In brief

Overdrive Digital at McFarlen Library FLINT — OverDrive’s digital bookmobile will roll into town on July 28 and park at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring their Kindles, iPads, Nooks and other devices to learn about the free downloads offered by the Genesee District Library (GDL). The 74-foot, high-tech, 18-wheeler includes six learning […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Trapt, with special guests Sons of Texas, Guns at Sundown and Poynte, July 23. Tickets are $15 in advance. Givensix, Bro-Bot, Mercy Beach and The Distorted Waltz will perform July 24. Tickets are $10 in advance. Toolology will take the stage July […]

Prep hockey teams don’t have to move

FLINT – When IMS Hockey announced in December 2014 that it intended to buy the former Perani Arena and Event Center and then planned to bring an OHL team to the site, high school hockey teams Davison, Grand Blanc and Kearsley-Brandon-Holly thought they would have to move out of the arena. On January 14, 2015, IMS Hockey bought the Plymouth […]

Cavaliers’ guard attends Reaching Higher Showcase

MILFORD — For high school athletes looking to take their game to the next level, the experience has just as much potential to become a life-changing adventure as it does an unmitigated disaster. That’s why the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the Basketball Coaching Association of Michigan have teamed up to offer those boys and girls a step in […]

Plans coming together for joint National Night Out

FLINT TWP.— Target Corp., Home Depot, Harbor Freight Tools, Pizza Hut, Mancino’s. Latina’s, The Salvation Army and Cottage Inn Pizza are among local businesses contributing to this year’s National Night Out event held on the grounds of the police station at 5200 Norko Drive. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in a bigger event that includes extended hours, […]

Firebirds revving up for inaugural season

On the left is an artist’s rendering of what the new scoreboard will look like at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in the fall. On the right, metal framework is now in place as a part of a brand-new locker room complex for the Flint Firebirds underneath the seating of the arena. The DFCU Event Center held an open […]

Township board approves renewals for Nov. ballot

FLINT TWP. — Voters will be asked to approve two millage renewals on the November 3 ballot. Board members voted unanimously to place a road millage renewal on the ballot but only five of the seven trustees voted for the fire equipment millage renewal. Unless renewed, both millages will expire at the end of the year. Earlier this year, in […]


TUESDAY, JULY 28 The Rotary Club of Lapeer will hold its 2015 golf tournament July 28 at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The four-person scramble is for men’s, ladies’ and co-ed teams. Cost is $100 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a twohour open […]

Township bids farewell to longtime fire dept. employee

FLINT TWP. — Current and past firefighters were among a large group of supporters who attended the township board meeting Monday night to give a fond send-off to Rossann Klee, who is retiring after 20 years of service. In addition to the traditional farewell cake reception, Klee was presented with a plaque and proclamation from the fire department and the […]

Claret Jug goes to Iowa native Zach Johnson

Fat Guy Corner

It was a wild five days of golf that took place over the weekend at the 144th British Open at St. Andrews. Five? Don’t I mean four days? No, it took one more day than normal to complete this golf tournament. The rain and wind would not cooperate for these golfers to get it done in the normal four days. […]