Sign of spring

Eggs are said to be an ancient symbol of the return of spring and they will be sprouting like crocuses on the grounds of Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road, which is inviting families in the community to attend its 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 1-3 p.m. Saturday March 26. There will be games, prizes, face painting, live animals, the […]

ZBA denies variance for pot-growing facility

FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing on Monday, the township Zoning Board of Appeals denied a request for a variance from Eden II. LLC to locate a medical marihuana growing facility less than the required distance from residential property. A township ordinance prohibits such facilities from being located within 1,500 feet of residential property. Eden’s proposed location at 4259-4299 […]

Five new officers sworn in

FLINT TWP. — Roll call: Joshua Pedersen, Kyle Brandon, Dexter Taylor, Kevin Thompson and Shana McCallum. Those are the names of the township’s newest police officers who received conditional offers of employment on Monday. Four were sworn in on Tuesday. The township board approved the hires at its Monday night meeting. The entry level officers will fill five of 11 […]

More housing to be built for low-income seniors

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Service Agency of Mid-Michigan (FSAMM) has already built two three-unit apartment houses on Larchmont Street for low-income seniors and it now is planning to build two more. The township board gave unanimous support to FSAMM’s plan to acquire five more vacant lots on Larchmont from the Genesee County Landbank. FSA plans to combine the plots […]

Carr, NFL cornerback, visits Dye

FLINT TWP. — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr made a stop by Dye Elementary Monday afternoon to exercise third graders’ bodies and minds. Through a program called Play 60 Read 20, Carr, in cooperation with the United Way, stresses the importance of a well-rounded workout. The students went through an hour of obstacle-course training in the school’s gym followed by […]

In brief

Church hosting Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” FLINT TWP. — Make plans to participate in the Good Friday celebration of the Life of Jesus, hosted by the West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S Dye Rd, from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25. The public is invited to come and walk the Way of the Cross, […]

Baker initiative allows high school students to earn college credits

FLINT — A new Baker College initiative increases the emphasis on giving Michigan high school students a running start on their college education. The students earn college credit, at no cost to them, and graduate high school ready for college, careers and community. The new initiative, Running Start, bundles the state-sanctioned programs that allow high school students to earn college […]

State agencies outline goals to help move Flint forward

LANSING — The state has developed comprehensive action plans focused on improving public health, repairing infrastructure, supporting educational services and creating more and better jobs to make Flint a stronger city after the water crisis, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday. “We are committed to addressing immediate concerns and finding longterm solutions to improve the quality of life for the people […]

Expansion plans OK’d for growing business

FLINT TWP. — The township Planning Commission recently approved a site plan for Shaltz Automation to build an addition to its existing facility at 5190 Exchange Drive. Plans call for adding 10,000 square feet to the north side of the 18,000 square-foot facility to accommodate a growing assembly business. “It is a good problem to have,’ said Mike Pifer, of […]

In brief

“Financial Management” Workshop for Small Business FLINT – A “Financial Management” workshop for small business will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Wednesday, March 30 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. […]