In brief

Shelter of Flint to host Crim Pasta Party FLINT — Part of the annual Crim Festival of Races, Shelter of Flint returns with The Crim Pasta Party on Aug. 22. The party provides a carb-packed pasta dinner for racers, family members and the general public, the night before the races. Funds raised support Shelter of Flint. This year, The Crim […]

New Summer Tuneup hot ticket for golf teams

LAPEER – The merger of Lapeer East and Lapeer West high schools has had a dramatic effect on one of the first athletic competitions of the 2014-15 school year. The seven-year-old Lapeer Summer Tuneup Girls Golf Tournament will have a new name and a noticeably altered field when the girls tee it up this Friday at Lapeer Country Club. First […]

Lapeer Lightning tennis begins tradition

LAPEER — Now that the Lapeer Lightning athletic squads have had the summer to go from two separate programs to a single cohesive unit, the boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the new tradition with style with a quad meet yesterday. Also in attendance was former Flint Metro League rival Brandon, as well as current Genesee County squads and Saginaw Valley […]

Sports Shorts

Tribute set for Walt Head FLINT TWP. – A community tribute has been set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, for Walt Head, who coached youth and college baseball for 50 years in Genesee County and at Saginaw Valley State University. The event will be held at Foutch’s Strike Zone, 1483 S. Linden Rd., with hors d’eouvres at 3 p.m. […]

Proposed amendments address fencing, tent sales

FLINT TWP. — Fed up with epidemic copper thefts from air conditioners, more and more business owners reportedly have resorted to encasing equipment with razor wire. But that solution won’t fly here if the township board accepts a recommendation from the Planning Commission prohibiting the use of razor wire in all zoning districts. That is among several amendments to the […]

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races weekend race details

FLINT — The HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races held a press conference yesterday to detail the weekend’s race details and to honor its special guests. Greg Meyer and Tom Whitt shared their stories of their achievements and passed the torch to the next generations of runners. Race Director Andrew Younger walked through the weekend’s activities and announced the official unveiling […]

Budget drain — Twp. approves basin repairs

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved repairs of seven catch basins costing up to an estimated $22,000. “This has to be fixed because they are failing and the road will sink down,’’ Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said before the board’s unanimous vote, authorizing the work by the Genesee County Road Commission. The basins are located on Old Colony, T.A. […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 The Lapeer American Legion is holding its 7th Annual SAL, Drive to Survive golf outing at ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. $240 per team four person scramble including cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, 18 holes with a cart, hot dogs at the turn, skins and money holes on the […]

Vehicle City rock out

Justin Rose, lead singer and founder of the Frequency 54 rock band performed solo Thursday evening at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson — a sideshow for the 2014 Michigan State Hog Rally staged at the Birch Run Expo Center. The full band joined Rose on stage for a Saturday afternoon performance and also at a CD release party at the Machine Shop […]

How to help kids transition back to the classroom

The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends. For parents, getting kids ready for a new school year is about more than updating their wardrobe or organizing carpools […]