Women’s Expo on tap

Over 150 exhibits at Dort Federal Event Center this weekend

FLINT – Ladies, get ready for the Time of Your Life as the Women’s Expo takes over Dort Federal Event Center this weekend. The fun begins this Friday, Sept. 8 at noon and runs until 7 p.m. and starts up again Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. “We at Cumulus Broadcasting are so excited at […]


FREE: TAKE ONE – Randels Elementary School, 6022 Brobeck St, now has a Little Free Library on its front lawn It joins a worldwide network of over 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 70 countries. Little Free Library is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization The library boxes, often shaped like a one-room schoolhouse, are open and […]

New this year at Carman-Ainsworth schools

FLINT TWP. – Two free meals a day for all Carman-Ainsworth students is one of several initiatives coming this school year that were highlighted in a community letter from Superintendent Eddie Kindle. Also coming are a schoolbased health center, a revamped district website and new attendance hours for elementary school students. The free breakfast and lunch available to all students […]

Permission to mow needed

FLINT TWP. – Some township board members found it hard to believe that the Michigan Department of Transportation) MDOT requires the township to get permission to mow the grass near the interstate. But that is the case. So, the board has approved a MDOT Performance Resolution which requires Flint Township to renew each year a right-of-way resolution to allow workers […]

Schuette reminds residents to be on alert for scammers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding Michigan residents to exercise caution in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately whether it is selling a flood damaged vehicle or taking donations meant for disaster relief, scammers choose times of disaster to take advantage of hard working well meaning citizens. “Hurricane Harvey has inflicted disastrous results on the state of […]

Board reinstates pre-election meeting in November

FLINT TWP.—In a rare occurrence on its yearly meeting calendar, the township board will hold its regular meeting on the eve of the November 7 election. In recent years, board meetings on the Monday before any elections have been canceled – resulting in only one board meeting during that month – generally in May, August and November. The board unanimously […]

Enrollment underway for YouthQuest’s afterschool enrichment program

FLINT – Registration for YouthQuest – an afterschool program administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – is underway at multiple school districts in Genesee County including Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools The program is expanding this year to Bentley Community Schools. Now in its eighth year, YouthQuest offers engaging activities and services that encourage academic achievement; physical fitness; the […]

In brief

Habitat for Humanity presents ReStore GENESEE COUNTY — The first edition of the ReStore Round-Up, an email newsletter from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is now available online. It features new merchandise, sales and coupons for the Habitat ReStore, 101 Burton Street in Flint. This month, the site is posting brand new items from Ethan Allen Furniture available for sale […]

City to seek grants for trail extensions

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek City Council has green-lighted a plan to seek state funding to extend the Genesee Valley Trail from the eastern city limits to Winshall Park. The city will apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program grant through the Department of Transportation, and seek a Recreation Passport Grant from the Department of Environmental Quality. The trail extension […]

Let the good times roll

You and your bicycle are invited to come out for the inaugural Flint Township trail run. Now that I have your attention, I regretfully must confess that the event does not actually exist yet. I am throwing the suggestion out there to see if there is any interest. The idea first came to me a few years ago. I drive […]