In brief

Tailoring business has moved

FLINT TWP. — Tailoring by Blackwell which celebrated its 20th year in business on Oct. 13, has moved to a new location. Formerly on Beecher Road, the business is now located at 3308 Miller Road, in the Yorkshire Plaza on the upper level, said owner Karen Blackwell-Vickers. She is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. and sometimes later and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blackwell-Vickers said she is making plans to host an open house to celebrate the new location and the 20th anniversary of the business. — R.S.

Santa Claus is coming to town

FLINT TWP. — Santa Claus has left the North Pole and will officially arrive at the Genesee Valley Center mall’s Outdoor Village at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11. Instead of a sleigh, he will be riding in atop a Flint Township Fire Truck. The Detroit Piston’s Drumline will be on hand to welcome Santa and accompany hi on a parade through the mall,. Santa will then be escorted to Center Court to begin his annual duties of making his lists of Christmas wishes from good little boys and girls and posing for photos. Santa will remain at the mall until Christmas Eve. Photo hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday -Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. On Dec. 24, Santa’s hours will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — R.S.

Township offices closed next Thursday

FLINT TWP. — In Observance of Veterans Day, the township hall at 1490 S. Dye Road, will be closed on Nov. 10. — R.S.

Grief support group offered

FLINT TWP. — Home and Hospice Advantage has a weekly grief support group for anyone who has suffered a loss of a loved one on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at that Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd. Details: Call 810-733-9975. — G.G.

Newsboys hold open enrollment

FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint have opened enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, running through December 16th, 2011. Please contact the Old Newsboys at 810-744-1840 with questions about qualifiers or documentation. If you would like to sponsor a child this holiday or would like to show your support by hanging a Sponsor A Child tree in your business, Contact the Old Newsboys for more information. — A.D.

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