In brief

Get ready to ride FLINT TWP. — The Bikes on the Bricks annual escorted police ride is gearing up for its eighth year. As usual, the September 13 ride will organize and depart from Vehicle City Harley Davidson on Austins Parkway. The ride route is changing this year due to construction. The route is not yet finalized but tentatively is […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors open season FLINT — The home opener for the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Perani Arena and Event Center against Johnstown. Michigan then faces Johnstown once again on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now for the summer special price of $144 […]

Paying it Forward

Max Well Therapy honors Autism Center director

FLINT TWP. — Probably no one is more deserving of a free pampering session than Amy Daleo, this month’s winner of Max Well Therapy’s Pay it Forward program. Daleo won a one-hour massage from Max Well Therapy, but she has been too busy to schedule it. Why? Probably because she’s a single mom of two, a business owner, Rotary member, […]

World Class Bar B-Q donating proceeds to area soup kitchens

FLINT — Before they pack up their grills for the winter, World Class Bar- B-Q, located on North Saginaw Street at Pierson Road in Flint, is offering one last taste of barbecue. Sept. 4-7, the business will be donating its proceeds to Catholic Charities three Soup Kitchens. Stop in from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. each day, for tender brisket, chicken smothered […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Growing up in my family, there was always a particular sense of dread anytime we had severe weather. If there was a tornado watch my folks got a little on edge. If it was a warning, then we were prepared to go into the basement or actually just went down there. My dad, always on guard, would watch the skies […]

Buy Nearby campaign launched here

GENESEE COUNTY — Gaines Jewelry, 3310 Beecher Rd, in Flint Township, was among local business on hand to welcome the Buy Nearby Guy to a press conference last week at the new Flint Farmer’s Market in downtown Flint. The Buy Nearby Guy is a blue mitten shaped mascot of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). The Buy Nearby campaign is an […]

Spooky Spirit

Like a ghost of the past, a faint nameplate etching in the front window of the former Border’s bookstore, 4135 Miller Road, is all that’s left of its previous use. The etching has been joined by window displays of ghouls, witches and all things spooky. With only 56 more shopping days until trick or treating, Halloween stores are gearing up […]

In brief

Heating bill help available GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan homeowners may still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit. Residents can qualify for the assistance if their homestead is in Michigan, they own or rent their home, apartment or mobile home, and meet income guidelines (table at right). […]

View Brew Fest is Back!

Second annual craft beer festival set for Saturday, Sept. 13

LAPEER — Craft beer lovers mark your calendars and get your taste buds ready. The second annual View Brew Fest is set for Saturday, Sept. 13 from 3-9 p.m. at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. The VIP event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 also at Louie’s. “Following the success of last year’s first-ever View Brew Fest, we […]

In brief

C-A Open House Schedule FLINT TWP. — Parents and the public are invited to attend open houses being held at all Carman-Ainsworth Schools. Here is the schedule: • Carman-Ainsworth High School – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 4 • Dillon Elementary – 6 p.m., Monday, September 8, • Dye Elementary – 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 • Randels Elementary – 6 […]