Gearing up for 29th auto show in Detroit

DETROIT — The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is roaring to life this weekend in downtown Detroit, starting this Saturday with The Gallery, a private event featuring fine food and an up-close look at the world’s most exclusive automobiles. Tickets are $500 per person to join the guest list of movers and shakers attending the event held at […]

Longtime township treasurer passes away

FLINT TWP. — “It is shouting time in Heaven” declared the obituary for Sandra Wright, five-term township treasurer who passed away Christmas Eve. Wright died after attending a Christmas cantata at her church, which was one of her favorite places, according to the obituary. Wright retired as township treasurer in 2012 after 20 years of service. Elected in 1992 in […]

Fire station No. 2 not left in the dark

FLINT TWP. — When it comes to power outages, Flint township fire station no. 2 on Flushing Road was not much better off than most businesses and residents. The station was using a small gas generator that did not support the entire station, according to Flint Township Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. But things will be different now that the […]

Township mailing gets upgrade

FLINT TWP. — After being a workhorse for five years, the township’s Neopost postal meter broke down in the middle of mailing out winter tax bills.causing mailing issues while it was out for major repair, said Clerk Kathy Funk. The township board has unanimously approved Funk’s request to replace the equipment. The lease on the technologically dated Neopost postal machine […]

Twp. board continues FANG support

FLINT TWP. — The township is sticking with its membership in the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) despite more municipal partners pulling out, most recently the City of Flint. To continue its participation in the multi-jurisdictional drug-fighting organization, the township board recently unanimously approved paying annual dues of $40,972.39. Flint Township has participated in FANG since its inception in the […]

In brief

MADD holding vigil for crash victims GENESEE COUNTY— MADD Genesee County will host its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc Township. The service was postponed from its original date of Dec. 10 because of bad weather. Family members and […]

Looking ahead through the eyes of forecasters

A report making the rounds on the Internet last week highlighted a prediction that Barack Obama would be the last U.S. president. Right or wrong, that certainly got my attention. The prediction was made by Baba Vanga, a blind Bulgarian woman who was credited as an accurate prophetess, forecaster or whatever you call people who claim to see the future. […]

Selecting a comfortable wedding gown for big day

DAVISON — Many brides-to- be visit bridal shops with specific goals in mind regarding the style of their wedding gowns. Some women come equipped with magazine tear-outs or pull up ideas on their mobile phones. Others may have an entire scrapbook filled with various ideas they’ve been compiling for years. Much consideration is given to wedding gowns. The cost and […]

MTA receiving 32 new compressed natural gas buses and gaining nationwide attention

Thirty-two compressed natural gas buses will be delivered in lots of 11 vehicles in the next 18-24 months to the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) of Genesee County and were made possible by a federal and state grant. Ed Benning, general manager and chief executive officer of the local MTA said the agency was extremely appreciative to be able to receive […]

In brief

Yoga instructor class GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Are you passionate about yoga? Ever thought of teaching this transformative practice? Jennifer Whipple, BA, ERYT of Prana Yoga in Grand Blanc will be starting a teachers’ class beginning January 8. Payment plans are available. For more information contact Whipple at 810-965-0184 or visit prana-yoga for more information. — P.S. Ford to […]