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Cash register stolen from business FLINT TWP. — Police were called to a business in the 1300 block of West Bristol Road at about 12:45 p.m. on March 13. They found a window broken and a cash register missing with an undisclosed amount of money taken. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investiagation. Youth apprehended for breaking […]

The Power of memories

Scrapbooking store brings long-lost relatives together


FLINT TWP. — While most agree that scrapbooking brings families closer through the sharing of photographs and memories, Nancy Videla says scrapbooking brings families together, literally. If it was not for her business, Capture-A-Memory, she might never have met a longlost cousin. Videla opened Capture-A-Memory, located at 5154 MIller Rd., in 1999 and a few years later, hired Karen McDonald […]

Business Briefs



Index names drawing winner DAVISON — Cindy Marko of Davison is the winner in the Davison Index’s drawing at the Davison Community Expo, March 5. Marko wins a golf package from the Metamora Country Club. She has 30 days to claim her prize. — G.G. Gas prices still on the rise GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan […]

Real backyard decks deserve real wood



The deck is the heart of a backyard. It’s where the family gathers for dinner, the perfect spot for grilling, a great place to hang out with friends and the ideal location for relaxing after a long day. Whether you’re thinking of building a new deck or your old one needs resurfacing, be sure and choose the right decking product: […]

Carpet options abound for floor-focused homeowners



Shopping for carpeting? It’s not simply a matter of going into the store and just choosing “carpet.” There are many different varieties of carpeting from which to select, each with its own unique characteristics. Depending on the room’s use and the homeowner’s needs, there could be a carpet that fits with what’s desired.  Cut pile: This is one of […]

Hickory hardwood floors: A classic beauty that endures



No other flooring option delivers the warmth, splendour and value of natural wood. Today there are countless colours available to choose from as well as different species, each with their unique characteristics. One species that has been growing in popularity in recent years for its rustic charm and ultra — durability is hickory. A true North American classic, hickory is […]

Business startup ‘Boot Camp’ offered



FLINT — Two sessions of a 7-week “business startup boot camp” are being held in Flint at Kettering University through the Region 6 office of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC). Designed for early stage or startup businesses, “FastTrac NewVenture” is a licensed business development program created by the Kauffman Foundation. It is being offered statewide by […]

SC Chamber announces lunch networking event



SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce announces its upcoming chamber luncheon and networking event March 22. The event will be held at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center, 8095 Civic Dr., and runs noon to 1 p.m. Members are asked to bring their punch cards from the first quarter for a prize drawing. The prize is worth […]

Hurley hosts 16th annual ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’



FLINT — More than 125 children will get an inside look into the world of health care — and caring for people — on April 28, when Hurley Medical Center hosts its 16th Annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day.” Hurley’s daylong event, from 7 a.m-4 p.m., is part of the national “Bring Your Child to Work” Day. This year’s […]

MCC announces criminal justice career, info fair



FLINT — Finding a career with longterm growth potential can be a challenge in a sluggish economy with widespread layoffs and job cuts. But jobs in law enforcement and public safety are growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for private detectives and investigators, for instance, are expected to increase 22 percent over the next ten years, […]


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