Thrill seekers dine here

FLINT TWP. — Thrilled is the perfect word to describe reactions to news that our own Ruggero’s Restaurant, 5311 Corunna Rd., was named one of the top 33 pizza shops in America. Thrillist, a national website devoted to food, drink and travel interests, announced the list in late September. Thrillist described Ruggero’s like this: In its 56 years of family […]

Online scams abound during times of heightened giving

Charities receive donations from millions of well-intentioned men, women and even children each year. While many charities are reputable and worthy of donations, donors should know that criminals masquerading as charities are out there as well. These criminals want to steal more than just money. The Internet has made life easier in many ways, but it has also put people […]

CENTURY 21 sweeps J.D. Power home seller study

GRAND BLANC — CENTURY 21 Sabo Associates in Grand Blanc, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the iconic brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/ Seller Satisfaction StudySM. CENTURY 21® Real Estate ranked highest among real estate brokerages across all four home buyer/seller […]

In brief

Impact of economic change on business, education is topic of conference FLINT — Economic initiatives in Flint and how they will impact area employment needs and opportunities will be the focus of the fall Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA) conference Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon on the campus of Mott Community College (MCC) in Flint, Mich. Titled “Flint-The […]

Holiday Railway Village opens at Sloan Museum

GENESEE COUNTY — It takes a village to raise a Christmas tradition that dates back to the early 1900s, according to historical references. Sloan Museum is upholding that tradition with the opening of its exhibit “Holiday Railway Village” on Saturday November 8. The miniature Dickens style village will be displayed until January 4, 2015. Speeding miniature trains will guide visitors’ […]

Kildee to emcee awards event

FLINT — Business leadership, superior customer service and outstanding hospitality will be on full display as the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce honors some of our region’s businesses, as well as committed and innovative individuals at the 2014 Art of Achievement Awards. U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee will host the awards ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at […]

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Salvation Army 82nd Thanksgiving concert set FLINT — The community is invited to enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving concert featuring The Salvation Army Flint Citadel Band on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Celebrating 82 years of band concerts this year’s performance will be held at the Salvation Army Flint Citadel located at 211 W. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 40502 (Corner of […]

Right-to-die movement returns with new face

An Oregon woman’s decision to end her own life after being diag nosed with an incurable form of brain cancer has brought back the rightto die debate, only this time the movement has a new face and voice. I worked for a suburban-Detroit daily newspapers back in the 1990s when the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian first started his campaign to […]

MTA proposal passes

GENESEE COUNTY — The Mass Transportation Authority narrowly pulled off a victory in its bid for more money in the Nov. 4 general election. The 0.425-mil new levy squeaked by with 63,107 votes in favor, just 49 more than the 62,058 votes against the millage that begins in 2015 and continues through 2019. MTA officials have said the funds are […]

Aye or nay

In the weeks leading up to the election, yellow road signs promoting the Public Safety Millage began cropping up around the township. They were joined about a week ago by white signs posted by an unknown group opposing the millage. Now the voters have spoken.