2010-09-30

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 […]

Award-winning musical coming to The Whiting

Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

FLINT — The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s Spamalot, will visit the fair city of Flint for two performances at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21-22 at Flint’s Premier Performing Arts Venue, The Whiting. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner […]

Financial trouble looms

The VIEW from here

Genesee County is in trouble. I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure that out. Honestly, the whole state is suffering from major economic woes, but the troubles right here in our own backyard seem to be mounting. Case in point — the Genesee County Board of Commissioners will consider a budget today for 2011 that includes about […]

Wings of Love provides in-home care and more




SWARTZ CREEK — For Susan Wiley, helping others has always been a part of her life. After spending 38 years in sales and marketing, Wiley found herself laid off. “I decided to go where my heart was,” she said. Following her heart, Wiley created Wings of Love, an in-home care business, five years ago. Wings of Love, which is a […]

Crapo Farm celebrates 150 years this Saturday




SWARTZ CREEK — As a way of remembering Crapo Farm, the community is invited to attend the Swartz Creek Crapo Farm Sesquicentennial Celebration 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2 at Mary Crapo Auditorium. The event, which is free to the public, includes presentations from four speakers, lunch, a trip to the old silo on Hill Rd. and a trip to the […]