Borders closes its doors for good

FLINT TWP. — Shortly after noon Tuesday, two Borders employees placed a tall red ladder in the center of the nearly vacant sales floor at the Miller Road store. One held the ladder while the other climbed up to cut down a 90-percent-off sales sign suspended from the ceiling. It was reminiscent of NBA teams cutting the net from the […]

Public invited to test drive General Motors cars

FLINT TWP. — Gerald Giammarco of Holly and his wife Bonnie climbed into a silver Chevrolet Volt to take it for a 10-minute test drive around the block. “Got to see what the company has to offer,’’ said Giammarco, a General Motors retiree who worked at Buick City until it closed and finished his 38-year career at the Lake Orion […]

Robot used to help train students, staff, first responders

FLINT — A new patient with a host of medical problems has been living at McLaren Regional Medical Center for the past month and the staff intend to keep him there as a permanent patient. Mac McLaren suffers heart attacks. He has allergic reactions, asthma attacks, convulsions — and he even changes gender depending on the day. Mac is a […]

Richardson to speak at two community events

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth board trustee Recco S. Richardson will be the guest speaker at two upcoming community events. On Sept. 25, he will speak at the “Harvest Crusade Revival,’’ from 5-7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Faith Ministries COGIC, 6031 Dupont St. in Flint. Admission is free but offerings will be taken. On October 1, Richardson will speak at […]

Tickets being sold for annual children’s fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for the annual “Interceding for Children” fundraiser dinner sponsored by Motherly Intercession, a support group for children of current and former incarcerated parents. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the New Creation Church, G-3472 Lennon Rd. Since 1999, Motherly Intercession has helped children by providing academic support in […]

Parks & Rec thanks beautification helpers

FLINT TWP. —Thanks are due to many helpers of the beautification project at Graham and Corunna roads, said Jim McClung, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission. They include The Dive Shop on Corunna for providing water, Gloria Nealy, a master gardener who selected plants, and volunteers Ralph Lewis, Peter Mikelens and Hill Wiggins. McClung estimated 80 to 100 hours […]

MCC named a Top 10 finalist for national prize

FLINT — Mott Community College was recently named as one of the 10 finalist community colleges by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. MCC, with a campus in Lapeer, now enters the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in December in Washington, D.C. to the first-ever national winner and up to […]

In brief

Business group resumes monthly meetings FLINT TWP.— After a summer hiatus, monthly meetings of the West Flint Business Association will resume on Sept. 21. The group meets on third Wednesdays from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the community room at the Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Road in the Genesee Crossings plaza. Guest speaker this month will be Chad Antle, […]

Cellular phone store fills vacancy at former donut shop

FLINT TWP. — A blinking neon “open” sign in the front window has replaced the flashing hot sign that for six years alerted passersby that donuts were fresh out of the oven at the Krispy Kreme store, 4415 Corunna Rd. After being vacant since 2009, the totally repurposed building is now the home of The Cellular Connection and the hot […]

Fitzgerald joins VIEW Newspapers

Advertising director brings lifetime of business experience

LAPEER TWP. — Karen L. Fitzgerald has joined the View Newspapers family of papers as Director of Advertising. She brings a lifetime of newspaper industry heritage and decades of experience in advertising and sales. Fitzgerald comes to the View family of publications after more than 21 years at the Flint Journal where she was a multimedia advertising sales consultant. “ […]