Random thoughts while sitting in my comfy chair

I came home from the office the other day, got comfortable and sat down in my comfy chair. There I tried to brainstorm an idea for a column. People ask if it’s easy to come up with a topic for my column every week and the answer is “heck yeah.” Some weeks they practically write themselves, other weeks I find […]

In brief

Ryan Bellows fundraiser FLINT — The Bluegrass Bazaar, started by late resident Ryan Bellows, will again be held this year and a fundraiser to assist the committee putting it together will be held Feb. 27 at Churchill’s in Flint from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The cost is $5 at the door with a $10 suggested donation and will feature Door Prizes, […]

Beauty pageant winners crowned

FLINT TWP. — Like a bouquet of spring flowers brightening up on a drab winter day, several winsome children and their parents turned out Saturday to compete in the preliminary Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search held at Genesee Valley Center mall. Winners were crowned in age categories ranging from beautiful babies under age one through the Miss/Married group of […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Field’s at Genesee Valley Center is collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food items for its second annual “Share the Love” drive to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Donors receive a $5 Genesee Valley Center retailer gift card (while supplies last) and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of one customizable Mrs. Fields 14-inch Chocolate Chip […]

National writing competition open

MICHIGAN — The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is accepting entries until March 15 for its Third Annual Building Stories: A Creative Writing Contest. This year, students in grades 3-12 from across the United States are invited to create a story that celebrates the life and times of Thomas Edison, one of America’s greatest inventors. The Henry Ford provides foundational […]

In brief

CVB to launch certified tourism ambassador program FLINT — Ever been to one of those cities where everyone is just so helpful? You know, the baggage handler at the airport, the taxi driver, the hotel concierge, the waiter – all beaming with pride as they tell you the region’s must-see list? Now picture those happy folks in Flint, because a […]

Science Fair coming to Kettering

FLINT — The 59th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair will be held on the campus of Kettering University, March 20-23. Students in grades 4 through 12 are encouraged to develop and present projects at the 59th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair March 20-23 at Kettering University. The FRSF serves students from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, St Clair and Tuscola counties. For […]

‘Starting a Business’ workshop

FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Feb. 17, 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 operating a business, evaluating market potential […]

New builds on Miller on a roll

FLINT TWP. — Fresh off an early December completion of the new Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe at 4477 Miller Road, construction crews moved in next door to begin work on another completely new build. This one will be serving up a different type of menu. It is the future site of an Eyeglass World superstore, a national vendor with […]

In brief

FANG commander to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — Patrick Richard, detective first lieutenant and section commander of the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Richard will talk about […]