Rally’s coming soon to Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — The space previously occupied by Starbucks on Corunna Road will soon see a new tenant. Rally’s, a drive-thru restaurant chain with several locations in Genesee County, has placed signs in front of the building, located at 4455 Corunna Rd., and crews are working inside on the space. Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director for Flint Township, said the […]

Baker’s Electronic Technology program granted accreditation

FLINT TWP. — The Baker College of Flint associate degree program in electronic technology has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education. “ABET accreditation, a great achievement for […]

Business Briefs

GVC offers holiday gift wrapping program for local nonprofits FLINT TWP. — As Genesee Valley Center gets ready for the bustling holiday season, the mall invites local non-profit organizations to share in a little of the cheer. Local 501(c)3 organizations can sign up for a special program to earn money by having volunteer’s gift wrap customer purchases. The program gives […]

Computer Doctors expands into Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — While most 20-year-old college students are busy studying or trying to find jobs as they contemplate what they want to do with their life, one 20-year-old Genesee County native is running his own business. Ryan L. Everson, a 2008 Davison High School graduate, was always fascinated with computers and business, and while in high school, the selftaught […]


FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 24-25 Backstage sale at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: 810-237-1530 or www.thefim.org.


MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Bingo at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Scrabble Club, 5-7:45 p.m. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution,Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-241-5258.

District learns of declining enrollment

FLINT TWP — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools learned the district has experienced a steady decline in enrollment over five years after Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations, gave a presentation to the board of education at its Sept. 21 meeting. Parks gave an overview of the district’s population and subgroups, reporting that the district currently has 4,573 students. Five years […]

Twp. still seeks funding for Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — With more than $25,000 raised so far, Flint Township still needs approximately $17,000 in funds to help finance the Genesee Valley Trail. At the Sept. 20 Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said she had submitted an application to the Ruth Mott Foundation, requesting $12,000 for the trail, and should receive notification by the end of […]

Remembering Crapo Farm

Community set to celebrate sesquicentennial of Swartz Creek icon

SWARTZ CREEK — If it wasn’t for his great grandson’s love of trains, Bill Morgan might not have recalled the founding of Crapo Farm. But on July 30, Morgan’s great grandson was visiting him for his 76th birthday and wanted to see a train. As any grandfather would do, Morgan obliged but the trip turned into something more than just […]