2021-04-08

Take a stick, leave a stick

Stick ‘library’ installed in Elms Park dog park


SWARTZ CREEK — Frequent visitors to the dog park in Swartz Creek’s Elms Park will notice a new addition to the canine play place: a stick “library.” Nameplates affixed to the front of the wooden box ask guests to take a stick or leave a stick, and let folks know that the library is dedicated to the memories of Riley […]

Becoming the Flint & Genesee Group

The VIEW from here

Rebranding or brand evolutions are important. It shows your organization is growing and evolving, and you understand your customers — who they are and their changing needs. It was this thought process, strategic challenges, listening to input from our stakeholders including our employees, and much more, that led the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce to adapt a new brand […]

Double Jeopardy on taxes

So, does anyone (other than absentee voters who receive ballots in the mail), even know what’s on the May 4 “Special Election” ballot? What’s so “special” about a “Special Election” anyway? A very good argument can be made that the infamously low turnout makes it far easier for “special interest groups” to get their pet project approved by a few […]

The Sound of Silence

The absence of enthusiasm about the “accomplishments” of the new administration is noticeable, and the silence is deafening. First, the border surge. Biden stopped wall construction, revoked a detaining agreement with Mexico, and enticed illegals with promises of no deportations, free healthcare/childcare/housing, stimulus and unemployment benefits, and citizenship. And in March alone, during a pandemic,190,000 showed up, 10 percent testing […]

Remember When …



What is your favorite springtime song? I love this warmer weather, so I have been getting outside and walking listening to the birds sing different songs. When the Michigan Robin comes out it is to show us the first sign of spring. The American Robin is from the thrush family of birds and the history of the songbird, was named […]

Three generations of Dort women helped support Flint’s music education roots

Women’s History Month offers opportunity for FIM to recognize them

FLINT — Marcia W. Dort was 89 years old when the former Dort-home-turned-Flint- Institute-of-Music burned down in 1970. Her daughter-in-law, Patricia, was 52. Her namesake granddaughter, Marcia, was just 25. But the loss of the building didn’t deter Mrs. Dort or the next two generations of Dort women from carrying on their family’s passion for musical education in Flint and […]

Nicole “Nicky” Lee Palmer

NICOLE “NICKY” LEE PALMER, of Davison, MI, age 50, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. A Private Funeral Liturgy will be held at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, […]

Clayton R. Otis

CLAYTON R. OTIS, 89, of Goodrich, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021. He was born on July 20, 1931 to parents, Morris and Mable (Johnson) Otis, in Coldwater, MI. Clayton graduated from Coldwater High School in 1950. He graduated from Clearly College (Ypsilanti, MI) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting on June 19, 1954. Clayton was selected […]

Dort Financial wants to hear your business idea

GENESEE COUNTY – Throughout the month of April, Dort Financial Credit Union will be observing National Youth Month 2021, a celebration with Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Every year, Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting. As part of Dort Financial’s commitment to spreading the word about financial fitness and […]

BBBS announces the 42nd Gary Haggart Bowl, April 15

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters are preparing Genesee County’s leading businesses and community-minded leaders for its 42nd Gary Haggart Bowl for Kids’ Sake sponsored by the Arby’s Foundation. This year’s theme will be a Mask-eurade. The event normally held in February is rescheduled due to the current pandemic. The bowling event will be virtual this year and take place […]