News Briefs

Fundraiser for FCT Robotics

FLINT TWP. — A fundraiser supporting FTC Robotics will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. For everyone who stops to take a Free Test Drive, Ford will donate $20 to FTC Robotics. You must be a licensed driver 18 or older and there is a limit of one test drive per household. — R.S.

Tribe appeals ruling that nixed casino in township

FLINT TWP. — The Bay Mills Indian Community is appealing a Michigan federal judge’s decision in March that shut down its casino in Vanderbilt and by default nixed similar plans for a parcel of land the group owns at Lennon and Dutcher Roads. State of Michigan et al v. Bay Mills Indian Com is now listed on the docket of pending cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. In mid-April, Michigan Federal Judge Paul Maloney also denied an appeal from Bay Mills to allow the Vanderbilt casino to remain open while its legality is in litigation. Bay Mills is arguing that its land acquisition and casino operation in Vanderbilt was done legally according to laws governing Indianowned property. The State of Michigan has joined ranks with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians to challenge the legality of the land purchase and subsequent casino operation. Bay Mills purchased the Flint Township land in a similar manner. — R.S.

NHS to hold car wash

FLINT TWP. — The National Honor Society at Carman-Ainsworth High School will hold its annual car wash fundraiser May 14 in the parking of at Financial Plus Federal Credit Union at Corunna and Dye Roads. The group raised $600 in donations last year up from $400 in 2009. — R.S.

North side of Miller Road bridge completed

FLINT TWP. — Despite weather delays, Michigan Department of Transportation crews completed work on the north side of the Miller Road Bridge over I-75 Tuesday morning and started the process of shifting traffic from the south side of the bridge. Delays are expected in the time it takes to shift traffic from the south side to the north side of the bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open while work is completed on the south side of the bridge. A previously announced timetable estimated that the work will be completed by the end of the month. — R.S.

Hatch to speak at WFBA

FLINT TWP. — Al Hatch, chairman of Flint’s annual “Back to the Bricks” car show event, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, 12:30 -1:15 p.m. on May 18 at the Old Country Buffet, 3583 MIller Road. The WFBA also will present $2,500 scholarships to its three 2011 Scholarship Award Winners. Nonmembers are welcome to attend and no reservations are needed. — R.S.

Luncheon and bake sale

FLINT TWP. — St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, will host a Middle Eastern Luncheon and Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 19. The menu includes cooked Kibbee, green bean stew (Yahnee) and rice, hummus, salad, pita bread, dessert, coffee and iced tea. The cost is $10 per person. Takeouts are available and free delivery offered for orders of 8 or more. The church is located behind Kohl’s department store between Linden and Dye roads. Details: 810- 732-0720. — R.S.

Economist to speak at Baker

FLINT TWP. — A presentation by Paul Traub, business economist from the Detroit Branch of the Federal Bank of Chicago will be held 9-10 a.m. May 24 at the Baker College of Flint Auditorium. His topic will be the current and forecasted economic conditions including GDP, unemployment projections, interest rates and related economic issues. — R.S.

MCC’s Annual Mott, Motown & More Lip Sync Show

FLINT — Under the new direction of Flint’s own Alfred Bruce Bradley, this year’s Mott, Motown & More will be radiating with local talent, according to Lennetta Coney, Executive Director of College and Community Advancement at Mott Community College.

MCC’s 5th Annual Mott, Motown & More lip sync show is scheduled for 7 p.m. , May 13 at the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium on the MCC main campus, located at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. This event is open to the public.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Details: Call 810-762-0425 or visit for tickets. Seating is limited and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will go to MCC Alumni Association scholarships to aid MCC students in need of financial assistance. — G.G.

Workshop offer to minority and women business owners

GENESEE COUNTY — Minority- and Womenowned businesses interested in the Michigan Unified Certification Program can gain all the knowledge required at an upcoming workshop.

On May 17 the Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) workshop on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification process. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Regional Chamber in the Mott Board Room in Flint.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required at 248-967-0570. — G.G.

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