Taco Bell coming soon to Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek residents, and passers-by, soon will be able to get their gorditas and chalupas close to home. Work crews broke ground on a new 2,029-square-foot Taco Bell at the corner of Miller and Elms roads about two weeks ago, said City Manager Paul Bueche. The corporate-owned diner will feature the brand’s new exterior design, a “more […]


The minivan has been a part of the American driving experience for a while now and it’s hard to believe that there was a time when it was a brand-new segment of the market. The first Chrysler Group minivan rolled off the assembly line on Nov. 2, 1983, sparking a new segment of people movers that rose in popularity very […]

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“Starting a Business” class in Flint FLINT — A free seminar on starting a business will be offered at Kettering University in Flint on Sept. 19, 5-7:30 p.m. “Starting a Business” provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to plan, start, and operate a small business. The seminar covers information and tools to evaluate market potential for products/services, start-up […]

Give Peace a chance

You're invited to rally around a peace pole

FLINT TWP. — Peace in our homes, community and around the world is the message conveyed by a peace pole to be dedicated alongside a meditation garden outside the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 2512 S Dye Rd, after the regular service Sept. 15 at 12:45 p.m. The public is invited along with local officials and other interfaith leaders. “The Peace […]

Genesee Habitat for Humanity building its 100th home

FLINT — The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity will build its 100th home this September in the Foss Avenue Neighborhood, 1173 Ruth St. The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has built 14 homes in the Foss Avenue neighborhood and officials said they are excited to be able to build their 100th home there. In celebration of their 100th home they […]

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Kidney cancer support group meetings resume FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 18 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Boulevard, between I-475 & Dort Highway). The featured speaker will be Dr. Kate Heritage Kraft, MD; Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Michigan; Medical Practice-Pediatric […]

Corn maze fun for all

GENESEE COUNTY — Fall is the the perfect time to enjoy a family walk through a corn maze. Country Corn Maze of Corunna, Michigan has four unique corn mazes for families of all ages to trek through. Brian Martindale and his family have been hosting this event at his farm for 13 years. He teamed up with the company Maze […]

C&L Ward receives national honors

DAVISON — C&L Ward has been recognized for the fourth year in a row by two national home improvement/remodeling publications as one of the top replacement remodeling companies in the country. Among the top 500 replacement remodeling companies in the nation tabulated by Qualified Remodeler magazine, C&L Ward, who was ranked at 70th in the country in 2012, moved up […]

Cavs hammer Sag. Heritage

SAGINAW TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth got its offense rolling in the second week of the season and the defense continued to score points, as the Cavaliers routed Saginaw Heritage, 49-20, in a Saginaw Valley League crossover game last Friday. Seven different backs contributed to the rushing game, and Jevonte Alexander scored two more touchdowns on defense, as the Cavs scored the […]

Chrysler Statue unveiled at Bishop

FLINT TWP. — Automotive pioneer Walter P. Chrysler was an avid gearhead who tore apart his first car to learn how everything worked then put it back together before he even learned how to drive it, according to Jeremy Dimick, curator at Sloan Museum, who was one of several speakers Monday at the unveiling of a bronzed statue of Chrysler […]