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Crafters giving back

FLINT — Would you like to join other crafters using your skills to give back to your community? Flint Handmade Gives Back: Crafting for Charity, hosted by The Local Grocer, 601 Martin L. King Ave. A quarterly event supporting local charities: Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (event to be announced), and Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (Making Cards […]

Fall Cooking with Kids classes

FLINT — Classes will take place at the Flint Children’s Museum. Pre-registration is required for this free, hands-on program which teaches families to make healthy food choices while learning to cook fresh, affordable recipes from diverse cultural traditions. Upcoming sessions all classes 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Sept. 19th to Oct. 10th, Tuesdays, Oct. 15th to Nov. 5th, Nov. 12th […]

AFSCME preparing for Hat, Scarf, Mitten Tree

FLINT TWP. — The AFSCME Local 1918-01 annual Hat, Scarf and Mitten Tree is warming up to a new name honoring a woman who created thousands of items to fill the tree. Sharon Munson knitted hats, scarves and mittens ever since her best friend, Rose Shifflett, began working on the tree more than 10 years ago. The items she created […]

Board turns down offer for Dyewood Road property



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has turned down a second offer to purchase 86.65 acres of property along Dyewood Drive, behind Dyewood Subdivision. Crescent Construction Management offered $120,000 to purchase the property, where the company planned to build condominiums, houses and possibly apartments. The company also requested a 10-year tax abatement on developed property until sold. […]

Secretary Benson seeks participants for Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has announced the formation of a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and requested students to apply to serve as members. The task force will make recommendations for improving voter engagement among college students. Any Michigan student attending a two- or four-year higher education institution is encouraged to apply to the nonpartisan task force. […]

Council rejects high bid for property on Saginaw Street



BURTON — In a departure from its usual policy for selling vacant, tax reverted properties, the city denied the sale of a parcel at 3380 Saginaw St. to the highest bidder after public support for the low bidder and the project he was proposing. The council rejected all bids on the sale of the property after James Binkley, owner of […]

Metro Police to host open house

Metro Police Authority Officer Ken Szmansky helps a youngster try out some of the department’s riot gear at the 2018 police department open house. Following on the heels of a highly successful event last year, the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County will host its 2nd annual open house at the headquarters building on Hill 23 Drive off Hill Road […]

Seymour Road project progresses ahead of schedule



FLUSHING TWP. — If all goes as planned, a busy stretch of Seymour Road in Flushing Township will be reopening just in time for the start of a new school year. For the past month, crews with the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) have been making road improvements and culvert repairs to Seymour Road between Potter Road and the Flushing […]

Color run to benefit disaster relief organization

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Student Council will sponsor its 2nd annual 5K color run/ walk at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Information is available at www.colorrunsc.com. Proceeds benefit DRAW, Disaster Relief at Work, and the student council. DRAW is a Michiganbased non-profit that provides disaster relief services throughout the United States. In the wake of events such as floods, […]

A Day Out with Thomas coming to Crossroads Village

FLINT — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. Children are invited to spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Crossroads V & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., […]


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