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GISD receives Community Building Award

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) received Merit Network’s “Community Building Award” at Merit’s Awards Conference on May 17, in Dearborn. The Merit Community Building Award recognizes organizations and individuals that work to help enhance networking, technology and collaboration within the Merit Community.

“The important work done by GISD has greatly benefited the people of Flint. By using their fiber footprint to connect others in their community, GISD has turned dreams into reality and made internet applications accessible to thousands of students and community members,” said Katherine Johnson, Merit Marketing and Communications Specialist.

Luke Wittum, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Media Services shared, “It is an honor to have Merit recognize GISD with its Community Building Award. GISD manages the GenNET network, which consists of over 400 miles of fiber optic cabling. Schools, municipalities, and other non-profit agencies use this network. GISD believes strongly in the importance of collaboration and values its many partners, including Merit. We are grateful for the recognition of our collaborative efforts from Merit.” — G.G.

Buick Gallery puts 30 new vehicles on display

FLINT — From now until June 25, Buick Gallery will display more than 30 historic vehicles, including five one-of-a-kind General Motors concept cars, two Flint-built carriages, and a variety of cars and trucks produced from 1895-1987, all with ties to Flint and Genesee County.

After June 25, Buick Gallery will be closed to the public due to repairs to the building, though the Perry Archives will remain open by appointment only. Many vehicles from the automotive collection will remain on display at Sloan Museum.

Buick Gallery serves as a rotating exhibit space for Sloan Museum’s Transportation Collection of more than 120 historic vehicles, including cars, carriages, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Buick Gallery is also home to Sloan Museum’s Perry Archives, housing a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. Buick Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. The Perry Archives are open for research by appointment only, Monday- Thursday, with 24 hours’ notice required. To make an appointment, call 810-237-3440 or e-mail For more information, visit Research. Ticket prices for admission to Buick Gallery and Sloan Museum permanent exhibits are $7 adults, $6 seniors 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11, and free for members and children 1 and under. Traveling exhibits at Sloan Museum are not included in these prices. Buick Gallery is located at 303 Walnut St. Flint, MI 48503. Details: Visit — G.G.

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