GVC announces special events with Santa

FLINT TWP. — The man in red is back at the Genesee Valley Center. Santa Claus currently is in the Center Court of the mall, and will be there until Dec. 24 for photos and to hear Christmas wish lists. Along with his daily appearances, two special events are coming up with Santa. Local families are invited to join Santa […]

News Briefs

Peaceful Parenting Series offered Dec. 7-8   FLINT — A Peaceful Parenting Series, presented by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., runs 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and will be repeated 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the company’s location, 6309 N. Saginaw St. The series, titled “Parenting Your Child’s Anger and Aggression,” touches on several discussion topics, including How to Teach Youth […]

Lawsuits: a way of life

The VIEW from here

Suing people has been a way of life for a number of years now. People will sue other people for the most miniscule of reasons., so much so as we have, at times, lovingly called ourselves a sue-happy society. It seems people can’t just resolve their differences by talking it over, they almost always resort to the hiring of an […]

McDonald’s to unveil new renovations

Additional drive-thru lane added for quicker service

SWARTZ CREEK — Customers who patron the Swartz Creek McDonald’s will soon enjoy a newly-renovated location. The fast-food restaurant, located at 4237 Elms Rd., currently is undergoing renovations to its dining room, and is one of many major remodels of McDonald’s restaurants planned across the United States. Along with a contemporary design and more convenient services, McDonald’s recently added an […]

Teen receives rank of Eagle Scout

SWARTZ CREEK — A local teen recently received the highest level recognition from the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) Tall Pines Council. Gregory Payter, 18, attained the rank of Eagle Scout and will be officially honored with an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, scheduled for April 2011. On Oct. 22, Payter completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review. His […]

Fire department responds to fire at MacKenzie Crushing

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department responded to a fire at MacKenzie Crushing that occurred around noon today, Dec. 2. The fire destroyed a storage facility at the business, located at 3290 Torrey Rd., then spread to a nearby trailer on the property. The storage facility was heavily damaged by the fire. Fire officials have yet to release […]

Business Briefs

October jobless rates decrease in labor markets GENESEE COUNTY — Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in 16 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in October, according to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment increased in the majority of regions over the month, while labor force levels were mixed throughout the various areas. “October changes […]

New Century Chorale presents a Yuletide Festival

Modern twists add new depth to traditional songs

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Some traditional, holiday selections will receive modern twists when New Century Chorale (NCC) presents its 17th Annual Yuletide Festival 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, G-9020 S. Saginaw St. This year’s program features local instrumentalists, including the St. Jude’s Episcopal Church Fenton Bell Choir. The concert is a […]

Community asked to donate through Candy Cane Drive

GENESEE COUNTY — Community members with old canes they no longer need are asked to consider donating them to the University of Michigan-Flint Urban Health and Wellness Center. The Physical Therapy Unit at the Center is seeking donated canes for needy patients with its Candy Cane Drive. In return, they will give donors a candy cane as a way of […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, has announced the rescheduling of the Apocalyptica concert, which was supposed to take place Nov. 30, to March 8. Tickets for the Nov. 30 concert will be good for the March 8 event. This is the band’s first time in Flint. Tickets are […]