River cruise

Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller gets an up close look at the Flint River with Sarah Scheitler, the Flint River Watershed Coalition’s Corridor FRWC Alliance Manager, during a VIP paddle Sept. 4 from Tenacity Brewery in Flint to Riverview Canoe Landing at the end of Mitson Boulevard. For more information on this and other FRWC paddles in Genesee and Lapeer […]

Flint Township name change held up in Lansing

FLINT TWP. — Several issues at the state legislature are holding up plans to change the name of Flint Township. Jerry Preston, chairman of the Suggestion Committee, gave an update to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, Sept. 4. During that update, he said 49th District State Rep. Phil Phelps introduced the proposed legislation in October last year that would […]

Consumers Energy to address street light outages

FLINT TWP. — Consumers Energy will send a representative to the next Board of Trustees meeting, Sept. 17, to discuss the growing number of street lights that need replaced in the community. At the board meetings twice a month, resident and businessman Kevin Stiff, owner of the Dive Shop, G-4020 Corunna Rd., gets up during public comment and asks the […]

Flint Veteran Receives New Roof

FLINT — United States Army veteran Jason Hanson received a new roof last week, courtesy of a collaboration between C&L Ward, Owens Corning Roofing and Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County. Throughout the year, Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent Platinum Contractors, along with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, have been donating roofing materials and labor to […]

Fred Couples to play in The Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced that World Golf Hall of Fame member and fan favorite Fred Couples has committed to play in the inaugural The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for Sept. 13-16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc. Couples, 58, is the owner of 15 PGA TOUR victories, including the 1992 Masters […]

In brief

Holy Spirit Encounter at Glad Tidings FLINT TWP. — The Glad Tidings Tabernacle, 4475 S. Linden Rd., will hold a Holy Spirit Encounter, Sept. 23-25, led by Pastor Dr. Ron Phillips from Abbas House in Hixson, TN. The Four Encounters with the Holy Spirit will take place: Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. […]

Music in the Park offers reminiscence for seniors, celebration for youth

BURTON — Burton Rotary Club presents Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Davison Roadside Park as a community outreach. “We wanted to do something more for the community and invite them to enjoy an evening with music, and we’re also serving complimentary hot dogs, chips and bottled water to everyone that comes to the picnic,” […]

Get a full-fledged fall experience in Flint and Genesee County

One of my favorite things about living in Flint and Genesee County is that there’s always something to do. This region is a four-season destination offering all kinds of events and attractions, and fall is no exception. Right now, for example, it’s a great time to visit one of the county’s many orchards, which are currently harvesting varieties including Macintosh […]

Rooftop rally gives insight on health care millage before election

GENESEE COUNTY — This November, Genesee County residents are urged to vote a health care millage which will be called the “Genesee County Health Care Services Millage Renewal.” If the millage renewal passes, the Genesee Health Plan will be able to provide its coverage for an additional seven years. The millage would cost the average homeowner about $50 per year. […]

In brief

Sybyl Award marks 10th anniversary, plans “Sunset” Celebration GENESEE COUNTY — The Sybyl Award Selection Committee has announced the 10th anniversary – and final installment – of the annual Sybyl Award. Since 2008, the Sybyl Award has recognized nominees and recipients from Genesee County who exhibit the qualities of the Award’s namesake, Sybyl McPeake Atwood. Atwood was regarded by many […]