by Allstate Insurance Company for outstanding customer service and business results in 2013. The local entrepreneurs were awarded with the Inner Circle Elite Award or Circle of Champions Award for outstanding achievement in business growth and customer service. These agents were part of a top group […]

Mid-East Festival is this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Marking its seventh consecutive year as a community cultural celebration, the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival is back this weekend with good food, lively entertainment and a big fireworks show. The three-day event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and runs until midnight on Friday. It continues from noon to midnight on Saturday and wraps up from […]

What’s in your purse?

I watched a co-worker digging through her purse for something the other day and I wondered aloud “how much stuff do women keep in their purses?” I posed the question to her and she went through and showed me the contents of her purse. The typical stuff was there: ID, essential cards, keys, etc. But there was also a never-ending […]

FJGA tourney postponed after course floods

GRAND BLANC —­The Mallon Cup, the second tier of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s triple crown, was postponed on Monday due to severe flooding at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc. The severe storms of Sunday night and Monday morning caused the flooding, which pushed the Mallon Cup back to July 21. It will now take place at the […]

Sports Shorts

Warrior Dash registration filling up fast GENESEE TWP. — The annual Warrior Dash at the E.A. Cummings Center will take place July 26-27. All morning and mid-afternoon starting slots are filled, but limited space remains for the afternoon and evening starting waves. Cost is $75 up to July 16 and then $90 up to the day of the event. Racers […]

Filling in the dead zone

Fat Guy Corner

The World Cup is down to four teams. Why am I talking about soccer, you ask? It’s because we are in the dead zone of the sporting world. NFL training camps open up in about two weeks and then the dead zone of sports all comes to an end. Let’s get back to soccer and World Cup action. Tuesday afternoon […]

All-Valley Softball Teams