PERENNIAL FAVORITE



Signs are up all over town announcing the annual Our Lady of Lebanon Mideast Festival, from Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. A Fireworks Show at dusk, one of the highlights each year, will take place on Friday and Saturday night, according to the festival schedule posted online at www.mideastfestival.com. Festival hours are Friday: 11:30AM – midnight; Saturday: noon […]

Canadian man indicted for Bishop Airport attack



FLINT TWP. — Amor M. Ftouhi, a 49-year old man from Quebec, Canada, was indicted July 5 in Flint federal court on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport and interference with airport security, according to a press announcement by Acting United States Attorney Daniel Lemisch. Lemisch was joined in the announcement by David P. Gelios, […]

Township has purchase offer on vacant land




FLINT TWP. — It’s been years since the township had a new housing development but one is now pending. At its Monday meeting, the township board gave tentative approval to a purchase offer for 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood. The township acquired the land for free through tax reversion in 2011. The purchase offer of $173,200 came […]

Vendors wanted for Women’s Expo



FLINT – Are you a business owner and/ or marketer?! Vendor registration is now open for the Time of Your Life Women’s Expo set for Sept. 8 and 9 at the Dort Federal Event Center. “Planning has been in the works for our Women’s Expo for nearly a year and we are so excited that the date is fast approaching,” […]

Assistant Fire Chief thanked for service




FLINT TWP. — When former Fire Chief John Ringwelski retired in April 2015, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley stepped into his shoes and wore two hats for the next 26 months. Last month, the township board promoted former Fire Captain Thomas Stadler as the new fire chief, based on the recommendation of its Civil Service Commission. At the township board […]

In brief



Attend Senior Center yard sale tomorrow FLINT TWP. — A few vendor spaces still are available for the Parking Lot Sale at the Senior Citizens Center, this Friday, July 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $10.per spot. Everyone else is invited to come and shop. Also coming up this month at the center will be its Ice […]

Senior Center repair bid awarded




FLINT TWP. — Jack Fick Excavating of Flint Township was the low bidder and has been awarded the contract for repairs at the Senior Center. Fick was one of two bidders on the project though bids were widely solicited, said Mike Pifer, of Kraft Engineering and Surveying, which wrote the engineering specifications for the project. The other bid was from […]

Patel named new CMO of McLaren Medical Center



FLINT — Binesh Patel, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer of McLaren Flint. He began the position on June 26. Prior to assuming this new position, Patel served as Tenet Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer for both Sinai-Grace and Huron-Valley Sinai hospitals. In addition to his experience as a physician leader, Dr. Patel has managed various hospital departments, including laboratory, […]

MCC Wins Governor’s Service Leader Award



FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) is one of 49 organizations, businesses and individuals to receive a 2017 Governor’s Service Award for volunteerism, service and philanthropy. Winners will be honored at a special ceremony hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission on Aug. 21, at the Detroit Opera House. The event will also commemorate the Michigan Community Service Commission’s 25th […]

My 26 year-old birthday mindset



Ah, my birthday week. I turned 26 on Monday. Recognition of my new place in the world – thoughts such as, “okay, I’m no longer able to fall back on my parents’ health insurance plan, should I ever lose it” and “oh, wow, I’m in my ‘late-20s’ now” – was something I pored over all day. There’s just no way […]


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