News Briefs

Barnes & Noble Bookfair for C/A Band FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Band announces its Barnes & Noble Bookfair 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at the store’s Genesee Valley Center location. To download a voucher to help support the band, visit www.carman.k12.mi.us. — N.B. Township offices closed FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Nov. 25-26 in […]

Still able to give thanks despite the tough year

The VIEW from here

I’m going to be honest — 2010 was a pretty rough year. I wanted to write a column this week giving thanks for the things that make life worthwhile — much as I did last Thanksgiving — and I found myself having a hard time coming up with something like the silly, funny and often heartfelt list I gave last […]

Himani Makeup & Skincare celebrates GVC opening with ribbon cutting

FLINT TWP. — Local leaders and shoppers turned out in full force Nov. 18 to celebrate the grand opening of Himani Makeup & Skincare in the Genesee Valley Center. For the grand opening, the store held a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured several local speaks, including Steve Flynn, director of the Genesee County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Kim Courts, Flint […]

MCC, Cleary partner to offer corporate accounting degree

FLINT — Mott Community College has launched yet another collaboration that offers a new four-year college option to benefit students. Administrators with Cleary University and Mott Community College have come together to sign an articulation agreement, fostering a seamless transition for MCC students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Accounting at Cleary. The special signing ceremony was Nov. […]

‘Small Business Saturday’ event at GVC

FLINT TWP. — After Black Friday comes “Small Business Saturday”, a new shopping holiday created by American Express that aims to encourage shoppers to frequent local businesses. Genesee Valley Center is home to many local, small business operators and encourages shoppers to “shop local” as part of the “Small Business Saturday” movement. “Over one-third of Genesee Valley Center retailers are […]

Township to hold town hall meeting

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township will hold a Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at its offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to address and discuss the state of the township, along with the 2011 departmental budgets. “It will be an informal meeting, and we’re looking for residents’ input,” said Supervisor Karyn Miller. “We […]

Three arrested in Clovertree homicide

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with the Nov. 14 murder of Darvades Dequin Monte Atkins, 20, of Lapeer. Atkins was found in the parking lot of Clovertree Apartments with multiple gun shot wounds after police responded to the incident. Atkins was transported to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Flint Township […]

Genesys Hospice hosts 18th annual Memory Tree ceremony

MUNDY TWP. — Genesys Hospice will host its 18th annual Memory Tree lighting ceremony to remember loved ones who have passed away, and to honor special family members and friends. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre on Hill Road (by US 23) in Flint. The evening features a […]

In Brief

MCC crowned champions in LEGO-Building competition FLINT — A Mott Community College team of students won the Flint Institute of Arts’ (FIA) inaugural Intercollegiate College Town LEGO competition held in October. The “Create a Masterpiece” LEGO event drew more than 700 people from across the region to Flint to see students from Mott Community College, Baker College, Kettering University and […]

Community invited to honor those who served with … WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

HOLLY — While many know of Arlington National Cemetery as being a famous burial place for those who served the country, there are many individuals in the community who are unaware that a national, military cemetery is situated just south of Genesee County in Holly. Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., serves as the final resting place for more […]