2012-03-15

In brief



Interfaith Seder planned March 26 FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in what a Jewish Passover Seder is, then come and find out at thids year’s Interfaith Seder held at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins Rd., in Flint Township, on March 26 at 7 p.m. A full meal will not be included with this seder, just delicious macaroons and […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



Buick Verano Trumps Competition With Appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” Buick Verano sales continue to grow quickly three months into its public life. On Sunday, March 11, the new luxury sedan got the “Celebrity Apprentice” treatment when it was the subject of teams competing to create a consumer launch event. During the show, Buick also debuted two new 30-second TV spots […]

Nuisance havens under investigation for closure




FLINT TWP. —Alleged trouble spots like a Corunna Road motel linked to the March 4 carjacking/shooting death of Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, may be padlocked under a nuisance law, Prosecutor David Leyton, said at a press conference last week, where he announced charges against four people. Mills blood-spattered car was found by police at the Economy Motel, 4186 […]

Gloria’s boutique draws customers from near and far




FLINT TWP. — Longtime customers of Gloria’s boutique at Genesee Valley Center could smile knowingly when a Wall Street Journal article a few months ago announced that Bergdorf Goodman luxury department store would begin selling the MacKenzie-Childs line of home goods for the first time in 15 years. Gloria Van Duyne, store owner, also gets a pat on the back […]

Low-price gas competitor coming to Miller Road




FLINT TWP. — As the price of gasoline inches toward $4 a gallon and beyond this spring and summer, the hunt for cheaper fuel along the busy Miller Road corridor will include another shopping choice after the opening of an Admiral gas station just west of the I-75 freeway. An Admiral Petroleum Co. spokesperson declined comment on when the station […]

In brief



ABWA to hold meeting FLINT — The Crossroad Connection Chapter of American Business Women’s Association — Grand Blanc, will meet March 21 at 5:30 p.m. for networking, and 6 p.m. for a presentation, at Riverfront Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Room 2321, Flint. There will be pizza and beverages for a freewill offering. The speaker will be Amy R. Gresock, […]

Saying goodbye to an America hero and thanks



An American hero died last week. He was one of the 1,200 such heroes this nation is losing almost daily and while you might not realize the service he and his brothers-in-arms performed for this country some 70 years ago, we truly owe them all a debt. His name was Elmer Leach and he was a veteran of World War […]

THE MACHINE SHOP

Still rockin’ after 10 years


GENESEE COUNTY — The Machine Shop of Flint is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Since its opening in 2002, this live music venue has been home many local and national acts. “Ten years is a lot of bands,” said Security Manager Mike Arqell. “I have seen this place grow a lot.” Brothers Kevin and Craig Zink, coowners of The […]

In brief



UM-Flint to host Women’s Night Out FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint will hold a Women’s Night Out, March 22, from 4-8 p.m. Women’s Night Out is held annually at the University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center. This is an open house for women to experience a variety of fitness classes. Admission is free! Women ages 16 and older are invited […]

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