Asst. Fire Chief named county Firefighter of the Year

FLINT TWP. — Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley has been named 2012 Firefighter of the Year by the Genesee County Association of Fire Chief’s and was recognized for the achievement by the township board Monday night. “I am proud to say that Assistant Chief Burkley was given that award based on a variety of things,” said Fire Chief John Ringwelski, […]

Full-time firefighter discharged for debilitating injuries

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees voted Monday night to end the employment of a full-time firefighter of 13 years because he can no longer perform his duties due to injuries. There was no discussion before the board unanimously approved the termination 4-0. Three trustees were absent — Barb Vert, Belenda Parker and George Menoutes. The terminated firefighter […]

Detailed information available about upcoming C-A millage election

FLINT TWP. — With an important millage election about a month away, Carman-Ainsworth officials are ramping up efforts to let voters know what is at stake. Detailed information about millage request voters will be asked to approve in the May 7 election have been posted on the district’s website. In the May 7 general election, Carman- Ainsworth will be asking […]

Genesee Regional Chamber announces name change

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce announced last week that it has changed its name to Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) as part of a larger rebranding effort to market Flint and Genesee as a desirable destination and to better reflect the communities that the Chamber represents. Tim Herman, CEO of the Chamber made the […]

In brief

I-69 freeway sign upgrade scheduled in Genesee and Lapeer counties GENESEE COUNTY — Orange construction cones began popping up like spring crocuses this week with the start of freeway sign upgrades on I-69 scheduled to last all summer. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a $3 million upgrade for freeway signs along eastbound and westbound I-69 in Genesee […]

CDBG funds slated for road improvement

FLINT TWP. — Road improvements on Algonac Street and Eberly Road will be paid for this spring with remaining Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The township board unanimously approved of the expenditure at its March 18 meeting. Funding is coming from an unexpended CDBG fund balance of $55,528 most of which must be spent by April 30. Estimates from […]

GISD recognized by Keep Genesee County Beautiful

GENESEE COUNTY — At its March 26 regular meeting, the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) Board of Education received the 2012 Certificate of Honorable Mention from the Keep Genesee County Beautiful organization for its Health, Safety and Nutrition Services’ Healthy Garden Project. The Healthy Gardens Project involves schools in Atherton, Bendle, Mt. Morris, and Westwood Heights school districts and is […]

The VIEW from here

All the signs are there — I’m getting old

I have chronicled here, from time to time, my slide into old age. I realize 46 isn’t really that old, but I sometimes look at it as the gateway to my senior years. Sort of like saying your kid is 10 going on 16 — well there are days I feel like 46 going on 66. Recently I’ve had a […]

New health-care school graduates its first class

FLINT TWP. — One month ago, six women started classes at Charter Health Care Training Center, 1055 Charter Drive, with a goal of getting a better-paying job and career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). Now they are ready to graduate. Charter’s C.N.A. training program is one of many being offered to prepare workers needed in the health-care field, said […]

Flint and Genesee Chamber unveils name change

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 2013 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint. The meeting focused on the Chamber’s impact on the Flint-Genesee County region in 2012, future growth, the announcement of a new Flint & Genesee community brand identity and an organizational name […]