2014-01-30

Small nut business is big success




FLINT TWP. — The Jonny Almond Nut Co. started small locally with a kiosk at Genesee Valley Center mall that opened circa 1993. It spent the next 20 years enticing more and more customers with the delectable aroma of roasting candy-coated nuts wafting down the aisles. That simple pleasure sadly ended last month when Jonny Almond closed its mall retail […]

Bishop Airport director announces retirement



GENESEE COUNTY — Jim Rice, Bishop International Airport Director, announced his retirement at the Airport Authority Board Meeting on Tuesday, effective October 8. Rice began working at Bishop in March 1990 and is the first and only director to serve under the Airport Authority which was formed in 1987. “It was a tough decision,’’ said Rice. “I take a lot […]

In brief



Kohls scholarship program GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Jan. 31–March 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities. • Two […]

In brief



McLaren Flint announces visitor changes due to flu FLINT — Due to the seasonal flu, as a precautionary measure, McLaren Flint has revised its visitor policy. The following changes to the Medical Center’s current visiting practices are effective immediately. • Healthy ADULTS only will be allowed to visit. • No children under 18 years will be allowed to visit (Exception: […]

College Goal Sunday helps students, families



FLINT — University of Michigan- Flint volunteers will again help collegebound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA on College Goal Feb. 9, from 2-4 p.m. in the Murchie Science Bldg, Rm. 109, Computer Lab. “For nearly a decade, UM-Flint has been one of the College Goal locations in Michigan. Our highly trained […]

Jazz at the library

Detroit-area musician making appearance at Davison branch

GENESEE COUNTY — A Feb. 9 appearance by award-winning jazz saxophonist Randy Scott has been moved from the Genesee Valley Mall branch to the Davison Area branch of the Genesee District Library. The mall branch remains closed after a flood earlier this month caused by a broken water pipe. But the show must go on. Scott’s appearance at the Davison […]

Travel the world with the Flint Institute of Arts films in February



FLINT — Movies at the Flint Institute of Arts traverse the world in February, traveling to elaborate state dinners in Paris, the mean streets of Cuba, joyous wedding ceremonies in South Africa, and recording studios representing the deep musical culture of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Friends of Modern Art film series’ usual eclectic international lineup of cinema at the FIA […]

Flushing falls twice




FLINT TWP — The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth hockey team’s tough season hit another snag at home on Saturday against Lapeer at Flint Iceland Arenas. When it was all said and done, Lapeer left the building with an 8-0 shut-out win. Lapeer grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first period before scoring four in the second frame. One more in the third period […]

Pedestrian traffic light to be installed at Norko and Linden




FLINT TWP. — Come summer, bikers, walkers and runners crossing Linden Road at Norko Drive should have a safer, easier passage. The township board voted unanimously last week to participate in a plan to install a pedestrian signal upgrade at that intersection, in cooperation with the Genesee County Road Commission and the Genesee Valley Mall. The traffic signal will be […]

Carman-Ainsworth runs past Flushing



FLUSHING — Cameron Morse scored 15 points in the first half last Friday to help put Carman-Ainsworth in position to take a 70-54 Saginaw Valley League-South win at Flushing. The Cavs were able to claim an 18-15 lead at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Raiders, 19-10 in the second, to head into the break up, 37-25. […]


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