Downsizing strikes three longtime national companies with local ties, closings possible




FLINT TWP. — Three established area businesses announced store closings and a bankruptcy last week. Macy’s department store and Ruby Tuesday restaurant announced store closings and Logan’s Roadhouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and announced store closings. Logan’s and Macy’s both have locations at Genesee Valley Center mall. Ruby Tuesday closed its Genesee Valley location several years ago but […]

New Comcast agreement approved




FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees approved a ten-year renewal franchise agreement with Comcast. It is a uniform agreement to comply with a state law passed in 2007, said John Gardner, Comcast director of external affairs, who attended the Monday night board meeting to explain the new contract. The new contract sets the franchise fee at 5 percent […]

ALL DONE



ALL DONE – Party City have moved to its new location across from Genesee Valley Center mall in the Miller Plaza, 4339 Miller Road. The strip mall, including two other stores, has undergone a complete exterior upgrade.

Community invited to free end-of-summer party at church



FLINT TWP. — As summer winds down and back-to-school preparations ramp up, what better way to celebrate than with one last summer blast, also known as Summer Fest, a free family event hosted by the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. Rain forced the event inside last year but did not dampen the fun for all ages, […]

Buick Club cruises to Patsy Lou




FLINT TWP. — Frank Grace stood proudly next to his vintage Buick Riviera as he pointed under the hood at a heavy-duty engine that Buick no longer makes. The car was purchased from Patsy Lou Williamson Buick and on Monday afternoon Grace brought it home. As a member of the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America, Grace joined […]

In brief



Free day for Seniors at the Genesee County Fair GENESEE COUNTY — Tuesday, August 23 is Senior Day at the Genesee County Fair in partnership with the Senior Directors Association of Genesee County. Admission will be free with a parking pass available at local senior centers. The fairground is located at 6130 Mt. Morris Road, two miles east of Genesee […]

Golf outing to benefit C-A holiday program




FLINT TWP. – Men and women golfers are sought to sign up for the Barry Saunders Invitational Golf Scramble, on Sunday, September 25 at Fenton Farms Golf Course, 12312 Torrey Road in Fenton. Sponsored by Men at Work, the golf outing is a fundraiser for the annual Winterfest holiday party held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. This will be the 9th […]

Michigan Renaissance Festival opens Saturday




GROVELAND TWP. – For the next seven weekends the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival gives visitors the opportunity to travel back in time to the 16th Century. The festival began in 1979 and throughout the years has evolved into a seven-weekend event hosting over 250,000 visitors a year at its unique location 12 miles south of Flint at 12600 Dixie Highway […]

In brief



Therapy dog training at Goodrich UMC GOODRICH – Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs will host training classes at Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Therapy dogs can be any size or breed. Dogs must have a good temperament, be well socialized, and have basic obedience. Dogs must be friendly, enjoy human contact with the elderly and children. A […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint on Aug. 19 will feature Joey Farner and the Tribe, with special guests Rev Right Time and the First Cuzins of Funk and Tripp N. Dixie. Tickets are $10 in advance. 40 oz. to Freedom, a tribute to Sublime, with special guests Sick Smile, […]


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