2015-01-15

In brief



Help with literacy skills GENESEE COUNTY — Some adults in the community could use assistance with their literacy skills. Would you like to help an adult to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process? Genesee County Literacy Coalition’s training is held in two sessions, must attend both sessions. They are Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, […]

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 […]

Cat Chance

State gaming license approved for animal rescue


FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a state Charitable Gaming License for Los Gatos Foster Animal Cat Rescue that will allow the organization to hold a 50-50 raffle at pet stores in Flint Township. Los Gatos is based in Davison, which has no pet stores, so its adoptions are hosted every weekend at PetSmart, 4061 Miller Road, from 1-8 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the roads around Flint Township




FLINT TWP. — A report on the record-breaking impact of Winter Storm ION last year is included in the “2014 Genesee County Road Commission Performance Dashboard”, being presented to increase transparency and accountability in government. Approved at the January, 2015 meeting of the Board of Genesee County Road Commissioners, the report provides a snapshot of road commission performance last year. […]