Blake meets the Easter Bunny



This 7 1/2-month-old Flint Township infant was among children brought by parents to Genesee Valley Center mall on Saturday to welcome the Easter Bunny. This traditional photo op, complete with blooming spring plants, jumbo dyed eggs and butterflies, takes place in the mall’s center court and will continue through April 20. Photo times are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday […]

McLaren’s proton therapy system gets FDA clearance




FLINT — Innovative therapy treatment for cancer patients has moved closer to becoming a reality with clearance last week of a system under development at McLaren’s Proton Therapy Center on Beecher Road. ProTom International, Inc, the Texas-based developer and manufacturer of the technologically advanced proton beam radiation therapy system, announced on March 21 that it has received 510(k) clearance from […]

Multiple arrests made after thieves break in to police car




FLINT TWP. — Suspects who stole equipment from a police car on March 5 triggered an intensive investigation that resolved 16 other vehicle larceny crimes. “For the last four or five months, we have been experiencing a lot of larceny from vehicle incidents that occurred along Miller Road and Austins Parkway,” said Police Chief George Sippert, in a detailed oral […]

View Readers’ Choices For Best and Favorites Revealed Today



Our readers have voted and the results are in! View Newspapers Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards winners are contained in today’s edition. Be sure to check to see if your choice placed as Best or Favorite in annual readers’ poll. Whether the businesses listed are familiar to or not, you can’t go wrong by giving them a try […]

Township awarded state scrap tire clean-up grant




FLINT TWP. — Now is a good time to look around the house and yard for old tires that need junking. The township will soon be offering a place to get rid of them. Trustee Belenda Parker reported to the township board last week that an application for a Scrap Tire Cleanup grant was awarded. Parker brought information about the […]

Twp. submits list of building inspectors




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a list of building inspectors working in the community. The names must be submitted to the state every year for their records, said Tracey Tucker, township building department director. All of them are state-qualified licensees in their field or multiple fields. “We have three main people we use and the rest are […]

More TeenQuest grads prepared for summer jobs



GENESEE COUNTY — The final TeenQuest class of the 2013-14 school year graduates March 27, bringing to 733 the total number of teens aged 14 to 19 that have been prepared for the workplace this program year, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which operates the youth leadership training program. Students from Carman-Ainsworth […]

In brief



Seniors hit the road FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road is planning several casino trips in coming months. The next one will be an overnight trip April 17-18 to Fire Keepers Casino in Battle Creek and Hoosier Park Racing Casino in Anderson, Indiana. The cost is $129 per person double occupancy and $174 per […]

Pride and honor flight seeking WW II veterans



In 2010 I was contacted by Rudy Bolf, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Davison, who told me of a project he and his organization were working on. It was called a Pride and Honor Flight and he not only wanted my help in getting out the word about this event — he wanted me to take part […]

Banking changes on Miller Road




FLINT TWP. — The face of banking along Miller Road is changing. Ohio-based FirstMerit Bank has announced plans to close three branches in Genesee County including one at 3023 Miller Road and Ballenger Highway, which has been there as long as many people can remember. FirstMerit acquired the long-time Citizens Bank chain last April, Township tax records date the Miller […]


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