2015-02-19

In brief



Free “Writing a Business Plan” class in Flint FLINT — A free “Writing a Business Plan” class is being presented at Kettering University in Flint on Feb. 25 from 1-4 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted Kettering University; this class covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. […]

Do you rent or own?

Building Brands

As you sit in your robe and slippers sipping your morning coffee and enjoying this column (I like to envision that’s how everyone reads the paper) picture poor me. I will be among a sea of boxes trying to squeeze a three bedroom home into a two bedroom apartment. When I accepted my new position it meant a move for […]

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to be performed at the Whiting



FLINT — Directed by Devin Brain, The Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” as part of the Health Plus Education Series at The Whiting on March 13 at 7 p.m. This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy in the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and […]

Noted singer to perform live in Flint



FLINT TWP. — Summer Osborne has a way with words, which she puts to music in a genre-defying style labeled folk soul, acoustic rock, and piano pop with touches of jazz, blues, and roots music. Described as one of the hottest new voices in the Women’s Music Scene, Osborne will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 […]

Hearing set for Miller Rd. rehab district




FLINT TWP. — About 10 new jobs, averaging $15 per hour pay, could be available by the end of the year, as part of the relocation of Sign-A-Rama. Sign-A-Rama, G3322 Miller Road, has requested a 12-year Commercial Rehabilitation District (CRD) Exemption Certificate for its new facility at 4297 Miller Rd., a former waterbed store that’s been vacant about eight years. […]

In brief



Mott Community College Board of Trustees to meet FLINT — The regular Committee of the Whole meeting of the Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees will be on Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m., in Room 1301 of the MCC Regional Technology Center, located at 1401 E. Court St. on the MCC main campus in Flint. The regular Meeting of […]

Board OKs 2015 road projects




FLINT TWP. — With more roads needing repair than allocated dollars to fix them, the township board voted five to one to use money from its general fund to help pay for 2015 road projects. Trustee Barb Vert was absent. Trustee Belenda Parker cast the sole no vote. “My concern is taking $111,000 from the general fund,’’ Parker said. “If […]

Variety is key to local fish fry



While many restaurants and service organizations in the county are gearing up for fish fry Fridays this season, Lori Photiou, of Flint Township, and her fellow volunteers at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Blanc are preparing for just another slew of Friday nights. That’s because for the past two years from September to June the church has hosted a […]

Convention Bureau to launch tourism ambassador program



GENESEE COUNTY — 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, and the waiter – all beaming with pride as they tell you about the region’s mustsee list? Now picture those helpful folks in Flint, because a new tourism ambassadors program […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestling qualifies six at districts




ALPENA – At individual regional No. 2-1 last Saturday, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team took on area heavyweights like Davison and Lapeer on its way to qualifying six for regionals. Malik Dawkins was first at 160 pounds after slipping past Davison’s Brendan McRill 2-1 in overtime and Derrien Vaughn claimed second at 135 by falling to Davison’s Lincoln Olson by […]


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