Dog park being considered



FLINT TWP — A local advocate of dog parks broached the idea of creating one here, in a brief pitch to the township board at its Monday night meeting. “If there was to be dog park here in Flint Township, every resident in Genesee County would be no more than 20 minutes away from a park,‘’ said Kris Johns, of […]

CA WinterFest greatly benefits charities



FLINT TWP. — Seated in a traditional storyteller pose with children gathered around his feet, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Bill Haley delivered a rendition of the Christmas classic “ The Night Before Christmas’’ with a modern twist. He read it from an iPad. Yes, Virginia, there is an App for that. iPads were introduced as a techno-teaching tool in some CA high […]

Holiday magic at Crossroads



GENESEE TWP. — Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will be Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 20-23 and 27-30 Bundle up and come visit during this special time when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the Village. You’ll find villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great gifts and the beloved Huckleberry Railroad waiting to […]

Discount pet supply store opens



FLINT TWP. —About a year ago, Matt McCord was shopping for a Christmas gift for his mother, when he spotted a building for sale at 3314 Linden Road. Now people shopping for Christmas gifts in that area can shop at the pet supply store McCord and his dad have opened there. Vacant since about 2007 after Hancock Fabrics closed, the […]

In brief



McLaren welcomes ER specialist to staff FLINT — Katherine Eckstein, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, has joined the medical staff of McLaren Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Eckstein completed her residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. — G.G. UM-Flint Rotary Club host economic forum FLINT […]

Business owners protest sign ordinance restrictions



FLINT TWP. — A group of business owners appealed to the township board Monday night to reconsider a sign ordinance amendment passed in June that limits how often their outdoor computerized digital signs can change its display. Group spokesman, Bill Lafay, owner of Karen’s Carpetmax, 3106 Linden Rd., pleaded financial hardship for business owners who have invested thousands of dollars […]

The VIEW from here

Making the naughty list

Recently I was alone in the office waiting on walk-in traffic when I was paid a visit by the Big Guy himself. You know who I’m talking about — Father Christmas, Old St. Nick, Santa Claus, in the flesh. He came in leisurely dressed in a red outfit, not his typical white fur lined get-up, white hair, round spectacles and […]

McCain’s cousin to speak at MCC’s Citywide Tribute



FLINT — Dr. Lillie McCain, MCC instructor and cousin to Sen. John McCain, will keynote the 33rd annual Citywide Tribute, “Dream Keepers Encouraging Future Leaders,” honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The dinner celebration will be held Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Sarvis Center. Corporate sponsorships are available and include a round dinner table for […]

‘Dividing the Estate’ at the Flint Youth Theatre



FLINT — The staged reading of Dividing The Estate will be performed on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Youth Theatre. The final play by Pulitzer Prize winner, Horton Foote is a sharp satire about a Southern family dynasty in crisis. Dividing The Estate is the third staged reading in FYT’s 2011-12 Off the Press Series. This play […]

Holiday traditions topic of Applewood Lecture Series



FLINT — John Manse, director of Food Kitchens for Catholic Charities, will be one of the featured guests at the Mott Community College Friday Applewood Lecture Series on Dec. 9. Flushing resident Dan Hayes, who has been singing a variety of music genres for more than 35 years, will be providing holiday music. A continental breakfast will be served at […]


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