Skaff donates carpet squares for 200 classrooms

FLINT — For the third consecutive year, Skaff Furniture Carpet One will hold an event to support local teachers. This year, Skaff will give away 6000 carpet squares to teachers. According to Dick Skaff, it’s become an important event. “Every year in late summer we would have teachers come to us to see if we had discontinued carpet samples we […]

Students gain experience with new Kettering MRC facility

FLINT — On a 21-acre parcel where the first Chevrolet rolled off the assembly line 100 years ago, Kettering University has constructed a state-of-the-art research facility known as the Mobility Research Center, designed specifically for the engineering and development of autonomous and connected vehicles and the next generation of mobility systems. The final phase of the facility was completed this […]

Sharp invites community to tour new funeral chapel

SWARTZ CREEK — A central fireplace, cathedral ceilings and ample, comfortable seating create a calming ambiance in the lobby of the new Sharp Funeral Home which opened Aug. 12, some 15 months after fire destroyed the former chapel in downtown Swartz Creek. Founder Roger Sharp, his family and employees, invite the public to view the new building during an open […]

In brief

Farm Bureau Insurance invites eighth grader to write about heroes LANSING — Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan is once again sponsoring its annual America & Me Essay Contest—celebrating its 51st year. For over 50 years, several thousand eighth graders from hundreds of Michigan schools have entered the patriotic writing contest, which encourages Michigan young people to write about their Michigan […]

4-H fun

Sovita Credit Union Announces YE$ to People Classroom Giveaway

GENESEE COUNTY — Sovita Credit Union will award 25 local teachers $100 grants through nominations by their peers. This initiative is part of a larger YE$ to People campaign Sovita Credit Union launched last July during their rebrand from Flint Area School Employees Credit Union. The campaign continues to support local causes that advance education and healthcare. Sovita will award […]

Nest Building is Learned at Home

A nd then, one day, they’re gone. That’s how it feels now that my baby birds have left the nest to build nests and lives of their own. In one respect, it’s what every parent longs for: the chance to go to the bathroom without someone yelling, “You almost done?!” Or the chance to run around naked at home, if […]

Go-Kart racing is in her blood

BURTON — Move over, Danica Patrick. This girl is coming up right behind you. Alissa Wilson of Burton wants to race in the tracks of female drivers like her hero, Patrick, and is getting an early start by racing her custom-fabricated go-kart at Owosso Motorsports Park. Alissa, who turns 10 on Friday and starts fifth grade at West Bendle Elementary […]

Ally Family Fun Night presented by Mott Foundation

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The 2019 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren has teamed up with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to offer local families a new event featuring a PGA TOUR Champions Professional visit and golf stations conducted by The First Tee of Eastern Michigan. This Family Fun Night will take place on Friday, September 13 from 5 – 7 […]

Sanders completes Eagle Scout project

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Alexander Sanders recently completed his Eagle Scout project by overseeing the construction of a flag retirement fire pit at the VFW/AMVETS Post 3720 on Elms Road. Sanders is a member of Swartz Creek Boy Scout Troop 122 and a senior at Grand Blanc High School. Upon completion of the project, Aug. 19, a flag retirement ceremony took […]