2015-04-30

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, April 30 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. Tools, […]

CAHS students try out Marines physical fitness test




FLINT TWP. — Somewhat overshadowed by the excitement of watching BMX riders and skateboarders perform gravity-defying aerial stunts, the U.S. Marine Corps brought another interesting element to the mid-April ASA High School Tour at Carman-Ainsworth High School. In partnership with the Marines and the Anti-Defamation League, ASA Entertainment visits schools nationwide to deliver an antibullying message as part of their […]

After Dark: The Art of the Party




FLINT — A well-known chandelier now turns from bright white to neon-electrichued shortly after the Sun bids adieu to the grind of the 9 to 5 inside the latest venue to opens its doors for public night life revelry. For one magical and innovative evening per month, a new trip is offered beyond the doors of one of Flint’s most […]

In brief



Mott Middle College to Host Information Night FLINT — Mott Middle College (MMC) will hold an Information Night on May 6, for students and their families interested in enrolling for the 2015-2016 academic year. Beginning at 6 p.m. the Information night will be hosted on the campus of Mott Community College (MMC) in the Mott Library Event Center. Students and […]

Subdivision residents again complain of worsening roads




FLINT TWP. — Driving on River Forest Drive off Beecher Road is the pits, or make that the pots as in potholes. Even that does not come close to describing a section of the road that has completely caved in. What some residents have called “the worst road” in Genesee County has been steadily deteriorating for many years. Carnell Smith, […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day



The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe called for women to join in support of disarmament and asked for 2 June 1872, to be established as a “Mother’s Day for Peace.” Her 1870 “Appeal to womanhood throughout the world” is sometimes referred to as Mother’s Day Proclamation. But Howe’s day […]

Videotaping tiff ends with history lesson




FLINT TWP. — Some townships residents want to be seen and heard. Tempers flared at the April 20 township board meeting over allegations that videotaping of board meetings intentionally does not show contentious speakers during public comment. The fuss began with a complaint from Terry Locke, owner of Dynamite Video Productions and videographer of board meetings. Locke said he received […]

Alumni tournament draws big in Lapeer, Burton




LAPEER — Since 2011, the annual high school hockey alumni tournament has been a huge success. Originally at Burton’s Ice Mountain Arena, the tournament made the move to Lapeer’s Polar Palace last year and seems to have found its home. A few overflow games, however, were scheduled for Burton’s newly re-opened Crystal Fieldhouse, the former Ice Mountain Complex. The fifth […]

Police operator retired after 17 years




FLINT TWP. — In labor union history, some refer to it as “The Big One” – the 1998 strike by United Auto Workers at local General Motors plants that lasted 54 days. For Janelle Deville, it meant she needed to find a job to help maintain the family income while her GM-employed husband was on strike. She found work as […]

Firebirds open merchandise store during open house




FLINT — At Flint’s Perani Arena on Tuesday, fans got their first taste of what it’s like to have an Ontario Hockey League franchise as they mingled with a few of the players and coaches, picked out their season ticket seats, and even purchased their first Flint Firebirds merchandise. The atmosphere in the arena lobby was almost that of a […]