Hotel approved for Pirate’s Park redevelopment

FLINT TWP. — A four-story hotel with a small convention center, a three-story climate controlled storage facility and a 80-unit assisted living facility are slated to replace the long-standing amusements at Pirates Park, 4175 Miller Road, after about 25 years of operation. Last week, the Flint Township Planning Commission approved a multi-million dollar, three-phase Planned Unit Development (PUD) presented by […]

Walking in a winter wonderland

Cultural Center free holiday walk features music, shows, crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa

FLINT — The Flint Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Walk is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. The festivities are free, but those who are able are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or personal care item, to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The 33-acre Cultural Center campus will be awash in holiday […]

Get ready to gobble, gobble

This turkey was one of many who made their way to area dinner tables this Thanksgiving, thanks to Spratt Farms in Goodrich.

Allegiant airlines lands in Flint with flights as low as $45

FLINT — Bishop International Airport officials announced at a press conference on Thursday that Allegiant Air is bringing ultra-low-cost travel and vacation packages here with a new, nonstop service to Florida beginning in April. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares to Florida for as low as $45. Seats are limited for one-way fares which […]

Retired detective charged with child porn

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced on November 17 that he has charged a retired City of Saginaw Police Detective with eight felony counts related to child pornography, according to a press release. Brent David Vanderhaar, 51, of Flint Township, was arrested on the charges Tuesday afternoon by Michigan State Police as he was returning from a […]

In brief

Annual Winterfest coming soon FLINT TWP. — Save the Date: WinterFest, the 7th annual Men at Work celebration of holiday sharing and giving, will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 in the cafeteria at Carman–Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Avenue. Admission is free but those attending are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items, […]

Wojo’s Greenhouse staying open through December

DAVISON — Cold weather may be approaching fast, but that is not stopping Wojo’s Greenhouse in Davison from keeping their doors open through the month of December to offer holiday deals. For “Customer Appreciation Days,” running from Dec. 5-14, Wojo’s is handing out a free 4 inch poinsettia to any interested person or family. The special occasion is unique to […]

Police Blotter

Twp. police investigating stabbing of S.C. teen FLINT TWP. — On November 19, at 7:15 p.m. Flint Township Police responded to McLaren Flint hospital to investigate a stabbing. The victim, a 14-year-old Swartz Creek male, had arrived at the hospital with stab wounds. He was later transferred to Hurley Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is currently listed in […]

Online petition protests J.C. Penney Thanksgiving hours

FLINT TWP. — J.C. Penney plans to open its doors at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, a day activists say should be reserved for relaxation and togetherness, where families can enjoy each others company without stressing about leaving dinner to go to work, according to a press release. More than 43,000 signatures opposing Penney’s opening time have been gathered on […]

In brief

Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up is underway FLINT— Enrollment in the Old Newsboys of Flint’s Christmas Program runs through Dec. 23. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. Sign-up hours are from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed from 12-1 p.m. daily). Sign-up will also be open Dec. 5, from 8 a.m.-12 […]