2016-11-17

Skaff Furniture teams with local charities for special save & share event Saturday



FLINT — This year, family-owned Skaff Furniture-Carpet One will host their first ever one-day event to be held two days after the holiday on November 26 to benefit three charitable organizations. “Were calling it ‘Save and Share Saturday’,” says Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture-Carpet One President. “And we will be donating 15 percent of each and every customer purchase that day […]

Noted jazz musician performing at benefit



FLINT — Detroit-based jazz musician, Lin Rountree, will perform during a dinner and jazz gala, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Center West in downtown Flint, according to a press release. Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Flint Alumnae Chapter, the “An Evening of Jazz” benefit gala will begin with […]

Clerk granted political leave of absence




FLINT TWP. — The township board has unanimously approved a fouryear Political Leave of absence for former township clerk administrative assistant Kathy Funk, who was elected clerk in the November general election. In requesting the leave, Funk cited a labor agreement between the township and AFSCME Local 1918- 01 which states that: The board will, upon request, grant a leave […]

In brief



Superhero Science at FCM FLINT — Alpha Phi Omega service organization at Kettering University will host superhero-themed science experiments teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Flint Children’s Museum (thefcm.org). Experiments include inertia zoom balls, magic foaming shapes, tiny dancers homopolar motors, ocean in a bottle and superhero paperdolls. […]

Township board sworn in




FLINT TWP. —The newly elected township board of trustees was sworn in on Monday before a packed house of well-wishers. They are Supervisor Karyn Miller, starting her third term; newly elected Clerk Kathy Funk and Treasurer Lisa Anderson; returning trustees Frank Kasle and Barbara Vert and newly elected trustees Carol Pfaff-Dahl and Tom Klee. Police Chief George Sippert conducted the […]

How to get Black Friday deals



As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after many people have filled up on turkey and trimmings. Smart shoppers recognize that Black Friday is a great time to find deals on holiday gifts, and following these tips can help shoppers save even more. […]

Departing board members given emotional sendoff




FLINT TWP. — Four people joined the township board this week which also meant that four people are leaving. The board dedicated a portion of its meeting Monday night to say farewell and to give proclamations and parting gifts to departing board members: Clerk Kim Courts, Treasurer Marsha Binelli and Trustees Belenda Parker and George Menoutes. Genesee County Prosecutor David […]

Help holiday gifts arrive on time



The end of December is prime shopping and shipping time for holiday gifts. Shipping giant UPS calls this time of the year its peak season, and FedEx and the United States Postal Service also cite the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as some of their busiest weeks. Jingling bells and Christmas carols once were the foremost sounds of […]

Habitat for Humanity holding Open House



GENESEE COUNTY — On Tuesday, November 29 charities, businesses and families around the world will come together for GivingTuesday, a global celebration of the spirit of giving back. Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is inviting the public to come out and celebrate this day of global giving by attending its GivingTuesday Open House from 5-7 p.m. at its headquarters […]

Did you know?



Black Friday deals are a top draw for shoppers looking to save money and get a jump-start on holiday shopping. In a survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers, more than 34 percent of respondents indicated they plan to shop on Black Friday. However, many others are just as eager to begin shopping even earlier. In recent years, some […]