2016-01-07

Wedding vendors



Check out these great wedding vendors at GCBA Wedding Marketplace. Booths are still available. Visit www.gcbaweddings.com for more info. Allied Rent All, Appearance Valet, Atlas Valley Country Club, Bella Birches, Black Tie Productions, Bon Appetit, Captain’s Club at Woodfield, CC Events, Centennial Image Photography, Creative Catering, David’s Bridal, DeLorme Photography, Floral Sense, Fountain’s Golf & Banquet, Glen Gables, Homemade Chocolates […]

Future IHOP undergoing major overhaul




FLINT TWP. — Everybody looking forward to that first plate of blueberry pancakes served at the Miller Road IHOP have likely noticed that the project is taking a while to get off the ground. Developers announced plans in early 2015 that IHOP would replace the longtime Salvatore Scallopini Italian restaurant at 3772 Miller Road near the I-75 freeway. Salvatore Scallopini […]

Police officers getting new equipment




FLINT TWP.— Police officers will be starting out the new year with three pieces of new equipment. The township board recently approved the purchases of handguns, flashlights and mobile printers – all paid for with about $23,000 in Justice Assistance Grant Funds. About $8,100 will be spent for replacement Glock model 22, generation 4 handguns. “The majority of our officers […]

In brief



Leadership NOW: Application, selection period open FLINT – Leadership NOW – Optimizing Leadership Effectiveness is seeking qualified candidates for its intensive, yearlong leadership development program, which kicks off March 17. The competitive program is designed for executives, board members, elected officials and other business professionals who want to build their leadership skills and learn how to develop effective partnerships and […]

New Year’s Resolutions – more like suggestions



I ’ve said before I’m not fond of making New Year’s Resolutions. For me they often are too lofty of a goal to achieve, usually because of my lack of motivation, a busy work schedule and other diversions. As 2016 approached, I was faced with a choice: not bothering to make resolutions again or set some sort of goals for […]

Musical Mieczkowski’s

Family of musicians complete debut CD


GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Mieczkowski (pronounced Mitch-kowski) family home is on several acres, which is good, because mom, Lorie, and dad, Pat, let God decide the size of their family – and 10 children later, they need the room. All joking aside, the couple met at a Christian youth conference on Mackinaw Island in 1984. They were both from […]

In brief



Viola Bray grants $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club band FLINT — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant award from the Viola Bray Charitable Trust administered by US Trust in support of the organizations’ Steel Drum Band program. Instructor Jim Coviak introduced the Steel Drum program to the […]

Grondin family continues fight for “Justice 4 KC”




LAPEER — Carl Grondin, Sr. is adamant his grandson, Kenneth C. Grondin III, did not murder his girlfriend, Andrea Eilber, in 2011. Grondin, Sr. and K.C. Grondin’s parents, Kenneth II and April, are so certain of his innocence that they’re prepared to “spend their last dime” to get him released and are busily preparing for a retrial should they be […]

The road ahead



Despite the boon of a warmer winter forecast, courtesy of El Nino, Michigan weather still can be unpredictable, No doubt, road and driving conditions for the next few months will be winterized by snow, ice and possible white-outs. During a recent dust up, it took about three minutes for this segment of Linden Road to go from clear and dry […]

Back on the mat



Carman-Ainsworth’s Keondrece Johnson (right) takes down an opponent during the Genesee County Tournament on Dec. 19. Johnson and the Cavaliers return to competition this week, hosting Davison, Saginaw and Midland Dow in Saginaw Valley League duals Wednesday night and traveling to the Warren Woods-Tower Invitational on Saturday.