2013-04-18

Rep. Kildee visited troops, attended memorial for local grad



WASHINGTON — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee returned April 6 from a bipartisan Congressional Delegation trip to Afghanistan to visit Michigan troops. The three-member delegation — led by Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) — met with U.S. forces and held important discussions with highranking U.S. and Afghan officials regarding political, economic and security […]

FORD FOCUS TOPS GLOBAL CAR SALES IN 2012



The Ford Focus is officially the world’s best-selling passenger car in the world with sales totaling 1,020,410 vehicles worldwide, outselling all other nameplates in 2012, according to Southfield-based automotive data firm Polk. In fact, three of the 10 top-selling vehicles globally in 2012 were Fords – the F- 150 pickup was the third-best selling vehicle in the world. The Ford […]

In brief



Work begins next week on I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69 FLINT TWP. — Orange barrels, detours and lane closures are coming next week for eastbound drivers on I-69 at the I-75 interchange The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a $1 million investment to make improvements to the I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69. Slated to begin April 24, the […]

The VIEW from here

Evil keeps trying, but it just makes us stronger

A nother terrorist attack this week, this time at the Boston Marathon. Unlike the terrorists who perpetuated the shootings in Denver, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., this killer (or killers) likes to hide backpacks filled with explosives in trash bins and then sit back to watch his handiwork unfold. Evil, they say, never sleeps, and again it has raised its ugly […]

Bar and banquet business has a new Dream





FLINT TWP. — Observant passersby may have noticed a new sign outside of the bar and banquet facility at 1519 W. Bristol Road near Van Slyke. A new sign hailing the opening of the “Dream Bar & Grill” has replaced the former Cooper’s Bar sign that hung around for more than a year since the former business closed in the […]

McFarlan Foundation is now McFarlan Residential



FLINT — The McFarlan Foundation of Flint has acquired the former Court Street Village active living apartments as part of their mission to provide quality living options for senior citizens. The apartments located at the corner of East Court Street and Lapeer Road have been renamed Court Street Commons. With this acquisition McFarlan now offers three distinct residential properties in […]

ROWE Professional Services Company projects win awards



FLINT — The American Public Works Association (APWA) Michigan Chapter has chosen projects completed in the City of Davison and the Village of Vernon to receive Project of the Year awards in the transportation category. ROWE was the design engineer for resurfacing the City of Davison’s East Flint Street. The project included using a road diet concept to improve traffic […]

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Kildee introduces bill to help Michigan homeowners WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced the Revitalize America Act, his first bill as a member of Congress, which seeks to help reinvigorate and reinvest in America’s older industrial cities — including Flint, Saginaw and Detroit — by freeing up $1.9 billion in federal aid to help remove blight and repurpose […]

Hollywood actors to headline McLaren fundraiser





FLINT TWP. — The showroom at Art Van Furniture, 4577 Miller Rd., will be transformed into a mini “Love Boat” cruise setting, complete with special guest Ted Lange, who starred on “The Love Boat” series as Isaac, the congenial bartender. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Terry Crews, a noted Hollywood actor and television star, former NFL player […]

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GBHS Band Boosters to host Mom2Mom Sale GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc High School Band Boosters are hosting their annual Mom2Mom Sale, April 20 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the large gym at Grand Blanc High School. Approximately 70 tables will be available for moms to sell/buy gently-used children’s clothing, toys and other items. The following vendors will also […]