Harvest time

Pumpkins are one of the official signs of autumn and the pickings are showing up all over town including this patch for sale in the yard of a home on North Linden Road. Sorted by size, the prices range from $3 to $5. Payment uses an honor system in the form of a small wooden collection box nailed to a […]

Flint water crisis spills into Flint Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Is Flint Township water safe to use? Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said that she and other township officials have received numerous inquiries about water quality since county officials issued a Public Health Emergency Declaration for city of Flint water customers due to dangerously high lead levels. The good news is that the township water system is supplied […]

Twp. board sets CDBG hearing

FLINT TWP. — Do you have any suggestions for projects to improve township life? If so, bring them to the Public Needs Hearing the township board has set to get input on ways to spend 2016 federal Community Development Block Grant Funds. The hearing will be held during the next township board meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 in […]

Families benefit from organization’s efforts

FLINT TWP. — At least 500 diners turned out last Friday for an Oven Warming Party at the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 4148 Miller Road, helping to raise $2,639 for Priority Children – Baby Court. The non-profit organization fights child abuse and neglect by raising awareness and providing support to children and families. Potbelly’s “Oven Warming Party,” is its traditional […]

Car show poster contest awarding cash prizes

TROY — Students start your creative engines. Last week, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) launched its 28th annual poster contest that is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12. Cash prizes will be awarded to 16 winners. The entry deadline is November 24. Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2016 in Detroit and […]

TBN’s Dr. Barnard to lead local church revival

FLINT TOWNSHIP — World renown minister Jerry Barnard and his wife Sandi will be the featured speakers at the Flint Reunion Hope & Healing Revival, Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 at the Glad Tidings Church, 4475 South Linden Road. Service times are 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday. Jerry Barnard is best […]

In brief

Parade reminder FLINT TWP. — The annual Carman- Ainsworth High School Homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 9, starting from South Baptist Church at G-4091 Van Slyke Road and ending about 5:30 pm at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. 1409 W. Maple Avenue. Those sections of Van Slyke and Maple Road will be closed to traffic at the […]

Corunna Road salon promotions help community

FLINT TWP. — Great Clips hair salon, 4455 Corunna Road, recently wrapped up two successful community events and is planning another one for Veteran’s Day, according to owner Andy Guo. For its annual Back to School Haircut Promotion, the salon offered deeply discounted $6.99 haircuts for students and $8.99 for others. “Considering the cost of sending kids to school, we […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital offer free teen heart checks

FLINT – In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Hurley Children’s Hospital is offering FREE Teen Heart Health Checks to students ages 13 to 19 on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market. This special program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also […]

In brief

Small business workshop “Financial Management” FLINT – A free “Financial Management” workshop for small businesses will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Oct. 14, from 1-4 p.m. “Financial Management” is designed to help small business owners. It introduces basic accounting concepts and how to apply financial information that helps small business owners manage a business more effectively. Key […]