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Free “Writing a Business Plan” class in Flint FLINT – A free “Writing a Business Plan” class is being presented at Kettering University in Flint on Aug. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted Kettering University; this class covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. […]

The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival returns this weekend

GROVELAND TWP. — The 37th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival, one of the largest themed events in the country is just around the corner. Journey back in time as more than 200 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village featuring entertainment, shopping, fun and food fit for a king. Theme weekends for the 2015 season are: Aug. […]

Complete your college admission/registration in one day at MCC’s SUPER Saturday, Aug. 29

FLINT — Tight schedule? Mott College understands. To help students complete Admission and Registration, Mott Community College (MCC) is hosting a Super Saturday Event Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Super Saturday gives current and prospective students an opportunity to complete the MCC Admissions and Registration processes for the upcoming semester all in one day at the Flint […]

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Yard sale donations still needed FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held Sept. 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. For more information contact Ellen Crain by email at ellenc@bigmo314.com or call 810-691-2810. — R.S. Mott Foundation renews funding for Y Safe Places FLINT — The […]

The moment when you know life is about to change

I ’ve always found it interesting that sometimes there is a clear moment in your life when you know everything is about to change. Defining moments in my life have been the loss of my parents, graduation from high school and college, my first job in my career, the birth of my kids and so forth. But one moment recently […]

Summer Tune-up tees up golf season Friday

LAPEER – More than 20 teams will gather at Lapeer Country Club on Friday for the annual Lapeer Lightning Summer Tune-up golf invitational. Coaches will get a good long look at their teams in what will be the first competition of the season for most of them. Girls’ golf season officially opens today. “The Tune-up is named that because it’s […]

Online Captains Course teaches leadership lessons

EAST LANSING – The valuable lessons student leaders have received over the last decade during Captains Clinics presented statewide by Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) staff are now available to students nationwide and beyond as part of an online Captains Course produced by the MHSAA and available from the National Federation of State High School Associations on its Learning […]

Lions kick off preseason game on Golden note

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Lions’ preseason opener couldn’t have gone any better last Thursday night. The offense took the opening drive and scored a touchdown. Matt Stafford was 2-for-2 and Golden Tate was the man who scored the touchdown. Calvin Johnson did not play and honestly, he should only play a little in game three, which is the dress rehearsal for the […]

Longtime lieutenant Battinkoff retires

FLINT TWP. — Many fond memories and funny stories resurface when the time comes to say goodbye to a co-worker you have known for a long time, said Police Chief George Sippert. He chuckled over some of them while reviewing a personnel file, but refrained from sharing them during a farewell presentation Monday night for Lt. Robert Battinkoff, who retired […]

Sports Shorts

Flint wins CANUSA Games HAMILTON, Ontario – Flint won the 58th CANUSA Games that pits Flint athletes against those from Hamilton, Ontario. The venue trades back and forth each year and was in Hamilton this year. Flint won 8-6 and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling once again entered into the Mayor’s Competition against Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberg. This year’s event was […]