Chevrolet last week unveiled the 2014 Malibu, calling it a roomier, more refined and more efficient execution of its midsize sedan. The 2014 Malibu has updated styling, a revised interior, a new 2.5L standard engine and suspension enhancements that high- light the changes. It goes on sale this fall. “The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu builds on the strengths established by the […]


Kim Turner, co-owner of Advanced Physical Therapy of Grand Blanc (fourth from left), stands with her staff and presenters of the First Place in the Large Business Category from the Commit to Fit “Six weeks to Wellness” Business to Business challenge. Turner indicated the challenge helped her team realize fitness goals and “get back on the horse” in a fitness […]

Signs changed at former Citizens Bank branches

FLINT TWP. — Citizens Bank has served the Flint-area since 1871. But the trusted old name was officially retired last week when its new owner, FirstMerit Corporationå of Akron, Ohio, put up new signs. Sign removal and installation crews were spotted on site last week at the Citizens branches on Miller, Linden and Beecher roads in the township. Citizens’ familiar […]

The VIEW from here

Every guy should have a man-cave

At a recent visit with friends of ours — Joe and Lisa — for a bonfire I had the opportunity to get the grand tour. When I say grand tour, it wasn’t a chance to browse through their home, but instead Joe showed me around his most sacred of places in the residence. I was taken to see the pole […]

The Young Marines name six national ‘Units of the Year’

Division 5 — Genesee County Unit (MI) honored BURTON — The Young Marines youth organization named the Genesee County Unit from Division 5 in Michigan one of six national Units of the Year. Under the command of Eric Shaw, the unit meets in Burton. The announcement was made at the annual Adult Volunteer Leaders conference held May 18, in Reno, […]

In brief

Road repair underway FLINT TWP. — Resurfacing work on Bristol Road was scheduled to begin last Monday and continue until Aug. 30. Traffic will be maintained via lane shifts. The Genesee County Road Commission is advising motorists to proceed with caution and allow extra time to each destinations via this route. — R.S. Meetings to discuss plans for old GM […]

Two sales operators approved

FLINT TWP. — From encyclopedias to vacuum cleaners and life insurance to snake oil, door-to-door sales have a long and storied history. But scam artists and thieves have created the need for municipalities to regulate such sales. In Flint Township, door-to-door salespeople are required to have a permit, be fingerprinted and to abide by specified hours of operation. With warm […]

Da Peeps take a bow

FLINT TWP. — Da Peeps, an award-winning robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth, were invited to the school board meeting in recognition of their accomplishments including an excellent showing at the World Festival 2013 in St. Louis. They received an award as a finalist in their division and also were nominated for the Connect Award, which is based on community service, said […]

Township lowering the boom on frequent fireworks

FLINT TWP. — The township board took the first step toward defusing fireworks fervor that at times can be a neighborhood nuisance since a new state law went into effect last year granting more privileges for fireworks sales and usage. State law allows fireworks to be used the day before, day after and day of a major holiday. It also […]

C-A board member resigns, replacement sought asap

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board is on an expedited mission to fill one board opening by its July 16 annual organizational meeting. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Recco S. Richardson, Ph.D., effective July 1. Richardson, a licensed psychologist, said he is stepping down to spend more time with his two daughters who will be […]