GVC announces special events with Santa

FLINT TWP. — The man in red is back at the Genesee Valley Center. Santa Claus currently is in the Center Court of the mall, and will be there until Dec. 24 for photos and to hear Christmas wish lists. Along with his daily appearances, two special events are coming up with Santa. Local families are invited to join Santa […]

McDonald’s to unveil new renovations

Additional drive-thru lane added for quicker service

SWARTZ CREEK — Customers who patron the Swartz Creek McDonald’s will soon enjoy a newly-renovated location. The fast-food restaurant, located at 4237 Elms Rd., currently is undergoing renovations to its dining room, and is one of many major remodels of McDonald’s restaurants planned across the United States. Along with a contemporary design and more convenient services, McDonald’s recently added an […]

Business Briefs

October jobless rates decrease in labor markets GENESEE COUNTY — Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in 16 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in October, according to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment increased in the majority of regions over the month, while labor force levels were mixed throughout the various areas. “October changes […]

Community asked to donate through Candy Cane Drive

GENESEE COUNTY — Community members with old canes they no longer need are asked to consider donating them to the University of Michigan-Flint Urban Health and Wellness Center. The Physical Therapy Unit at the Center is seeking donated canes for needy patients with its Candy Cane Drive. In return, they will give donors a candy cane as a way of […]

Baker enrolling students for winter quarter

FLINT TWP. — Baker College of Flint is enrolling students for winter 2011 quarter. Classes begin Jan. 10, with registration continuing through the first week of the quarter. “As a career college, Baker College of Flint offers students a wide variety of programs in the high demand fields important for rebuilding Michigan’s economy,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College […]

Art Gallery plans opening for Dec. 4

BY NATALIE BLYTHE 810-452-2652 • NBLYTHE@MIHOMEPAPER.COM SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild announces the opening of its new Art Gallery/Teaching Studio this weekend. The gallery, located at 8048 Miller Rd., will be open noon-7 p.m. Dec. 4. The Guild currently is developing art classes for January 2011 and will soon publish the schedule. The community is invited […]


Township open doors to residents’ suggestion over budget at meeting

FLINT TWP. — As a way to get residents’ input over the township’s budget, Flint Township held a Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 29 for all residents in the community. Supervisor Karyn Miller began the meeting by touching on a few highlights in the township, including the new garbage contract with Richfield Management, the Genesee Valley Trail project, new […]

Carman-Ainsworth presents 3rd annual Winter Fest

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools celebrates the Season of Giving with its 3rd Annual Winter Fest 4-7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the cafeteria of Carman-Ainsworth High School, G-1300 N. Linden Rd. The annual event features holiday music provided by the district’s own musical talents, such as the Carman- Ainsworth Orchestra, and The Salvation Army. Other highlights of Winter Fest […]

Baker nursing students help out during women’s event

FLINT TWP. — Baker College of Flint nursing students recently participated in Hurley Medical Center’s “A Day Just For You,” a day dedicated to women and featuring fitness, fashion, food and health education. Four Baker College of Flint nursing students set up a booth at the event, taking free blood pressure readings throughout the day. Baker College of Flint has […]