SBA District director hosting roundtable with business owners



FLINT — The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Gerald Moore is inviting existing small business owners with at least three years of in-business experience to attend a roundtable meeting with him for candid conversation on Counseling, Capital, and Contracting as well as exporting, and many other critical issues impacting small business. Regional service providers will also be […]

In brief



Volunteer Day focuses on helping students GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership training program participants will celebrate Volunteer Day on Oct. 13 by volunteering at YouthQuest, the Regional Chamber’s afterschool enrichment program to pack 1,800 backpacks with school supplies. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the YouthQuest Offices 4100 […]

Burton’s ‘The Crypt’ opens for another season

‘Scariest haunt’ in county ready for 13th year of fun


BURTON — For 13 years Chemco has been home to the “scariest haunt” in Genesee county. Burton business owner Joe Kolly Chemco operates The Crypt with a team of about 20 actors. Chemco said he adds square footage to the haunted house each year as well as changing the looks of it so that repeat customers can have something new. […]

The VIEW from here

Things that make me laugh

I love it when I hear something that just makes me laugh uncontrollably. All too often we go through life stressed out about things happening at work, at home and in our daily lives that we don’t take a step back and enjoy the funny things in life. Visually funny things are good for a laugh, but it’s also the […]

CAMS students being recognized for good behavior and more




FLINT TWP. — Micah Parker, a sixth-grader at Carman Ainsworth Middle School, came to school Monday wearing a snazzy black and white checked suit jacket and a tie. JalanOldsstoodoutinaareddress shirt and slacks. They were among several sixth-grade students who stepped up to the challenge of CAMS first schoolwide Paths to Success Day, which will be held every Monday for the […]

Davison author to be featured at book fair



FLINT — Gayle Clarkson Haffner, a native of Davison, will be featured at the Fine Arts & Book Fair at Kettering University in Flint, Oct. 26-27 in the Student Center. Haffner’s novel, “Hands With a Heart: The Personal Biography of Actress ZaSu Pitts”, will be featured at the event. Haffner said her biography of actress ZaSu Pitts, represents 12 years […]

In brief



Kidney cancer support group to meet in October FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Featured speaker is Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Division; Professor of Urology, University of Michigan. The topic is: “Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer.” He will discuss […]

Hurley awarded advanced certification from stroke centers



FLINT — The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Hurley Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Hurley Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to […]

Baker surgical technology grads earn high scores on exam



FLINT — Baker College of Flint officials report all 12 surgical technology associate degree program graduates have passed the rigorous national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination during the Aug. 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012 examination cycle. The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), the organization that administers the exam, has awarded Baker College of Flint with […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Givensix, with special guests Gone for Days, Deveraux and Xombie, on Oct. 12. This is a low dough concert. Rock Star, an 80s hair band tribute concert Halloween edition with prizes for the best 80s costumes, will be held Oct. 13. […]


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