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Davison business nominated for award DAVISON — Green Energy Management Solutions has been nominated for the Award for Outstanding Green Business as a part of the 2011 Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce biennial Business Awards banquet. All of the exceptional companies who have been nominated will be recognized, and the recipients of these awards will be announced at the Riverfront […]

Sports Shorts

Kodiaks bounce back in home finale FLINT— Ever since their season opening win over Xavier, Carman-Ainsworth graduate Dwan Simmons and his University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks club football team have hit a bit of a losing skid. The opening game, a 35-3 win over Xavier, seemed quite dominant, however, the same results were not obtained on the road. The following week, […]

The VIEW from here

Sometimes the fight for ‘animal rights’ can be absurd

Some stories have been in the media recently which just make me wonder if some animal rights activists are living on a different planet than the rest of us. I’m all for protecting wildlife and pets and there are many good people and organizations who make a difference every day in the lives of animals. I applaud those people and […]

CAHS theater students scare up funds for local food bank

FLINT TWP. — Their expertise with costumes, props and setting scenes was put to good use by the Carman-Ainsworth High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 1360 who hosted a Halloween fundraiser Saturday to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service initiative spearheaded about ten years ago by […]

Sixth annual First Frost Art Festival starts Saturday

FLINT — The Founders Society and the Flint Institute of Arts are presenting the sixth annual First Frost Arts Festival the first weekend in November. This event is a unique two-day arts festival held inside the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA). The event will feature items on sale from nearly 50 hand-selected artists that will all appeal to the discriminating […]

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Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr. in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Country Night at The Machine Shop with Colt Ford and special guests Ty Stone and Bullhonky Deluxe on Nov. 4. Tickets are $20 in advance. The Machine Shop will hold a Cancer benefit featuring A Sleepless Malice, Six Seconds to Oblivion, […]

Diabetes Center offers holiday cooking demo

FLINT — Getting reading for holiday eating is the focus of a FREE cooking demonstration Nov. 30 from 2:-3 p.m. at the Hurley Diabetes Center, 2700 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Suite G, in Flint. Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States today. More than 1.5 million people are diagnosed every year. In Michigan alone, there are more […]

Gallery’s November exhibit celebrates memory of founding member

FLINT — Buckham Gallery will honor the life of founding member and former president Tom Nuzum during the gallery’s upcoming exhibit, beginning with an opening reception during Flint’s Second Friday Art Walk on Nov. 11. The Tom Nuzum; An Artist’s Artist, will feature paintings by Nuzum, who died in February 2011 after an 11-year battle with cancer. The opening reception […]

Bids Ok’d for fire and police departments

FLINT TWP. — In an attempt at quality control, Fire Chief John Ringwelski recommended awarding bids to separate companies for concrete work needed at two township fire stations, during a bid review at a recent township Board of Trustees meeting. Bids for the work were received from Freeman Brothers Construction of Linden, Zeller Excavating of Swartz Creek and Oak Construction […]