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McLaren Foundation kicks off fundraiser to build hospitality house for cancer patients

FLINT TWP. — A fundraising campaign kicked off last week with a goal to raise $8 million to build a Hospitality House on Beecher Road that will provide a home away from home for cancer patients coming for treatment at McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Center. The housing facility is needed to compete with nine other Proton Centers nationwide, said Don […]

Vanity plates — a fun way to break the tension

The past couple of editions I have apparently ruffled feathers with my political opinions, so rather than provoke the readership into a mass uprising — you know, like with torches and pitchforks marching down the street toward my office — I thought this week I’d just have fun. So I’ve been collecting car tags for a few weeks now, preparing […]

In brief

Big Fat wedding show coming to Warwick Hills GRAND BLANC — Elizabeth Marasco of Brady Events has partnered with On the Town Magazine and the Redwood Lodge to present the “Big Fat Genesee Wedding Show” at Warwick Hills, Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. This is the fifth year one lucky bride will walk away with a Dream Wedding Package. Two […]

Creative impressions

Longtime jeweler carves out a niche

FLINT TWP. — The jewelry customer wiggled her hand, admiring her new ring that incorporated her own gold, her mother’s diamonds and her grandmother’s sapphires. “It is much better than I expected,’’ she raved. That’s the reaction Jim Stark likes to accomplish. “I want to hear that every time somebody picks up (their item),” he said. He’s the creator behind […]

In brief

Time for a policy update FLINT TWP. — A committee has been formed to meet with the township attorney to review and update township policies and procedures. At a recent meeting, the board approved Treasurer Sandra Wright and Trustees Belenda Parker and Frank Kasle to serve on the review committee working with attorney Peter Goodstein. Wright said the current document […]

Future WMU Bronco nails her spot on college team

FLINT TWP. — She’s only a junior at Carman-Ainsworth High School, but Brittany Aragon, 16, has already landed the gymnastics prize she’s sought since age 4. She’s been offered a full-ride athletic scholarship to Western Michigan University’s gymnastics program. Brittany, a level 10 gymnast, qualified for national competition in 2009 and 2011. Last year, she ranked fourth overall at regionals […]

Board applauds outstanding students

I remember a time when each day was long, When the world was a playground and my life was a song, And I went through the years with barely a care Ignoring the future and what waited there. But as I grow up, darkness starts to set in My bright world has turned into concrete and tin I now see […]

Reps appointed to Aerotropolis board

FLINT TWP. — With two opposing, the township board of trustees appointed representatives to the newly forming Michigan Next Development Corporation Board (MNDC) that will oversee an aerotropolis business development corridor hubbed at Bishop International Airport. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller was named the MNDC appointee and Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, was named alternate. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert […]

Longtime dep. clerk lauded

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of service, longtime deputy clerk Sheri Goyette is moving on. She received a send-off with a cake, a gift and a proclamation Monday night from the Township Board of Trustees, joined by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, who worked with Goyette nine of his 12 years on the board as a trustee and later […]