State Police, Kroger join forces to feed 100 families

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Kroger partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 100 Michigan families including residents of Genesee County. Ten Kroger stores in central and southeast Michigan donated the food for local families identified by MSP Community Service Troopers (CSTs). Participating MSP posts included Flint, Lapeer, Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Brighton, Metro North, Metro South, Lapeer, […]

Twp. board amends budget

FLINT TWP. — In a 4-2 vote, the township board amended its 2016-17 budget by $82,259. The board passed a two-year budget last year. An amendment was needed because the Municipal Fund and five departments in General Fund were expected to exceed their 2016 allocation, according to a memo from Beth Takacs, controller. The estimated overages are: – $49,901 for […]

Special Save & Share Event raises $33,000 for local charities

FLINT – Family-owned Skaff Furniture-Carpet One promoted it as their biggest sale of the year, but the Save & Share Saturday Event managed to exceed all expectations. “Not only was it our biggest sale of this year … it turned out to be the biggest one-day event in our entire 105- year history,” said an elated Dick Skaff. “Hundreds of […]

Michigan K-12 Arts educators awarded $40,000 in bus grants

GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth was one of 13 local schools awarded a 2016-17 transportation grant from the Arts & Culture Trek grant program, according to a November 18 press release. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), announced the grants totaling $40,000 to be awarded to schools statewide to subsidize the […]

Raffle location delays gaming license app

FLINT TWP. — With questions about the location of proposed activities, the township board postponed taking action on a nonprofit’s request to support its state application for a charitable gaming license. The applicant, CMB Basketball provided proof of its tax-exempt status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter to the board, CMB organizers explained that they would like […]

In brief

WFBA hosts annual prize drawing FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will host its 17th annual Holiday Scholarship Fundraiser from 11:30- 1:15 p.m. on Thursday December 8 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden Road. For a $10 donation, each guest will receive five tickets eligible for winning an estimated 75 valuable prizes. Additional tickets […]

Food Bank, Pepsico open Help Centers for Flint residents

The Pepsico Foundation, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and a number of local organizations and leaders, opened two community Help Centers to provide resources to Flint residents recovering from the city’s drinking water crisis on Tuesday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint. From left, William Kerr, president of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan; Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; Faith […]

The Fox and Old Newsboys Santa-Fox Radio-thon tomorrow to benefit area kids

FLINT – Over the past 92 years, the Old Newsboys have brightened Christmas morning for more than 800,000 needy children across Genesee County, and for the second year in a row, they’ll be getting a little help from their friends at 103.9 The Fox. The partnership between the organizations began when Flint Township enacted an ordinance that would prohibit the […]

World’s Greatest Office Party to celebrate 32nd anniversary

GENESEE COUNTY — Guests will “party for a purpose” at the 32nd annual World’s Greatest Office Party on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Center in Mundy Township. Presented by Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage, the black-and-whitethemed fundraiser to benefit Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) is one of three major […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes IM specialist FLINT — Madhavi Gadiraju, MD, an internal medicine specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Gadiraju is in practice with the McLaren Internal Medicine Residency Group Practicee. Gadiraju completed residency at McLaren Flint through Michigan State University. She received her medical degree through Gandhi Medical College in India. — L.R. Rowe wins asphalt awards […]