Roads, senior center focus of block grant public hearing

FLINT TWP. — Making a wish list of township needs is hard when there are more projects that funds, but the township board and residents hammered out a proposed plan Monday during a Public Needs hearing for spending 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds. Block grant fund are provided by the federal government and can only be spent in low […]

Halloween haunts

FLINT TWP. — Part of the fun of Halloween is having more than one place to show off costumes. Several spooktakular venues are brewing to do that this year. Coming up this weekend is a Halloween Celebration, a Barnes & Noble Bookfair fundraiser, sponsored by The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at […]

New dumping rules

FLINT TWP. — A municipal pass is now required for free dumping privileges at the Brent Run Landfill in Montrose, said Twp. Supervisor Karyn Miller. Dumping privileges are provided by Emterra Environmental, the township’s contracted waste collection service. Until recently, township residents could take a load to the landfill, once per month, as desired. But due to a change in […]

DEA, local partners holding Rx Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

FLINT TWP. — This weekend the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is reprising one of its most popular community programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, according to a press release. On Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the public can dispose of their unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, operated by […]

Recent fire shows need for smoke detectors

FLINT TWP. — Shortly after 11 pm on Monday, October 10 Flint Township firefighters responded to reported fire at a condominium in the 2000 block of Walden Court. On arrival, firefighters found a working kitchen fire with heavy smoke conditions, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Firefighters and police evacuated other adjoining condos. The fire was brought under control […]

Schools: No clowning around

FLINT TWP. — Because of the nationwide scary clown craze, Carman- Ainsworth Schools Superintendent Eddie Kindle recently posted an advisory Letter for Parents and Guardians on the district’s website. C-A schools has not received any threats or had any confirmed clown sightings but is taking a proactive stance to reassure families about steps taken to ensure student safety and to […]

In brief

Name change committee meeting tonight FLINT TWP. — A committee being formed to explore the idea of changing the township’s name is due to meet again at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday October 20. at the township hall. Other proposed meeting dates are November 17 and December 8 at the same time and place. All meetings are open to the public. […]

Halloween haunts: Monster Mash, haunted tunnel, trunk-or-treat coming up

ALL AREAS — The witching hour is nearly upon us and some area groups are conjuring up a few fun Halloween happenings to help all the ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties get into the spirit of the season. The Monster Mash family dance party has become a Halloween-time tradition in Swartz Creek. The event takes place from 6 p.m. […]

Genesys presents Boo Dash fundraiser on Oct. 22

GRAND BLANC — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC )presents its first Boo Dash fundraising event, open to everyone of all ages. The Boo Dash will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 5 p.m. The event features a 5K run (with or without costume) around the nature trails and grounds of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus, admission to a […]

Pink Night Palooza a big success

The first-ever Pink Night Palooza event took place on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn & Gateway Centre in Flint. Tons of community supporters headed out for a night of fun and fundraising at the event, which was announced earlier this spring when Financial Plus Credit Union’s Pink Night fundraiser teamed up with Hurley Foundation’s Pink Palooza fundraiser. The […]