Local business provides relief with administrative help



SWARTZ CREEK — There is a new business in town, thanks to resident Marianne Campbell. Campbell recently opened Advanced Administrative Solutions and as a Virtual Assistant, she specializes in a type of business most business owners have never heard of. Virtual Assistants (VAs) are micro business owners who provide professional administrative and personal support while working in long-term collaborative relationships […]

Concerns about the state of the state

The VIEW from here

OK, anyone who has followed the state’s economic woes in recent years knew going into the November election the next governor was going to have some tough choices to make. A $1.5 billion deficit is no laughing matter. There were no magic bullets to fix the problems in Lansing, no wand to be waved to instantly fill the coffers with […]

Area kids experience teamwork, sportsmanship with YouthQuest



GENESEE COUNTY — Children from all over the county had the chance to get moving, experience teamwork and learn lessons in sportsmanship and social skills through the “Strikes and Spares” event held Feb. 12 at local bowling centers. Sponsored by YouthQuest, the all-day event was held at B’s Bowling Center, Nightingale Lanes an Richfield Bowl. More than 1,800 students from […]

Hurley announces winner of DAISY Award



FLINT — Hurley Medical Center announced its latest DAISY Award winner: Liselotte Barrett, RN, who works in the 1East Birthing Center Unit. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Daisy Foundation was formed in Jan. 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The […]

Local Salvation Army Thrift Stores need help



FLINT — Spring is just around the corner and it’s once again the time of the year to clean out closets, garages, and basements. Remember The Salvation Army by donating gently used items to the local Thrift Stores. There is an urgent need for clothing, household items, furniture and more. Your tax deductible donation is desperately needed to help fill […]

Annual rabies clinic coming to Animal Control



FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control, Citizens for Animal Rescue and Emergencies, Humane Society of Genesee County and Saginaw Valley Veterinarians Association are joining together for the 2011 Rabies Clinic. The clinic is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Animal Control, G-4351 W. Pasadena Ave. The cost of the rabies shot is $8. It is also required to purchase a […]

Dinner Party at MCC featuring “Chef to the Stars” set for Feb. 25



FLINT — Flint area foodies are encouraged to make their reservations quickly for a dinner party featuring “New York’s Chef to the Stars,” Executive Chef Daniel Vater, at Mott Community College’s Applewood Café, set for Feb. 25. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 pm, with dinner following at 7 p.m. There are still seats available but tickets are going fast. […]

Chungag appointed associate dean



FLINT — Baker College of Flint officials have appointed Godwin C. Chungag, Ph.D., as associate dean of general education. He is responsible for the staffing, supervision and evaluation of economics, mathematics, physics and sciences staff and faculty. He will also mentor and advise students, provide leadership in the development of advisory boards, and identify and maintain accreditation standards and requirements […]

‘Cinderella’

YPBT makes familiar story dance to life


FLINT — A familiar story to those young and old will take on new life when Young People’s Ballet Theatre (YPBT) presents the ballet, Cinderella, March 3-6 at the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St. Dale Brannon, YPBT’s choreographer, has created an all new Cinderella to music by Jules Massenet said Denise Paavola, artistic director for YPBT. Massenet completed […]

The pig flies again

The Whiting & The Pink Floyd Experience presents “Animals” live!

FLINT — The Whiting will present The Pink Floyd Experience as part of its 2010-11 season on March 10 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $18-49 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at thewhiting.com, by phone at 810-237- 7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. The Whiting is located at 1241 E. […]