2010-09-30

Tailoring by Blackwell celebrates 19 years in business




FLINT TWP. — For close to two decades, Karen Blackwell-Vickers has tailored, hemmed and sewed her way into the hearts of the community. And next month, she will celebrate 19 years in business with her company, Tailoring by Blackwell. Blackwell-Vickers learned her craft from her father, who was a tailor. “My mother taught my dad how to sew,” she said. […]

C/A set to start later on Wednesdays




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools will start one hour later on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 6 for its P.A.L.S. program. The C/A Community Education Before School Program, known as P.A.L.S., is open to students in grades kindergarten through fifth and held at all schools, except for Carman-Ainsworth High School. The program begins one hour and 15 minutes prior to school […]

DELEG’s Bureau of Fire Services kicks off training



LANSING — Fire professionals from around the state are gathered today at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing to learn more about rolling out Risk Watch®, a nationwide safety awareness and education program, in schools within their communities. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth’s Bureau of Fire Services and State […]

Junior Generals rally for first win




DAVENPORT, Iowa — Andrew Lay assisted on two goals and the Flint Junior Generals broke through for their first victory of the season in dramatic fashion last Sunday. The Generals scored the last four goals of the game to beat Quad City, 4- 3, in a Central States Hockey League game at The River’s Edge. Flint had lost its first […]

Business Briefs



School of Management to recognize Excellence in Business FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) will honor representatives from top Michigan businesses at a special celebration. The Third Annual Business Appreciation Dinner will be held on Oct. 5 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Northbank Center in […]

Haley, board discusses Superintendent Report Card




FLINT TWP. — Supt. Bill Haley presented a working draft of his Superintendent Indicator of Success — Report Card Pilot to the Board of Education at its Sept. 21 meeting. The Superintendent Report Card will serve as a means of “objective data for me to judge whether it’s been a good year or not,” Haley said. Sharing the draft with […]

News Briefs



Getting right FLINT TWP. — In the Sept. 23 issue, the headline on the story about Flint Township’s adoption of a new road debt service fund for the Dyewood Road Special Assessment was incorrect. The headline should have read “Township votes 4-2 to adopt new road debt service fund for Dyewood.” — N.B. Flu shots available at C/A Senior Center […]

Youth buck pole sets new record



DAVISON — The second annual Genesee County Youth Buckpole hosted by Madden’s Lounge in Davison set a new record after 35 big bucks and eight does were on display last Sunday in honor of the state’s annual youth hunt that ran Sept. 25-26. Sponsored by the Flint Regional Chapter of Safari Club International, Madden’s and Williams Gunsight and Outfitters, prizes […]

HealthPlus named one of nation’s top private insurance plans



FLINT — For the sixth year in a row, HealthPlus of Michigan’s private health plans are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as being among the nation’s best. NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 — Private, the list of plan rankings that was released by NCQA last week, names HealthPlus as one of the top 30 private […]

Humane Society opens its doors to area seniors for ‘Simply Seniors’ event




BURTON — Area senior citizens had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the furry friends at the Genesee County Humane Society for its Simply Seniors event 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24. The event kicked off with a welcome from the humane society, followed by arts and crafts, tours of the facility, refreshments and a video. Several […]