Bids sought for trail lighting project

FLINT TWP. — With an eye to crime prevention, the Township Board is accepting sealed bids for lighting along a portion of the Genesee Valley Trail. Sealed bids are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 when they will be opened and read publicly, according to a request for proposals posted on the township’s website at www.flinttownship.org. The proposed […]

It’s official: Flint OHL team to be called Firebirds

FLINT — After a few long months of awaiting the identity of Flint’s new Ontario Hockey League franchise, a press conference was called for 10 a.m. in the lobby of Perani Arena on Monday morning to unveil the team name, logo, colors and uniform design. Franchise ownership chose to go with a name that was submitted to the naming contest […]

MCC president honored with Award of Excellence

FLINT — Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, president of Mott Community College, was recognized March 14 with the Award of Excellence by the Association of African Women in Flint at their celebration of International Women’s Day titled “Make It Happen.” “I am honored to receive this award in connection with International Women’s Day,” said Walker-Griffea. “Celebrated around the world, it is an […]


Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand kept on trucking at the recent Chicago auto show with the introduction of the new 2015 Ram Laramie Limited. Considered Ram’s benchmark in truck opulence, said Ram spokesman Nick Cappa, “the new Laramie takes the vehicle to an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail.” The upgraded interior and exterior trim aligns with a […]

Diversifying my choices in food

I’ve always been a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I grew up on mom’s good old fashioned home-style cooking. Most nights of the week dinner was staple dishes like meatloaf, beef stew, burgers, and baked macaroni and cheese. Sunday dinner was usually something big — like pot roast, ham and chicken and dumplings. Ethnic foods were also a part […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — It is very early days yet, so it requires some imagination to envision the culinary treat in store when a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant opens on Miller Road later this year. In fact, it is so early that construction has not quite started. Plans for the business passed approval on Feb. 26 at the Flint Township Planning […]

CAHS students learn about Detroit businesses

FLINT TWP. — Business students at Carman-Ainsworth High School learned about many aspects of business careers during a recent field trip to the Detroit area where they visited three active business sites. At Ford Field, they learned about opportunities in sports management and marketing. At the Motown Museum, they learned more about entertainment management, marketing and entrepreneurship. And at the […]

In brief

Publicom wins four national advertising awards EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won four national creative awards in the 12th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition, the most of any agency in Michigan. The winning entries were created for McLaren Flint, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Port Huron. “We don’t develop campaigns to win […]

Coupon Class set for March 28 in Lapeer

LAPEER — “Coupons are money,” said Lori Hess, founder of Clippers 4 Change. Plain and simple, it is that philosophy that drew Hess into the coupon business. After years of couponing for her family, she decided that the deals she was getting were too good to keep for herself, and so four years ago Hess started her company, Clippers 4 […]

The Whiting welcomes Rhythm in the Night

FLINT — After taking up Irish dnacing at the age of 15, about a year later Justin Boros began a two-and-ahalf year run performing with Michael Flattley’s Lord of the Dance. Now the Akron, Ohio, native has teamed up with fellow Irish Dancer Gregg Senko to create, direct and produce Rhythm in the Night, a labor of love the duo […]