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Township Board lifts ban on Sunday morning liquor sales




FLINT TWP. — It can be a ‘top of the morning’ for green beer lovers and beer drinkers in general this St. Patrick’s Day thanks to a recently rescinded ban of Sunday morning liquor sales in the township. By law, prohibition of Sunday morning liquor sales in Michigan was lifted in 2010, unless the local municipality passed a resolution opting […]

Road improvements proposed for 2014-17




FLINT TWP. — Flushing, Linden and Van Slyke roads are on a list of more than $7 million in proposed Transportation Improvement Projects (TIP) for 2014-17, according to a presentation last week by David Arceo, who recently resigned from the township Road Advisory Committee after being appointed to the Genesee County Road Commission. The TIP is a fluid four-year planning […]

Local roads eyed for future roundabouts



GENESEE COUNTY — A controversial decision to place a roundabout at the intersection of Dye Road and Court Street in Flint Township may soon have broader impact. Multiple intersections in Grand Blanc Township are being looked at for future roundabout intersections, according to John Daly, Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) director, who spoke recently at the monthly Grand Blanc Chamber […]

Police officer suddenly resigns




FLINT TWP. — After less than a year of employment, township police officer Daniel Joseph Ray has resigned for undisclosed reasons. Police Chief George Sippert announced at the March 4 township board meeting that Ray’s “unexpected” letter of resignation had landed on his desk that afternoon. He said he had not spoken to Ray personally and did not have the […]

In brief



Biz group set to hear about revolutionary cancer treatment center FLINT TWP. — Hesham Gayar M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at McLaren Medical Center will be the guest speaker at the March 20 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Gayar will talk about McLaren’ new state-of-the-art Proton Therapy Center for cancer treatment slated to open later […]

The VIEW from here

The correctness of auto-correct

I ’ve seen iPhones and Smartphones and while they seem to have endless potential, I’m not ready to embrace them. It’s one of those things I can’t help but see as unnecessary and not entirely user-friendly yet. One, I think they’re too expensive and I’m not keen on having to pay for a data package to go with the monthly […]

Yoga studio rolls out the welcome mat on Linden Road




FLINT TWP. — Samadhi Yoga Center moved to the Lincor Plaza in December from its former home in Flushing. Denise Alick, owner, said she loves being more centrally located, adding that better visibility and word of mouth is helping to attract new clients.. She and a staff of eight offer classes seven days a week ranging from “Slow Flow” for […]

Hurley Medical Center earns Blue Distinction designation



FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has received designation as a Blue Distinction Center in the areas of Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. Since 2006, consumers, providers and employers have […]

In brief



Goodwill Industries partners with Food Bank GENESEE COUNTY — There has never been a better time to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and now you can do it while making donations to Goodwill. Goodwill Industries and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan are partnering to better serve our community. Clean out your closets and your pantry. All […]


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