Township board pays its membership dues

FLINT TWP. — It pays to belong so when it comes to annual dues for various memberships deemed worthwhile, the township board is not cutting back, despite a tight budget. The bill is more than $41,000 for two membership dues the township board agreed to pay. The bulk of that payment —$40,972 – went to the Flint Area Narcotics Group […]

Board may consider controversial begging ordinance next week

FLINT TWP. — After months of discussion and tweaking, a controversial proposed Begging and Soliciting Ordinance may be ready for township board consideration at its Monday, Dec. 1 meeting, according to Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. But Miller said she hopes that people first read and understand what is being proposed. The board started out with one plan, that passed first […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

For many years, HealthPlus of Michigan has lit up the corner of Linden and Corunna Roads with this dazzling light display on trees silhouetting the multi-story building. The twinkling lights create a festive mood for the coming weeks of celebrating the holiday season.

Black Friday shopping frenzy starts Thursday

FLINT TWP. — Starting times for the madhouse shopping day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday have been creeping forward each year until it no longer starts on Friday or even at midnight. K-Mart and Big Lots stores will among be the first out of the gate this yearwitha6a.m.and7a.m.opening, respectively, on Thanksgiving Day. Big Lots plans to remain open until […]

In brief

Kildee elected by colleagues to serve as Regional Whip WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint Township has been elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Regional Whip for the Midwest Region in the 114th Congress. The new and expanded role for Congressman Kildee will position him to advocate for the Midwest region in Congress as well […]

Teen suicide prevention help available

FLINT TWP. — For young people who think about ending their lives, there is help and hope. That was the urgent message Valerie Southall of Flint, brought to a suicide prevention event held last week at Beef & Barley on Linden Road. Southall is the community liaison for Stonecrest Center, an impatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center in […]

Steady tourism growth reported in Flint & Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY —Hotel revenue in Flint & Genesee saw increases in September and year to date, pointing to a strong tourism industry in the county, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which includes the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Smith Travel Research (STR) reported that hotel revenue was up 6.3 […]

Giving thanks where thanks is due

Every Thanksgiving I try to put into words, some of the things I’m thankful for, using this space. Sometimes with life’s ups and downs it’s hard to always see the big picture — but I find if you think about it hard enough there is plenty to be thankful for. It doesn’t seem right we only take one day a […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature Kalamazoo artist

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of work by Kalamazoo area artist Nichole Maury titled Mixed Media Installation. Her work will be in the gallery from Nov. 24-Dec. 9. In addition Maury will give a Public Presentation about her work on Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Visual Arts and Design […]

Yeo & Yeo expands Ann Arbor footprint with new, larger office

ANN ARBOR — Yeo & Yeo has expanded and relocated its Ann Arbor office to accommodate the firm’s growth. The company also has offices in Flint Township. The new office is located at 1450 Eisenhower Place, one mile from the former office. In addition, the majority of employees in the firm’s Southgate office also have relocated to the new Ann […]