In brief

Hemeyer earns engineer license FLINT — Rowe Professional Services Company employee Amanda N. Hemeyer, PE, recently earned her professional engineer license. Hemeyer is a project engineer in the Transportation Division, where she assists with the design and analysis of various road and infrastructure projects. She received a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.B.A. in business […]

Hurley, Kohl’s team up for healthy kids program

FLINT — “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” Event Kick-off Sept. 8 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market, 420 East Boulevard, Flint, Michigan Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded $141,568 to the Hurley Foundation for the third year of its “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” program. The program’s goal is to teach children and their parents to make healthy food […]

BEST seeks applicants for institute

FLINT — The BEST Project, a program of the United Way of Genesee County, is currently accepting applicants for its BEST Nonprofit Leadership Institute. Now in its second year, the comprehensive program is designed for individuals who want to develop their professional leadership skills and give back to the community through the nonprofit sector. As part of the program, participants […]

Volkswagen now open for business in GB

GRAND BLANC — The dust is starting to settle on a handful of construction projects in process over the past few months at the Al Serra Auto Plaza and the first new building open for business is Volkswagen of Grand Blanc. The new VW facility is located on the Al Serra Auto Plaza campus on S. Saginaw Street, south of […]

M.M.A. Gym Ultimate Fighting Academy moves from Flint Twp. to Burton

BURTON — The Mixed Martial Arts (M.M.A.) Gym Ultimate Fighting Academy moved from the Powerhouse location in Flint Township to South Saginaw in the Hurley Health and Fitness Plaza, 4500 S. Saginaw St. Owner, trainer and head coach Andre Garcia has been operating the business since 2004. He said the move made for a more positive environment. Garcia is a […]

The VIEW from here

Wrapping up a summer with tags

As the summer winds down and fall looms just a matter of weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to share my latest offering of vanity plates, collected from across the county and throughout the state. Here’s some the plates I’ve noticed over the summer months: FLINTSTR — Is he calling himself a “Flintster?” Is that some […]

Peace Mob Gardens

Idea to revitalize properties takes root

BURTON — Phillip Jacks would sit on a porch on Illinois Avenue on Flint’s Eastside a few years back with friends looking out to an abandoned lot talking about ideas on how the neighborhood could be recreated. The group started by cleaning up that lot and building a garden and calling themselves the Peace Mob Gardens making Jacks the lead […]


MARY L. ZEEMAN of Davison, age 85, passed away September 2, 2012 at Hurley Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday), September 6, 2012, at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, 7400 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, MI; the Rev. Kevin Harbin officiating. Cremation will follow the service. There will be visitation at the church for […]