Planning Commission: No to residential ammo, firearm sales

FLINT TWP.— A small but vocal group of Western Hills residents converged on the township Planning Commission meeting last week to shoot down a neighbor’s request to sell guns and ammunition from his home. It was one of two special land use requests on the docket for home occupation on-line sales for firearms and ammunition.. Planning Commissioners, even those are […]

Norko Road project expanded

FLINT TWP. — An additional $25,000 cost has been added to the controversial road improvement project on Norko Drive, In a 4-2 vote, with one member absent, the township board approved the additional expense to extend repaving work to Fleckenstein Drive. The original project, approved in 2012, covered repairs from Linden Road to O’Neal Drive, east of Fleckenstein. Township Supervisor […]

Like the sun

Above, a dragon done using oil pastels. Right, this beautiful bouquet is created from individual flowers made by a middle school student in a technique called radial symmetry, using oil pastels to blend the petal colors. The flowers were built into this stained-glass collage effect by CAMS art teacher Kelly Crandall for display at the CAMS Annual Student Art Show […]

In brief

WFBA awards three annual scholarships FLINT TWP. —”How the Flint Public Library helps you — professionally and personally,’’ is the topic for Kay Schwartz, Director, Flint Public Library, will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday , May 21 at Valley Family Restaurant, 2009 Miller Road. The meeting also will showcase […]

Woodhaven expansion approved

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years in business, Woodhaven Senior Community off Dye Road is expanding. The township Planning Commission approved site plans last week for a two-phase building project. Phase One will see construction of a 9,996 squarefoot clubhouse/wellness center and one prototype duplex villa. Phase two will add 11 additional villa duplexes plus grounds improvements such as a […]

Online property records expected to ‘go live’ next week

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Building Department will not be issuing any permits on Thursday, May 15, during a computer system upgrade. All department computers will be down during training and transition to BS&A software, said Tracey Tucker, building director. Previously scheduled building inspections will still take place. Old property records, dating back to 1992, are being transferred to […]

Longtime senior center director let go

FLINT TWP. — Linda Moore, director of the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center on Graham Road for more than a decade, has been terminated. Moore’s dismissal occurred April 14, according to a statement ready by Township Board Trustee Barb Vert at the May 5 township board meeting. Vert is the township board’s representative to the senior center, which is owned by the […]

Writing down the family stories before they are forgotten

With age comes the realization you aren’t going to be here forever and every family has stories they want to pass down from one generation to the next. My family is no exception. My sister Chris and I were talking about the good ol’ days when we were kids and some of the funny stuff we used to do and […]

Animal hospital moving to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — The Animal Surgical Center of Michigan, currently located on Bristol Road in Burton, is making plans to move to a vacant commercial building on Miller Road. After holding a public hearing on April 10, the township Planning Commission granted a special land use permit to the business, as required by the Zoning Enabling Act. The hospital will […]

Bordine’s celebrates 75 years in business

GRAND BLANC — Bordine’s, the largest family owned grower and retail Garden Center in Michigan, is celebrating 75 years of delighting customers with Bordine grown plants. The President was Franklin Roosevelt, the American Flag only had 48 stars, and Bordine’s sold its first plants from a stand on the side of Rochester Road. Although many things have changed since 1939, […]