Season’s Greetings

Baker College-Flint has been lighting up its little corner of Flint Township since 1988 when it moved to its new campus at Bristol and Fenton roads. Thousands of lights hung from buildings and draped around trees create a spectacular light display unrivaled by any other outdoor holiday lighting in the township. “We actually start putting the lights up in the […]

First Student hired for C-A bus routes

FLINT TWP. — First Student school bus service is a go for Carman-Ainsworth schools. Due to a bus driver shortage, the district announced tentative plans last month to contract with First Student, a private provider of school bus transportation. Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff said that the contract with First Student approved by the school board on December 15 includes: • No […]

Some residents heated about understaffed fire station

FLINT TWP. — At least two outspoken residents are not happy that township fire Station One at G-5331 Reuben Street still is not being manned around the clock although more than a year has passed since voters approved a $3 million Public Safety millage for improved police and fire protection. Tempers flared at two recent township board meetings when the […]

‘Monumental’ donation given to U of M – Flint

FLINT – The University of Michigan – Flint is receiving one of the largest donations in its history: a 16-story building featuring academic space, student housing and a conference center. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) is donating the 340,000-square-foot Riverfront Residence Hall & Banquet Center – a move approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. The donation is […]

Bishop Airport ranked #1 in Michigan

GENESEE COUNTY — Travelmath Airport Rankings named Flint’s Bishop International Airport number one for travel, overall, in the state of Michigan, and 75th in the country, according to a December 18 press announcement. Airport Director, Craig Williams said: “As I travel around the region promoting our airport, I hear over and over again how easy we are to use, how […]

In brief

Praying for world peace FLINT TWP. —The Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Road, will host its annual World Peace Program at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to coincide with prayers being said around the world. Prayers will be led by local leaders of 9 religions in their native language who will then light a candle to signify unity. […]

Blight Demolition Fund to receive billions more under push by Kildee

GENESEE COUNTY — Flint Township and other area municipalities with blighted properties under the jurisdiction of the Genesee County Land Bank stand to benefit from a bill passed by the U.S. Congress last week, according to a December 18 press release. By a vote of 313-116, Congress passed an omnibus spending plan that includes a provision fought for by Michigan […]

My Sister’s Closet Fundraiser donations sought

DAVISON – The Davison United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., is collecting donations of gently used purses, wallets, scarfs and jewelry to sell at its “My Sister’s Closet” fundraiser. The money will be used to fund the Davison Elementary Schools’ Backpack Program. My Sister’s Closet Fundraiser will be held March 12, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Details: Call 810-515-9182 or 931-637-2310.

Tickets being sold for tribute dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GENESEE COUNTY – “Looking Back . . . Looking Forward . . . How Far Have We Come?” is the theme for the 37th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Riverfront Banquet Center. This year’s keynote address will be given by the Honorable Tracy Collier-Nix, […]

All you can eat buffet reopens under new owner

FLINT TWP. — Rapidly flashing neon lights framing its large glass windows may already have called your attention to the fact that the all-you-can-eat buffet in the Genesee Crossings shopping center, near Target and Forman Mills, is open for business. Now called Grill and Buffet, 3583 Miller Road, the restaurant reopened December 5 under new ownership, according to its manager, […]