Halloween stores opening up for season



FLINT TWP. — It’s that time of year when a few vacant buildings become haunted houses of Halloween with the opening of temporary stores and the first flush of seasonal employment. Halloween City, formerly Halloween USA, is located this year at 3426 Miller Rd., formerly Lapeer Furniture & Mattress. Less than a mile away, Spirit Halloween has set up shop […]

Financial Plus Credit Union to host Pink Night fundraiser



SWARTZ CREEK — Pink Night is growing to be one of the largest fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness in the area. Last year $5,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society, and this year Financial Plus hopes to raise $7,000. In order to meet this goal there will be fundraising dates held from Oct. 2-6. Please review the list below […]

Officer who helped with 9/11 effort retiring after 25 years



FLINT TWP. — Whether solving crimes at home, or joining fellow officers in New York City to help out after the terrorist attacks 0f Sept. 11, 2001, James Santa said he was just doing his job. Santa, 52, a detective with the Flint Township Police Department, was recognized for 25 years of service to the community during a retirement ceremony […]

In brief



Car cruise this weekend SWARTZ CREEK — A Car Cruise sponsored by Structured Technologies will be held Sept. 11 from 1-6 p.m. at 6012 S. Linden Rd., Swartz Creek Food, discounts and cars will be on display. Details: Call 810-655- 0702 or 810-610-0375. — G.G. Vendors wanted for W2W FLINT — Interested in getting your business in front of thousands […]

Marion Crouse Instructional Center wins Genesee Valley Center contest



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center held a Loud and Proud online contest on Facebook. Genesee Intermediate School District’s Marion Crouse Instructional Center (MCIC) in Flushing beat out 17 local schools to win the Loud and Proud honor with 54 percent of the vote. MCIC was presented with a $1,000 donation during Genesee Valley Center’s Back to School giveaway […]

General Motors 2012 lineup featured at consumer event



FLINT TWP. — Flint Metal Center will play host to a threeday vehicle show featuring General Motors’ 2012 cars, trucks and crossovers and a ride event that will allow people to test drive GM products in a relaxed and fun environment. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13-15 at Flint Metal Center, 2238 Bristol Road […]

FIA celebrate 4th annual Art on Tap Beer Tasting event



FLINT — Flint Institute of Arts presents the 4th Annual Art on Tap Beer Tasting event on Sept. 24 from 5-9 p.m. The celebration will take place in the FIA’s South parking lot under a large tent and will feature more than 80 craft and imported brews with a sensational line up including Leninenkugel’s, Blue Moon, Samuel Adams, Twisted Tea, […]

SOS branch offices promoting organ donor registration



LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced visitors to some of the busiest branch offices will have a new opportunity to talk to volunteers encouraging them to sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Through a plan organized by Gift of Life Michigan, more than 90 people have begun visiting various offices statewide and will continue visits through […]

Area volunteer helps hurricane victims



DAVISON — Years ago, Davison resident Marsha Robinson was working at the post office when a co-worker first suggested mentioned volunteering with the Red Cross. It was an idea that Robinson, now 64, tucked away until retirement. Today, Robinson is one of many Red Cross disaster responders on the East Coast helping to restore order in the New England states. […]

Pelio School of Dance celebrates 75 years



MUNDY TWP. — Pelio School of Dance, 6255 Torrey Rd., is celebrating 75 years of offering dance to the community and beyond. Director Lisa Pelio is carrying on a rich tradition started by her mother Lena. Offering her extensive knowledge and skill, Pelio attracts dancers from all over to her studio. “We have always had a lot of people come […]


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