There’s no escape from Election 2012

No matter what you do, no matter how you try to avoid it — Election 2012 is not going to go away until Nov. 6 is over. I’ve tried to keep it from dogging me this past year, but there’s ultimately no way to avoid the subject of politics. In my job it’s even harder to avoid political discussion because […]

Mall management changes hands

FLINT TWP. — There still is no formal announcement about a change in command at Genesee Valley Center mall, but clues have emerged from new e-mail addresses for top mall officials and other information posted on the mall’s web site. SpinosoREG, short for Spinoso Real Estate Group based in Syracuse, NY, is now the suffix for mall contact info. According […]

Graff Truck specializes in commercial truck needs

FLINT — The Graff Family started meeting the automotive needs of its customers 98 years ago when Otto Graff signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company to sell 125 cars per year. Today, the family operates eight car dealerships and two truck dealerships in Michigan and Ohio, including the Graff Truck and Clearance Center on South Saginaw Street in Flint. […]

In brief

Hurley welcomes new adolescent specialist FLINT — Hurley Medical Center announces the addition of a new Adolescent Medicine Specialist Dr. Anju Sawni. Sawni received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Montserrat, West Indies. Sawni completed a Pediatric Internship and Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Dr. Sawni completed […]

Seniors get boost tackling college admissions process

FLINT TWP. — As part of a national initiative to increase the number of Michigan residents with college credentials by the year 2025, Carman-Ainsworth High School hosted its first-ever College Application Week (CAW), Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. With a special focus on low-income students and those who would be the first in their families to attend college, CAW is […]

In brief

Kidney Cancer support group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 14 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. The featured speaker is Darlene Brown, MS,MD, treatment option specialist, Fresenius Medical Care. The topic is “Kidney Dialysis.” Meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman at 810-232- 8233; or Lori […]

Genesys offers diabetes prevention class

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center offers a class called “Preventing Diabetes” — a three-session class that will provide participants with advice, information and education on how to reduce the risk of diabetes and adopt practical lifestyle changes. Next session will take place on Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, from 5:45-8 p.m. at the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Hurt and Smile Empty Soul, with special guests Sunflower Dead and Givensix, on Nov. 2. Tickets are $15 in advance. Trapt, with special guests Ballz Deluxe, No Resolve and Last Born Legend, will perform Nov. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance. […]


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