News Briefs



Trustees meeting FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org. — N.B. Silent auction, spaghetti dinner for PAWS FLINT — PAWS Animal Rescue announces its upcoming spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser Feb. 19 at Welfare […]

Flint native returns to roots by opening bakery




FLINT TWP. — When it came to finding a location for her bakery, Amy Warner knew exactly where she wanted to be. “I’m a Flint gal,” she said. “I grew up here and I wanted my business in Flint because I’m a big, proud supporter of Flint.” True to her word, Warner recently opened Sweet Harvest Bakery at G- 3316 […]

Business Briefs



Salvation Army collects 8,000 pounds of change FLINT — Thanks to the generous support of the Genesee County community, The Salvation Army has surpassed its annual Red Kettle Campaign fund raising goal of $805,000. This year’s campaign raised a total of $817,617.24. “Every year, our Red Kettle Campaign illustrates the generosity of the people in Genesee County and we are […]

Owens named HealthPlus Board of Directors chair



FLINT TWP. — Miles Owens was elected by the HealthPlus board of directors to the position of board chair at a recent meeting of the board. He was first elected to the board of directors in 2005 and served as vice chairman from 2008 until his recent election to board chair. Owens, a retired General Motors experimental model maker, was […]

Amy’s Hallmark closing



FLINT TWP. — Amy’s Hallmark in the Genesee Valley Center will close its doors Jan. 26. Kristen Cassabon, marketing manager for the Genesee Valley Center, said the store’s lease expired and “they opted not to renew.” A call to the store confirmed the expired lease as well. Until the store closes, customers can visit it during regular mall hours from […]

Chamber announces upcoming lunch event




FLINT TWP. — The Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce announces its upcoming Lunch on Us event sponsored by Hooters of Flint. The lunch is noon-1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Hooters, 3415 Miller Rd. The lunch is open to chamber members and those interested in finding out more about the Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce. Attendees are encouraged to bring business […]

Financial Plus Federal Credit Union One among nation’s strongest



FLINT — Flint-based Financial Plus Federal Credit Union has earned the highest rating for strength and stability from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s credit union rating firm. Earning Bauer’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating indicates Financial Plus Federal Credit Union is one of the strongest credit unions in the country excelling in such areas as capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and […]

Long life, less frills

The VIEW from here

I have a new personal hero. His name is Leonard McCracken. Leonard is 107 years old, was married 75 years to the same woman and has survived, raised kids and lived a pretty modest, but decent, life on no more than $10,000 a year. When I read this story on the Internet the other day I was intrigued by this […]

‘Playing with nostalgia’

Local artist gives unique spin on toys with works at exhibition


OWOSSO — For Tim Kranz, letting viewers bring their own interpretations to his art is essential. With all of his toy-oriented images, the Swartz Creek native and oil artist likes to play with nostalgia and each person’s individual psychology. “I let the viewers take their own interpretation,” he said. “No matter what you’re thinking, it’s just toys.” Art lovers will […]

In Brief



Hurley Auxiliary celebrates 55th birthday FLINT — Hurley Medical Center Auxiliary members will celebrate the organization’s 55th birthday at their luncheon Feb. 15 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger, Flint. During 2010, the group’s 159 members donated a total of 40,000 hours of volunteer work in their 19 separate services. A check for $100,000 will be given to […]