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The Jeep Wrangler was recognized as the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” for a fourth consecutive year at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas last week. The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that show- case the year’s coolest products, said Chrysler spokesman Bryan Zvilbleman. “Consumers […]

Road Commission purchasing manager named Michigan Buyer of the Year

FLINT — Genesee County Road Commission Purchasing Manager Joyce McClane has been named Buyer of the Year by the Michigan chapter of the Professional Purchasers Officers Association. The award, which “recognizes individuals for their work in public purchasing, involvement with their community, and contributions to MPPOA and to the purchasing profession,” is intended to acknowledge individuals who have “completed a […]

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Paw Palace Pet Daycare expands into Fenton FENTON — On Nov. 14 Paw Palace, 400 S Fenway Dr., will celebrate the opening of a second location with a ribbon cutting at their new Fenton location. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Paw Palace will also host an open house on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The reinvention of […]

Another round of vanity plates

M“ eet Gary Gould. He’s 46 years old. Gould has found himself caught in a five year struggle to locate and publish as many vanity plates as he can. “From the most matter-of-fact plates to the wild and outrageous, he finds himself unable to give up his quest, his obsession — even though he is unable to find all these […]

Mass Choir releases ‘Still’

FLINT TWP. — The Great Lakes Mass Choir is tuning up for the official release of its album, “Still.” The album offers two hours of inspirational music, 22 original compositions written and directed by Reg Nevitt, minister of music at New Life Tabernacle, 6430 W. Lennon Rd. In a written press release, Nevitt said the album’s message is “that there […]

Seniors do some early Christmas shopping

FLINT TWP. — Many senior citizens or homebound, don’t drive or need someone to take them on errands like shopping. To make it easier for them to do their Christmas shopping this year, the Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road held its first Christmas Boutique last Friday. “It’s fun for them,” said Pam Luna, event organizer. “Our seniors […]

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UM-Flint announces first Healthcare Leadership Symposium on Nov. 19 FLINT — On Nov. 19, the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) will host the first annual Healthcare Leadership Symposium at the University of Michigan-Flint. The theme of the symposium, which will feature a panel of distinguished healthcare leaders, is “Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Affordable Care Act.” The public […]

6 steps for holiday shopping safety

The holiday season is a joyous and busy time of year. Decking the halls, catching up with old friends and holiday shopping make this time of year especially hectic. Though the season is generally jolly, there are those people who take advantage of the hectic nature of the holiday season, preying on busy holiday shoppers who may be understandably distracted […]

Is VGs Corunna Rd. closing?

FLINT TWP. — Management is not talking but signs are pointing to the closing of VGs grocery store, 5080 Corunna Road, by the end of the year. Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores owns 15 VGs Food & Pharmacy locations. Last week, Spartan filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) for the VGs store on Court Street in Burton and another […]

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