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Flint & Genesee CVB to Hit the Road for Back to Bricks Promo Tour FLINT — The Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour is gearing up to hit the road, and the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau is hitching a ride. On June 12-16, the CVB will join a long caravan of classic cars during the Back to […]

Michigan confirms state’s first case of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging white-tailed deer

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Tuesday, May 26, confirmed that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This is the first time the disease has been found […]

Closing the generation gap, one pool party at a time

At a recent backyard get-together, my brother and his friend sat around the table looking through a book. His friend had brought the book in his bag along with his swim shorts and beach towel. That’s right. He brought a book to a pool party. I watched in amazement as the two discussed the book, writings and opinions on the […]

Golf Outings

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 The fourth annual Daley Acres Agricultural Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 5 at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Registration for the 4-man scramble begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $150 per individual or $600 for a foursome, which includes lunch and a banquet dinner. Hole games and a […]

After 47 years and 77 days on the job, Skaff salesman retiring

FLINT — Hall of Fame baseball player Al Kaline spent all his 22 years in the majors with the Detroit Tigers. Future Hall of Fame player Derek Jeter spent his entire 20-year career in a New York Yankees’ uniform. Add all those years together and the total still falls a little shy of the time Hall of Fame salesman, Pat […]


It’s hard to define cool, but, Kelley Blue Book knows cool when it sees it. Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com (www.kbb.com) named several vehicles from Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler to the list of the 2015 “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.” KBB named the Jeep Renegade, the Chevy Sonic, the Ford Fiesta and 2015 Fiat 500 to the list. In […]

Donations for STARZ event to benefit WFBA

FLINT TWP. — This year’s Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce 8th annual STARZ awards event will shine some of its light on the West Flint Business Association. The Chamber has selected the WFBA as a beneficiary of a silent auction fundraiser held during the annual community awards, according to a press release. WFBA is asking its members and supporters […]

Trail mix

Construction has begun to link the eastern end of the Genesee Valley Trail to the City of Flint portion, which will follow the abandoned Canadian National railroad track bed from Corunna near Ballenger and end at Chevy Commons – a green space being developed on the former site of the Chevy in the Hole factory. As shown in the photo, […]

Loeb Trust Grant benefits Growing Up Artfully program

FLINT — The Stella and Frederick S. Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by FirstMerit Private Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC) for its twelfth annual Growing Up Artfully fundraising event. Proceeds from Growing Up Artfully will provide subsidized tickets and outreach activities for underserved area youth. These young people will enjoy a variety of […]

Economic Development Corp. board meets to discuss interests

FLINT TWP. — Commercial blight, semi-truck parking, weed cutting and the need to improve economic development were among issues discussed at the annual meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC meets once annually to elect officers or as needed to conduct business. It was formed to encourage industrial and commercial development through its ability to purchase, construct, […]