Mayday! response

Bishop Airport holds ‘Live Disaster Drill’

FLINT TWP. — A call came out last Thursday morning that a plane had crashed on takeoff at Bishop International Airport and Flint Township firefighters were first on the scene. Fortunately, the call was only a “Live Disaster Drill” which is required to be held every three years to give emergency responders practice for a real event. To begin the […]

Board honors Baker College Cyber Defense Team champs

FLINT TWP. — The township board presented a certificate achievement to the Baker College of Flint cyber defense team for winning the 2016 Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). Baker-Flint President Wen Hemingway was on hand at the recognition along with Doug Witten, Baker College of Flint associate dean of computer information systems; Greg Kent, computer technology instructor; and John […]

Hagerman Foundation provides funding for Y Safe Places

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint is proud to announce The Hagerman Foundation provided Y Safe Places with a $25,000 grant. Y Safe Places is an offsite summer and after school program offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint and supported through the Ruth Mott Foundation and YMCA of Greater Flint Foundation and serves over 800 local children every […]

C-A showcases STEM curriculum

FLINT TWP. — From stem to stern and top to bottom, Carman- Ainsworth highlighted its K-12 STEM curriculum at a free public showcase last week. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics which is a primary education focus right now to prepare students for jobs of the future. At the free Family STEM Night event, students learned STEM […]

C-AHS wins Spirit Cup, benefits the food bank

FLINT TWP. — Fresh from winning the 2016 ABC12 Spirit Cup annual school contest last week, students from CAHS headed over to the township board meeting Monday night for special recognition for that achievement. Tom Klee, a CAHS instructor and announcer, credited a “community effort’ with beating out stiff competition to reclaim the trophy presented each year to the school […]

In brief

WFBA presents annual scholarships FLINT TWP. — Jim Ply, principal of the Genesee Career Institute, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, at noon, Thursday, May 19 at the Valley Family Restaurant at Miller and Linden roads. Ply will talk about the role of the Institute and in preparing students for the […]

‘Get Fit or Dye Trying’

FLINT TWP. — A rainbow colored cloud of powdered dye filled the air as 73 participants ran, walked or dance along a fitness course in the “Get Fit or Dye Trying” color-athon held Monday at Dye Elementary School, 1174 South Graham Road. About 40 of the runners were Dye students, said Cynthia Wells, an event organizer. Dye students began collecting […]

Less invasive surgery now a treatment option for patients with carotid artery disease

FLINT – It is time for your yearly checkup and as far as you know you are in good health. Your primary care physician wants you to have an ultrasound to check your carotid arteries. Unfortunately, the results show severe blockage on one side, making you high risk for a stroke. This was the case for James Dell, 73, of […]

Genisys celebrates 80 years

Credit union finds unique way to give back

FLINT — As residents in Flint continue to find alternative ways to cook and clean without the use of their water supply, one local company found a creative way to help. Genisys Credit Union is in the process of donating 5,000 8 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer at various locations in Flint to Flint residents who need a quick and […]

Baker College to hold car and motorcycle show

FLINT — Car and motorcycle lovers of all ages are invited to the seventh annual BakerCollege of Flint Car and Motorcycle Show, May 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. “This event showcases Flint’s century long automotive legacy, and people come from all over to exhibit their vehicles and admire […]