Treasury: Collection contractors beginning operations this fall

LANSING — Michiganders with past-due tax debts or other state debts may receive a call this fall from one of two contractors operating on behalf of the Michigan Department of Treasury. Beginning on Nov. 15, taxpayers who have been referred to collections due to outstanding state debts may receive a call from either GC Services or Harris and Harris to […]

Michigan Elections Director Sally Williams retiring Dec. 31

LANSING — Michigan Elections Director Sally Williams has announced her retirement after more than three decades of service to the Department of State, effective Dec. 31. The position has been posted as the search to find her replacement begins. Williams will assist in that process. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson praised Williams’ contributions: “I am tremendously grateful for the leadership […]

Ferris Wheel in Flint awarded for Building Entrepreneurial Community

FLINT— Since opening in 2017, the Ferris Wheel has been cultivating a growing, diverse community of entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses. This week, it was awarded for those efforts when the Ferris Wheel was selected by the Michigan Venture Capital Association as the winner of its annual Community Impact Award. The Ferris Wheel was selected due to its work to create […]

Annual Save and Share event begins after Thanksgiving

FLINT — In what has become a holiday tradition, the 8th Annual Skaff Save & Share event will take place Nov. 29 through Dec 2. “While it isn’t quite at the same anticipation level as turkey and pumpkin pie, our Save & Share charity event over the past eight years has received enthusiastic support and has become part of our […]

Swartz Creek artist’s work part of MCC Fine Art exhibit

FLINT — Artist Sarah Thayer of Swartz Creek is among seven student artists whose work will be part of an exhibition that opens Monday, Nov. 25, at Mott Community College. The show runs through Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center. The students, who are candidates for associate of […]

So many things, so little time


Truth is, I thought the empty nest was for the birds. This is partly why, after my father-in-law Winston passed away two months ago, there was no question as to whether I hoped my mother-in-law Georgia would move in with my husband and me. I was thrilled that she agreed to do so. I’ve always liked the idea of shared […]

Sweet Adelines, Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus to perform

GRAND BLANC — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus and Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus will join to present “Our Favorite Time of Year Holiday Concert” to be held Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. Both Religious and secular Christmas songs will be included in the concert along with other uplifting seasonal music. The chorus groups will combine their voices in […]

Whaley Children’s Center receives $100,000 from Kristy Lynn Berkelbaugh Memorial Fund

FLINT — Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) is receiving a $100,000 donation from the Kristy Lynn Berkelbaugh Memorial Fund. The funds will go towards children’s needs including but not limited to education, medical, extracurricular activities and holidays. “The donation will have a huge impact on our kids’ lives,” says Mindy Williams, President and CEO of Whaley Children’s Center. She continues, “It […]

In brief

Ink for the Animals FLINT —The Humane Society of Genesee County and Millennial Ink are hosting a tattoo day to support the Humane Society, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. at the Humane Society of Genesee County, G-3325 S. Dort Hwy., Burton. The awesome tattoo artists at Millennial Ink will be doing $30 black with one other color predrawn animal […]

Cavs name Devon Smith as new baseball coach



FLINT – Carman-Ainsworth named its new head baseball coach last Wednesday, as 23-year-old Flint native Devon Smith will take over the helm for the Cavaliers in his first season of varsity experience. Last season, he was the head coach for the Cavs’ JV squad. Smith played four seasons of varsity baseball for Carman-Ainsworth and helped lead the Cavs to a […]