Historic former carriage factory to house automotive archive

FLINT — The historic Durant-Dort Factory One on Water Street will be converted into an archive and research center as part of a renovation project connecting the site’s rich manufacturing history with ongoing developments in the automotive industry, according to a recent press announcement. General Motors, which owns the former carriage factory near downtown Flint, will invest several million dollars […]

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SBDC offering “Starting a Business Online” in Sept. FLINT — A one hour online version of “Starting a Business” seminar will be offered starting in September by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of […]

Help Dye Elementary get a new reading center

FLINT TWP. — Only about a week is left to donate to an online fundraiser that will provide a reading center for Dye Elementary School, 1174 South Graham Road, and two other area schools. With a goal of raising $30,000, the United Way of Genesee County has teamed up with Brandon Carr, a Carman- Ainsworth High School graduate. Carr, who […]

Genesee Valley hosting free back-to-school event Saturday

FLINT TWP. — Buying school supplies and clothes tops the to-do list at this time of year, but it is also an ideal time to think about child safety. Genesee Valley Center will host a special Back to School Safety Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, at the Outdoor Village, facing Miller Road, behind Logan’s restaurant. […]

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Fall Enrollment Kicks Off for YouthQuest FLINT TWP. — Onsite registration for YouthQuest — a free, after-school program that serves nearly 2,000 students in grades K-12 including those at Dye and Randels elementary schools in the Carman-Ainsworth School District – will be held from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 27. The 36-week enrichment program is administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber […]

Vanity plate references are still a lot of fun

Since I started occasionally writing about personalized license plates, also known as vanity plates, I’ve received mixed reader reaction. Some people say they are a lot of fun, other say they are frivolous and not very funny. I tend to find it a rather enjoyable subject to write about, so here are some I recently came across: STP PLZ — […]

Genesee County Fair

Fun and colorful and cute … bright lights and the promise of prizes draw the crowds to the games of skill and chance.

Cavaliers’ golfers shine in Lapeer Tuneup

LAPEER – Flint Kearsley put three golfers in the top 30 and finished seventh as a team in the Lapeer Lightning Summer Tune-up last Friday at Lapeer Country Club. Carryn White shot 95 to tie for 23rd place, Grace Hoffman carded 96 to take 25th and Mackenzie Ryckman shot 98 to take 28th as the Hornets totaled 391. Sarah Streit […]

Twp. board hires new appraiser over objections

FLINT TWP. — Two township trustees are not budging on their view that hiring a new appraiser is an unwarranted expense. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert opposed a hiring proposal at the August 17 board meeting but were outvoted 4-2. Trustee George Menoutes was absent. The board accepted a recommendation to hire an applicant who was described as an […]

Firebirds meet and greet fans at Lapeer Days

LAPEER — With their inaugural Blue and White contest coming up on Sept. 3, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have been making themselves available to fans in Genesee and Lapeer County. Recently that publicity tour made a stop at Lapeer Days on the courthouse lawn downtown last Saturday. “I’m from Florida, but I’ve lived in Michigan for […]