Chrysler Statue unveiled at Bishop

FLINT TWP. — Automotive pioneer Walter P. Chrysler was an avid gearhead who tore apart his first car to learn how everything worked then put it back together before he even learned how to drive it, according to Jeremy Dimick, curator at Sloan Museum, who was one of several speakers Monday at the unveiling of a bronzed statue of Chrysler […]

Water rates to increase

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. Water bills are going up next month. The township board voted 6-1 on a resolution to pass along a water rate increase from the Genesee County Water Supply System, which reflects a rate increase from its supplier, the Detroit pipeline. The board has opted in the past not to pass on the rate increase to […]

State approves marketing zones

FLINT TWP. — Businesses on Marketplace Drive near Bishop International Airport are included in a zone to be marketed globally by the I- 69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC). “They have accepted all our zones for the Next Michigan Renaissance Zone,” said Tracey Tucker, Flint Township economic enhancement director, in a report to the township board. Tucker […]

Man reportedly missing for more than a week

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police are seeking public help to locate an elderly man missing since Sept. 3. Darwin Smith, 76, reportedly walked away from Genesee Gardens Independent Senior Living Community, 4495 Calkins Road (just east of Linden Rd), where he was recovering from a stroke. He was last seen between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, […]

In brief

For Adults Only at the WFBA lucheon Sept. 18 FLINT TWP.— “For Adults Only: Creating a Workplace Where Everyone Functions as an Adult” will be the topic covered by author and executive coach Bill Diedrich, who will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association luncheon meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Wed, Sept. 18, held in the meeting […]

Township hires level four assessor, plus assistant

FLINT TWP. — Bill Fowler was unanimously approved by the township board last week to become its level four assessor, replacing Amede Hungerford who retired after many years in the job. Fowler formerly served as the Genesee County Equalization Director and as the assessor for the cities of Flint and Lansing. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said that the township must […]

More tags from summer

The VIEW from here

I ’ve spent the summer collecting vanity plates. I find a lot of them, but I also get a lot of help from Anita, my son, and others who know I can make good use of them in my column. Here’s some of my summer offerings with another round of vanity tags from cars seen here and abroad: • CUZIDO […]

Ruggero’s is up and running

FLINT TWP. — After being closed nearly a month to move to a new location, Ruggero’s reopened Aug. 27 to a waiting line of hungry customers. “We did not expect to take off with such a bang,” said Susan Vallecorsa, one of five owners of the family-owned restaurant which has served the Flint area since 1958. “We have had a […]

Taco Bell coming soon to Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek residents, and passers-by, soon will be able to get their gorditas and chalupas close to home. Work crews broke ground on a new 2,029-square-foot Taco Bell at the corner of Miller and Elms roads about two weeks ago, said City Manager Paul Bueche. The corporate-owned diner will feature the brand’s new exterior design, a “more […]

In brief

“Starting a Business” class in Flint FLINT — A free seminar on starting a business will be offered at Kettering University in Flint on Sept. 19, 5-7:30 p.m. “Starting a Business” provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to plan, start, and operate a small business. The seminar covers information and tools to evaluate market potential for products/services, start-up […]