New voting equipment ready

FLINT TWP. – Voters who live in the Flushing School District will be first to use the township’s new voting machines when they go to the polls on November 7 to decide a School Improvement Bond Proposition. The polling place at Our Lady of Lebanon Church on Calkins Road, 4133 Calkins Rd. No other issues are on the November ballot […]

Flint Township beefing up building security

FLINT TWP. — A recent incident involving bad conduct of a non-township resident at the administration offices has prompted the township board to improve building security. “It has been my goal since I have been here that we ought to increase our security,” said Township Supervisor, referencing the recent incident and the general state of the world. Proposals from Sonitrol […]

Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle ride coming through on Sept. 9

FLINT TWP. — The annual 40-mile Bikes on the Bricks (BOB) police-escorted motorcycle ride is an awesome sight as hundreds of vehicles roar through the township en masse, but blocked off streets does cause inconvenience for motorists and some residents who live along the route. At its August 21 meeting, the township board approved a resolution for the ride. As […]

Convoy of Hope is coming to Flint

FLINT TWP. — Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road is among local churches participating in the Convoy of Hope Community Event coming to Flint’s Bassett Park at 10 a.m. on September 16. Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit, international, humanitarian-relief organization based in Springfield, Missouri. It partners with local groups and churches at community events […]

Memorial service planned for avid township beautification leader

FLINT TWP. – Every spring for nearly a decade, beautification advocates have turned out for Join Hands Day, a clean-up, spruce-up group project at Flint Township Park, spearheaded by Dr. Peter Mikelens, who could be counted on to know the names of every plant species and to give direction on what should stay and what needed to go. This year […]

In brief

Get ready to shred FLINT TWP. – The autumn Township Shredding Day is set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 30 at the township administrative building, 1490 S. Dye Road. Township residents are allowed to bring up to two boxes of documents per vehicle. That applies to paper only. Items that will not be accepted include large binder […]

Springvale Assisted Living now open in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK – Seated in wingback chairs in front of the fireplace, Glen and Roberta Tuck had the honor of holding the ribbon for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Springvale Assisted Living in Swartz Creek. Five days later, the Tucks became the community’s first residents. “This is a nice place,” Roberta Tuck said of the couple’s decision […]

In brief

Local Leader Selected as 2017 Vanguard FLINT — Glenn Wilson, President/CEO of Communities First, Inc. was selected for the upcoming Vanguard Conference in Newcastle, Australia. The Vanguard conference is a gathering of the top young urban innovators working to make change in cities. Wilson was selected from a pool of 220 applicants who were competing for 50 spots at the […]

2017-2018 FOMA film season opens Sept. 8

FLINT — When the 2017- 018 Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) Film Series opens on Friday, September 8, romances of all kinds – old, new, fractured, life-affirming – will be on screen throughout the month. The season, which runs from September 2017 through June 2018, brings quality film to the greater Flint community through the support of the Friends of […]

Flint Central Class of 1947 to hold their last class reunion

BURTON — The Flint Central Class of 1947 will hold their last class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30, at noon. The reunion will be held in the community room at ELGA Credit Union Administration building, 2305 S. Center Road in Burton. The class will celebrate their 70th and last official reunion. The informal dinner will be catered by the Temple […]