2015-11-26

Hotel approved for Pirate’s Park redevelopment




FLINT TWP. — A four-story hotel with a small convention center, a three-story climate controlled storage facility and a 80-unit assisted living facility are slated to replace the long-standing amusements at Pirates Park, 4175 Miller Road, after about 25 years of operation. Last week, the Flint Township Planning Commission approved a multi-million dollar, three-phase Planned Unit Development (PUD) presented by […]

Firebirds upset OHL’s best, Erie, 2-1 on weekend




FLINT – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds made league headlines once again on Sunday; this time for the right reasons. Flint upset the OHL’s top team, the Erie Otters, 6-5 in Flint. It all began just five minutes into the game, when Zach Grzelewski fired one home to give Flint an early advantage. Will Bitten added his 11th of […]

Walking in a winter wonderland

Cultural Center free holiday walk features music, shows, crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa


FLINT — The Flint Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Walk is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. The festivities are free, but those who are able are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or personal care item, to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The 33-acre Cultural Center campus will be awash in holiday […]

Holmes key in MSU’s win over Ohio State



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carman- Ainsworth grad Gerald Holmes ran in a 2-yard touchdown with 12:03 left in Michigan State’s game against Ohio State last Saturday at Ohio. Holmes’ score tied the game at 14-14 and with time expiring, kicker Michael Geiger booted in a 41-yard field goal to give MSU the 17-14 win over its arch rivals. Holmes had 14 […]

Get ready to gobble, gobble



This turkey was one of many who made their way to area dinner tables this Thanksgiving, thanks to Spratt Farms in Goodrich.

Be an ethical hunter – buy a license before you go out and don’t loan kill tags



LAPEER COUNTY – Conservation officers with the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources urge deer hunters to engage in an ethical hunt: Buy a license before going out and don’t loan kill tags. Every deer hunting season, DNR conservation officers encounter individuals engaged in unethical hunting practices and tackle many cases of individuals buying a hunting license after harvesting a deer […]

Allegiant airlines lands in Flint with flights as low as $45




FLINT — Bishop International Airport officials announced at a press conference on Thursday that Allegiant Air is bringing ultra-low-cost travel and vacation packages here with a new, nonstop service to Florida beginning in April. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares to Florida for as low as $45. Seats are limited for one-way fares which […]

Sports Shorts



Goodrich grad Rod Wood named new Lions president ALLEN PARK – Rodney Wood, 55, a Goodrich High grad was named last Thursday as the Detroit Lions new president. Wood, an investment banker, has spent the past eight years as president and CEO of Ford Estates. In media interviews over the weekend, Wood proclaimed, “I’m not a football guy” and likely […]

Retired detective charged with child porn



FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced on November 17 that he has charged a retired City of Saginaw Police Detective with eight felony counts related to child pornography, according to a press release. Brent David Vanderhaar, 51, of Flint Township, was arrested on the charges Tuesday afternoon by Michigan State Police as he was returning from a […]

Shorthanded Waza Flo routed by Blast



BALTIMORE – A very shorthanded Waza Flo swallowed an 11-1 loss against the Baltimore Blast in Major Arena Soccer League play on Saturday in Baltimore in front of 3,204 fans Only 10 Waza Flo players suited up for the game. That’s half of the normal 20-man roster. Fifteen are permitted to dress for each game. Waza Flo apparently lost three […]


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