2016-06-02

Trying out a different look



There’s no reason to adjust your eyeglasses. I didn’t use Photoshop and no, it’s not a broken printing press. My photo used for this column is accurate – I’m bald. I wish there was a funny story about a dare or something similar I could tell you about my decision to shave my head, but there isn’t. I simply wanted […]

2016-06-02 E-Edition

Going out of business

Sports Authority sale underway


FLINT TWP. — The Sports Authority store, 4095 Miller Road, is closing as part of a nationwide going out of business sale. Once one of the leading full-line sporting goods retailers, Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection in March, stating plans to close underperforming stores but remain in business. By early May, the company’s assets were being auctioned to the […]

Al Serra earns dealer of the year award



GRAND BLANC — Sixteen years ago, in 2000, General Motors introduced the Dealer of the Year Award to recognize the top GM dealerships in the nation. And ever since the award’s inception, Al Serra Chevrolet is one of the very few dealerships in the country to have earned Dealer of the Year honors each and every year. This year, what […]

In brief



Free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop in Flint FLINT — A free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop is being presented at Kettering University, June 8 from 1-4 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Kettering University; this workshop covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. Tools, […]

GDL, Richfield Bowl to offer family Glow Bowling Night



FLINT — Genesee District Library will celebrate the kick-off of the Summer Reading Challenge with a family fun night of cosmic glow bowling at Richfield Bowl on June 10 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Richfield Bowl’s Kids Bowl Free Family Fun Night is part of a partnership between Genesee District Library and Bowl Flint. “I’m all about community,” said Frank Pepp, […]

Whiting Auditorium announces diverse lineup for 2016-17 season




FLINT – The Whiting Auditorium has announced a fresh crop of old favorites and new shows for their 2016- 2017 lineup. Jarret M. Haynes, executive director at the Whiting, led the presentation in the auditorium by showcasing short previews of the various productions, which include everything from Broadway musicals to dance performances and comedy shows. “We spend months looking for […]

Local retirees honored by Mott Community College



FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) honored 23 retirees at a dinner May 26 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. Retiring with more than 500 years of service amongst them, this year’s retirees represent every department from Health Sciences to Fine Arts, and Library Services to Workforce Development, and even include a married couple. “We truly appreciate the many years […]

In brief



Variety of events at GDL in June FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library will be hosting a variety of family events during the month of June. The Flint Township-McCarty Library will hold Go Fly a Kite on June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Participants (ages 4-8) will build and fly kites and spinners while investigating flight and the properties of […]

All cisterns go



Memorial Day weekend is a busy time at the Bristol Road cemetery, which is owned by the township. That means a water supply needs to be on tap for visitors to water plants and tend to their plots. As the holiday approached, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley informed Clerk Kim Courts that he had completed her request to fill the […]