Firefighters installed free smoke alarms at trailer park

FLINT TWP. — During a door-to-door safety campaign on October 17, township firefighters found no smoke alarms present in nearly every occupied dwelling in the Pasadena Mobile Home Park, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Two teams of firefighters participated in the effort to improve safety for township residents. They installed 32 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms equipped with […]

Firebirds drop two to begin road trip

OWEN SOUND — In a goaltenders’ battle on Saturday, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League put up a solid effort, but fell one goal short in a 2-1 loss at the Owen Sound Attack. The Attack outshot Flint, 31-24. Following a scoreless first period, Owen Sound’s Josh Sterk lit the lamp for the game’s first goal at 11:04 […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A photo caption for the October 22 election story said that campaign signs posted around town on behalf of the township fire department were from the fire department. Assistant Chief Mike Burkley wants to clarify that the signs were donated by a separate Friends of Firefighters committee. No township or fire department funds were […]

The question becomes…

Fat Guy Corner

The World Series teams, as predicted by the Fat Guy, are the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are making back-toback World Series trips after losing in a great seven-game series to the San Francisco Giants in 2014. The question then becomes, does the 2014 World Series loss provide the Royals with the hunger and desire […]

Caregivers Gratitude Week events planned for Nov 5-8

FLINT TWP. — In keeping with November as National Caregivers Month, the Nancy DeKatch Caregivers Institute will host its fourth annual Caregivers Gratitude Week, Nov. 5-8 at Riverside Tabernacle, 429 Chavez Drive in Flint, according to a press release. Currently in the United States there are an estimated 1.3 million youth caregivers and 66.3 million adult caregivers, most of whom […]


SWIMMING The Cavaliers will swim in the Saginaw Valley Conference meet next Thursday at Saginaw Valley State University. – D.N. VOLLEYBALL The Cavaliers dropped a 25-16, 25-20, 25-11 decision to Bay City Central Tuesday. Sarah Thurston had 10 assists, nine digs, six aces, three kills and two blocks. Sydney Cunningham added three kills and three blocks and Che’Anne Hicks chipped […]

New partnership sets the stage for revitalizing Capitol Theatre

FLINT — The curtain may soon rise again at this city’s historic Capitol Theatre, thanks to a new partnership that hopes to reintroduce area audiences to the iconic Flint landmark. The Whiting and its governing body, the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), along with Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) today announced plans for restoring the theatre to its former glory and […]

Chevrolet Readies Shipment of 2016 Camaro


The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LANSING, Mich. – The wait is over. Chevrolet announced on Monday it will begin shipping the all-new 2016 Camaro to dealers. The first wave of production models were scheduled to leave the plant by the end of the week and should arrive at dealerships for customer delivery by mid-November. The Gen Six Camaro is rolling off […]

Economic development expert forecasts growth

FLINT TWP. — Who wants to do business in Genesee County? A variety of current and new companies, that’s who, according to Janice Karcher, vice president – economic development, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and head of a team whose duties include attracting investors, identifying site availability, trend forecasting, and talent and job creation. Karcher spoke to the West […]

Halloween celebrations across the globe

Candy, time spent with friends and colorful costumes make Halloween a day to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Halloween also can be a lucrative time of year, as the National Retail Federation notes that Halloween spending equals roughly $6.9 billion each year. But as popular as Halloween seems, many countries do not celebrate the holiday. Halloween observances are […]