Carman-Ainsworth students design, build, program robot

FLINT — After six tiring weeks of almost nonstop work, the student members of Megatron Oracles (Big MO) FIRST® Team 314 were able to step away from their robot and prepare for their first competition. At 11:59 p.m., Feb. 19, FIRST® Team 314, as well as more than 3,500 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) teams throughout the world, stopped work on […]

Scholarships, networking still the focus of WFBA

FLINT TWP. — Despite having roots in the community going back three decades, not everyone knows what the West Flint Business Association does. Formed 30 years ago, the WFBA’s mission is to offer scholarships and to create an atmosphere where business owners, educators and community leaders could meet and discuss issues. Other benefits include networking with other members, being kept […]

Fun, fitness and friendly competition

FLINT — Senior citizens from around Genesee County competed in a variety of Senior Winter Games events at Kettering University last Thursday, including a fitness walk, free throw shooting, volleyball and pickleball. Medals went to the three highest finishers in each team and individual event. The Senior Winter Games are continuing this week and will conclude with a Closing Ceremony […]

Township board hires company to handle payroll

FLINT TWP. — With the upcoming retirement of the employee who has handled payroll for the township offices for 20 years, the Board of Trustees voted Feb. 19 to outsource the service. The board voted unanimously to hire the company Paychecks to process payroll for all the township employees at a cost of $27,926 a year, with a one-time $3,395 […]

In brief

Township reports new businesses coming FLINT TWP. — Tracey Tucker, economic development director for Flint Township, told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that three vacant businesses in the township will soon have new tenants. The vacant Toys R Us building on Linden Road will soon become the home for Ashley Homes, she said. Also, a new occupant for the […]

41st Annual Flint RV & Camping Show opening March 14-17

FLINT — Find out more about the economical and family-orientated vacation opportunities of RVing at the 41st Annual Flint RV & Camping Show, March 14-17 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, located south of I-69 at the Center Road exit. The show is open weekdays from 2–8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. There […]

Genesee County Parks Job Fair to be held March 14

GENESEE COUNTY — It’s time to ditch your stuffy office job or that fast-food joint and spend some time outdoors this summer. The Genesee County Parks team is looking for great new people to join them for the upcoming summer season. The organization will be conducting on-thespot interviews at their two upcoming job fairs for all open seasonal positions. The […]

Birdies for Charity returns for the 2019 The Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials have announced the return of Birdies for Charity presented by Ally. This grassroots charity platform is an extension of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren’s mission to positively impact nonprofit organizations in the greater southeast Michigan area. Birdies for Charity creates positive opportunities for charities to partner with the tournament and benefit from the philanthropic […]

In brief

MCC Workforce Development hosts VITA Free Tax Preparation FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Workforce Development Division will host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsors the VITA program which offers FREE tax preparation (Federal, State and Local) to qualifying individuals that make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and […]

Being right is not always productive

James Randi has said, “Those who believe without reason cannot be convinced without reason.” Recently I have seen a lot of behavior by people are so invested in being right, they can’t let go—even when it might hurt them or their cause. In the olden days this was called “cutting off the nose to spite the face”—an expression to describe […]