In brief

WFBA awards three annual scholarships FLINT TWP. —”How the Flint Public Library helps you — professionally and personally,’’ is the topic for Kay Schwartz, Director, Flint Public Library, will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday , May 21 at Valley Family Restaurant, 2009 Miller Road. The meeting also will showcase […]

Sports Shorts

Healing Hands 5K is Saturday FLINT – The 19th annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 17, at Mott Community College. Registration fees are $20 with a t-shirt and $15 without. Proceeds benefit the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic. Packet pickup and late registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m., with the races to begin at 9 […]

Woodhaven expansion approved

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years in business, Woodhaven Senior Community off Dye Road is expanding. The township Planning Commission approved site plans last week for a two-phase building project. Phase One will see construction of a 9,996 squarefoot clubhouse/wellness center and one prototype duplex villa. Phase two will add 11 additional villa duplexes plus grounds improvements such as a […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 17 Lapeer County Hockey Association Golf Outing, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Registration opens at noon. $340 per team includes lunch, dinner and 18 holes of golf with range privileges. Cash prizes for men, woman, and mixed teams. Raffles, 50/50, and silent auction. Looking for hole sponsorships and teams contact Douglas Pastor at […]

Online property records expected to ‘go live’ next week

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Building Department will not be issuing any permits on Thursday, May 15, during a computer system upgrade. All department computers will be down during training and transition to BS&A software, said Tracey Tucker, building director. Previously scheduled building inspections will still take place. Old property records, dating back to 1992, are being transferred to […]


Joe Greene, general manager at Randy Wise Ford in Ortonville, entered the auto dealer business 27 years ago after graduating from Albion College. Through one of his college professors, Greene got a job interview with Randy Wise. Greene got the job and has been part of the Randy Wise Automotive Team ever since. “My first job for Randy was as […]

Longtime senior center director let go

FLINT TWP. — Linda Moore, director of the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center on Graham Road for more than a decade, has been terminated. Moore’s dismissal occurred April 14, according to a statement ready by Township Board Trustee Barb Vert at the May 5 township board meeting. Vert is the township board’s representative to the senior center, which is owned by the […]

Writing down the family stories before they are forgotten

With age comes the realization you aren’t going to be here forever and every family has stories they want to pass down from one generation to the next. My family is no exception. My sister Chris and I were talking about the good ol’ days when we were kids and some of the funny stuff we used to do and […]

Animal hospital moving to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — The Animal Surgical Center of Michigan, currently located on Bristol Road in Burton, is making plans to move to a vacant commercial building on Miller Road. After holding a public hearing on April 10, the township Planning Commission granted a special land use permit to the business, as required by the Zoning Enabling Act. The hospital will […]

Bordine’s celebrates 75 years in business

GRAND BLANC — Bordine’s, the largest family owned grower and retail Garden Center in Michigan, is celebrating 75 years of delighting customers with Bordine grown plants. The President was Franklin Roosevelt, the American Flag only had 48 stars, and Bordine’s sold its first plants from a stand on the side of Rochester Road. Although many things have changed since 1939, […]