2014-07-17

Boys & Girls Club names Robinson executive director



FLINT — The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint has appointed Tauzzari Robinson as Executive Director effective immediately. Robinson, formerly Director of Programs and Operations has served as the interim Executive Director since April. Robinson brings with him a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm to further the Club’s mission of inspiring and enabling […]

Flotilla offers fun in the sun on Flint River



FLINT — Everyone is invited to sit back and relax on the first ever Flotilla down the Flint River. A flotilla is an event where individuals bring floating devices to enjoy a leisurely float down a river complete with an after party. The Flotilla will take place on Aug. 2 and is a fundraiser for the Flint River Corridor Alliance […]

Adventures at the Dog Park



We’ve discovered Gunnar has a new favorite place and no, it’s not under the table where he can find falling table scraps. He’s been hanging around the Davison Dog Park enjoying his first taste of being off the leash since he was a puppy. My son, Sam, and I have taken Gunnar on a couple of visits to the park […]

Fired senior center director files lawsuit




FLINT TWP. — Linda Moore, who was fired in April from her job of nearly 11 years as director of the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center, has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation. The suit filed in Genesee County Circuit Court cites three counts, “violations based on Whistleblower Protection Act, four violations of the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act (discrimination, harassment, retaliation […]

The show must go on

Despite rain, Mid-East Festival enjoyed by all


FLINT TWP. — They were singing in the rain, dancing in the rain, cooking, laughing and playing despite the rain during Saturday’s portion of the threeday Mid-East Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church on Calkins Road last weekend. Rainsqualls put a damper on the Saturday evening events but did not cancel the much-anticipated fireworks show at dusk. […]

Kildee introduced legislation to overturn Hobby Lobby ruling



WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI) co-sponsored a new bill last week that would protect women’s access to health care, after a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month rolled back the rights of individuals, particularly women, in favor of corporations, according to a press release. The 5-4 split Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby allows for-profit corporations to […]

In brief



Nominations sought for 2014 Libby Award FLINT — Do you admire a woman who is involved in activities that empower and provide a positive role model for women and girls in Genesee County? Has she devoted her time, talent and treasure to area nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services to educate and inspire women or girls of all ages? […]

Sonitrol honored as one of nation’s top 100 security providers



GRAND BLANC — Sonitrol Tri- County, a leading provider of verified electronic security to businesses, schools and homes, has been named one of the nation’s top 100 security providers in 2014, according to SDM Magazine, the leading security systems industry publication. This year marks SDM Magazine’s 24th annual “SDM 100,” ranking the 100 largest security companies in the U. S. […]

Restaurant/retail development to replace Miller Road dealership




FLINT TWP. — A Texas Roadhouse restaurant wlll anchor a new retail development on the site of the short-lived Jim Waldron used car dealership, 4140 Miller Road, which previously operated as Genesee Valley Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and for many years prior to that as Chinonis Chrysler Plymouth Dodge. A site plan approved last week by the township Planning Commission showed side-by-side buildings […]

In brief



Senderra Rx Specialty Pharmacy job fair Friday FLINT TWP. — Senderra Rx Specialty Pharmacy and Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works! will host a Jobs Fair at 4488 W. Bristol Road Friday, July 18, from 2- 6 p.m. Jobs Fair attendees are requested to bring their resumes and dress appropriately. For more information, please call or e-mail Lucy Strachota at (810) 233-3370 ext. […]