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Nutcracker Ballet brings joy and memories to Flint

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music invites the public to revel in the joy and magic of the Nutcracker ballet, a holiday classic and family favorite with professional dancer, Ingrid Silva. The annual production, presenting the combined talents of Flint School of Performing Arts, Collage Dance Collective and the Flint Symphony Orchestra, will take the stage at The Whiting […]

Rowley passes away at 85



FLINT TWP. — Retired Flint Township Fire Chief Donald Rowley, 85, died Nov. 5 at his residence. He started his firefighting career in 1958 as an on-call firefighter for Flint Township, becoming full-time in 1961. He was promoted to chief in 1982 and served until his retirement in 1994. Current Flint Township Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said despite having retired […]

Bridge replacement to begin Nov. 14

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission began replacement of Bristol Road Bridge over Call Drain, between Torrey Road and I-75, in Flint Township on Aug. 23. On Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. the entrance ramp from westbound Bristol Road to southbound I-75 will close for concrete pavement repair. At this time westbound Bristol Road traffic needing access to […]

Skaff Furniture- Carpet One to hold Thanksgiving event

FLINT — Thanksgiving will last a little longer this year, thanks to the annual Skaff Save & Share event taking place Nov. 23-26. “The response from our Save & Share charity event the past two years has been overwhelming,” says Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture-Carpet One President. “Thanks to the enthusiastic support from the community, we have been able to write […]

Old Newsboys kick off holiday season



GENESEE COUNTY – It is the busiest time of year for the Old Newsboys of Flint, and they started out the holiday season with their annual meeting Nov. 1. Founded in 1924, the Old Newsboys of Flint has served 812,000 children since it first started helping those in need 94 years ago. Last year alone, the organization helped 6,179 children […]

No surprises in uncontested school board races

FLINT TWP. — Gary Cousins and Gloria Nealy won re-elected to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, Nov. 6. The incumbents were unopposed in their bid for re-election. Cousins received 7,078 votes and Nealy received 8,004 votes. Their current terms end Dec. 31 with their new, 6-year terms starting Jan.1. Cousins is currently vice president of the board, while Nealy is […]

Monster Bash!

The Little Monsters Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley Center, was held Oct. 27. The spooky Halloween event was the collaboration of the Genesee County 911, the Genesee District Library, Genesee Valley Center and Flint Township’s Downtown Development Authority. There was a Halloween Trunk or Treat Spooky Trail, a magic show and trick or treating inside the mall.

Polling places for Flint Township voters

FLINT TWP. — Polling locations for Flint Township have changed. The following is an updated list of polling places in the township: • West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Rd., is for Precincts 1,2,3,4 and 10. • VFW Post 3087, 4138 Corunna Rd., is for Precincts 6 and 11. • Our Lady of Lebanon, 4133 Calkins Rd., […]

MTA’s Rides for Wellness program continues to expand



GENESEE COUNTY — Getting to the doctor has become an easier task for many locals, thanks to the Mass Transportation Authority’s Rides to Wellness program. Since its launch in September 2016, the MTA’s medical transportation service has helped Flint and Genesee County residents get a ride to their medical appointments. Now in its second year, the program is showing signs […]

Annual pig roast



The Flint Township Senior Citizen Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd., held its annual pig roast, Oct. 20. There was a pulled pork dinner with fixings and desserts. There was also live entertainment and a silent auction was held.


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