Emergency response to storms criticized

FLINT TWP. — It’s tough living without power for nearly a week. It’s tough trying to drive on unplowed streets covered with nearly 18 inches of snow for several days. Hardships created by a recent spate of harsh winter weather has a lot of people questioning how recovery efforts were handled by Consumers Energy, the Genesee County Road Commission and […]

Sports Shorts

Tickets are now available AUBURN HILLS — Advanced reserve and group general admission tickets for the 2013- 14 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual varsity wrestling Finals on Feb. 27- March 1 are now available at the Palace of Auburn Hills box office. Advanced all tournament reserve tickets are $40 with a $5 handling charge and general admission tickets cost […]

Goodwill holds Veteran Resource Summit

FLINT — The Veteran Resource Summit will take place Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 501 S. Averill Ave., Flint. The event will gather multiple veteran resource vendors together at one location. Any veteran looking to obtain a better understanding of the benefits available to them should attend. It is open to all veterans and their family members who […]

Table has been set

Fat Guy’s Corner

It’s Denver and Seattle in New York for the Super Bowl on February 2. Denver put away the New England Patriots 26-16 to win the AFC Championship. The much-anticipated match up of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning was totally one sided. Peyton took control of this game throwing for 400 yards hitting 32 of 43 passes. All of his throws […]

In brief

Literacy tutor training offered at Trinity United FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training for volunteers who want to help adults learn to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process. The training will be held in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and […]

Outdoor Calendar

Jan. 1-Feb. 1 Application period for spring wild turkey hunting. Drawing results published March 3 at www.michigan. gov/ dnr Shiawasee Sports Center Jan. 24-26 Traditional Bowhunters Expo. Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. Jan. 25 Benefit4Kids Fundraiser Zuccaro’s Banquet Center, Chesterfield. www.b4k.org Feb. 1-March 31 Crow hunting season statewide. Feb. 15-16 Winter segment free fishing weekend statewide. All regulations still apply. March 1 […]

Program builds positive force in the community

I was recently introduced to a new program in Genesee County which organizers hope will teach young people about caring for others and reaching out a helping hand when they can. It’s called I’m Concerned About the Blueberries and it is launching a new student ambassador program expected to result in hundreds of random acts of kindness around Genesee County. […]

Mayor talks ‘Master Plan’ at meeting

FLINT TWP. — Creating an “Innovation District” to attract a core of residents and businesses near downtown Flint is a key economic development goal of the City of Flint’s new Master Plan, said Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, who shared highlights from it last week at the West Flint Business Association meeting. The 500-plus-page document is the city’s first comprehensive Master […]

Yeo & Yeo announces merger with Hungerford

GENESEE COUNTY — Yeo & Yeo, a leading Michigan-based fullservice accounting firm, and Hungerford & Co. of Southgate have merged. The combined firm, which will operate under the Yeo & Yeo name, will extend Yeo & Yeo’s reach in the Southeast Michigan region. The merger added approximately $2.4 million in revenue to Yeo & Yeo, which last year earned more […]

In brief

MAF accepting applications for historic preservation DETROIT — The Michigan Architectural Foundation is once again accepting applications for the Evans Memorial Grant for Historic Preservation. Thanks to a partnership with the Clannad Foundation, a five-year commitment from Quinn Evans Architects of Ann Arbor and an anonymous endowment, a grant of $7,500 will be awarded to a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization that […]