Estes named president and CEO of Security CU

FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has announced the appointment of Christopher Estes as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Terry Pierce who retired after 33 years of service. Estes has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as vice president of operations at Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union. Estes also served as senior […]

DDA seeks participants for annual holiday parade

FLINT — It hasn’t begun to look a lot like Christmas in Flint and Genesee County, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the holiday season. The Flint Downtown Development Authority is seeking participants for the 2011 holiday parade which annually features holiday-themed floats and banners. This year’s parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Representatives […]

Getting the band back together

Sitting around the dinner table at a local restaurant Saturday night, I looked around at three faces from my youth and had to admit — I’m getting old. I got together with three high school buddies of mine and we went out to catch up on old times. Times, distances and locations make it difficult for the whole gang to […]

Anti-bullying effort is ongoing at Woodland Elementary

FLINT TWP. — During a cyber-safety talk with secondgraders at Carman-Ainsworth’s Woodland Elementary School, Lori Mabee asked how many of them had cell phones and most of about 30 children raised their hands. It was a stark illustration of how technology has made children accessible to broader avenues of danger. Mabee is a presenter for the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative […]

Upcoming events at For-mar Nature Preserve

• Nov. 19 — The Webelos Scouting Outing. Scientists will join other Webelo Troops for a program that is just for you. Enjoy meeting your other Webelos and wearing you scientist badge. This event is for children ages 7 to 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. The Scouting Outing will last from 9:30-11 a.m. and will cost […]

Salvation Army invites community to dinner

FLINT — The community is invited to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with The Salvation Army for a free traditional Thanksgiving eve dinner on Nov. 23, from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Beecher Corps located at 1475 W. Coldwater Road. “We see this as a wonderful opportunity to open our doors and hearts to invite the public in […]

Whaley House open

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon

GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 16. Details: Call 810-744-1840. — G.G.

Genesee Literacy Coalition is looking for items

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is looking for donations of books for a book sale. Please drop books off at Pages Bookstore with ATTEN: Marta, 132 W. 2nd St., Flint, MI. Hours are Thursday or Friday 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-767-7243. The coalition is also looking for any items you wish to donate (books, too) for a rummage […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will be closed Nov. 18 for a private, invitation-only party. Framing Hanley with special guests Sore Eyes and Last Summer will perform Nov. 19. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Hurt will give an acoustic performance on Nov. […]