West Flint Business Association accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — Applications are being accepted for three scholarships in the amount of $2,500 from the West Flint Business Association. Each year, WFBA awards scholarships to Flint area students in three categories – high school, vocational and adult learner. The awards are not primarily based on financial need or grade point average. Selection criteria does include service to school […]


Ford unveiled the 2016 version of its F-150 Raptor pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit last week. “The Raptor was built to live off the road,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president, The Americas. Hinrichs said the Raptor is the toughest, smartest and most capable truck Ford has, and […]

The other reason we watch the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl — the annual championship of all football games with all the bling and fanfare of an Apollo Creed fight. It’s four quarters of the best football you’ll see all year (in theory) with a superstar filled mega-concert condensed into a halftime show. Like everything else which attracts a lot of viewers on television, it is also filled […]

Salon to move to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — Observant passersby are asking about construction activity going on inside a Miller Road big box building that’s been sitting vacant for most of the year since 2011 when the Lapeer Furniture & Mattress Center moved across the street to the old Peerless furniture store. Halloween City has been temporarily leasing the space for a few months each […]

BCBS, Pistons invite dance teams to show their moves

DETROIT — Through a unique Instagram contest, youth dance teams across Michigan are invited to showcase their best moves for a chance to perform with the Mob Squad, the Detroit Pistons hip-hop dance squad sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Interested studios and teams can enter the #MIKidsCanDance contest by creating an original, 15-second dance video specifically for […]

A night of romance to benefit needy Genesee County children

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their annual President’s Valentine Gala on Feb. 14 at the Warwick Hills Country Club. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres and conversation followed by a sumptuous dinner (choice of entree) at 7 p.m., and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Valet parking is included in this black-tie optional event. Cash […]

In brief

Faris appointed to elected women leadership board GENESEE COUNTY — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) has been appointed to the National Federation of Women Legislators (NFWL) Bylaws Committee. Faris joins Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien of New Jersey, Senator Valencia Seay of Georgia and chair of the committee, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson of Richland County, South Carolina. The NFWL, based in Alexandria, […]

Kroger sponsoring contest for Black History Month

GENESEE COUNTY — In honor of past African American leaders, Kroger’s is sponsoring its 8th annual “I Can Make History” contest to encourage cultural and community pride. Kroger will award more than $71,000 in prizes in four categories – ART, ESSAY, MUSIC, and POETRY. The competition is open to all 4th through 12th grade students currently enrolled in school in […]

‘Share the Love’

Genesee Valley, Mrs. Fields celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving back

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Genesee Valley Center and Mrs. Fields is asking customers to give from the heart this Valentine’s Day to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The second annual “Share the Love for Our Community” campaign began Monday, Feb. 2 at Genesee Valley Center. Mrs. Fields, located in the JCPenney wing of the mall, is now collecting non-perishable […]

The hands of time

A commemorative clock in front of the police station on Norko Drive is keeping time again thanks to the efforts of a township resident. Police Chief George Sippert recently acknowledged the service of Jerry Preston for volunteering to repair the clock, saving the township an estimated $600. It had been nearly a year since the clock stopped working, Chief Sippert […]