In brief

Business meeting features Citizens Bank officer

FLINT TWP. — Steve Schiestel, chief investment officer for Citizens Bank, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the meeting room at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet (formerly Old Country Buffet) on Miller Road.

Schiestel will discuss the recent merger with First Merit Bank and also offer his views on the economy in 2013.

Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller also will provide a brief update on township developments.

The meeting is open to the public and no reservations are needed. For more information about the business group, visit their web site at R.S.

Beautification awards and training coming soon

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Parks and Recreation Committee will receive an honorable mention award during the Keep Genesee County Beautiful Beautification Awards Program held during the annual Community Beautification Conference, from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. March 9 at the University of Michigan- Flint.

The group is being recognized for its work on planting flowers along the Genesee Valley Trail last summer, according to Barb Vert a township trustee and member of the parks committee.

The event is open to the public but registration is required no later than three days in advance. Registration information is provided on the Keep Genesee County Beautiful web site at The Annual Beautification Awards program honors those who have made a substantial contribution to the community through clean up and beautification activities and projects in Genesee County.

The conference was developed to provide “how-to” information and “hands-on” projects to beautification workers. Eight to twelve different workshops cover topics such as composting, grant writing for beautification mini grants, perennial care, pest management, recycling, volunteer recruitment, tree care and vegetable gardening.

Keep Genesee County Beautiful was founded in 2004 and is funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation which each year awards minigrants for beautification projects. — R.S.

Mom 2 Mom sale at Holy Rosary

GENESEE TWP. — Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5199 Richfield Ra.d, will hold a Mom 2 Mom Sale March 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, table rental available for $20 per table. Featured items include gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers and pack ‘n plays. The sale is sponsored by St. Patrick’s Guild and the Holy Rosary Child Development Center.

Details: Call 810-736-6260 or e-mail — G.G.

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