Despite the unwelcome intrusion of snow during the past week, the annual display of blue pinwheels sprouted in front of the Health Alliance Plan (HAP) building at Corunna and Linden Road is a show of support for April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheels symbolize happy childhoods and blue is a feature of Paint Our Town Blue, a […]

Twp. board holding public hearings for DDA/CIA project and financing plans

FLINT TWP. — The agenda for the April 16 township board meeting includes three public hearings to finalize plans to establish a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) for Beecher Road and Bristol Road. Plans for project development and tax increment financing (TIF) for all three authorities will be presented and discussed. A copy of the […]

Board balks at appointing new administrator

FLINT TWP. — Who is the township’s planning and zoning administrator? Township Supervisor Karyn Miller could not answer that question after the township board rejected her request to reassign the job title from Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, to Randy Stewart, the newly appointed deputy supervisor. Miller wanted the change to free up more time for Tucker, who wears several […]

CAHS Robotics Team qualifies for state championship tournament

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robot ics Competition®) Team 314 is one step closer to competing for a world championship by qualifying for the Michigan FRC State Championship this week. Team 314 Big MO qualified for a spot to compete at the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship which is going to be held at Saginaw Valley State […]

Fire and police departments are now hiring

FLINT TWP. – On the heels of hiring three full-time firefighters in 2017 for the first time in more than 15 years, the township fire department is now seeking to fill two more full-time positions. Notices have been posted that the Township Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination for the openings. The department currently has 11 […]

RSB Construction Services, LLC fined by MIOSHA for worker injuries and fatality

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued citations with penalties totaling $154,000 to RSB Construction Services, LLC located 4520 Linden Creek Parkway. The citations are the outcome of MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division investigations involving two RSB Construction Services employees who fell on separate days from the same pole barn roof located in Goodrich. […]

In brief

WFBA to hear from Drain Commissioner FLINT TWP. — Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Golden Corral buffet restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Wright will talk about the new water treatment system and the effect of […]

Cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurs

Last month, I served as a judge for one of several “Shark Tank”-style competitions held through the YouthQuest afterschool program. Students in grades K-12 presented their elevator pitches for everything from slime and stress balls to action figures and customized Snapchat filters. They showed off prototypes, explained their financials and shared marketing plans. The experience was part of an ongoing […]

Spring Home and Garden Show

The Spring Home and Garden Show, held at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center last Saturday and Sunday, attracted dozens of vendors and hundreds of guests. Here, Mary Eaton, of Burton, registers for a chance to win a gas card from Vinyl Sash as vendor Mike Bloss looks on.

In brief

Crim Fitness Foundation Introduces CrimFit Business FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation is pleased to announce a new program, CrimFit Business, with the goal of providing businesses with practical tools to support employees, clients and families in leading healthier lifestyles—and help make the community healthier by supporting the Crim’s work with adults and children throughout Flint and Genesee County. CrimFit […]