At the movies

“Home,” a science fiction fantasy film about a race of aliens who conquer Earth, will be shown during Family Movie Night at Dye Elementary School, 1174 S. Graham Road. Presented by Mobile Discovery Theater, the computer-animated film will be shown on an inflatable screen on the school playground, sort of like a drive-in meets IMAX. It features Jim Parsons, Rihanna, […]

Millage campaigning ramping up

FLINT TWP. – Efforts are ramping up to push for passage of two township millage renewals on the November ballot. Township voters will be asked to renew a .25-mill Fire Safety Protection Equipment millage for five years and a .50-mill Road Millage for ten years. Both are due to expire December 31. A half-page informational leaflet has been created to […]

Four more officers hired

FLINT TWP. — Four new police officers will start work on October 5, returning staffing levels to nearly full strength, said Police Chief George Sippert. The department currently has 33 sworn officers and is budgeted for 40, Chief Sippert said. The township board approved the hiring of four new entry-level officers at its Monday, September 21, meeting. They are Taylor […]

Community ed lists ‘lifelong learning’ courses

FLINT TWP. — “Social Media Marketing for Entrepreneurs,” “Online Marketing Basics for Entrepreneurs,” and “Kindle Publishing Basics” are three new adult-computers classes being offered this year by Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Community Education. The newly released Fall 2015 course catalog also lists several new adult-special interest classes including “Dog Obedience,” “How to Design Your Own Kitchen” and “Essential Oils.” For those who want […]

Quilting Math

FLINT TWP. — Quilts usually bring to mind thoughts of keeping cozy and warm on cold winter nights or of public exhibits of a cultural art form. But for fifth graders at Dye Elementary School, they were tied to a hands-on experience in art class that also enhanced their mathematical skills. The art/math lesson began with an extensive study of […]

United Way 2015 Campaign gearing up to help 70,000

GENESEE COUNTY — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2015 campaign on September 17 with an emphasis on expanding workplace giving throughout the county to help more than 70,000 men, women and children, according to a press release. United Way is hoping to raise and leverage funds to support 43 programs in Genesee County, said […]

In brief

Free appliance recycling event at CAMS FLINT TWP. — On Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-noon, Genesee County residents can bring unwanted, working and non-working appliances to the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School to be recycled at no charge. The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) has organized this appliance collection in collaboration with Great Lakes Recycling (GLR), which is based in Flint, […]

Police Blotter

Police seek witnesses to fatal crash FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday, September 8 at 4:20 p.m., police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of West Court Street and South Graham Road. Barbara Horton, 67, a Flint Township resident, was fatally injured in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle, a 37-year-old Flint man, was not injured. […]

Kildee to host October Job Fair in Flint

GENESEE COUNTY – U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee announced in a press release last week that he will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, October 15 that will bring employers and recruiters to Flint. The free public event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center, 1401 E. Court Street. Various employers […]

Come and get your Potbelly

FLINT TWP. — Dining choices on Miller Road will expand this weekend with the opening of Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 4148 Miller Road, which is right next door to the recently opened Texas Roadhouse. As is its custom to introduce itself to the community, Potbelly will host a pre-opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25 as […]