He’s making a list

Naomi Pardo, 5, a kindergartener at Carman- Ainsworth Dye Elementary, was among the first children in line to visit with Santa Claus, who arrived at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall last weekend via a Flint Township fire truck, to begin compiling his list of good little boys and girls. Santa’s hours will 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon […]

Local robotics teams fare well at CAMS

FLINT TWP. — Mo’ Peeps, the robotics team based at Carman-Ainsworth’s Rankin Elementary, again scored the championship trophy at the First Lego League (FLL) LEGO Fever II Tournament held last Saturday at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, according to a press release. The Banana Bricks, a team based at C-A Randels Elementary, and the Goodrich Martians scored first place in Robot Awards. […]

Township sells more vacant lots

FLINT TWP. — The township board has accepted an offer of $55,000 to sell two parcels it owns on or near Charter Drive to Flint Cardiovascular Consultants. In a split decision, the board rejected a $38,000 offer from the same buyer at its Oct. 8 meeting but asked real estate agents to work out a better offer. At that meeting, […]

Woman has life-changing heart procedure

McLaren Flint first in region to offer surgery

FLINT TWP. — “Scared to death” is probably how most people react to the need for open-heart surgery. Cynthia Suter, 60, of Lapeer, was no different. “I thought my chest was going to be cut open, I was scared to death,’’ said Suter, who has a family history of heart-related deaths. But her doctors had a different solution for her. […]

Township board salutes veterans

FLINT TWP. — Three men stood and were applauded when all veterans present in the audience were asked to stand at the township board meeting Monday night. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, thanked them for their service and read a poem, “The Noble and the Brave” by Joanna Fuchs, in a tribute to Veteran’s Day, which was observed on Tuesday. This […]

In brief

Youth suicide prevention event set for Nov. 18 FLINT TWP. — Dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs, StoneCrest Center and the Jason Foundation will host “Suicide is a Silent Killer … Let’s End the Silence,” the first annual strolling reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Beef and Barley restaurant, 2055 S. […]

IMA Winter Bridal Show seeks vendors

BURTON — What hot new trends will be revealed at the IMA’s Winter Bridal Show, the area’s first Bridal Show of the new year? The IMA’s Winter Bridal Show will unveil many of these hot new trends with the area’s top wedding professionals on Jan. 3, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at IMA Brookwood Banquet Center in Burton. Brides […]

Skaff Furniture-Carpet One teams with local charities

FLINT — Once again Skaff, one of the most successful family-owned furniture and carpet stores in Michigan, is looking to thank our community for its longtime support by launching a new on-line program that will be in place through the holidays to aid selected area charities. The initiative is called Save & Share. “What we’re doing is directing our customers […]

Chamber honors Business, Hospitality Industry

2014 Art of Achievement Award recipients announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Two Flint Township businesses were among the winners at the 2014 Art of Achievement Awards, on Nov. 6, presented by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, according to press release. Loving Hands, 1325 S Linden Rd, a home health care agency won the Minority-Owned Business Award. Kevin Macklin, of Buffalo Wild Wings, 3192 S. Linden Road, […]

Local businesses support C-A students

FLINT TWP. — The Dye Elementary School Parents Group is sponsoring a “fun raising” event from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Leo’s Coney Island, 4151 Miller Road. Leo’s is among several area businesses with a community giveback program that generously donates a percentage of profits to help students. Those attending the Dye fundraiser will see 15 percent of […]