Some thoughts from my much-needed vacation

I didn’t realize how badly I needed a vacation — a real, genuine red blooded, American vacation — until I found myself sitting in a chair on the beach in Grand Haven State Park with the sun beating down on me, warm breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan and the sound of waves rolling into the shore. It was at […]

Annual rite of summer

In what has become a much-anticipated summer outing for the entire family, the annual Mid-East Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Road, will bring a variety of free activities to the area this weekend. A fireworks show, a raffle, authentic foods, live bands, dancing and more are among cultural offerings at the event. Admission is […]

Clerk Gleason proceeds with ROD audit

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason believes the county Board of Commissioners (BOC) is misusing the technology fund and is proceeding to pay for an audit of the fund to prove it. Five dollars of every deed registered is to go to the fund, in order to pay for the latest technology for the public to be able […]

Business selects monthly Pay It Forward winner

FLINT TWP. — Beth Booher was selected as the Pay It Forward Winner for the month of May by Max Well Therapy, 1397 S. Linden Rd. Max Well Therapy’s Pay it Forward program is designed to recognize individuals in the community who give their time and attention to others. Each month one winner receives a one-hour massage from the skilled […]

Walker-Griffea begins tenure as AAWCC president

FLINT– Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea, president of Mott Community College (MCC) will doubled her presidential duties, July 1, when she assumed the role of national president for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) for a two-year term from 2015-2017. The AAWCC is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). As the leading national […]

In brief

Robotics fundraiser offers Tigers tickets FLINT TWP. — Want to win tickets to a Tigers’ game? Enter the robotics raffle drawing for a chance to win four tickets and a parking pass, valued at $380, for the September 5 game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Seats 7, 8, 9 and 10 are in the fifth row of Section 129. Raffle […]

Principal appointed at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Deborah Davis, who served as interim principal at Carman- Ainsworth High School for the 2014-15 school year, has been appointed to the position permanently. Davis previously served at assistant principal at the high school from 2008-09 and 2012-13 and has held several positions with the district. She served as the Data Technology Coordinator for all district schools […]

Fire department gets 100 Club grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department was pleased to receive a $1,500 grant from The Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer Counties during its Hero’s Night last month. The welcome money will be used to purchase new fire gloves, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley.“ We go through them fast,” Burkley said of the protective hand gear. […]

Assistant fire chief addresses response time criticism

FLINT TWP. — Some residents at recent township board meetings have criticized the understaffed township fire department for a slow response time to a May 23 fire on Darby Street off Dye Road. Allegations include that neighboring fire departments were on the scene before the township’s truck, which came from Bristol Road instead of the closer fire station just up […]

New format being considered for alternative high school

FLINT TWP. — Enrollment is down at Atlantis Alternative High School, 3493 Beveridge Road, and Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff would like to find a way to attract more students and make the program more efficient. In a preliminary report to the board last month, Tunnicliff said Atlantis enrollment has steadily declined over the past two years. At the same time new […]