Silver and gold!

Local kids gather to decorate Christmas ornaments at Flint Township-McCarty Library Dec. 1. Amy Houser (not pictured), the branch librarian, chose the project of decorating with just two simple, easy ingredients – floor polish and glitter – for the best mixture of success, creativity, and cleanup for the 5-13 age group. A dozen or so kids had signed up for […]

MTA and the United Way grant bus passes to local charities

FLINT — The Mass Transportation Authority of Flint and the United Way of Genesee County have partnered to grant the wishes of those in need of bus passes this holiday season. Through the Emergency Bus Pass Program, the MTA and United Way will be giving away 13,000 bus passes to local charities and nonprofit agencies, who will then distribute the […]

Board balks at $40 an hour for election workers

FLINT TWP. — After months of debate and requests for recommendations, the board settled the issue of what the township will pay employees who work on elections – at least for this year – at its Dec. 3 meeting. The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to pay two clerical workers who worked on the Nov. 6 election their […]

The Mighty Thor!

Officer Meiser and his K9 partner Thor graduated recently from the Oakland Community College Police K9 Academy. K9 Thor is now in-service and will assist in apprehending suspects, tracking missing persons, and detecting narcotics in the Township of Flint.

A Sea of Santas

FLINT — Thousands of locals decked out in Santa suits descended on downtown Flint last Saturday to take part in the 9th Annual YMCA Santa Run/Walk. Festivities included an untimed 5k Fun Run, a one-mile walk and a Reindeer Race for toddlers and young children. All funds raised went toward YMCA of Greater Flint programs and scholarships for youth to […]

GDL in favor of equipping library staff with Narcan

FLINT — Library staff across the state could soon be allowed to administer live-saving opioid antidotes to treat overdose victims. Senate bills 288 and 289, which were recently passed by the Michigan State Senate, would give public libraries the legal right to purchase and possess the overdose reversal drug naxolone. Both bills are working through the State House and are […]

In brief

Board approves labor contract FLINT TWP. — After a closed session, Dec. 3, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the Local 214 Communication Operators. The contract was approved as presented. Treasurer Lisa Anderson said she was pleased with the negotiations. “They were a wonderful group to work with,” said Anderson. “They had […]

Santa Claus is coming to Skaff!

FLINT — The Skaff family is famous for being a part of the community, and always looking for ways to give back to the families that have supported the business for 107 years. Skaff Furniture Carpet One is famous for a Big selection of furniture and floor covering, and for the Big Chair in their showroom. Skaff has announced that […]

Ally McLaren Check Presentation

The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren hosted a charitable donation announcement and check presentation at the Flint Junior Achievement Finance Park, located within Baker College last Thursday. The event celebrated the tournament’s primary charity beneficiaries – Community Foundation of Greater Flint and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. All told, the Ally Challenge donated $801,060.41 to the two nonprofit organizations. From […]

Qualified Staffing to celebrate 30th anniversary by donating 30,000 meals to those in need

FLINT TWP. — In 1988, Qualified Staffing opened its first office along Linden Road in Flint Township. Thirty years later, with 30 offices across the United States, this Flint-based business continues to be one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the nation. During Qualified Staffing’s three decades, the company has employed more than 200,000 people in a wide range […]