Flint Firebirds to Host National Anthem Singer Tryouts on June 23rd

Auditions held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Perani Arena & Event Center

Flint, Mich – The Flint Firebirds are looking for talented individual singers and groups to perform the American and Canadian National Anthems at home games throughout the upcoming 2015-16 season.  The Firebirds will be hosting auditions at the Perani Arena and Event Center from 6-8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, June 23. The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Club is interested in finding […]

Homewood Village senior living community gets new name



FLINT TWP. — Homewood Village Genesee Valley, 4444 W. Court Street, will celebrate its new name with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours, from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, according to a press release. Its new name — Brookdale Genesee Valley — will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides […]

Goodwill giving



FLINT TWP. — Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan recently reported that thanks to the generosity of donors a the Flint Township and Burton stores, the Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention campaign in a $276 donation to Whaley’s Children Center. The paper pinwheels were sold for $1 each and also used as a symbol to spread the word about preventing child abuse […]

In brief



Church hosting monthly Euchre tournaments FLINT TWP. — S. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, is hosting a Euchre Tournament on the second Friday of each month, except in September. The next event is July 10. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by play at 7 p.m. Food will be sold and cash prizes offered. A $5 donation is […]

Career day event pumps up hiring efforts — including new fire chief




FLINT TWP. — Township firefighters took a new arsenal of visual aids to a career day event at Carman-Ainsworth to draw interest to firefighting careers and attract new recruits, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief. Burkley showed the township board a display put together with photos of firefighters in action and additional details about what is required to become a […]

Split vote on hiring new assessor




FLINT TWP. — A motion to post an open position in the assessment department was approved did not win full board support at the June 1 township board meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker voted against the proposal to post the position that was vacated in late May when 12-year employee Nermina Vidovic, resigned. Vert questioned why the board […]

Think PAWS-ative

Annual event a fundraiser for nonprofit rescue


FLINT TOWNSHIP – Dog lovers and others can lend a hand to PAWS at the annual Tails & Trails Dog Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Flint Township rail trail on Norko Drive. “It’s a spectacular event, with or without a dog,” said Edith Campbell, publicity chairman for the Clayton Township animal rescue. “Our goal […]

Oh deer!




FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that through the years he has seen a lot of different characters show up at the police department but a temporary inmate on May 23 was a first. That’s when officers were called to a home on Cabot Drive where a homeowner had discovered a guest in the garage. It was a […]

On-call firefighters get retirement savings plan




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a deferred compensation agreement for its on-call firefighters to allow them to save for retirement. Also known as a 457(b) the adopted plan adds on-call firefighters as eligible participants under their current union contract. Effective June 1, the Adoption Agreement amends an original agreement in effect since July 1, 1982, according to background […]

Armor company fetes wounded officer




FLINT TWP. — Police Officer Michael Schuyler was an honored guest at a recent weekend event hosted by Armor Express of Central Lake, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board. Schuyler was the officer wounded January 23 in an incident at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. Chief Sippert has said that the bulletproof vest […]