U.S. Supreme Court decision pending for proposed casino

FLINT TWP. — It has been more than three years since the Bay Mills Indian Community of Brimley purchased 28 acres of undeveloped land at the northeast corner of Dutcher and Lennon roads, proposing to build a casino. But the plan raised legal questions leading to lawsuits that resulted in a court order to shut down a similar Bay Mills […]

2014 Auto Show in Detroit starts this weekend

DETROIT — Flint-area automotive heritage took center stage right off the bat Monday morning at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) when General Motors swept awards for the North American Truck/Utility of the Year and the North American Car of the Year. The Chevy Silverado, which is built at Flint Assembly, took the top truck honors and the […]

Flooding shuts down mall library branch again

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than a year, the Genesee Valley branch of the Genesee District Library is closed due to flooding caused by faulty water pipes. The flooding occurred on Thursday, Jan. 9, the same day the Flint area hit a record-breaking minus 21 degrees on the tail end of a three-day subzero freeze. One […]

In brief

Contestants sought for Sunburst Model Search and Baby Contest FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center will host a Miss Sunburst Model Search & Baby Contest on Saturday, at 11 a.m.. February 1 in Center Court. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Winners will go to the state finals in May to represent their county. Entries are being accepted now. The baby […]

The struggle to remain Alpha of the household

A few months ago I reported here we had gotten ourselves a dog. For me it had been years since I had a dog of my own and I remember as a young person it seemed far easier to raise a puppy. Gunnar came to us when he was only a little more than two months old. A tiny little […]

Jon Gordon brings his positive energy to Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY — Jon Gordon, business consultant, motivational speaker and best-selling author, is bringing to Genesee County his message on the power of positivity to build businesses and organizations. Gordon will talk about how “Enthusiasm: Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them During the Ride,” from 8- 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at Kearsley High School. There is no cost to attend […]

Blue Cross of Michigan extends hours

11 walk-in centers open through Jan. 31

GENESEE COUNTY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is extending the hours of its 11 walk-in centers statewide to provide customers with an additional way to get help with confirming their new health plan enrollment and premium amounts, making payments and related customer service questions. The extended hours run through Jan. 31, when centers will be open Monday through […]

In brief

AARP Foundation to provide tax assistance LANSING — This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not […]

13th Annual Black History Month brunch

Award winning singer Regina Belle to headline event

GENESEE COUNTY — Tickets are on sale for the Genesee District Library’s 13th Annual Black History Month brunch, 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Center West in downtown Flint. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading program for kids and teens. This year’s brunch will feature fourtime […]

Basketball player’s art collection on display

FLINT — A contemporary art exhibition is new to the Flint Institute of Arts. The “Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot & Kimberly Perry Collection”, which is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, will be on display from Jan. 26 through April 13. The exhibition features the artwork from 36 African- American artists and […]