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‘TIS THE SEASON

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

Carman-Ainsworth High School students performed at Barnes and Noble in Flint Township on Black Friday. Here, the brass ensemble is playing various Christmas and holiday songs. The string ensemble played earlier Friday. Carman-Ainsworth students also wrapped gifts throughout the day to raise money for the C-A Marching Band Boosters.

Board pays dues for FANG unit

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday agreed to pay annual dues of $40,972.39 to the Flint Area Narcotics Group. Police Chief Kevin Salter said FANG is a multiagency cooperative entity that allows local, state and federal agencies to pool their resources for undercover operations and investigations. He said the Flint Township Police Department has been a […]

GCRC to hold meeting regarding reconstruction of VanSlyke Rd.

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission is holding a public meeting on its planned reconstruction of a portion of Van Slyke Road, which is expected to cost more than $1.4 million. The public meeting and input session is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Flint Township Police Department, 5200 Norko Drive in Flint Township. […]

Applications being accepted for the 2020 Flint St. Patrick’s Day Miss Hibernia Pageant

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT – Christmas may be right around the corner, but the local Irish are already looking ahead to March. The 2020 Flint St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal, Tony Vance, has announced that applications are being accepted for the 2020 Miss Hibernia Pageant with $3,000 in cash scholarships being awarded to Miss Hibernia and her court. The Miss Hibernia Pageant, which […]

Police officers grow beards to support local family

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police officers are trying out a new look to help a Flint Township family in need this holiday season. Through Jan. 1, officers will be participating in the department’s first Beards for Kids as part of their continuing effort to strengthen and build relationships with the community. Male employees will be allowed to grow a […]

Whaley House to hold Christmas tea parties

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT — The Whaley House Historic Museum turns the holiday season into something from a Charles Dickens story with its Victorian Christmas Teas. The tea parties will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21 amid decorations of Victorian-era floral arrangements. Attendees will enjoy a choice of tea as well as a Christmas-inspired menu that includes traditional […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

Absentee ballots for March 10 election coming in January FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk announced absentee ballot applications for the March 10 presidential primary election will be mailed out Jan. 2 for anyone wishing to be added to the permanent absentee voter list or who will be out of town. Funk also announced there will be a […]

Salvation Army Red Kettles in the community

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

GENESEE COUNTY — The Salvation Army held its Red Kettle Campaign is underway for the season. Christopher Estes , President and CEO of Security Credit Union is this year’s Honorary Christmas Chair and recently presented a check for $5,000.00 toward the Red Kettle goal. “Our goal for the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign will be $800,000 and we are relying on […]

Ascension Medical Group Genesys welcomes new primary care physicians

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

BURTON — Matthew W. Harris, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Laura Hinman, DO, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Rachal Mittleman, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics have joined Ascension Medical Group Genesys as new primary care physicians in the Genesee County and Oakland County areas. Dr. Matthew Harris with over 28 years of experience, is seeing […]

Toastmasters helps people survive and thrive during one of the busiest times of the year

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | December 05, 2019

FLINT — For most people the holiday season tends to be one of the busiest times of the year. From Hanukah celebrations, to the annual office party, we are frequently interacting with family, coworkers, and complete strangers. While joining your local Toastmasters club won’t make your Aunt Mildred stop asking when you’ll find love and settle down, it can help […]