Firefighters share holiday with local seniors

FLINT TWP. — For the past several years, firefighters from the Flint Township Firefighters Association has adopted several Flint families for the holiday and providing them with the makings for a Thanksgiving dinner. This year, they decided to shake it up a little bit and adopted dozens of families—all members of the local senior citizens center who lined tables in […]

CAMS robotics team recognized by township board

FLINT TWP. — Members of the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Robotics team were given recognition Nov. 19 at the Board of Trustees meeting for their accomplishments. Mo’ Peeps Team 1375 members were at the board meeting and received certificates of recognition for the team’s World Championships 2018 Excellence Award win. Teacher and advisor Leanne Welch told the board CAMS robotics has […]

Board approves expenditures for public safety

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved paying its dues to the Flint Area Narcotics Group and to purchase two storage containers for the fire department, Nov. 19. The board voted unanimously to pay its $40,972 dues to FANG for the 2018- 19 fiscal year. Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter said the township police receives a good bargain […]

World’s Greatest Office Party ready for 34th year

FLINT — One of the area’s most popular holiday events, The World’s Greatest Office Party, a fundraiser for Whaley Children’s Center will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 7 – 11:59 p.m. at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road. This is the events’ 34th year and the theme is Vegas Night. Party for a purpose with […]

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Clerk says voter turnout was up for mid-term election FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kathy Funk said there was record voting turnout for the Nov. 6 general election. “There was about 60 percent average voter turnout in our precincts,” said Funk. “That’s unheard of in a mid-term election.” Funk said the township issued 4,138 absentee ballots issued, just shy by […]

Children with special needs share a moment with Santa at Genesee Valley Center’s sensory-friendly event

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S Linden Rd., will hold a sensory-friendly event with Santa Claus on Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities. This compassionate , sensory-friendly event allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment […]

MTA launches Vets to Wellness service

FLINT — The Mass Transportation Authority of Flint has launched a new health and wellness-related transportation service for area veterans and their spouses. Vets to Wellness, an expansion of the MTA’s Rides to Wellness program, will offer free door-to-door, same-day or prescheduled transportation to qualifying veterans. Service will be available for local transportation needs such as medical care or grocery […]

Dort Federal officially opens in Swartz Creek

Swartz Creek Mayor David Krueger helps cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the new Dort Federal Credit Union branch on Morrish Road in Swartz Creek on Nov. 20. Besides local dignitaries, the event included members of the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, residents and Dort Federal Credit Union Chairman Douglas Kidd, along with the executive staff […]

Genisys Credit Union receives Top Workplace awards

AUBURN HILLS — Genisys Credit Union recently received three top workplace awards. Companies from all industries in the metro Detroit area compete for these awards and scores are based on employee surveys. For the tenth year in a row, Genisys was named one of the Detroit Free Press’ Top workplaces. In addition to this award, Genisys was also honored as […]

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More cost-effective Michigan Medicaid treatment with approval expected LANSING — Michigan will experience more affordable prescription-based treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries under federal approval announced today of the state’s plan to incentivize drug manufacturers to provide more effective medications. Michigan became the second state – joining Oklahoma – to gain federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval to move forward […]