YouthQuest invites public to view student artwork

FLINT – An annual art exhibition featuring the work of students in the YouthQuest afterschool program is back for its sixth year and – with more than 2,000 pieces of mixed-media artwork – it’s bigger than ever. “ArtQuest: Your Story” will be on display from 3-7 p.m., April 12-14 in the Diplomat atrium, at 4110 S. Saginaw St., Flint. The […]

C-A board selects new superintendent

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education moved quickly to replace Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, who submitted his letter of resignation on March 22. On March 31, after a series of committee meetings and public interviews, the board unanimously decided to hire Eddie Kindle as the new superintendent. Kindle, who joined the district two years ago, is currently the […]

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Genisys Credit Union among Top 50 Best Credit Unions AUBURN HILLS – S&P Global Market Intelligence has named Genisys Credit Union one of the Top 50 “Best Performing” Credit Unions in the United States. “Genisys is proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the dedication and effort that our board, management and team devote every day to […]

UM-Flint takes over two downtown buildings

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint has officially taken ownership of the Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center as well as one of the FirstMerit Bank buildings. Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center, valued at $15.5 million, is believed to rank as the University’s largest-ever single donation. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation gave the 16-story, 340,000-square-foot building to UM-Flint with support from […]

Ele’s Place now open in Flint

BURTON — Ele’s Place, a healing center for children, celebrated their recent expansion in Flint with an open house Thursday, March 31. The center, which is at 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, is located in the Holy Redeemer School. “For 25 years, Ele’s Place has been dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families in […]

Still time for Water’s Extreme Journey

FLINT — At Sloan Museum and the Longway Planetarium, 1221 E. Kearsley St., journey through an interactive maze that engages visitors in an exciting quest to stay clean, while flowing through rivers, lakes, backyards, and into homes, through May 8. On April 9, at 1 p.m. there will be a Water Wise event at the exhibit, at 1 p.m. for […]

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Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A news article in the March 31 edition should have said the township board voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to request from its Civil Service Commission a list of names for hiring fulltime firefighters. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes voted to request the list. — R.S. Time […]

Happy trails are here again

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail non-motorized recreations path officially reopened last week. Though used year-round by some biking, running and walking enthusiasts, the roughly threemile long trail officially is closed from December through March 31. It was built and dedicated in October 2011 and initially started on Corunna Road and ended on Linden Road in front of Genesee […]

Dangerous intersection claims another life

FLINT TWP. — A 15-year-old girl from Durand was died following a crash at the intersection of S. Dye Rd and W. Court St., April 1. According to a police report, township police responded at approximately 3:24 p.m., to reports of an accident involving four vehicles — a pickup truck, a minivan, and 2 sedans. Taylor Elizabeth Kerckaert , 15, […]

Let there be LED

FLINT TWP. — Brighter night lighting is coming to some parts of the township. On Monday, the township board approved a contract with Consumer’s Energy to replace 192 mercury vapor streetlights with equivalent wattage light-emitting diode (LED) cobra-head streetlights. The board voted four-three in favor of a budget amendment of $16,842 to cover the costs of the LED lights. Trustees […]