2016-11-03 E-Edition

Creative Foam set to expand, add jobs

MUNDY TWP. — Creative Foam Corp., a supplier of engineered solutions for the automotive, medical and composites markets, will invest $6.8 million to expand its Mundy Township facility where it will add 45 new jobs, according to a press release. The company will also add 65 positions at its Fenton location, as part of its overall investment in Genesee County, […]

iHop on Miller Road is now open

FLINT TWP. — Mixed but mostly favorable reviews are coming in on social media for the long-awaited iHop restaurant at 3227 Miller Road, which opened last week. Giving a one of five stars rating, one reviewer said: “Came the first day… my husband was served cold biscuits and gravy. We didn’t see our server to ask to warm them up… […]

Food Bank: Holiday Campaign goal set at 5.25 million meals

FLINT – Since 1996, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has held an annual Holiday Campaign in order to help provide food for the men, women and families of east Michigan during the holiday season. This year, the Food Bank kicked off the annual campaign on the morning of October 27 at their Hunger Solution Center in Flint, beginning their […]

Literature contest submissions now being accepted

FLIINT TWP. – The 2017 Letters About Literature (LAL) program is now accepting submissions. The Library of Michigan is host for this national program from the Library of Congress. LAL is a reading-writing contest that invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to write letters to authors of books that have changed their lives. This program gives students the opportunity […]

In brief

Clarification FLINT TWP. — Lisa Koegel, a former educator, also is running as a write-in candidate for the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. Write-in candidates’ name will not appear on the ballot, but can be written in by voters in a space provided. The C-A board has four seats up for election including an open six-year term for which no candidate applied […]

Twp. Board approves long-term charity gaming license for nonprofit

FLINT TWP. — Motherly Intercession, 3010 S. Dye Rd., a nonprofit, regularly holds raffles and fundraisers to support its programs for the children of incarcerated parents. Started in 1999 as a grass-roots organization, the program achieved temporary 501C (3) status in 2001 and permanent 501 C (3) status on April 20, 2006, according to a history provided on its website […]

Twp. police distributing citizens’ helper aids

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police recently shared two ways to help them help you. At the October 17 township trustees board meeting, Lt. Jim Baldwin provided information about Emergency Magnet stickers being distributed by police. The two-by-three-inch magnetized cards that will affix to a refrigerator, file cabinet or other metal object, contain instructions for when to Dial 911 and […]

GET OUT AND VOTE: Tuesday is election day

FLINT TWP. — Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to choose the next president of the United States. Expectations are for a showdown between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who would become the first woman president and Republican nominee Donald Trump, a wellknown wealthy businessman who bills himself as a non-politician. But there will be four other presidential candidates […]

Come see FIRST LEGO League robotics tourney this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Creativity and science will come together at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) LEGO Fever II Tournament at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Ave on Saturday, November 5. Twenty-one teams of 9 to 11-year-old children and their coaches will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. This year’s FLL challenge […]