Fire closes Corunna Rd. restaurant

FLINT TWP. — Shrimp N’ More, 3461 Corunna Road, one of the few independently-owned and operated restaurants in the township, is boarded up and closed as a result of damage caused by a fire. Firefighters were called to the restaurant on Friday, July 3, when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the windows, said assistant fire chief Mike Burkley, in […]


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 The Wheelin’ Team 487 Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at WASHAKIE GOLF AND RV RESORT. Call 810-688-3235 for details. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 The VFW Golf Outing will be held Aug. 8 at ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE. Registration is at 8:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $240 per team. There will […]

Afterschool and youth employment programs get Mott Foundation Grant

GENESEE COUNTY — Nearly $4 million in funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation will support efforts to help local youth succeed in the classroom and beyond. Announced in a press release on Tuesday, the grants to the Genesee Area Focus Fund include: • $3.1 million for YouthQuest, a comprehensive after school program that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to […]

Dodge doubles down on Hellcats for 2016

Dodge will soon be opening the dealer order banks for 2016 model year Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, streamlining the process and significantly increasing production to ensure that the fastest, most powerful muscle cars ever continue to move off dealer lots. “We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats – […]

Publicom welcomes Szecsodi as media director

EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has named Lindsay Szecsodi as media director. Szecsodi brings extensive marketing and media experience to Publicom and most recently served as associate director-media planning at a large Detroit agency. Szecsodi’s background includes working in such diverse industries as health care, finance, education, automotive manufacturing, gaming and retail. She has managed […]

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Davison Farmers Market’s “Taste of the Market Day” DAVISON TWP. — Davison Farmers Market, 8110 East Court St., will have a “Taste of the Market” day, on Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. On this day, vendors will prepare tasty samples of their specialty products. Come join the fun of sharing and learning recipe secrets, while shopping for the best produce, […]

Times like these make me happy to be in local media

Most news people aspire to one day make it to the big time — New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago. Covering big stories about important national and international events, that’s what most kids come up through college thinking. Back in my day every journalist wanted to be the next Woodward and Bernstein, blowing the lid off a major story […]

Drive through the decades at the Back to the Bricks Tune-Up Party

FLINT TWP. — From the Fabulous Fifties, through the Sensational Sixties to the Sizzling Seventies … Flint Township will kick off the Back to the Bricks Tune Up Party Week on Monday, August 3 with a “Driving Through the Decades” theme, highlighting cars from those eras. This year, ITT Technical Institute, 6359 Miller Road, has been added to cruise stops […]

West Flint Community Car Cruise returns Saturday

FLINT TWP. — The smell of hotdogs on the grill, a band belting out classic cruise songs and conversations peppered with “…. my dad drove one of these….” is just a snapshot of the West Flint Community Car Cruise and Family Fun Festival, coming up from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, August 1 in the parking lot of the West Flint Church […]

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Genesee Health Plan presents ‘Frozen’ in the park BURTON—Genesee Health Plan is thrilled to sponsor and invite the whole family out on Saturday, Aug. 1 to a free showing of Disney’s “Frozen” during Burton Movies in the Park. The showing will be held at the Burton Eagles Club, 3317 E. Bristol Rd. Family activities will begin at 6 p.m. with […]