2014-06-26

ELGA awards five students scholarships



GENESEE COUNTY — ELGA Credit Union has announced it has awarded scholarships to five area students. Four Carmen Lee Wilber Scholarship Recipients each receiving $1,000 are: Kelsey Bees — a graduate of Davison High School. Kelsey will be attending Michigan State University to pursue a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Samantha Dunning – a graduate of Kearsley High […]

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Chamber PTAC reveals road map to local contracting FLINT — Are you ready to provide goods or services to the City of Flint or Genesee County? Then plan to join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they host a Local Contracting Opportunities 5.0 workshop. The seminar takes place June 26, from 1:30-2:30 […]

Beautification project a success

Township officials applaud volunteers and donors


FLINT TWP. — After being rained out of the first date in early May, the first Flint Township Gateway Beautification Project went off without a hitch. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller publicly thanked the many volunteer and donors who pitched in to make the highway ramp clean-up a success. More than 25 volunteers logged 125 man hours to collect 75 bags […]

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Flint Northern classes to hold reunion FRANKENMUTH — The Flint Northern High School classes of 1947, 1948 and 1949 will hold a class reunion Sept. 19 at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main St., Frankenmuth. Details or to RSVP: Call 810-659-3512, 810-742-0403 and 810-621-3915. — G.G. Central Class of ’59 to hold reunion BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Pontiac Central High […]

Krystal clear

Kiwanis Club art show, fundraiser taking shape


SWARTZ CREEK – Organizers are putting the final brushstrokes on the sixth installment of the Krystal ArtFest. The Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club and Women’s Club sponsored the juried art show and sale, which will take place July 26 to 27 at The Cage fieldhouse. “We will have close to 40 artists who will participate in the show,” said organizer and […]

C&L Ward announces winner of May roof giveaway



DAVISON TWP. — In an effort to give back to the community, C&L Ward hosted a contest during the month of May called Shingles for Shelter, in which they took applicants for a free asphalt roof to a homeowner who has fallen on hard times and cannot to afford to replace a failing roof. They have announced the winner of […]

How my generation survived childhood is a mystery



I came across a humorous, yet thought-provoking article on social media this week. At first it had me laughing, but as I started to give the subject more thought I found myself amazed that so many children from the 1970s — and decades prior — survived to adulthood. The article was titled: Eight Reasons Children of the 1970s Should all […]

Mott hosts annual Bruin Classic All-Star Games




FLINT — As it has done for the past 22 years, the Bruin Club from Mott Community College in Flint hosted its annual Bruin Classic All-Star Games last week in boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. The most anticipated, as is the case in most years, was the boys’ basketball game last Thursday, which drew a record crowd […]

Storm clouds dampen Biz Expo




FLINT TWP. — High winds and threatening storm clouds caused some to fold their tents early for the second annual Experience Flint Township Business Expo and Taste Fest, hosted last week at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Road. Sponsored by Davenport, the West Flint Business Association and the Township of Flint, organizers spent 10 months planning the four-hour event designed to […]

Kids get cram course in Lions camp




GRAND BLANC – The annual summertime Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp at Grand Blanc High usually isn’t affected by Old Man Winter, but it was this year. Because of the excessive snow days that forced schools to stay open well into the middle of June, Grand Blanc’s schedule for the Fundamentals Camp last week had to be shortened from four […]