Switch Bakery wins over customers with its vegan sweet treats




SWARTZ CREEK — It’s not everyday that a graphic design major turns into a baker. But such was the case of Swartz Creek resident Ben Schmitt and his budding bakery business, Switch Bakery. Schmitt, who graduated in 2009 from the University of Michigan- Flint with a degree in graphic design, decided to go the culinary route during his final semester […]

Business Briefs



Weight loss contest GRAND BLANC — FitZone for Women is rewarding hard work, even in tough economic times. Laurie and Mark Alli, owners of three FitZone for Women clubs in Grand Blanc, Livonia and Waterford, are running a weight loss challenge between the gyms. The biggest weight loss loser will win $5,000. It has been a six-week challenge and the […]

Hurley Medical Center kicks off patient Family Centered Care



FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is pleased to join other hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country in commemorating the Fourth Annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in October. Across the country, healthcare organizations will engage in a variety of activities designed to empower patients, strengthen their patientcentered practices, publicly proclaim their commitment to patient-centered care, and reflect on their efforts […]

Cinnabon opens at GVC



FLINT TWP. — Flint residents now can enjoy Cinnabon’s world famous cinnamon rolls filled with the company’s signature Makara Cinnamon with the Sept. 21 opening of a shop in Center Court at Genesee Valley Center. Cinnabon’s beloved Classic Rolls, Caramel Pecanbons, Minibons, Cinnapacks and CinnabonStix, all of which are made fresh every hour, are offered at the new retail location […]

Robotics Team aims high at CAHS




FLINT TWP. — Since beginning its competition season in 1999, the Carman-Ainsworth High School Robotics Team 314 and their robot Big MO have immersed themselves in the world of robotics. Coached by volunteer Ellen Crain, the team was founded by Dr. William “Doc” Welch and his wife Carol who got the school a grant from Delphi. In fact, the “M” […]

Township still seeking funds for Genesee Valley Trail




FLINT TWP. — After giving the green light to start the Genesee Valley Trail project at its Aug. 31 special meeting, Flint Township still needs approximately $15,600 to help finance the project after raising a current total of $26,400 said Supervisor Karyn Miller. Since the trail project was approved, individuals, businesses and organizations in the township and beyond have contributed […]

Community Food Basket helps families




SWARTZ CREEK — With families finding it harder and harder to make ends meet, a group in Swartz Creek is helping to ease the burden for local families. Founded by resident Hope Moreland in March 2009, the Swartz Creek Community Food Basket offers a way for families in the Swartz Creek Community Schools district to supplement their monthly food supply […]

In Brief



MCC’s annual Halloween Party, Oct. 29 FLINT — Mott Community College is again this year providing a free, fun and safe environment for children and families to enjoy Halloween festivities. MCC’s 9th annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ballenger Field House on the MCC main campus located at 1401 E. Court Street in […]

Flint Youth Theater hosts “Meet the Playwright”



FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre hosts Beyond a Child playwright, Moses Goldberg this Friday evening. A reception will be held in Goldberg’s honor following a performance of FYT’s production of Beyond a Child. Patrons attending Friday evening’s performance or any performance of Beyond a Child are invited to attend. “For years I have been hearing about the wonderful work of […]

Genesys to realign emergency care services



GENESEE COUNTY — As part of its ongoing commitment to provide appropriate levels of medical care and services in the most effective and needed settings, Genesys plans to realign emergency care services and establish a patient care facility in downtown Flint as part of the city’s revitalization initiatives. After a comprehensive assessment of the community’s current and future health care […]


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