Skaff teams with local charities

FLINT — Once again Skaff, one of the most successful family-owned furniture and carpet stores in Michigan, is looking to thank our community for its longtime support by launching a new on-line program that will be in place through the holidays to aid selected area charities. The initiative is called Save & Share. Furniture “What we’re doing is directing our […]

“Starting a Business” ONLINE Webinar

FLINT – A one hour online webinar version of “Starting a Business” will be offered on Nov. 23 from 10-11 a.m. by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) based at Kettering University in Flint. The webinar” is available to anyone located anywhere in the state. Participants will need a fast internet connection, a […]

In brief

Hurley Foundation inside report awarded first place in competition FLINT — The Hurley Foundation and Hurley Medical Center’s Marketing Department were awarded a Platinum Award (1st place) from MarCom for the Hurley Foundation’s Inside Report, an annual publication featuring inspirational miracle stories and the vast amount of exceptional state of the art services we provide, around the clock. The Hurley […]

Still preoccupied with 1985

The year was 1985. The Kansas City Royals won the World Series. The 49ers were the Super Bowl champs. Back to the Future reigned at the box office and The Cosby Show was the top TV show. Oh yes, and the Davison High School Class of 1985 was graduating, along with yours truly. It was, as I recall, a good […]

Better watch out

Signs like this one on Lennon Road caution motorists by marking known places where deer and vehicles have crossed paths. Since daylight savings time ended earlier this month, dusk comes during the evening commute -a time when deer are more active. In 2014, Genesee County ranked ninth out of 83 counties in Michigan with the highest incidents of deer/vehicle crashes, […]

Final weekend to see play at Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — Flint Community Players (FCP) community theater presentation of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’’ wraps up this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19. Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday November 22. Based on the classic comedy film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the play covers the antics of two […]

Board settles contract with com-ops union

FLINT TWP. — The township board is in the middle of contract negotiations with five of its six unions but has come to terms with its the Police Department Communications Operators – Teamsters Local 214. In a 5-2 vote at its Monday night meeting, the board approved an agreement that includes a new wage schedule for hourly rates paid to […]

Several fundraisers to benefit C-A music program

FLINT TWP. — Numerous pots of poinsettias in a festive array of colors will decorate the stage when Carman- Ainsworth musicians are showcased in upcoming choir and orchestra concerts over the next few weeks. What may not be well known is that the plants are provided through an annual public fundraiser. Ordering for the Poinsettia & Holiday Greens Sale began […]

Board OKs two-year budget

FLINT TWP. — Two voted no but the township board passed a two-year general fund budget of $10,293.548 for 2016 and $10,633,839 for 2017. Those figures compare to an actual budget of $10,863,111 in 2014 and an amended budget of $10,034,025 for 2015. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted against the two year budget. Parker gave several reasons. She […]

In brief

FUB sponsoring fundraiser for C-A music program FLINT TWP. — To benefit the C-A music program, Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, is offering a special discount every Wednesday for the entire month of November. To get a 20 percent discount off the total order, diners need only mention the C-A Music Program or show on their phones the fundraising […]