Cat Chance

State gaming license approved for animal rescue

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a state Charitable Gaming License for Los Gatos Foster Animal Cat Rescue that will allow the organization to hold a 50-50 raffle at pet stores in Flint Township. Los Gatos is based in Davison, which has no pet stores, so its adoptions are hosted every weekend at PetSmart, 4061 Miller Road, from 1-8 […]

Is Flint Twp. one of the “Most Dangerous Cities in Michigan”?

FLINT TWP. — Municipal crime apparently is becoming a commercial subject. Of 186 places in Michigan, Flint Township ranked as one of the least safest, according to the “2015 Safest Cities in Michigan Study” by ValuePenguin. New York-based ValuePenguin is a financial advice website, specializing in research and analysis to help consumers make better financial decisions such as choosing credit […]

C-A Board swears in new members, elects officers

FLINT TWP. — Four recently elected members of the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education took the Oath of Office last week during the annual Organizational meeting. Gloria Nealy and Laura Garrison were sworn in to four-year terms on the seven member board that began January 1 and will end December 31, 2018. Joy Crane and James Johnson were sworn in to […]

Countywide homeless count scheduled to begin Jan. 28

GENESEE COUNTY — Local volunteers will be performing the annual Point in Time Count, an effort to count those who are homeless in Flint and Genesee County starting on Wednesday, January 28, according to a press release from Metro Community Development. Reportedly, last year more than 2500 people in Genesee County were homeless and nearly 30 percent of homeless adults […]

On the roads around Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — A report on the record-breaking impact of Winter Storm ION last year is included in the “2014 Genesee County Road Commission Performance Dashboard”, being presented to increase transparency and accountability in government. Approved at the January, 2015 meeting of the Board of Genesee County Road Commissioners, the report provides a snapshot of road commission performance last year. […]

In brief

WFBA hearing weather report at monthly meeting FLINT TWP. — John McMurray, president of Commercial Weather Services of Flint, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Valley Family Restaurant on the southwest corner of Miller and Linden roads. McMurray, a meteorologist, will talk about 50 year changes in […]

Tips to successfully work with wedding vendors

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when it comes to getting your dream wedding on your dream budget. Too often couples overlook haggling for better prices because they may be intimidated by the process or simply want to plan the most memorable day regardless of cost. There are many ways to successfully work with vendors so […]

PLANET FITNESS celebrates grand opening

FLINT TWP. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday marked the grand opening of the Planet Fitness health club, 3333 S. Linden Road, at Genesee Valley Center mall. Heather Kale, director of member services for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to assist with ribbon-cutting duties and to personally thank club managers for investing in Flint Township. […]

Economists to present economic forecast

FLINT — Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2015, at 6-8 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary. The Fed presenters, Paul Traub, senior business […]

In brief

Bridal Alliance enters fourth year of helping couples & businesses GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance is entering its fourth year of assisting local professional wedding vendors build their businesses in addition to making it easier to find and contact professional wedding vendors for couples planning weddings. With that goal in mind the Board of Directors of the […]