2015-01-15

In brief



WFBA hearing weather report at monthly meeting FLINT TWP. — John McMurray, president of Commercial Weather Services of Flint, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Valley Family Restaurant on the southwest corner of Miller and Linden roads. McMurray, a meteorologist, will talk about 50 year changes in […]

Cavs wrestling hits the road




MACOMB COUNTY —Carman- Ainsworth’s wrestling team traveled to compete at the Warren Woods Tower Invitational last Saturday, where Malik Dawkins continued his unbeaten streak at 160 lbs. by placing first in his weight class. Currently Dawkins is ranked third by michigangrappler.com for Div. 1. Also placing first for the Cavalier’s included Darian Vaughn at 135 and Demetric Hall at 125, […]

Tips to successfully work with wedding vendors



FLINT TOWNSHIP — Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when it comes to getting your dream wedding on your dream budget. Too often couples overlook haggling for better prices because they may be intimidated by the process or simply want to plan the most memorable day regardless of cost. There are many ways to successfully work with vendors so […]

Perani owners purchase Plymouth Whalers




PLLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League announced Wednesday, Jan. 14 at a press conference at Compuware Arena the sale of their franchise to IMS USA, Inc. The Whalers will relocate to Perani Arena in Flint for the 2015- 16 season. The sale will be complete pending OHL approval at its Feb. 2 meeting in Toronto. Whalers […]

PLANET FITNESS celebrates grand opening




FLINT TWP. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday marked the grand opening of the Planet Fitness health club, 3333 S. Linden Road, at Genesee Valley Center mall. Heather Kale, director of member services for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to assist with ribbon-cutting duties and to personally thank club managers for investing in Flint Township. […]

Economists to present economic forecast



FLINT — Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2015, at 6-8 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary. The Fed presenters, Paul Traub, senior business […]

In brief



Bridal Alliance enters fourth year of helping couples & businesses GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance is entering its fourth year of assisting local professional wedding vendors build their businesses in addition to making it easier to find and contact professional wedding vendors for couples planning weddings. With that goal in mind the Board of Directors of the […]

Flint water problems are not those of the county



Since the city of Flint went to using water from the Flint River for consumers to use for drinking and sewer, there have been misgivings about safety. Last week residents were advised not to drink the water after the strong scent of cleaning solution was found in the water treated at the Flint water plant. The city is, of course, […]

Beauty and talent search coming to Genesee Valley



FLINT TWP — Do you have a beautiful baby? Does your child have star potential? Proud parents can find out at the 2015 Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search coming 4 p.m. Saturday February 7 to center court at Genesee Valley Center mall. Florida-based Sunburst is an international competition offering more than $3 million in prizes, bonds and awards each […]

YWCA of Greater Flint announces new CEO



FLINT — Heidi McAra has been named Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Greater Fint, according to an announcement by Board President Laurie Prochazka. McAra’s appointment was effective Dec. 1, and she assumed the role fulltime Jan. 5. “Heidi brings a comprehensive skill set to the position, along with a passion for the work of the YWCA in empowering […]


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