2020-11-12

Local business owner helping others this Thanksgiving

Turkey giveaway announced for Nov. 15


BURTON — It was such a success last year, Tim Look decided he was going to do it again in 2020 – but this time he’ll be giving away more turkeys. Look, owner of Frozen in Time Treasures and Flint Carpet Company, located on Miller Road in Flint, said he’ll be giving away turkeys again this year to help the […]

Burton police taking part in ‘No-Shave November” to raise money for cancer



BURTON — The Burton Police Department is showing its support for the fight against cancer with a No-Shave November event going on right now. Burton Police Chief Brian Ross said the department’s involvement in the fundraising effort came about after a conversation with Mayor Duane Haskins. “We were talking about things we could do for the community,” said Ross. “He […]

COVID-19 cases linked to Fenton funeral service

FENTON — The Genesee County Health Department has confirmed at least one positive COVID-19 case with potential exposure to others on Oct. 30 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. The visitation and funeral service took place from 11am to 6pm. Attendees of the visitation and/or service are encouraged to call your local health department to […]

Park board investigating feasibility of tall sledding hill at Otterburn



SWARTZ CREEK — Always focused on improving the recreational opportunities for area families, the Swartz Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is hatching another idea, one that will make the Bristol Road property an all-seasons park. The 20-acre property, now known as Otterburn Park, could be home to a new sledding hill, a bigger hill than the hills at Abrams […]

Virtual fundraiser gives back to children of incarcerated parents



FLINT TWP. — A local nonprofit is working to improve the lives and futures of children whose parents have been incarcerated. Motherly Intercession, a grassroots organization based in Flint Township, will be hosting its 21st Annual fundraiser and silent auction on Nov. 14 to support children of incarcerated parents. This year’s virtual event will benefit Motherly Intercession’s Reading and Counting […]

Sports in the Mitten State stink right now

Fat Guy Corner

The sports world in the great State of Michigan is a sad state of affairs. The Lions absolutely stink, as they always do by the middle of November no matter the year or decade. The Michigan Wolverines look like an average football team and the Jim Harbaugh era as coach at Michigan stinks. The Michigan State Spartans were railroaded at […]

Winter wear drive

SWARTZ CREEK — A winter apparel drive is taking place on behalf families in the Swartz Creek Community Schools district. Volunteers are collecting coats, hats, boots, gloves and snowpants. Donations may be dropped off at Calvary Christian Church, 7315 Corunna Road, or the Great Lakes Smoothie Co. & Eatery, 8048 Miller Road, Suite A. Donations will be collected until Dec. […]

Shea Automotive Group to host drive-thru flu shot event

FLINT TWP. — Shea Automotive Group is partnering with HAP, Hurley Wellness and the Genesee County Health Department to host a “Be Wise and Immunize” drive thru flu shot event on Nov. 19. Shea will also be giving away free turkeys while supplies last—along with gift cards and goodie bags— to everyone who comes to get a flu shot. The […]

Flint Township recognized for promoting entrepreneurial growth

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development. This week, Flint Township was honored as a four-star community for promoting entrepreneurship by researchers at iLabs, the University of Michigan- Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. The township, along with 94 other communities across the state, received this […]

Local church doing its part for National Donor Sabbath



FLINT TWP. — Having experienced the miracle of organ donation firsthand, parishioners at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy. wanted to do something this year in honor of National Donor Sabbath. So, the church, with the help of Gift of Life, created a video for its congregation where living organ donors and donor recipients could tell their stories […]