Explore the best of the best carnival foods



Summer is a time of year when empty parking lots or fields get transformed into magical places of wonder. When the carnival comes to town, once barren spaces are filled with blinking lights and the hum of mechanical rides that treat thrill seekers to a whirling dervish of excitement. Cheers, jeers and game attendants can be heard, and the savory […]

Genesys launches Gynecologic Oncology Surgery service



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The new Genesys Gynecologic Oncology Surgical Services program, launched last week, will offer patients comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of gynecologic oncology diseases. Genesys, in partnership with surgeons from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, chose to offer the service in Genesee County so patients could receive this “highly specialized and needed care in their neighborhood,” […]

Mattress Firm opening two local stores




FLINT TWP. — A Mattress Firm store at 4051 Miller Rd is set to open on Friday, Aug. 8. It is the first of two new Michigan locations for the Houston-TX-based specialty bedding chain. A second store at 932 S Center Road in Flint near Courtland Center Mall is scheduled to open Aug. 22, according to Derrick Cox, market manager […]

Where does Christmas lurk the other 364 days?



I found Christmas the other day. It wasn’t as if I was searching for it in July, I just happened to stumble upon it. To me Christmas means winter, winter means snow and snow means cold. I generally think Christmas should not be released until December, it should not be spoken of until then and it should certainly not be […]

Spend a Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine at Crossroads Village



FLINT — Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine™ steams across the country this year. When Thomas arrives at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very […]

In brief



Paperback Blowout FLINT TWP. — The Friends of the McCarty Library will host a used paperback book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and from 9 am- 12 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Flint Township Senior Center, 2071 Graham Rd. They will be selling eight books for $1. — R.S. Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser needs […]

Voters approve Prop 1



GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved State Proposal 1 to reduce state tax use – casting 847,066 yes votes to 377,608 no votes, according to unofficial Michigan primary elections results posted on the state website. Genesee County voters also approved of the measure by 30,233 (about 69 percent) yes votes to 13,286 (about 31 percent) no votes, according to […]

Hardwick wins GOP race for congressman



GENESEE COUNTY — Allen Hardwick of Davison Township defeated Tom Whitmire of Flushing in the Republican primary face-off for the United States Representative in Congress — Fifth District. Hardwick polled 13,567 votes to Whitmire’s 12,859, according to unofficial Michigan primary elections results posted on the state elections website. Hardwick will face Democratic incumbent Dan Kildee in the November election. Kildee, […]

Genesee County 911 offers emergency notifications



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County residents can now take advantage of a new service offered by the Genesee County 911 Consortium, which dispatches emergency calls throughout the county. Whether by text or smart phone/android application, if you are a Genesee County resident you can add your home or cell phone to the new CodeRED calling list. The applications and sign […]

25 vendors help make Night Out a huge success




FLINT TWP. — Driving drunk? Driving high? Driving sleepy? Participants experienced all of those in an Impaired Simulation exercise debuted by McLaren Flint Trauma Services during National Night Out on Monday evening at the township police station. More than 25 vendors including rescue vehicles attended the free public safety education event. New vendors this year included the Salvation Army Emergency […]