CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to or visit the website, to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the FlintChildren’s Museum, 1602 W. UniversityAve., Flint from 1-3 p.m. Details: CallKimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays at […]

Davison Eagles to hold bike run

Proceeds to benefit McLaren Hospice

RICHFIELD TWP. — The Davison Eagles Club, 3270 N. State Rd., will host the Ride 2 Ride McLaren Hospice Fun Run on Sept. 29. A 100-mile self-guided ride over beautiful country roads with gorgeous scenery along the way, maps will be given out at registration and there will be prizes awarded for the largest group, oldest rider and the bike […]

4th Annual Davison Dog Walk to benefit county animal shelter

DAVISON — The dogs will have their day. The 4th Annual Davison Dog Walk will take place Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the Jack Abernathy Regional Park. The dog walk will benefit the Friends of the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Registration costs $10 per dog or $15 for two or $5 per dog with a donation of a bag […]

Genesys offers diabetes class

GRAND BLANC TWP. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 79 million American adults have pre-diabetes. Even without an official diagnosis, pre-diabetes can lead to cardiovascular damage. Genesys Health System wants to know-are you at risk for diabetes? Are you overweight, older than 45, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol or maybe have a family […]

In brief

Annual Paper Shredding Day FLINT TWP. — The township’s 4th annual Paper Shred Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 15 in the parking lot of the township hall. 1490 S. Dye Rd. Residents will be allowed to bring a maximum of four boxloads per vehicle. Shredding equipment will be provided by Shred Experts, a Saginaw-based […]

City OKs Morrish Road light poles

SWARTZ CREEK — On Aug. 27 the Swartz Creek City Council approved the expenditure of $18,773 in order to put up 11 light poles on the east side of Morrish Road between I-69 and Bristol. The new light poles will be 25- feet high and include a decorative arm. “It’s what Consumers Energy recommends to adequately light the street,” said […]

Scout ‘races’ to raise funds for township K-9 program

GRAND BLANC — At 15, Morgan Breneiser is taking on the challenge of organizing a large community event — a 5K and 2K run/walk to benefit the Grand Blanc Township Police Department’s K-9 program. Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in the run, slated for Oct. 14, in the Grand Blanc Bicentennial Park. “My dad had a heart […]

Genesys to hold helmet, bike safety event

DAVISON — Genesys Trauma Services will hold a bicycle and helmet safety event at Jack Abernathy Regional Park bike trail this weekend. The event will take place Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. when the public is invited to stop by the Genesys Trauma Services tent, which will be located along the trail, where cyclists can have their helmet checked […]

Schools get 2011-12 Report Card

FLINT TWP. — Two Bs and five Cs are the report grades for Carman Ainsworth Schools from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for the 2011-12 school year. Randels and Rankin elementary schools rated B grades while the Cs went to the high school, middle school and Dye, Dillon and Woodland elementaries. The report card also sets the bar for […]

Binelli wins treasurer vote recount by 25

FLINT TWP. — In a recount last week of ballots for the township treasurer, Marsha Binelli remained the winner. She gained one additional vote, brining her total to 1310 votes — 25 more than her challenger Donald Thompson, who received 1285 votes, according to information provided by township clerk Kim Courts. Thompson requested the recount because of the narrow margin. […]