Township board to consider stricter fireworks ordinance

FLINT TWP. — Relief may soon be on the way for residents who have endured weeks of their inconsiderate neighbors shooting off fireworks at all hours of the night. After hearing numerous complaints in recent weeks, the township board discussed the problem at its July 2 meeting and now will consider following the lead of other municipalities that have banned […]

New voter cards have been mailed

GENESEE COUNTY — New voter registration cards for all registered voters in the township were mailed out last week by the township’s clerk’s office. New cards were necessary because of redistricting precinct changes and to better serve voters’ needs for handicapped accessibility, ample parking, adequate space and limited disruption of daily operations at polling sites. Voting sites have changed for […]

Soberfest celebration coming this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Expect traffic slow downs in the vicinity of Torrey and Maple roads on Sunday morning to accommodate a 5k walk to promote sobriety. For the 13th year, the Greater Flint Project Vox will hold its annual Walk for Recovery. The event is attended each year by many people from Flint and surrounding communities to celebrate recovery from […]

GCPR commission earns grant to fight hunger in children during the summer

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has been selected to benefit from a $1.5 million grant received by NRPA from the Walmart Foundation to support summer feeding programs in 28 park and recreation agencies across the U.S. Genesee County Parks has received a $20,000 grant to support […]

In brief

Senior center selling tickets for August fundraiser FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for an Aug. 11 fundraiser being planned by the Senior Citizen Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, A pig roast is among activities being planned, according to Jim McClung, a senior board member. Proceeds will be used for various senior center needs not covered by available public […]

Jonathan Kocks was honered at the 14th annual HATS Off Recognition Ceremony

Rotary makes DVD about Swarts Creek resident with polio

SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee Valley Rotary Club produced a DVD that tells the story of Swartz Creek resident William Shaw and his experiences with polio. The local Rotary Club made the video in May of 2012 and premiered it at the annual District 6330 Conference in Frankenmuth on June 1-3. At the conference the video, which is entitled End […]

L&L scholarships again up for grabs

GRAND BLANC — Financially strapped families with little ones interested in dance will have the opportunity to win free lessons at L&L Dance Studio. In 2011, L&L Dance entered the “How would you spend $5,000 Contest and Promotion” hosted by the dance company, Capezio. In their application, L&L Dance Owner Kara Meier said they could have submitted ideas on how […]

Budding business owners debut at the mall on July 25

FLINT TWP. — Jolie, 10, wants to raise money to pay for playground improvements at her school in the Kearsley School District. Her business, Crafts for a Cause, will help her do that when it opens for one day at the Genesee Valley Center mall center court from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25. Jolie’s business was one […]

Flint area youth receive summer employment boost from nearly $900,000 in grants

FLINT — Summer jobs and learning opportunities for Genesee County teens received an important boost today, thanks to a total of $891,900 in support of the 2012 Summer Youth Initiative, a program of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Summer Youth Initiative helps more than 400 teens prepare for and connect with job opportunities in a number […]