Olio’s serves up authentic dishes

FLINT TWP. — Looking for a place to enjoy authentic, Italian cuisine? Look no further than Olio’s Cafe & Grill Italian Cuisine, 1072 Elms Rd. Owned by Chef Vito Cangemi, Olio’s Cafe & Grill opened its doors to hungry diners Aug. 23 and since then, the restaurant has served up a variety of signature dishes. The decision to open a […]

Parks escape painful cuts thanks to $1.27M Mott grant

FLINT — Staff layoffs and canceled programs in the Genesee County parks system were narrowly averted on Oct. 1 when the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced a one-year, $1.27-million grant to the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. The grant will fill a budget gap created by a reduction in millage income resulting from a drop in the overall taxable […]


SEPT. 10-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Upper Peninsula and North Baldwin BMU. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall wild turkey hunting season for permit holders. SEPT. 17-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Lower Peninsula. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. OCT. 1 Recreation Passport available to MIchigan residents for $10 per registered vehicle or $5 per registered […]

Business Briefs

West Flint Business Association monthly luncheon FLINT TWP. — West Flint Business Association, 4508 Beecher Rd., announces its monthly luncheon Oct. 20 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd. The event begins with lunch at noon, followed by the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. At the meeting, attendees will hear about veterans issues, along with the millage to provide services to […]

Carman-Ainsworth High School 2010 Homecoming

Letters to the editor

Reaction to letter concerning type of childhood cancer In regard to the letter written Sept. 23 by Prof. Frank Friedman regarding “Help Fight Childhood Cancer” — Though Wilms tumor is common, it has one of the best prognosis. More than 80 percent of patients, even those with stage 4 disease become long-term survivors. This is strikingly in contrast to a […]

BB/BS receives $20,000 through Art Van Charity Challenge

FLINT TWP. — Art Van Furniture Company will award $20,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint through the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge. The award will be among those presented to 50 charities throughout the state of Michigan. Art Van Furniture annually awards one million dollars to various charities throughout the State of Michigan that focus on […]

Baker College wins educational award

FLINT TWP. — Automation Alley has announced Baker College Online as the winner of its Educational Program of the Year Award. Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, honored Baker College Online during its 10th Annual Awards Gala, held recently at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich. For the past 10 years, Automation Alley has recognized an outstanding educational […]

Parents really need to learn to play nice at sports events

The VIEW from here

With my kids getting involved in sports these past few months, I’ve had my first real experiences with those kinds of parents I’ve heard about who sometimes don’t know how to behave themselves on the sidelines. Having never been a huge sports fanatic, it took me awhile to simply get used to the competitiveness of being a sports parent. I’ve […]