Local police, fire depts. compete in rib-off for Hurley benefit

The Michigan State Police Department partnered with Texas Roadhouse Saturday for an event combining good food with a good cause: a rib-eating contest to benefit the Children’s Chemo Clinic at Hurley between local police and fire departments. Two different competitions took place – one at noon and the other at 3 p.m. – and the fire department were crowned victors […]

Two township fire stations named for former chiefs

FLINT TWP. — Soon township fire stations on Reuben Street and Flushing Road will have different names than just fire station No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. With the blessing of current Fire Chief Tom Stadler and approval by most of the township board, the stations will be officially named in honor of two former fire chiefs. Station One at […]

Twp. board supports Valley Trail extension

FLINT TWP. — A resolution approved by the township board agrees to help pay a portion of local matching funds to extend the non-motorized Genesee Valley Trail to the Swartz Creek city limits. By approving a Resolution to Support Trail Construction and Maintenance, the board agreed to pay a 20 percent share of about $95,000 in local matching funds for […]

Senior Center getting much-needed new van

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center will soon have a new set of wheels. In a unanimous decision, the Flint Township Board of Trustees agreed to match a $15,000 grant the center has received through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint through the Peter D. and Nancy P. Kleinpell Family fund. An amendment of the township’s general […]

Genesee Valley Center, Food Bank call for entries: Teams needed for ‘Canstruction’

FLINT TOWNSHIP – This fall, Genesee Valley Center is hosting a new event to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. A unique design and build competition, and charity art exhibition, “Canstruction” will help raise awareness about hunger in our communities, and bring in thousands of cans of food which will be donated to the Food Bank for those in […]

MCC to raise funds for hurricane Harvey relief

FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) is mounting a twomonth Hurricane Harvey relief campaign called “Mott Cares” campus-wide. All dollars raised will be collected and distributed equally to three Houston-area community colleges, including Houston Community College; Lone Star College; and San Jacinto College. “We understand here at Mott how it feels to have community college family members reach out from […]

Free Golden Memories Vintage Automobile Gathering

FLINT — The Friends of Sloan Longway is hosting a free vintage car show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 including amazing original and authentically restored vehicles from 1967 all the way back to the very earliest cars. Admission to see the vehicles outside is free; regular general admission to visit exhibits inside Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery. […]

In brief

WFBA monthly meetings FLINT TWP. — Chris Flores, Vice President of Business Development for Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, will be the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Valley Family Restaurant at Linden and Miller Roads. Flores will talk about the alcohol/drug/opioid issues in […]

The Artistry of Achievement

‘Tis the season for recognizing excellence. As such, I’d like you to take a few moments to consider our community of Flint & Genesee. Our community’s livability and resilience. Our hospitality. And our people. Think’ about the businesses that you patronize as well as those that provide employment for you, a family member or a friend. It may even be […]

View Brew Fest this Saturday

Advanced tickets on sale now for craft beer fest

LAPEER — Get your taste buds ready, the fifth annual View Brew Fest is set for 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Louie’s Sports Tavern. Advance tickets are on sale now for just $15 and include three drink sample tickets and a souvenir tasting glass. “It’s hard to believe we are in our fifth year,” said Emily Caswell, […]