Bishop unveils new airside expansion

FLINT TWP. — Bishop International Airport unveiled its $4.6-million airside expansion project to the public during a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 2 in the new center court. Airport Director Jim Rice kicked off the ceremony, highlighting the new additions inside the airport. “9-11 changed our lives and airports,” he said. “We had security but nothing like today. Before, you could […]

Fire department responds to fire at MacKenzie Crushing

Photo by Natalie Blythe FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department responded to a fire at MacKenzie Crushing that occurred around noon 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 […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will play host to Banana 101.5’s “Binge Before Christmas” with Pop Evil and Danko Jones on Dec. 11. Doors at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance. On Dec. 15 is Hell Yeah with Hail The Villain and A New Revolution. Tickets are […]

Business Briefs

20th annual Community Holiday Dinner FLINT — The Genesee County Bar Foundation and Bar Association 20th Annual Community Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Dec. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., downtown Flint. The free dinner will feature a full meal. Children will have their photographs taken with Santa Claus and receive a small gift. […]

Township sets final public hearing for 2011 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees will weigh two proposed budgets for 2011 at its Dec. 20 meeting after the board approved a final public hearing for the budget at its Dec. 6 meeting. The board and residents received a glimpse of the township’s financial future during a town hall meeting held Nov. 29. At the meeting, […]

In Brief

Creature Camp at Sloan Museum FLINT — Did you know some interesting creatures call your body home. Super-tiny mites live in the follicles of your eyelashes and in skin pores. Your mouth is home to not only bacteria but also viruses and fungi. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body at Sloan Museum until Jan. 16. Head to Sloan […]

Little Red Hen offers unique items at affordable prices

FLINT TWP. — Tucked inside a house on Beecher Road, The Little Red Hen Resale Shop offers its customers a wide variety of household items, all while not breaking the budget, since opening a year ago. Initially, the store was started by LACE (Ladies Aimed for Christian Endeavors) to help Valley Christian Academy in Burton. When the school closed, the […]

Stanley Cup coming to Lapeer

LAPEER — Hockey fans of all ages will have an opportunity to view one of the most coveted trophies of the game — the Stanley Cup — when it comes to the Polar Palace Ice Arena in Lapeer on Friday, Dec. 17 thanks to the Lapeer Loggers of the All American Hockey League. Area residents can get their picture taken […]

Holiday happenings

Santa returns to GVC FLINT TWP. — Santa Claus has arrived at Genesee Valley Center and joined his Woodland Friends in Center Court through Dec. 24. The Woodland Friends Santa display is based on the children’s book Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, and is sponsored locally by Dort Federal Credit Union. Santa is […]

UM-Flint to hold 2011 critical issues forum

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint takes pride in announcing the dynamic lineup of speakers for the 2011 Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum. This year’s forum brings to Flint five speakers who are nationally and internationally renowned in their fields. They will challenge the status quo, and demand that we collectively shift our perspectives to find better solutions for […]