Interest in country living keeps mortgage lender busy



FLINT TWP. — Despite the current economy, owning a home out in the country isn’t as far-off a dream as some might think, thanks to a rural development loan program. Rural development loans are popular and are keeping the loan officers at Mortgage 1 quite busy, said Penny Jones, district manager of the office at 2353 S. Linden Rd. Open […]

In brief



GLCI appointed to Michigan Cancer Coalition Board GENESEE COUNTY — Alicia M. Gardner, RN, BSN, MSA, Clinical Services Representative for the Great Lakes Cancer Institute was elected to the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) board of directors. Her two-year term will begin in January. Gardner joined GLCI in 2010. In her role as clinical services representative, Gardner serves as a clinical […]

Aerotropolis could be the next big thing



Bishop International Airport and Genesee County have hitched their wagon to a new plan gaining momentum here — an “aerotropolis” zone which supporters hope will bring businesses to Genesee County. The aerotropolis would encompass the region near the airport and surrounding rail lines and expressways from Port Huron to Shiawassee County. Tax incentives would be doled out to attract new […]

French CONNECTION

Youth orchestra planning fundraiser for trip to France

FLINT TWP. — Planning to buy a Nook e-reader as a Christmas gift? Why not do it this Sunday and support a good cause at the same time. A percentage of designated sales including books and Nooks from a Barnes & Noble Bookfair at Genesee Valley Center from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday will help the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts at Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Banana 101.5’s “$1.01 show” featuring Kyng, Edisun, Syn City Cowboys and Black Oxygen on Dec. 2. All tickets are $1.01 at the door. Sevendust with special guests Eye Empire, Seven Day Sonnet and Candelight Red will perform Dec. 3. Tickets are $22 in advance. […]

Marylyn Dintenfass exhibition coming to FIA



FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will open the exhibition Marylyn Dintenfass: Auto Biography & Other Anecdotes on Dec. 10 in the Graphic Arts Gallery. The exhibition brings the artist’s automotive-themed works on paper to Michigan and highlights her innovative and unique artistic vision. The exhibition will be at the museum through Feb. 12. Dintenfass has had a long […]

In brief



Chamber to host tree warming GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Harada Electric and Waddles and Toddles will be hosting a tree warming for the needy. The tree warming will start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Harada Electric, 320 E. Grand Blanc Road, and those in attendance are asked to bring gloves, […]

Grand Blanc slips past Cavs in opener



FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Lady Cavaliers held the lead at halftime, 33-24. Smart fundamentals and good free-throw shooting helped Grand Blanc climb right back into it, and eventually take victory with a 57-51 comeback win. Although the Cavs assumed control in the first half, Grand Blanc continued to grind, pulling itself right back into the game. Grand Blanc trailed, 46-34, with […]

Sports Shorts



Carr, Chiefs begin to slide KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-7 overall, which has them sitting at third place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 7-4 Oakland Raiders, 6-5 Denver Broncos, and ahead of the 4-7 San Diego Chargers. The past few weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, […]

Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hockey wins Ludington Invite



LUDINGTON— Travel can often deter from a team’s performance, however, that was not the case this weekend, as the Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing co-op hockey team took first place at the Ludington Invite on Friday and Saturday. The Raiders opened the tournament with a 9-1 win over the Unity Knights, forcing the mercy rule to come into play after two periods. Matt […]