Panera Bread opening soon

FLINT TWP. — Look for the new Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe, 4447 Miller Road, to open up any day now. Panera officials did not respond to a request for an opening date and other information but Flint Township building director Tracey Tucker confirmed that the business passed final inspections last week and is free to open whenever. Signs posted […]

Art Van promotes Van Elslander as new senior VP

WARREN — Art Van Furniture has promoted David Van Elslander to the newly created position of senior vice president, Art Van Furniture and president, Art Van PureSleep. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. In his new position, Van Elslander will be responsible for […]

Coffee Beanery joins Gov. Snyder’s Trade Mission in China

FLUSHING — A representative of Flushing-based Coffee Beanery was among the Michigan companies drumming up export business in China as part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s trade mission there last week. The nine businesses are part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) trade mission, with stops in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai to talk about partnerships, distribution and buying. The MEDC […]

In brief

“Starting a Business” Workshop in Flint FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory workshop covers the process of starting and […]

Revisiting our letters policy

In the past I have attended government meetings where during the course of public comment a couple of people in the audience took the opportunity to chastise the local newspapers, ours included, for not running their letters to the editor. First of all, a city council, township or school board meeting is not the place to address your personal gripe […]

Christmas at Crossroads

Village and railroad offer a classic holiday tradition

GENESEE COUNTY — They say the only thing you can count on is change, but Crossroads Village seems to defy that notion, or transcend it each holiday season. Offering a classic and ever reliable experience of the heart of Christmas magic, the park continually turns old-fashioned unity and pastimes into yearly visual awe. Crossroads Holiday Magic has been a constant […]

In brief

Lions selling trees GOODRICH — The Goodrich Lions Club, will be holding its annual Christmas tree sale at 9196 S. State Rd (M-15). Monday through Friday hours are 2-7 p.m., Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday hours are 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-241-4426. — P.S. Merkley Youth Charitable Trust makes gift to The Flint Diaper Bank FLINT — […]

UM-Flint bounces back, wins second straight

FLINT — The success that the University of Michigan-Flint men’s hockey team has put together this season continued with last weekend’s trip to Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, where UM-Flint pulled out two key victories. The first of the two contests faced off on Friday, Nov. 21, with Michigan-Flint winning in a thriller, 5-4. Holy Cross, though, began the […]

Out of line

In past years, lines have begun forming outside of the Best Buy electronics store as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving when Black Friday bargain hunters pitch tents and camp out to be first in line for door buster deals. But this photo taken outside the Miller Road store late Tuesday afternoon indicated that either the camping tradition is dying […]

McDonald scores 38 as Lady Cavs win

FLINT TWP. — Sydnee McDonald hit the floor running in her first full season with the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, scoring 38 points Tuesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a 66-47 win over Grand Blanc in the season opener for both teams. McDonald transferred in from Hamady as a junior last year and wasn’t eligible to play until the […]