Tailoring by Blackwell celebrates 19 years in business

FLINT TWP. — For close to two decades, Karen Blackwell-Vickers has tailored, hemmed and sewed her way into the hearts of the community. And next month, she will celebrate 19 years in business with her company, Tailoring by Blackwell. Blackwell-Vickers learned her craft from her father, who was a tailor. “My mother taught my dad how to sew,” she said. […]

Business Briefs

School of Management to recognize Excellence in Business FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) will honor representatives from top Michigan businesses at a special celebration. The Third Annual Business Appreciation Dinner will be held on Oct. 5 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Northbank Center in […]

HealthPlus named one of nation’s top private insurance plans

FLINT — For the sixth year in a row, HealthPlus of Michigan’s private health plans are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as being among the nation’s best. NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 — Private, the list of plan rankings that was released by NCQA last week, names HealthPlus as one of the top 30 private […]

Wings of Love provides in-home care and more

SWARTZ CREEK — For Susan Wiley, helping others has always been a part of her life. After spending 38 years in sales and marketing, Wiley found herself laid off. “I decided to go where my heart was,” she said. Following her heart, Wiley created Wings of Love, an in-home care business, five years ago. Wings of Love, which is a […]

Richardson Consulting offers youth behavior treatment program

FLINT — Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., 6309 N. Saginaw St., offers a Youth “Behavior Treatment” Day program beginning Oct. 29. The program, which is geared for male and females ages 7-12, is an intensive, 30-day weekend program that utilizes treatment groups, counseling and pyscho-educational activities. The program will address various childhood issues and experiences, including school suspensions, depression/bipolar, lying/stealing, […]

Swartz Creek Chamber, Agroscaping partners with Eli Foundation for networking event

SWARTZ CREEK — Fall has arrived in the greenhouse as Agroscaping, Inc., 6443 Grand Blanc Rd., hosts the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Fun Networking event 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30. The event, which serves as a networking opportunity for chamber members as well as newcomers, features a variety of prizes and refreshments. As a special twist, the networking […]


FRIDAY, OCT. 8 An evening with Jeff Daniels at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12-35. Details: 810- 237-7333 or www.thewhiting.com. SUNDAY, OCT. 17 Farragut North written by Beau Willimon at 6 p.m. at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. […]


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. SECOND FRIDAYS Casino night, including Black Jack, Let it Ride, 7 Card Stud Roulette and Texas Hold’em, at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 […]


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. WEDNESDAYS Awana […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]