The watchful eye of the HAWK helps bikers and pedestrians safely cross busy Corunna Road where the end of the Genesee Valley Trail in Flint Township connects to the newly opened section of the trail into the City of Flint. The High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal is a new type of light used only at pedestrian crossings, according to the […]

Fire station concrete repair bid approved

FLINT TWP. — The Fire Department is moving ahead with a plan to repair cracked concrete and asphalt at station No. 1 on Reuben Street but postponed plans for similar work at station No. 2 on Flushing Road. Bids for both projects came in from two companies, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. But he asked the township board to […]

Asbestos removal contract approved

FLINT TWP. — Several houses in the township have a date with the wrecking ball but first they need asbestos removal. Because the $12,170 task will be paid with federal Community Development Block Grant funds, it required approval by the township board of a contract for Construction Services. Qualified Abatement Services Inc. of Detroit was the low-bidder to handle removing […]

Trail Nix

FLINT TWP. — You probably won’t find a bigger cheerleader for recreational trails than Jim McClung, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. He played an active role in getting the Genesee Valley Trail established here and spends a lot of time using it, cleaning it and advocating it. But McClung is not a fan of the new portion […]

C-A scholarship supports dual-enrollment students

FLINT TWP. — For the first time ever, Carman-Ainsworth High School students will be able to take college courses without leaving the building. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint, C-AHS will offer seniors a 13-college credit Pre- Engineering Program and a 13-college credit Medical Science Program. And through a second collaboration with Mott Community College, C-AHS juniors and seniors […]

Bishop Airport to receive $4.4M grant

FLINT TWP. — Flint’s Bishop International Airport is getting nearly $4.4 million to help rehabilitate its runway, replace runway lighting and remove trees that could obstruct several runways. Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, this week announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The senators say in a statement the work at the airport […]

In brief

Annual church luncheon/bake sale FLINT TWP. — The Middle Eastern Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road (behind Kohl’s and between Linden and Dye Roads). The menu includes Cooked Kibbee, Green Bean Stew (Yahnee) and Rice, Hummus, Salad, Pita Bread, Dessert, Coffee […]

Torre, president of the Flint Institute of Music retires

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music today announced that the organization’s president and CEO, Paul Torre, has decided to retire at the end of the current fiscal year, May 31, 2016. Torre’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career of over 35 years of continuous service to the institution. “I’ve been privileged to lead one of Flint’s […]

BCBS, government agencies announce new program to help Michigan students get healthy

DETROIT— Michigan K-12 schools are invited to apply for an innovative program that supports children’s health by providing students, teachers and administrators with the tools they need to create a healthy school environment. The program, Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness, is the result of a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of […]

Festival of Quilts weave rich tapestry of emotion

FLINT — Experience the breathtaking display of emotion Sept. 10-12 as the Flint Festival of Quilts returns to the city to celebrate its 21st year. “We have an incredible line-up of festivals each summer, but this one might just be my favorite,” smiles Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Arts Council. “While quilting dates back to ancient […]