2018-08-09

In brief



August Networking Luncheon: FLUSHING — The next Flushing Chamber of Commerce networking event is a luncheon scheduled for Aug. 22 at noon. The event will be hosted at Riverview Park, Pavilion #2 on 230 S. Cherry St. in Flushing. RSVP: Susan@flushingchamber.com. — B.G. Raider Rally is Aug. 21 FLUSHING — Come out and get to know the community at the […]

Firebirds pick up Vella in trade with Steelheads




FLINT – The Flint Firebirds recently acquired goaltender Emanuel Vella in a trade with the Mississauga Steelheads. In exchange for Vella, Mississauga will receive the Firebirds’ fifth-round pick in the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. Vella is a championship-level goalie, having been a member of the 2016 Memorial Cup Champion London Knights, who selected him in the third round […]

Pink Par-Tee Presents Check



(From left) Missy Smith, McLaren Foundation Development Coordinator; Chris Boyce, Regional Director Cancer Services Karmanos Cancer Network; Nancy Gignac, 2019 Pink Par-Tee Chairperson; Barb Walker, Pink Par-Tee Title Sponsor and Teresa McCulloch, Pink Par-Tee Committee Member gathered on Thursday, Aug. 2 for a check presentation following the 11th annual Pink Par-Tee golf and tennis charity event held earlier this summer. […]

Flushing hosting inaugural Punt, Pass, Kick



FLUSHING – The Flushing Youth Tackle Football Program is hosting its first annual Punt, Pass, Kick on Saturday, August 18 at the Flushing Raider Field. There will be four divisions based on ages, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and is open to all of Genesee County. Registration is available online at https:// form.jotform.com/82115341293147. Registration also begins at 8 a.m. the […]

Peivandi named manager-director of the road commission



FLINT — The Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) has a strategic and experienced new leader. Fred F. Peivandi, P.E., has accepted the position of Manager-Director for the Genesee County Road Commission. Originally hired by the GCRC in 1993 as a Construction Project Engineer, Peivandi has consistently illustrated excellence in his work – having now received four internal promotions during his […]

PGA Championship up next

Fat Guy Corner

The PGA Championship will be the last major golf event of the year. However, this will be the last time for this to happen. The PGA Championship will move to May and becomes the second major tournament after the Masters. This weekend is a milestone one, as it’s the 100th PGA Championship. This weekend the PGA Championship is in St. […]

D&W Roofing designated ProPlus Diamond Status



Atlas Roofing Corporation has recognized D&W Windows and Sunrooms for achieving ProPlus Diamond Status. This was awarded based on their quality workmanship and excellent customer service. D&W is the only Michigan Company, and one of seven companies nationally, to achieve the Diamond Status. “It is evident property owners realize the importance and value of selecting D&W when protecting one of […]

MHSAA reminder: Heat management training, reminders in advance of fall practices



EAST LANSING – As summer activities wind down with an eye toward the beginning of fall sports next month, the Michigan High School Athletic Association advises that student-athletes need to prepare for training in the hot weather that traditionally accompanies the beginning of August and the first practices of the school year. Each year, the MHSAA provides information to its […]

Bear Blast at MCC – A week-long Enrollment Fair



FLINT — To help current and future students get ready for the Fall Semester, Mott Community College (MCC) is hosting the Bear Blast – Enrollment Fair, beginning Aug. 11 and continuing for the week of Aug. 13-17. MCC is looking for students who are ready for more and ready to complete the necessary steps toward enrollment. Bear Blast kicks off […]

Exception to backcourt violation approved in prep basketball



INDIANAPOLIS – An exception to the backcourt violation and a clarification regarding specifications of the ball comprise the changes approved for the 2018-19 high school basketball season. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee recommended the changes at its April 9-11 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of […]


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