Fitness facility offers ways to get into shape

FLINT TWP. — Looking to get into shape? Look no further than UltiFit, LLC, G-4164 Miller Rd. The fitness facility, which opened a month ago, offers more than just a place to get fit. Owner Rick Romeo, who was been in the health care field for 22 years and opened the first Powerhouse Gym in Genesee County in 1991, said […]

Play It Again Sports expands to Polar Palace, Perani Arena

FLINT TWP. — Play It Again Sports, 4230 Miller Rd., is expanding its reach in the county and beyond with the recent opening of a location inside Polar Palace, 3301 Davison Rd. in Lapeer. Owner Tom Rubin also is preparing for the store’s newest location inside Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. in Flint. Rubin, who was been […]

NOAA recognizes GVC as “StormReady”

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center has taken a step forward in providing a safe place for the its shoppers and tenants in the event of severe weather by being recognized as a “StormReady” community by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). At an award ceremony and press conference Aug. 18, the NWS weather forecast […]


Request for early retirement unveils lawsuit appeal by O’Leary

FLINT TWP. — Discussions regarding early retirement for deputy building inspector Michael O’Leary at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees were tabled after it became known that O’Leary still has a lawsuit pending against the township. At the Aug. 9 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller brought forward the discussion regarding changing the terms of employment for […]

Tunnicliff gives summer review, 2010-2011 preview to board

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education received a summer review and 2010- 2011 preview from Asst. Supt. Steve Tunnicliff at its Aug. 17 board meeting. Tunnicliff gave the board an in-depth look at the work that occurred over the summer, first touching on the district’s summer school program. Elementary-age children, who attended summer school, participated in a six-week […]

Airbrush artistry

Local artist breathes new life into signs, carousel at Crossroads Village

FLINT — When visitors enter Crossroads Village, chance are they will notice improvements to signs along the boardwalk and the C. W. Parker Carousel, and all of those improvements can be attributed to artist Brian Ashley. Ashley, a Burton resident, has poured his heart, soul and talent into replacing three signs for the boardwalk and restoring the carousel horses on […]

In Brief

Kidney support group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-between I-475 & Dort Hwy). The speaker will be Elizabeth Heath, M.D. Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit. The topic is “Treatment of Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma.” The […]

MCC’s Shaink receives Central Region award

FLINT — Dr. M. Richard Shaink, President of Mott Community College, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Central Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. This award is presented annually by the Washington-based Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in recognition of the nation’s top community college CEOs. The award will be presented at the ACCT Annual Community College […]

Hurley and Kohl’s department stores team up for healthy kids

FLINT — Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded $119,445 to the Hurley Foundation for a new program: “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids.” The program’s goal is to teach children and their parents to make healthy food choices and increase their daily physical activity. This yearlong awareness campaign will feature events at the Flint Farmer’s Market, Flint Children’s Museum, two elementary schools, […]