MAKING MEMORIES



Apartments added to demo list




FLINT TWP. — Since being condemned in late November last year, the Brookstone Valley Apartments complex off Flushing Road has become a trouble spot that township officials want to see torn down. To that end, the board approved a building department recommendation to add Brookstone to the Community Development Block Grant projects list for 2011-13. Tracey Tucker, of the building […]

Appointment contested




FLINT TWP. — Larry Ford was reappointed to the Flint Township Planning Commission by the township board in a close 4- 3 vote, at its March 5 meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker and Treasurer Sandra Wright voted against the appointment. “I am disappointed that you are not recommending somebody else, someone new,’’ Vert said to Supervisor Karyn Miller, […]

Police officer retires after 25 years




FLINT TWP. — The police department said farewell to Sgt. Norman Loranger with a cake and special recognition at the township board meeting Monday night. Loranger is retiring this week after 25 years on the force. He is the department’s eighth command supervisor to retire in the past four years, said Chief George Sippert who presented Loranger with the traditional […]

Your Ride driver rewarded for lifesaving effort




FLINT TWP. — An elderly diabetic woman might not be alive today if not for the exemplary actions of Your Ride van driver Hubert Gentry. The woman, a sufferer of brittle diabetes, is one of many Gentry regularly drives to and from the Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road and to other destinations such as doctor’s visits and grocery shopping. […]

In brief



Fundraiser planned for group running for township board FLINT TWP. — A fundraiser for the Leadership for 2012 and Beyond Team, the first group to announce plans to run for township office this year, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at Encore Sports Grill and Event Center, G3503 Beecher Rd. Michelle “Shelly” King, a former assistant to the […]

Police department to get energy-saving lighting




FLINT TWP. — The Police Department aims to save money by installing energy efficient lighting similar to upgrades done in the fire stations and at the township hall. A $7,840 project cost includes a $1,313 Consumers Energy Rebate and was unanimously approved by the township board at its March 5 meeting. “As you are aware, our Consumer Energy bills have […]

Electric train ride delights shoppers




FLINT TWP. — Many Genesee Valley shoppers have been pleasantly surprised to see a miniature passenger train rolling along the mall’s corridors. The Mini Express battery-operated electric train has been providing rides throughout the mall since early February. More than 4,000 people rode the trackless train during the first month of operation, said Adi Twina, operator of the new family-owned […]

Talbots closing mall store after nearly 17 years




FLINT TWP. —Talbots upscale women’s clothing store will close its Genesee Valley Center store this weekend. Signs posted in the store last Saturday announced the last seven days of business for the long-time mall store known for its high-quality, classic women’s apparel. The store opened at Genesee Valley Center in July 1995, according to Deanna Tito, investor relations analyst for […]

Bialek named Automotive Ad Specialist



GENESEE COUNTY— Jennifer Bialek has been named View Newspapers’ Automotive Advertising Specialist to serve the particular advertising needs of auto dealerships and other businesses with automotiverelated services and products. Jennifer, a graduate of Arizona State University, has 15 years of sales experience and joined View Newspapers in September of last year. “The addition of AutoView to our papers in Genesee […]


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