2014-01-09

Fortune 500 company continues local tenure



FLINT TWP. — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and data solutions, has moved to a new sales office in the Gateway Center in Mundy Township and also invested in an upgraded switch at Bristol and Linden roads, making Flint Township an intersection for more than 4,000 miles of telecommunication fiber and providing even more businesses across the […]

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Red Cross names new disaster services manager GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross has announced Annette (Annie) Swain is the new Disaster Services Program Manager for the Genesee-Lapeer jurisdiction. Swain has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the past 13 years. For the last several years she was the volunteer coordinator for The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter. This […]

Readers lend a hand in license plate hunt




I write an occasional column about vanity license plates, just for fun, and while it may seem like I locate these plates by myself, I often have a little help from friends and family. My girlfriend, her kids, my son and some of my friends have been a great help in reporting back to me some of the odd and […]

Freedom of speech comments are appreciated



Thank you for your “to the point” opinion on the lack of the right of Freedom of Speech in this country of late. I greatly appreciated your comments, and whole-heartedly agree! When we stifle expressed opinions, we stifle individual thought, which then stifles intelligent discourse, problem solving and ingenuity too. It is the basic freedom of this country’s success and […]

FYT to perform classic children’s book



FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s First Stage series presents the ArtsPower production of Are You My Mother? for young children and their families, Jan. 17. Are You My Mother? is based on the children’s classic written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman. In this story, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But […]

Acclaimed musicians to perform with the FSO



FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra classical concert series continues its season, at 8 p.m., Jan. 18 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Cellist Cécilia Tsan and percussionist Saúl Medina join the orchestra, led by Maestro Enrique Diemecke, performing a piece by Diemecke himself. January’s program ranges from contemporary to classic works from composers of varied backgrounds. […]

In brief



Educator Reception at B&N this weekend FLINT TWP. — A place to mingle, browse and see what’s new is in store for local educators invited to attend an Educator Reception, hosted by Barnes & Noble bookstore, 4370 Miller Rd., at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. The special event at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, will offer an opportunity to taste new […]

Davenport looking for ‘blanketeers’



FLINT TWP. — Davenport University’s Flint Campus is in need of 100 volunteers to help make no-sew blankets in observance of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The no-sew blankets will be donated to Project Linus, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing “security through blankets” for ill or traumatized children and teens. The organization is named after […]

Deep freeze descends upon Genesee County



GENESEE COUNTY — A day after much of the county was shutdown due to a record 17 inch snowfall, a cold snap settled on the area bringing -12 degree temperatures and frostbite risks to thosestill trying to dig out from the snow. What is being called the third heaviest snowfall in recorded history for the county brought as many as […]

Cold start dooms Lady Cavs in loss to Heritage




SAGINAW TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth got off to a slow start in a non-league basketball game at Saginaw Heritage last Friday and dropped a 51- 38 decision to the Hawks. The Cavaliers fell behind 15-2 in the first quarter and couldn’t make up the deficit despite playing Heritage even the rest of the way. Carman-Ainsworth outscored the Hawks 16-12 in […]