He’s making his list

Lucian, 2, and Kairi, 1, with their parents Robert and Rebecca Hazzard of Flushing, were first in line to see Santa Claus after his arrival last Friday at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Prior to Santa’s arrival atop a Flint Township fire truck, families enjoyed free hot chocolate and cookies in the mall’s festively decorated Outdoor Village. Santa took a […]

Sign up for holiday fun at the annual Santa Run/Walk

GENESEE COUNTY – Ho-ho-ho and off you go to sign up for the YMCA of Greater Flint’ Annual Family Santa Run/Walk starting at noon at 411 East Third St. in the heart of downtown Flint on Dec. 5. All you have to do to register is visit flintymca.org/santarun and almost as quick as you can say Saint Nick, you and […]

Twp. board OKs 2015 budget amendment, other expenses

FLINT TWP. — At a special meeting on Tuesday, the township board amended its 2015 budget by $203,700. The bulk of the expense, to be taken from the general services budget, included $165,000 for road projects on Healthsource Boulevard and Calkins Road. The board also approved a $24,500 budget amendment for the Building Department and $14,200 for Trade Inspections. The […]

In brief

Holiday bazaar, bake sale at Congregation Beth El FLINT TWP. — The Estelle Kaufman Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road at Dye Road, Flint on Nov. 22 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Offered for sale will be a huge variety of gift ideas from numerous artists and vendors. Homemade baked goods […]

Apartment fire claims life of man

Second fire death in less than a month

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than a month, a resident has died in a house fire. On Sunday, November 8, at 8:36 p.m., township firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the 3500 building of Clovertree Apartments, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. On arrival, firefighters found an active fire and reports of two people […]

Firebirds fire coaches; rehire, issue apology

FLINT – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday in Sarnia before Flint beat the Generals for the first time ever topping Oshawa, 4-3, in a shootout. That, however, wasn’t the Firebirds top headline of the weekend as the entire coaching staff was fired and once they found out, all 24 players entered the […]

Free workshop about raising sons

MUNDY TWP. — Helping parents keep their sons on track toward becoming a responsible adult is the focus of a free upcoming workshop “Raising Boys to Be Men,” 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 17 at America’s Best Inn & Suites, 6075 Hill 23 Drive. It will be repeated from 9 -11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18. The workshop is hosted by […]

All-Saginaw Valley League

SOCCER First Team Jacob Dennis, Lapeer, 12 Eric McGeary, Lapeer, 12 Graham Hemmingway, Lapeer, 11 Jacob Schram, Lapeer, 11 Landan Chomic, Davison, 12 Zach Simpson, Davison, 10 Derrald Boggan, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Jawanza Edwards, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Quinton Pincomb, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Reed Macksood, Powers, 12 Wolfgang Ruth, Powers, 12 Will Haran, Powers, 12 Andrew Simon, Powers, 10 Stephen Wilbur, […]

Dollar Tree stores launch Toy Drive

GENESEE COUNTY — Dollar Tree has once again joined forces with Operation Homefront for its annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect gifts for military kids. This marks the ninth year that toys collected between Nov. 1 and Dec. 3 will be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season, according to a press release. Anyone wishing to make […]

Dragons second at Metro swim meet

ORTONVILLE — The Swartz Creek/Flushing varsity swim and dive team was in action at the Flint Metro League meet Nov. 5-7 at Brandon High finishing second with a score of 348.5, placing them behind Fenton with 730.5 points, but ahead of Holly with 284 and Brandon with 248. Taking fifth with 226 was Kearsley. While Swartz Creek/Flushing didn’t have any […]