‘LOVE AND RESPECT’ Sign up early for Valentine’s Day marriage seminar

FLINT TWP. — Along with traditional flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners-for-two this Valentine’s Day, some local couples will give each other the gift of a better understanding of their emotional needs. “Love and Respect” is the premise of a live two-day conference designed to strengthen relationships and marriages, on Feb. 13-14 at Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. […]

Winter Weary?

This old tree on Taft Road behind Sam’s Club and Lowe’s has seen many winters, probably dating back to when it was surrounded by nothing more than woods or farmland. Unable to seek shelter from storms or other environmental distress, this old warrior is showing its age but still standing strong. It serves to remind us that seasons of discontent […]

In brief

HSGC welcomes new executive director BURTON — Patricia Sliter is a business development professional who brings more than 35 years of experience to the Humane Society of Genesee County (HSGC). She is former founder of VisionTech, Inc. an entrepreneurial-focused management consulting practice that has supporting B2B and B2C start-ups nationwide Sliter’s professional advisory group has led corporate executive teams in […]

Meteorologist talks weather to business group

FLINT TWP. — Don’t believe the hype? That frank advice is from local meteorologist John McMurray who was the guest speaker last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. McMurray, who has been in the business some 50 years, said the media has a tendency to overhype weather predictions. “You don’t cover a barn raising, you […]

An economic outlook for Flint/Michigan

FLINT TWP. — Still rebounding from a national recession in 2009, the Michigan economy is showing overall positive direction, according to economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Paul Traub, senior business economist, and Martin Lavelle, business economist, discussed the U.S. economy and the outlook for Michigan during a free presentation last Thursday hosted by […]

In brief

Rep. Kildee joins House Democratic Policy Committee WASHINGTON D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Steve Israel announced last week that Congressman Dan Kildee has been named to the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), chaired by Israel. The committee is charged with developing Caucus-wide messaging that forcefully communicates where House Democrats stand, resonates with hardworking Americans, and […]

CAHS theater director wins top award

FLINT TWP. — Delynne Miller, Carman-Ainsworth High School’s language arts and theater teacher, is the recipient of the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s (META) Hall of Fame Award for the 2014- 2015 school year. “This award is presented to an outstanding theatre educator each year,” said C-A Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, reading from a META press release. “The nominee must have been […]

Flint Township hires new sewer/water clerk

FLINT TWP. — More than 800 delinquency notices were sent out recently for late sewer and water payments that missed the Jan. 15 due date, according to township supervisor Karyn Miller. Now there is a clerk in place who will work with people on paying late bills. After much discussion, the township board voted six to one to fill one […]

WFBA acknowledges passing of its founder

FLINT TWP. —The West Flint Business Association took a moment last week to sadly acknowledge the passing of one of its founding fathers. Donald Eve, who helped start the business group 25 years ago and served as its president for more than 20 years, died Jan. 12. Debbe Campbell, current WFBA president, shared Eve’s obituary during the group’s Jan. 21 […]

CSC vacancies delaying police, fire personnel hiring

FLINT TWP. — Police and fire hiring recently hit a standstill while the township’s Civil Service Commission is being restaffed. The three-member CSC oversees testing, employment and advancement eligibility of township fire and police personnel under guidelines set forth by law. One commissioner recently resigned and one moved away, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, during a discussion about civil service […]