Accounting firm moves to Flint Twp.

FLINT TWP. — After more than two years of searching, Plante Moran accounting has moved from its home of more than 80 years in downtown Flint to a 16,500 square-foot space in Flint Township at 4444 W. Bristol Rd. The new Bristol Place location better suits the firm’s needs for future growth and technological advancement, according to Kenneth E. Leslie, […]

Tee Time

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 MSU Genesee County Alumni Club Golf Outing In Memory of Brad Becker at COPPER RIDGE GOLF COURSE, 8475 E. Atherton Rd., Davison. 8 a.m. check in and registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Sponsorships are available for hole $100 or cart $50. $75 per golfer or $300 per team includes lunch, door prizes, and goody bags. Lunch only […]

In brief

Consumers offering $100K to support Home Run for Habitat fundraising event JACKSON — Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year’s Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and encouraging others to help build Michigan’s communities. “Habitat for Humanity looks to build homes, communities and hope, and we want to support them as part of our […]

Why I write what I want in this space

I received a letter from a reader this week who said my weekly columns should “inform/educate, uplift, inspire and engage the readers.” Specifically, when I write “frivolous” columns about personalized license plates, I am missing an opportunity to reach the paper’s readership about more serious topics. The letter was merely a critique and it was done so professionally and without […]

Back to the Bricks week

Flint Assembly Open House attracts thousands to kick off

FLINT — Long lines snaked around the north parking lot at Flint Assembly, 3100 Van Slyke Road, as thousands lined up to board shuttle buses for an Open House and tour of the plant during a GM-sponsored kick-off of the annual Back to the Bricks classic car show. Besides getting a chance to see how vehicles are made from start […]

In brief

Michigan Health, Hurley to hold open house Aug. 20 GRAND BLANC — On Aug. 20, Michigan Health Specialists and Hurley Health Services Grand Blanc Urgent Care are hosting a joint ribbon cutting celebration and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the community is invited to come out and enjoy free refreshments, bounce house, tours of the state of […]

MCC vice president assumes NCIA presidency

FLINT — Dr. Amy Fugate, vice president of Academic Affairs at Mott Community College, has assumed the presidency of NCIA (National Council of Instructional Administrators) which is an affiliate council for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Fugate was elected to an at-large position on the NCIA Board in 2009 and has previously served as secretary and vice president […]

Carbon monoxide, smoke detectors available with grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has received a grant to distribute a limited supply of smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors. One of each is available to residents living in the designated Community Development Block Grant area. A map showing these areas qualifying areas is posted on the township’s website at www.flinttownship.org. A picture ID is required […]

Pop culture celebration

Barnes & Noble visitors have fan-tastic time at celebration

Harlie Putman of Swartz Creek showed her fandom by wearing full purple-accented Donatello gear for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day, a children’s event during the Get- Pop Cultured Celebration at Barnes & Noble bookstore. The celebration began July 23 and wrapped up last weekend with Page & Screen Weekend where participants of all ages were invited to dress as their […]


Extra school supplies support initiative to deliver shoebox gifts

GENESEE COUNTY — As a new school year approaches, traditional back-to-school activities ramp up and families fill the aisles shopping for school materials, clothes and all the right digital gear to help students return to the classroom ready to learn. For many area families, however, the season for student discounts and bargain bins also presents a great opportunity to help […]