The 2012 honorees

• Paul Newman, the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Flint, serves on the Genesee Intermediate School District Board of Education, and is chair of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority Board. • Sylvester Jones, Jr., program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for REACH and the Educational Foundation for the Flint Community Schools. […]

Neighborhood shootout possibly linked to homicide at Flint nightclub

FLINT TWP. — Township police took six people into custody Monday afternoon following a gun battle on Casaloma Drive off Beecher Road, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report at the Township Board meeting Monday night. One person suffered a minor gunshot wound to the leg but refused treatment at the scene, Sippert said. He said calls of numerous […]

In brief

McLaren offers smoking cessation support group FLINT — McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is offering a free Smoking Cessation Support Group the second Monday of every month. The support group can benefit anyone who is struggling to give up those last few cigarettes but does want to quit. The next meeting is Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the McLaren Medical […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Fuel with special guests Dive and The Nines on Feb. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance. Psychostick with special guests Ventana and As Summer Dies will take to the stage at the Machine Shop on Feb. 4. Tickets are $10. Eye […]

Wayne Brady brings improv to the Whiting

FLINT — Comedy improvisational actor and host of “Let’s Make a Deal,” Wayne Brady is bringing his act for the first time to The Whiting Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Joining Brady is his announcer and sidekick Jonathan Mangum, and his “oneman band” Cat Gray on keyboard to deliver what Brady calls “a 100-percent improvisational” show. Brady said the show […]

Senior center wants faster repairs

FLINT TWP. — Differences between landlords and tenants are common and the township’s oversight of the Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road apparently is no exception. Last year, the two parties engaged in a year-long standoff over a new lease before coming to terms in September along with a reorganization of the senior governing board and adoption of new bylaws. […]

Space lectures at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Join us at Longway Planetarium for a series of lectures about space. These events are suitable for ages 10 and older and are provided free, through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. For more information about any of the programs, please call 810-237- 3400 or visit SloanLongway.org. 2012: Fact or Fiction Guest Speaker: Dr. Pat […]

Board deems FANG worthwhile

FLINT TWP. — Money is tight in a sluggish economy and the township Board of trustees in recent months has had to cut back or cut out a lot of things. But not its support of countywide drug enforcement. By a unanimous vote, the board agreed last week to pay nearly $50,000 in annual dues to continue its participation in […]

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

190 million: The number of greeting cards exchanged for the holiday. Valentine’s Day comes in second to Christmas for the most number of greeting cards sent. 73: The percentage of men who give bouquet gifts. 119: The number of single men in their 20s per 100 single women of the same age. 6,000: The number of weddings that take place […]

Eyes, ears needed to help curb AC thefts

FLINT TWP. —Police Chief George Sippert is asking for public assistance in thwarting a rash of airconditioner thefts by metal scrappers. “In the last two months, we have seen quite a significant increase in airconditioning units being stolen from commercial buildings,’’ Sippert said in his report to the township Board of Trustees at its Jan. 23 meeting. While it has […]