Sign up for Senior Olympics
FLINT TWP. – Registration for the 2018 Senior Winter Games are being taken through January 11, 2018. You must reside in Genesee County or belong to a Genesee County Senior Center and be at least 50 years of age by January 11, 2018. Birthdate is required for registration purposes. The cost is $12 and includes participation in an unlimited number of events, a t-shirt, and the Closing Ceremony Banquet. The event is observing its 40th year of competition. The Olympics will be held January 29 through February 22 at various senior facilities countywide and include a long list of competitions ranging from arts and crafts to karaoke, line dancing, baking and lawn bowling. Sign up at the senior center, 2071 Graham Road.
Yard waste drop-off sites
FLINT TWP. — Weekly yard waste pickup by Emterra ended for the season on Nov. 30, but alternative disposal options are being offered to township residents who still have yard waste to get rid of. Local landscapers will take it, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. Those include Ficks Landscaping, 6452 Corunna Road; Country Oaks Landscaping Supply, 3218 E Atherton Rd. in Burton; and De Buck Sod Farm in Davison, for the full list, contact Rose Shifflett, township hall receptionist at 810-732-1350 . Miller also stressed that the Brent Run landfill in Montrose will not take yard waste but township residents can take one load of other trash there once per month, free of charge. — R.S.
Mill Road Bridge in Flint Township closed until further notice
FLINT TWP. — Due to safety considerations, the Mill Road Bridge over the Flint River, located between Beecher and Flushing Roads will be closed to traffic until further notice. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route via Beecher, Linden and Flushing Roads. For more information, contact Alexander Patsy, Programming & Development Engineer, at 810-767-4920. — R.S.