Ceremony honors officers involved in 2015 shooting

FLINT TWP. — Officer shot. Those distressing words triggered a concerted response by law enforcers to a dangerous scene unfolding just over a year ago at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. “More often than not, law enforcement is s team effort in which members of different units come together with a common goal,” said Police Chief George Sippert, at […]

Genesee Valley collecting funds for Flint families

FLINT TWP. — On Monday, Genesee Valley Center kicked off a donation drive to benefit The Flint Child Health & Development Fund (FCHDF). Facilitated by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the FCHDF supports the delivery of critical short and long term impacts experienced by Flint families exposed to lead as a result of the 2014-2016 Flint Water Crisis, according […]

Flint Police Chief talks crime prevention

FLINT TWP. — Considering the impact of Flint crime on neighboring communities, Flint Police Chief James Tolbert’s discussion about crime reduction initiatives enlightened a local business group. Speaking to the West Flint Business Association last week, Chief Tolbert said he is focused on many solutions including community engagement, youth education, increased use of technology, business alliances and specialized training for […]

Board eyeing LED streetlighting

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has signed an updated unmetered lighting agreement with Consumers Energy and is looking at a proposal to switch to LED streetlights. The one-year renewable contract is to provide lighting service and equipment on public streets and highways and private property under mutual agreement. The new contract reflects the outcome of a […]

Reminder: Flint Twp. water is safe to drink

FLINT TWP. — Now that Flint’s water crisis has made national news, concerned calls about township water have been pouring in, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, in remarks last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Miller offered reassurance, just as she did last October when medical news first surfaced that lead content in Flint water […]

In brief

Tickets selling for annual school parent dances FLINT TWP. — Dye/Randels and Rankin/ Dillon elementary schools are getting ready for their annual Daddy/Daughter & Mother/ Son dances. Dye/Randels will host its 9th annual dance on Friday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 pm. The Rankin/Dillon Elementary dance is on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $20 per couple and $3 […]

Wedding Marketplace

helps couples plan their perfect day

GRAND BLANC — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) presented the fifth annual Wedding Marketplace noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Future brides and grooms filled the Captain’s Club at Woodfield as they met with area vendors including bakers, DJs, bridal shops and more. The event benefited Wish Upon a Wedding, the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing […]

CAHS students attend Detroit auto show

FLINT TWP. — Business Management and Administration (BMA) students from Carman-Ainsworth High School participated in Education Day last week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Students visited Cobo Hall, participated in career-related workshops and toured the auto show. Education Day began at the 2005 NAIAS as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and […]

WFBA accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarship awards. Each year, the business networking group awards $2,500 scholarships to three Flint area students as follows: • High School Community Service Scholarship • Curbco/Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce Scholarship • Adult Learner Student Scholarship The scholarships are not primarily based on financial need […]

HealthPlus presents “Water’s Extreme Journey”

FLINT – HealthPlus is the presenting sponsor of Water’s Extreme Journey, an exciting new exhibit at Sloan Museum that transforms visitors into raindrops on a quest to stay clean. From Jan. 23-May 8, adults and children can visit the museum and choose their route through an interactive maze of different water paths. Through play, scientific inquiry and art, Water’s Extreme […]