McLaren breaks ground on hospitality housing for cancer patients and family

FLINT TWP. — Having a place to call home is “the perfect psychological therapy to go along with proton therapy,’’ said Ben Hugan of Grand Blanc, who was among several speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a Hospitality House being built for McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Treatment Center. Hugan has first-hand experience of living in a Hospitality House. When […]

Candidate’s lawsuit against township raised questions

FLINT TWP. — A question raised at the July 2 township board meeting concerned a candidate running for office who was also suing the township. Chuck Hughes, who is running for board trustee, asked during public comment for clarification on the status of a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the township filed by Marsha Binelli, who is running for township treasurer. […]

New law delays decision on bar approval

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees postponed a decision on a liquor license transfer request after learning that its approval may no longer be necessary. A request for Class C liquor license transfer for the Valley Pub, 4186 Corunna Rd. was slated to come before the board for the second time at its Monday night meeting. But the […]

Fire training unit ready for countywide use

FLINT TWP. — Area firefighters had their first lessons last week working with a Mobile Fire Training Facility collectively purchased with help from a federal grant awarded earlier this year. The training unit consists of two 40- foot trailers containing crawl tunnels, an enclosed staircase, a confidence maze, burn room, smoke machines and other fire training features inside a 1,487 […]

Cigarette butt blamed for Miller Road restaurant fire

FLINT TWP. — Restoration crews arrived at Don Pablo’s Mexican restaurant on Monday to begin restoration work after a fire on Sunday badly damaged the front entrance of the Miller Road business. The fire was believed to be caused by a carelessly discard cigarette, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski, in a report to the township board of trustees Monday night. […]

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Flint Man critically injured by car in Corunna Road accident FLINT TWP. — A 19-year-old Flint man was struck by a motor vehicle and critically injured in an accident Monday on Corunna Rd. near Houran St. Flint Township Police responded to a report of a pedestrian injury at 10:16 p.m. The injured man was was transported to a local hospital […]

Japanese-style restaurant opening soon in former Old Country Buffet space

FLINT TWP. — “Hiring now” and “Opening Soon’’ on the building and menu signs posted in the windows herald the coming of the Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet, 3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center. The 10,450 square-foot site has been undergoing extensive renovations for several weeks. It was previously occupied by an Old Country Buffet restaurant for […]

HealthPlus recognizes top sales achievers

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Betsy Condon “2011 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Condon, a resident of Burton, has been employed by HealthPlus for 27 […]

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Genesee County Literacy Coalition used book sale FLINT — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is having a used book sale Aug. 17-18. The sale will be open from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Pages Bookstore, just west of South Saginaw St. on 2nd St. Books of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and […]

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Bird watching brings back fond memories

Growing up, my father was in poor health. Years of smoking, back in the days before people knew the long-term effects of tobacco products, took its toll on his lungs and he was diagnosed with emphysema in his late 40s. As a result of his poor health, my father wasn’t able to do a lot of the things other dads […]