2015-08-06

View Newspaper Group Sports Editor honored by MIVCA



BATTLE CREEK — View Newspaper Group Sports Editor Lisa Paine was celebrated as one of two Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) Special Recognition honorees at the group’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner Friday at the McCamly Plaza Hotel. The Special Recognition awards are just two years old and something MIVCA felt important to allow its members to recognize those […]

GOLF OUTINGS



SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 The Brown City Be The Change 5th Annual Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 15 at WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE at 9 a.m. Cost is $280 for a four-person team if registered by Aug. 1. Late registers cost $290. Includes 18 holes with cart, drive-through snacks, meal and prizes. Cash prizes of $400, $200 and $100 for top […]

In brief



Hurley Children’s Center opening at Farmer’s Market FLINT — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Hurley Children’s Center at the Flint Farmers’ Market will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 7. — R.S. Senior Center yard sale FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be hosting its parking lot rummage sale, 9 a.m. to […]

2015 FORD F-150 HONORED FOR INNOVATION IN LIGHTWEIGHTING WITH ALTAIR ENLIGHTEN AWARD



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2015 – The all-new Ford F-150 – Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – earned recognition as the winner of the third annual Altair Enlighten Award from Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) for the truck’s use of lightweight materials to minimize weight. The 2015 F-150 – with best-in-class towing, payload and […]

Leadership NOW kicks off with class of 12 participants



FLINT — Twelve high-potential Flint and Genesee professionals have been accepted into the inaugural class of Leadership NOW, an intensive, yearlong leadership development program. The participants, who work and/or live in Genesee County, attended their first group session July 30-31 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc. As part of Leadership NOW – a collaborative partnership of […]

Capitol Coney Island owners celebrating 10th anniversary



FLINT TWP. – Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, Flint, Michigan will be hosting its 10-year Anniversary on Monday, August 10. Owners Nick and Anastasia Pirkovic and the Capitol Coney Island team are inviting the public to come and help celebrate by offering 10 percent off every meal for the entire day. From 4-8 p.m., the restaurant will also […]

GM to invest $877M for Flint Assembly upgrades

New body facility links assembly plant with Flint Metal Center

FLINT – General Motors’ officials on Tuesday announced plans to invest $877 million to build a new body shop for the Flint Assembly plant, locating it closer to the Flint Metal Center, which supplies sheet metal and other parts used in the Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups produced in the assembly plant, according to a press release. No new jobs […]

In brief



Get the ‘scoop’ on health at Lockwood event BURTON — A Health Fair and Ice Cream Sundae Funday will take place Aug. 7 from 1-4 p.m. at Lockwood of Burton, 2173 S. Center Rd. Join the staff at Lockwood and various professionals in attendance to have your questions answers on a wide range of health and medical issues. Resources will […]

From the cutting room floor …



Before I delve into this week’s subject, I first need to address a faux pas from last week’s column. I said it was the fault of the current presidential administration that military personnel in recruiting centers are unarmed. That is not accurate. After I was berated by a reader (and called an outed conservative) for laying blame for the murders […]

All tuned up and raring to go




FLINT TWP. — Brief rain showers sent some classic car owners home early but overall the Back to the Bricks Tune-up preview drew goodsized crowds at three local businesses. “Hey, it’s two weeks of partying, starting today,” said Blair Zugata of Grand Blanc Township who bought his newly acquired 1962 Buick Special Convertible to the opening event at ITT Technical […]