Traffic stoppers

Canada geese parade across Van Slyke Road

FLINT TWP. — You could say that some motorists ran afoul while driving on Van Slyke Road, just south of Bristol Road last week. The township is teeming with wildlife, but in what appears to be an unusual sighting, several large Canada geese came out of a thicket to cross Van Slyke Road to graze on the other side. Totally […]

C-A board moving forward with new Atlantis format

FLINT TWP. — On Aug. 3, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education approved a Seat-Time Waiver Program for Atlantis Alternative Education High School in the first step toward increasing computer-based instruction at the school, 3493 Beveridge Road. Atlantis serves grades 9-12 and is supported by the Bendle and Carman-Ainsworth Boards of Education. The board’s resolution must also be approved by the […]

Hurley Children’s Center opens at Flint Farmer’s Market

FLINT — Less than a year has passed since Hurley Medical Center staff toured the Flint Farmer’s Market and first entertained the radical idea of locating its’ children’s center there. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, the 10,300 square-foot, state-ofthe art child-friendly facility opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, August 11. Located on the second-floor of the Farmer’s […]

Two public hearings on board agenda next week

FLINT TWP. — Two items open to public input are scheduled to come before the township board at its Aug. 17 meeting. One is a public hearing to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for DaVinci Equity Group, doing business as Riverfront Eyecare, 4337 Miller Rd. DaVinci Equity Group is asking the township to establish an Industrial […]

Repairs to Flushing Road have begun

FLINT TWP. — Road repairs scheduled to begin August 3 on Flushing Road, between Warner and Mill Roads, will not be completed until next summer but the road should completely reopen to traffic by October 30, according to a construction progress report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The project’s anticipated completion date is Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Genesee […]

In brief

West Flint Church of Nazarene presents VBS FLINT TWP. — Triumph Sports Vacation Bible School will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, August 15 on the grounds of West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road. Triumph Sports is a Christ- Centered sports camp that uses sports as a fun means to teach Scripture. It is a one-day […]

School district assembling team to consider building closures

SWARTZ CREEK – School leaders are currently assembling a team to study district facilities and recommend cost-cutting measures that could include the closure of an elementary school, which also would affect families in Flint Township who live in the Swartz Creek school district. The committee of 10 to 12 people representing a cross section of the community will meet semi-monthly […]

DNR lieutenant for Genesee County killed in plane crash, Aug. 9

EMMETT COUNTY — First Lieutenant (F/LT.) Arthur A. Green III of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division died in a plane crash late Aug. 9 in Little Traverse Township, Emmett County. F/LT. Green, 58, of Farmington Hills served as supervisor for the DNR’s District 9, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Monroe, Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties. […]

Making Music in the Meadow… The 34th Annual Flint Jazz Festival breezes into town August 14-16!

FLINT — The show must go on! Despite the fact that Riverbank Park is closed this summer for renovations, the legendary Flint Jazz Festival will have downtown Flint swinging once again in a new, cool hot spot…the Meadow located on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. “When we found out Riverbank Park was going to be unavailable, we went […]

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation awards $4.9M in grants to FCC

FLINT — In an ongoing effort to provide school children, families and residents in Mid-Michigan with opportunities to enjoy the visual arts, live music, dance and theater, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted $4.9 million to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and Flint Institute of Music (FIM), according to a press release. The […]