In brief

Kidney group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 14 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. The featured speaker is Darlene Brown, MS,MD, treatment option specialist, Fresenius Medical Care. The topic is “Kidney Dialysis.” Meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman at 810-232- 8233; or Lori Burger at […]


The new Dodge Dart, with its 10 standardequipment air bags and one of the auto industry’s highest content-ratios of high-strength steel, has been named a 2012 Top Safely Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The first product born of Chrysler’s alliance with Fiat recorded the maximum possible rating in each of the four crash tests used by the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present its Halloween Freakshow, featuring Astro Creep as White Zombie and The Kissfits, as KISS playing the music of The MIsfits, on Oct. 26. Tickets are $5 in advance. Indie-Grace presents The Gathering featuring The Kissfits, with special guests Avenue Sky, Mothra, […]


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Halloween madness


Board: garbage collection not interrupted by bankruptcy

FLINT TWP. — Despite assurances of uninterrupted garbage collection while Richfield Management LLC and affiliates are under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, one trustee wants a legal opinion. At the Oct. 15 board meeting, board trustee Frank Kasle referenced information provided to the board about the bankruptcy and asked Township Supervisor Karyn Miller to consult with township’s attorneys. Kasle said he […]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd to play at the Whiting

BURTON — Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the “young blues guitarist”, is gearing up for a live jam session at the Whiting auditorium, Nov. 3. Shepherd is set to perform songs from his new album “How I Go.” The album is said to pair Shepherd’s “deeply soulful and impassioned” take on classic material from artists like Bessie Smith, Albert King and the […]

Township Board set to approve 2013 budget

FLINT TWP. — The township board has scheduled a special meeting Monday night to approve its proposed 2013 budget. It follows a public hearing held on Oct. 15 to take comments from residents about the $10.87 million budget which exceeds revenues by about $1.1 million. The difference will be made up from a projected fund balance of about $4,7 million. […]

McLaren Flint: No pharmacy products bought at N.E. Compounding Center

FLINT — With national attention focused on the rise of fungal meningitis cases associated with tainted steroid injections, McLaren Flint is assuring patients it has not purchased or used any of the products that have been recalled or linked to these incidents nor has the McLaren Flint medical center ever done business with the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in […]