Volunteers complete 9th annual park clean-up

FLINT TWP. — They came, they cleaned, they conquered. For the 9th year in a row, a group of volunteers came together for an annual clean-up and beautification of the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive. Formerly called Join Hands Day, the effort this year was renamed Youth Action Day. Spearheaded by The Gleaner, Greater Flint Area Arbor (a fraternal […]

EDC ponders DDA proposal

FLINT TWP. — Ramping up quickly in its first three meetings, the reactivated Economic Development Corporation has already pushed through a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to address blighted and functionally obsolete properties in the township. It is now pondering the creation of a Downtown Development Authority to fund other needed community improvements The township does not have a formal downtown but […]

WFBA announces 2017 scholarship winners

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association presented its annual $2,500 scholarships to three local students, at its May meeting last week. The group is now on summer hiatus until September. The winners are Hailey Baltosser, Noah Burt and Milton Straham III. Baltosser and Straham were present to receive their awards but Burt had a prior commitment. Baltosser is […]

Liquor license approved for Mo Pete’s at the mall

FLINT TWP. — An official opening date is not known for Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat at Genesee Valley Center mall, but a transferred liquor license has been approved, according to a notice to the Flint Township board from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Approval of the township board is not needed because it was a license transfer, said Clerk Kathy […]

In brief

Christian concert coming up May 28 at Central Church FLINT TWP. — Prior to an 11 a.m. combined service, The Playlist will be in concert at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 28 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. Known for its fresh arrangements of classic favorites and current hits, The Playlist captivates audiences around the world with […]

Bringing stories to life for the deaf

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Sign Language Interpreter Training Program students will bring stories to life for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard of hearing children this summer during the family friendly story time at Applewood: the Charles Stewart Mott Estate, May through October. “This is a great opportunity for our students to gain practical experience to compliment the lessons […]

At what point is it enough?

Flint City Councilman Eric Mays is possibly in trouble again after he was accused this week of pawning city property — his city owned laptop containing sensitive information. We’re all familiar with Mays, city councilman and former mayoral candidate, who can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the law. He’s the same Eric Mays who was busted a couple […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Toolology, a tribute to Tool, June 10. Tickets are $10 in advance. Otherwise, with special guest Through Fire, will perform June 21. Tickets are $15 in advance. Tickets are available online at Paradise Express, located directly across the street from the Machine Shop […]

Emergency sirens to be installed in Clayton Twp.

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — A grant from the Department of Homeland Security will offset the cost of four more emergency sirens in Clayton Township. “Approximately 85 to 90 percent of the township will be covered when these sirens are installed,” said Supervisor Chris Gehringer. The grant will pay 75 percent of the cost to purchase and install the early warning signals […]

Food Bank delivers awards