Himani Makeup & Skincare celebrates GVC opening with ribbon cutting

FLINT TWP. — Local leaders and shoppers turned out in full force Nov. 18 to celebrate the grand opening of Himani Makeup & Skincare in the Genesee Valley Center. For the grand opening, the store held a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured several local speaks, including Steve Flynn, director of the Genesee County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Kim Courts, Flint […]


Township passes resolution for O’Leary’s retirement

FLINT TWP. — Deputy Building Inspector Michael O’Leary will retire from Flint Township at the end of the month after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a resolution to purchase service credits for his early retirement. At the Nov. 22 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller started the discussion on the resolution, saying O’Leary had decided to take the buy-out from […]

Township extends moratorium until March

FLINT TWP. — The township’s moratorium on medical marijuana has been extended to March 2011 after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the extension at its Nov. 22 meeting. The board also approved sending the issue back the planning commission for further discussion. Flint Township has had a moratorium on medical marijuana and businesses/organizations related to medical marijuana for several […]

Community invited to honor those who served with … WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

HOLLY — While many know of Arlington National Cemetery as being a famous burial place for those who served the country, there are many individuals in the community who are unaware that a national, military cemetery is situated just south of Genesee County in Holly. Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., serves as the final resting place for more […]

In Brief

MCC crowned champions in LEGO-Building competition FLINT — A Mott Community College team of students won the Flint Institute of Arts’ (FIA) inaugural Intercollegiate College Town LEGO competition held in October. The “Create a Masterpiece” LEGO event drew more than 700 people from across the region to Flint to see students from Mott Community College, Baker College, Kettering University and […]

Genesys Hospice hosts 18th annual Memory Tree ceremony

MUNDY TWP. — Genesys Hospice will host its 18th annual Memory Tree lighting ceremony to remember loved ones who have passed away, and to honor special family members and friends. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre on Hill Road (by US 23) in Flint. The evening features a […]

Three arrested in Clovertree homicide

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with the Nov. 14 murder of Darvades Dequin Monte Atkins, 20, of Lapeer. Atkins was found in the parking lot of Clovertree Apartments with multiple gun shot wounds after police responded to the incident. Atkins was transported to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Flint Township […]

Township to hold town hall meeting

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township will hold a Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at its offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to address and discuss the state of the township, along with the 2011 departmental budgets. “It will be an informal meeting, and we’re looking for residents’ input,” said Supervisor Karyn Miller. “We […]

‘Small Business Saturday’ event at GVC

FLINT TWP. — After Black Friday comes “Small Business Saturday”, a new shopping holiday created by American Express that aims to encourage shoppers to frequent local businesses. Genesee Valley Center is home to many local, small business operators and encourages shoppers to “shop local” as part of the “Small Business Saturday” movement. “Over one-third of Genesee Valley Center retailers are […]