In brief

Church concert

FLINT TWP. — The Isaacs will be performing in a concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Central Church of the Nazarene. 1261 W. Bristol Road. An offering will be received. Based in Hendersonville, TN, The Isaacs are a multiaward winning family group who began singing 35 years ago. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. — R.S.

January events at GDL

GENESEE COUNTY — All Genesee District Libraries will be closed Jan. 1 and 2 for New Year’s Break, and on January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Genesee District Library Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Headquarters branch. The meetings are open to the public. — R.S.

Name change public hearing set for Jan. 12

FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Suggestion Committee which is exploring the idea of changing the township’s name will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. The Committee is midway a fact-finding process and is seeking public opinion on the suggestions to change the township name and/or convert to a city. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend the open meeting. — R.S.

No school

FLINT TWP. — Winter recess has begun for Carman-Ainsworth Schools. No school will be held from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Classes resume on Jan. 3. — R.S.

Mott Foundation gives $11 million to UM-Flint

FLINT — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation continued its longstanding commitment to the University of Michigan- Flint (UM-Flint) with one of the largest grants ever made to the University.

The $11-million grant announced today will support the University’s continued growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) studies, add faculty support, create more research opportunities, and develop additional strategies to recruit and retain students.

The largest portion of the grant will provide $7.5 million in matching dollars for the construction of a 65,000-squarefoot addition and a third wing of Murchie Science Building. — G.G.

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