2017-05-04

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Correction FLINT TWP. — An article published in the April 20 issue should have said that a free-standing PURESLEEP store, approved for construction on Miller Road next to Bust Buy, will be a second location. PURESLEEP will also continue to operate inside the Art Van store, also on Miller Road. — R.S. Bike Night celebrates Cinco De Mayo FLINT TWP. […]

Lilac Lungs

Local group to play Pontiac venue


GENESEE COUNTY — Lilac Lungs, a local “indie pop” band featuring members from the Grand Blanc and Goodrich areas, are set to release their debut album Eventide on May 12. The album release will be held the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac beginning at 6 p.m. Members Emily Torres (lead vocals and keyboard), John Birrell (vocals and guitar), Matthew Jones (drums), […]

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Local organizations to Host Holistic Heal water event FLINT — As the trauma from the Flint Water Crisis carries on, The Serenity House of Flint and Healthy Healing Roots decided to answer the call for help. ‘Heal the Water’ is a community event that will offer holistic options to detox lead and release trauma from the people of Flint. Flint’s […]

Back with some new vanity plates



These past few months, dealing with my health issues, I have slacked off watching for vanity plates on area roads. It’s a frivolous undertaking and not everyone’s favorite read, but I have a lot of readers who seem to enjoy it. So when I was about ready to put the plates on the back burner, a friend of mine, Kyle, […]

State Police offers tips for a Safe Prom Season



FLINT TWP — As Carman- Ainsworth students head to Lansing Saturday for their prom, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is advising them and all prom-goers to make smart decisions and take extra precaution to stay safe while celebrating. “Prom is an exciting time for high school students and we want to encourage teens to have fun by making good choices,” […]

C-A Baker Career Academy invites 8th- to 10th-graders to open house



FLINT TWP. — Genesee County students in grades 8-10 and their parents are invited to the spring informational open house for the Carman-Ainsworth (C-A) Baker Career Academy, 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 4. It is located in a newly renovated stand-alone building on Baker College’s Flint campus at 1122 W. Bristol Road. The Academy offers free college courses to qualified high […]

Financial Plus Credit Union once again a top performer



FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union proudly announces it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates that this institution excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and much more. Financial Plus Credit Union has earned a Recommended Rating (5-Star […]

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MSF approves business expansions, community revitalization projects LANSING — A wide range of projects including business expansions and community revitalization projects around the state, additional funding for the American Center for Mobility, and support for entrepreneurship received Michigan Strategic Fund approval today, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The projects are expected to generate a total capital investment of nearly […]

Fire department restocked on free smoke alarms




FLINT TWP. — A free smoke alarm is available to anyone who requests one, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. That is due to a partnership formed a few years ago with the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent by 2020. The Red Cross is among […]

Cavaliers’ boys compete in pair of Saginaw Valley golf jamborees




DAVISON — The Cavaliers’ boys’ golf team competed in the second Saginaw Valley League Jamboree on Monday, placing seventh overall with a 390. The match, held at the Davison Country Club, was plagued with rainsoaked fairways and greens, making play difficult throughout the day. Flint Powers Catholic placed first with a 302, Midland was second with a 336 and Lapeer […]


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