Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year arrives June 21. The dawn’s early light will begin at 6:07 a.m. Some of the most colorful sunsets also occur around solstice time. And don’t forget to check out your shadow at noon when you will cast the shortest shadow thanks to the solstice. […]

Get ready to choose next Michigan governor

FLINT TWP. — The deadline to register to vote in the August 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Monday, July 9, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Voters will select candidates for the next Michigan governor. Nine candidates including Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians are listed on the ballot. For a list of candidates, visit: Township Clerk Kathy Funk has posted voting information […]

Planning Commission postpones marijuana decision until December

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission has decided to table until the end of the year a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance amendment that would allow specified medical marijuana businesses to operate in Flint Township . After months of deliberation, the township board last month referred the ordinance to the Planning Commission for review and a recommendation. The ordinance would […]

Property tax deadline changes

FLINT TWP. — Effective with the summer tax billing, a postmark will no longer be used as the receipt date for property taxes, as approved by the township board. Township Treasurer Lisa Anderson requested the change, citing problems with recordkeeping and banking. “For the past three tax seasons, we have experienced more difficulty from banks with the lack of postmarks […]

K9 Officer Jax goes to school

FLINT TWP. — K9 Jax and his handler, Officer Barry Wascher, visited with Carman-Ainsworth High School marketing students on Monday, June 11 to demonstrate skills a police dog must possess on duty. C-A teacher and Flint Township Trustee Tom Klee invited Jax and Officer Wascher to his classroom not only as a learning experience but also to thank the students. […]

Witucki and Kelly announce candidacies for 7th District Circuit Court seat

GENESEE COUNTY — Court Referee Stephanie Witucki and family law attorney Elizabeth Kelly have joined the crowded race for two vacant 7th District Circuit Court judicial seats during this year’s election cycle. Witucki and Kelly are among nine candidates who are seeking election. The other non-incumbent candidates are local lawyers Chris Christenson, Glenn Cotton, Tabitha Marsh, Richard McNally, Brian Pickell, […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — An article in the June 14 edition about road repairs on Court Street should have said that last year’s contracted work was postponed until this year because the repair company – Ace-Saginaw Paving Company – had a full schedule for 2017, by the time paperwork was completed. The project was rescheduled for first thing […]

GDL partners with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for summer food service program

FLINT — Genesee District Library (GDL), the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education have partnered to bring a Summer Food Service Program called Meet Up and Eat Up to three GDL branches. Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded Child Nutrition Program that will run from June 18 until August 31. There is […]

McLaren Flint offers free seminar on makoplasty hip and knee replacement

GRAND BLANC — McLaren Flint invites area men and women to attend a free seminar on Makoplasty Hip and Knee Replacement,” on July 18, at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, G-9057 South Saginaw, Grand Blanc. Seann Willson, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, who is fellowship trained in lower extremity reconstruction and hip and knee replacement, will discuss minimally invasive […]

Dort Federal Credit Union presented the Governor’s Service Award

GRAND BLANC — On June 5, Dort Federal Credit Union was presented with the prestigious Governor’s Service Awards in the Corporate Community Leader category. Dort Federal Credit Union was nominated by the United Way of Genesee County for their dedication to making a lasting and continuous impact in its communities. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the Governor […]