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 Flint Children’s Museum,1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3 p.m. Details: CallKimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays […]

Credit Union brings holiday cheer at annual “Whatchamacallit”

FLINT — Generosity and the giving spirit were in full force at The 9th Annual Whatchamacallit, hosted by Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and The Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 7. This once-a-year fundraiser and networking event attracted over 250 guests from the media, retail, service, nonprofit, restaurant, and civic communities across Genesee County. Sixteen Hundred and seventy […]

Gas station switches brands

FLINT TWP. — Patrons of BP gas will have to travel a bit further off I-75 to buy fuel after a brand switch by the longtime BP gas station at the corner of Miller and Lennon roads, commonly called The Point. The station at 3356 Miller Road, has been converted to the Marathon brand. For many years — at least […]

Committee appointments approved

FLINT TWP. — Now that the township Board of Trustees is settled for the next four years, committee appointments are in order. At two recent meetings, the board approved representation for its various committees and community boards. Supervisor Karyn Miller was approved to serve as the township’s elected representative on the Genesee County Metro Alliance, with David Arceo serving as […]

In brief

Gun expert to speak to business group FLINT TWP.— Chuck Melki, a business/home security consultant and owner of Gabriel’s Pistol Range on Linden Road will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the community room at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet on Miller Road. The public is invited and […]

CAHS play to honor fallen soldier

FLINT TWP. — A Carman Ainsworth High School Theater performance Saturday night of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a comedy by Moliere, will be dedicated to the memory of Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, a C-A graduate and former theater student who was killed last June while serving in Afghanistan. “He was a huge part of my program,’’ said DeLynne Miller, CAHS […]

Second major apartment fire displaces families

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than a month, multiple families have been displaced by a fire at an apartment building. Early Friday on Jan. 4. firefighters responded to a call from Genesee Village Apartments off Linden and Lennon roads. On arrival, firefighters found no fire showing but smoke throughout multiple apartments, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski […]

The VIEW from here

The ingredients for a successful country song

I grew up on rock-n-roll. Despite my parents’ best attempts at filling our house with Big Band music, swing and a little Lawrence Welk on Sunday nights, I eventually got my hands on rock music and loved it. Early on for me it was Ted Nugent, AC/DC, KISS, Led Zepplin and the Rolling Stones. I’ll admit, I was a little […]

2013 Township Road Improvements approved

FLINT TWP. — A traffic signal improvement at Dutcher and Lennon roads and widening and resurfacing work on Dye Road between Court Street and Calkins road are among about $370,000 proposed road improvement projects for 2013, approved by the township board of trustees at its Monday night meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller said recommendations for this year’s projects came from the […]

Township board OKs entry level police officer

FLINT TWP. — Michael David Schuyler is on track to become the township’s newest police officer. A conditional officer of employment to Schuyler was approved Monday night by the township board, to fill a budgeted opening created in October by the termination of officer Matthew Needham for violation of work rules. Police Chief George Sippert, in keeping with concerns raised […]