GDL Flint Handmade to host 6th annual Book Lovers’ Craft Fair

GRAND BLANC — The Genesee District Library (GDL) and Flint Handmade (FH) will host the 6th Annual Book Lovers’ Craft Fair at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A dozen local artisans will sell an assortment of modern book-themed, handmade goods with most prices ranging from $1 – $20. Vendors will include allora […]

New airport director named at Flint Bishop Airport

FLINT TWP. — The Bishop International Airport Authority recently voted unanimously to appoint Nino Sapone, A.A.E., currently it’s Interim Airport Director as the permanent Airport Director effective immediately. Win Cooper, Chairperson of the Board, “We are excited to have Nino at the helm! Bishop Airport has many positive things happening. Nino is at the top of the list. We welcome […]

The dark side of ‘Pinktober’

Take off the pink-colored glasses and take in the reality of Pinktober

GENESEE COUNTY — Everyone supports the fight against breast cancer; that fact is indisputable. But the pink ribbon bandwagon may be slowing down as more and more women are saying “stop” – stop to the cutesy slogans and the ocean of pink paraphernalia available for purchase and profit every year in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month originated back in the […]

Vaping town hall expresses concern for effects on local youth

GENESEE COUNTY — A panel of local health experts and two county commissioners, Brenda Clack (District 2) and Ellen Ellenburg (District 3), took part in a community town hall last week, the focus of which was the concern over the rise in vaping among youth in the county, in light of several reported deaths and illnesses across the country. Although […]

AAA: Michigan gas prices drop 14 cents

DEARBORN — Gas prices in Michigan dropped 14 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.51 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 14 cents less than this time last month and 29 cents less than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $38 for a full 15-gallon tank […]

Gov. Whitmer takes action to raise overtime pay threshold for Michigan workers

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer directed the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to submit a request for rulemaking to expand the right to overtime pay to more Michigan workers. Changes in federal law are set to extend overtime pay rights to workers making up to $35,500, but even then, less than one in six Michiganders will benefit, down from […]

Halloween, my favorite time of year

I ’m a Halloween fanatic. I have always loved this time of year, maybe even more than Christmas, because there’s just something about jack-olanterns, black cats and witches I find to be a lot of fun. I’ve always had a thing for Halloween. As a kid my mom used to put up Halloween decorations around the house and I would […]

MiCareerQuest hosts 3,000 students

BURTON — More than 3,000 high school students from 45 schools across six counties paid a visit to the Dort Federal Event Center Wednesday, Oct. 23 to meet with more than 50 exhibitors at the GST Michigan Works! MiCareerQuest East. The event exposed students to a number of different careers with many exhibitors offering hands-on experience. The event’s purpose was […]

Tales of eerie hauntings as told to former Tri-County Times features editor

Editor’s note: In October 2002, the late Jan Rynearson interviewed Fenton City residents living in haunted houses Are there actual haunted houses? Do they really exist or are they the figment of vivid imaginations? In ghost lore, a haunted house or ghost house is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased […]

In brief

Denim & Diamonds 2019 FLINT — Voices for Children Advocacy Center (VCAC) hosts Denim and Diamonds, Nov. 1 from 6–11 p.m. at the Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Drive. Join us for our 3rd annual Denim & Diamonds Event sponsored by Pure Bliss Salon & Spa to help prevent child abuse and neglect in Genesee County. This year’s theme is […]