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ROWEprojects win awards

FLINT — The American Public Works Association- Michigan Chapter will recognize projects completed in the Cities of Gladwin and Beaverton with awards this month. ROWE Professional Services Company was the design engineer for both of the award-winning projects.

ROWE was the primary consultant for the reconstruction of Grout Street in the City of Gladwin. The project included new roadway with sidewalk, and a vacant parcel of land was developed into a parking lot to provide additional downtown parking. The contractors were Malley Construction, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant and Bilacic Trucking Inc. of AuGres. The project is a co-winner of the APWA-Michigan Quality of Life Award.

ROWE was also the primary consultant for the City of Beaverton’s hydroelectric dam repairs. The project included replacing three steel gates and structural concrete repairs. Gerace Construction Company of Midland was the contractor. The project was co-winner of an APWA-Michigan Project of the Year Award in the environmental category.

APWA is a 74-year-old international educational and professional association with approximately 28,000 members dedicated to providing high-quality public works goods and services.

ROWE’s headquarters is in Flint; additional offices are located in Lapeer, Mt. Pleasant, Grayling, and the tri-cities area, and Myrtle Beach, SC.

ROWE is a full-service professional firm specializing in civil engineering, surveying, aerial photography/ mapping, landscape architecture, planning, and land development. — G.G.

Free speech screenings

FLINT TWP. — In celebration of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, The Speech Language Learning Center, Inc. 2413 S. Linden Rd. Suite B, will offer Free Ages & Stages Screenings to children ages 1-5 years of age on May 21 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Parents that are not sure if their child is achieving their speech and language developmental milestones can come in and receive valuable information and find out if further evaluation of their child is required.

Contact 810-733-3911 for further information or you can also find out more information from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) at— G.G.

Rotary awards grants to local students

FLINT — During the past 18 years, the Greater Flint Sunrise Rotary has raised more than $308,000 through its annual golf outing, including more than $13,000 in 2010. The funds raised have provided scholarships to local students and have also funded several grants for youth programs representing area non-profit organizations.

Representatives from 13 local agencies were awarded grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 during the Greater Flint Sunrise Rotary morning meeting on May 11. Several of the organizations were invited to share information on how the funds will be utilized to assist the children of the community. The agencies awarded grants were: Tapology, Boys & Girls Club of Flint, Flint Children’s Museum, Catholic Charities, Genesee ISD, Hurley Foundation, Police Athletic League, Foster Hope, Flint Public Library, Flint Institute of Music, Weiss Advocacy Center, Catholic Outreach, and Motherly Intercessions. To learn more about Rotary or to become involved in this year’s golf outing, please visit their website at— G.G.

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