CAMS presents 10th Career Fair

FLINT TWP. — Jim McFall, owner of McFall’s Collision, 3614 West Corunna Road, was one of 15 speakers who presented career information to eight graders last week at the 10th annual Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Career Fair. Career topics covered included engineering, music production, arts and entertainment, medical practices, business ownership, human services and nature preservation, according to Wendy McCombs, CAMS […]

Entrepreneur says family, community support keys to success

Bryan Pelkey, who owns and operates 2 Steps Higher Head Shop at 6004 Torrey Road, in Flint, is a man who wears many hats — entrepreneur, biker, artist and community activist. Pelkey is also a business owner, employer, taxpayer, husband, father, and community supporter. In other words, he’s a lot like his neighbors and fellow business owners in and around […]

In brief

SBA offers specialized financing help FLINT — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office, in conjunction with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Small Business Development Center at Kettering University, is bringing Getting to Yes! to Genesee County. The program is a unique initiative developed to help area small business owners get the financing they […]


As the percentage of all dealer service visits related to automotive recalls reaches 16 percent – surpassing the recent peak of 15 percent in 2011 – satisfaction among recall customers continues to improve, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM released earlier this month. The study measures customer satisfaction with service at a franchised dealer […]

Some more thoughts on amusing license plates

I’ve been keeping a list of personalized license plates (I stopped calling them ‘vanity plates’ after a reader told me the only thing vane about them was me) over the winter and I have a few I’d like to share. So here’s a few I’ve collected in recent months: MYHAUSE — I saw this on a truck and at first […]

Easter egg-stravaganza

Wildwind Church hosted free community egg hunt, fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — For children up to grade 5, the third annual Easter Extravaganza last Sunday afternoon at Wildwind Community Church was about hunting for more than 1,500 colorful plastic eggs scattered around the church grounds, playing fun games like bowling or bean toss, getting cute pictures painted on their faces, winning Easter baskets and other door prizes, visiting the […]

In brief

Veterans grant awarded GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services to be used to hire an additional permanent fulltime accredited county veterans counselor, according to a press release. The MVAA created the County Incentive Grant program last year, with $250,000 to be dispersed to fund new […]

UM conductor’s GoFundMe project provides instruments to Flint area schools

FLINT — In the Fall of 2014, The University of Michigan – Flint Wind Symphony sponsored a community service project seeking gently used wind instruments for use in two Flint area schools. The project, known as “Horns in the Attic,” located more than 35 usable instruments for the band programs at Beecher Community High School and the St. Pius X […]


Healthy People for a Healthy Planet

FLINT — The annual Earth Day Celebration, sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, and Kettering University will be held at the University of Michigan-Flint on April 11, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Harding Mott University Center. The Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public. One of the largest environmental events of […]

Hoppy Easter

The Easter Bunny presided over children up to age 10 hunting for 1,500 Easter Eggs on the grounds of Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road. Indoor activities at the 3rd annual free family event included games and prizes, face painting and more. According to lore, the Easter egg hunt is a custom dating back to the 17th century when children […]