SUPT: Carman-Ainsworth School is an “Academic State Champ”

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff has offered an analysis of the district’s ranking in the annual Academic State Champs Report published recently by Bridge, an online magazine based at the Center for Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bridge Magazine (bridgemi.com) annually ranks how well schools and districts are educating their students while accounting for the impact that poverty […]


Buick Enclave’s 62,300 sales in the United States in 2014 represented the second consecutive year of record sales for Buick’s flagship crossover and built on momentum that has barely paused since its launch in mid-2007. While most vehicles follow somewhat of a bell curve for sales during their lifecycle, the Enclave has continued on an upward trajectory after more than […]

Free Income Tax Service for Genesee County residents

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition’s 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) began assisting residents on February 7, according to a press release. This program provides free income tax preparation for working families with low to moderate incomes along with free electronic filing through April 15th. There are various locations, days, and hours, to […]

Goodbye Radio Shack

Liquidation under way at local stores

FLINT TWP. — Store closing signs are posted in display windows of the Radio Shack store at 3306 Miller Road in the Yorkshire Plaza but the store located at Genesee Valley Center mall already is closed with signs posted directing shoppers to the Miller Road location. The long-time electronics chain is restructuring after filing on February 5 for relief under […]

TeenQuest gets $20,000 grant from AT&T

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest program received a $20,000 grant from AT&T during an event Monday at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint. The grant, offered through the AT&T Aspire Program, helps support the integration of the TeenQuest program into high schools where the Chamber’s YouthQuest program is offered. “The AT&T funding helps us to not […]

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. […]