Subdivision residents again complain of worsening roads

FLINT TWP. — Driving on River Forest Drive off Beecher Road is the pits, or make that the pots as in potholes. Even that does not come close to describing a section of the road that has completely caved in. What some residents have called “the worst road” in Genesee County has been steadily deteriorating for many years. Carnell Smith, […]

Videotaping tiff ends with history lesson

FLINT TWP. — Some townships residents want to be seen and heard. Tempers flared at the April 20 township board meeting over allegations that videotaping of board meetings intentionally does not show contentious speakers during public comment. The fuss began with a complaint from Terry Locke, owner of Dynamite Video Productions and videographer of board meetings. Locke said he received […]

Police operator retired after 17 years

FLINT TWP. — In labor union history, some refer to it as “The Big One” – the 1998 strike by United Auto Workers at local General Motors plants that lasted 54 days. For Janelle Deville, it meant she needed to find a job to help maintain the family income while her GM-employed husband was on strike. She found work as […]

New on-call firefighter hired

FLINT TWP. — Jose Hernandez of Flint has become the newest member of the township fire department. On the recommendation of then Fire Chief John Ringwelski, the township board at its April 20 meeting unanimously approved hiring Hernandez as a probationary on-call fire fighter. In one of his final acts as Fire Chief, Ringwelski presented to Hernandez various, pins and […]

In brief

Volunteers needed for annual park clean-up FLINT TWP. — Gleaner Flint Area Arbor will once again sponsor the annual Join Hands Clean-up Day at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2.. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to come out and help. Wearing sturdy clothing and gloves is recommended. It would also […]

Township repeating free scrap tire round-up


FLINT TWP. — In case you missed it last year, the township will again be offering a free scrap tire collection day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 6, in the parking lot of the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. Funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the clean-up is designed to […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Whitey Morgan, May 1. Tickets are $20 in advance. Whitey Morgan will perform again May 2, with special guests Pole Barn Rebels. Tickets are $20 in advance. The Agonist, with special guests A Sleepless Malice and Heartsick (formerly Know Lyfe), will perform […]

Drop off your hazardous waste at Saturday collection event

FLINT TWP. — Paint thinners, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline and old medicine are just some of the items environmentalists would like to keep out of landfills and the reason for periodic public collections of such harmful items. Carman-Ainsworth High School, 1300 N. Linden, is the designated drop-off site for Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day, from 10 […]

Clean water

Volunteers from Security Credit Union recently donated their time during the annual Flint River Trail Maintenance and Cleanup, April 25, to refresh the riverfront near SCU’s corporate headquarters by removing winter’s accumulation of brush and debris along the trail. The annual spring cleanup is hosted by the Friends of the Flint River Trail and provides the community an opportunity to […]

Smile, you’re on vacation

A hot pink Michael Kors cross body bag. Spotting this on a rack at a discount store during a recent vacation to Florida made me not only excited, but also able to breathe a sigh of relief. It had all been worth it. Missing an hour of beach time was okay because I found something I’d been searching for for […]