Under the big top: Local golfers make annual pilgrimage to King Par tent sale

FLUSHING, Michigan — Every year golfers from across the Flint area (and beyond) make a pilgrimage, of sorts, to King Par in Flushing for its annual tent sale. The sale opened this morning and, not surprisingly, there was no shortage of patrons right at 9 a.m.

If you get the chance, head on over to one of the best golf stores in the nation this weekend for some great deals. When I was a kid, this sale was the highlight of my year (it also came during Buick Open week back in the day).

The store is located at 5140 Flushing Road just a couple miles east of downtown Flushing.

The sale runs through June 20.

Friday: Hurley and STAT EMS to offer free CPR training in Flushing

FLINT, Michigan – Hurley Medical Center is partnering with STAT EMS for the 1st Annual FREE CPR Training event on June 10, 2011, from 11am to 1pm, hosted by Flushing Fire Department, 723 East Main Street, Flushing. Come and learn to save a life. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The response has been amazing—As of today, the CPR Training spots have been filled, after 75 reservations were taken.  Additional CPR Training classes will be offered in the future. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 250,000 people nationwide die from cardiac arrest outside of hospitals each year, and that only 5% of such victims survive. Not all of those who collapse can be saved, but the AHA reports if the survival rate improved only to 20% in part due to CPR training, nearly 40,000 more lives would be saved.

The June 10th event will include Level I Trauma Center presenting Fall prevention for Seniors, Stroke Signs, literature and self risk assessment, stroke rehabilitation information from Hurley Stroke Program and Hurley Rehabilitation Services, along with FREE blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, courtesy of Hurley Diabetes Center and the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Video: Canoeists rescued from Flint River near Flushing on Memorial Day

Here’s a great video of numerous local public safety organizations who came together to rescue a family of stranded canoeists on the Flint River Monday.

Must-see photo: Flushing pair to be displayed in Times Square, New York

Here’s a great story about a couple local kids who will be featured in New York’s Times Square. The photo is just beautiful.

From Mlive:

They’re just 5 and 7, but Flushing sisters Jade and Jaren LaGore soon will tower over hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in Times Square.

A photo of the sisters was chosen by Kodak to rotate with six other photos on a 18-by-23-foot video display in the iconic New York City venue.

The photo, taken by professional photographer Michelle Garcia of Yale, a family friend, was part of a shoot last fall. Garcia entered the photo in a contest at her photo lab, JD Photo Imaging, which entered it in the Kodak competition.

Photo of the day: Zoie Sky fundraiser at Mongolian Grill in Flint Township

Here’s a great shot from the Zoie Sky fundraiser at Mongolian Grill in Flint Township Thursday night. Zoie Sky is a non-profit organization based in Flushing that helps create positive living environments for children, one bedroom at a time. Read more about Zoie Sky here. (Photo by Gerry Leslie)

Biz Blog: Local businessowner ‘refuses to participate’ in recession

FLUSHING, Michigan — You can count him out.
Andrew Hall, of Davison, is a small business owner whose plans for the future are not dictated by fear.
“We refuse to participate in a recession,” said Hall, owner of Digital Medics, Genesee County’s exclusive Apple service provider in Flushing.  “We won’t deny that we are in a recession, we just refuse to participate.  We have a strong passion for technology, both PC and Apple and we’re just doing what we enjoy.”
Hall says the day-to-day operation of a successful business is hard work, but the rewards are recession-proof.
“It’s rewarding to work with a customer or business owner and see the solutions that we have provided them and how efficient those solutions are and, most importantly, how happy the customers are with our solutions to their challenges,” he said.
Hall started his business as a brick-and-mortar operation back in 2006 on Pierson Road near Elms in Flushing. He operated there until last summer when he jumped at the chance to move into a prime location at 114 E. Main Street in the heart of downtown Flushing.

Coming Friday: Psychic Fair and Hypnosis Stage Show in Flushing

No, seriously.

The Good Ol’ Redbeard’s General Store, located on E. Main Street in Downtown Flushing, is hosting a “Psychic Fair and Hypnosis Stage Show” starting Friday night at 5 p.m. Enjoy some lighthearted fun, in good taste, with a handwriting analysis, psychic and astrology readings, food and beverages, raffles and a Hypnosis Stage Show, which runs from 7:30 to 8:30. For more information call (810) 210-7602.