2011-07-28

Man struck, killed while walking along I-75



FLINT TWP. — A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in an early morning car accident on July 21 on southbound I-75 at Miller Road. Anwar Sadat Gibson of Flint was fatally injured after begin struck by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Flint man, according to a police press release. Police said the driver was unable to avoid striking […]

Elected officials have a responsibility to get the job done



(In regard to The VIEW from Here, July 14) I suspect that you and I are on the opposite ends of the political spectrum but on this issue we totally agree — we need to take our government back. I have attached my views on this issue for your consideration. A couple of quick comments on your three bullet points. […]

Two C-A teachers remain laid-off



FLINT TWP. — Only two of 22 Carman- Ainsworth teachers notified of potential layoffs were not reinstated as of the July 1 effective date. “One elementary and one high school teacher will remain on lay-off after we place teachers in various vacancies,’’ said Steve Tunnicliff, assistant superintendent. School administrators had anticipated that most teachers on the layoff list would be […]

Smooth Steps dancers return from Orlando



SWARTZ CREEK — Dancers from Smooth Steps Dance and Gymnastics returned recently from Orlando, Fla. where they performed on the Disney Stage. It was a life long experience for the dancers and one they will never forget, said a spokesperson for the studio. About a year ago the dancers and their families talked about doing this performance so they sent […]

Township moving closer to decision on medical marijuana



FLINT TWP. — Regulation of medical marijuana usage in the township moved closer to passage following a workshop meeting last week by the township Board of Trustees and its Planning Commission. The two boards met with township attorney Peter Goodstein to address lingering questions and concerns about how to handle medical marijuana usage in the township. The Planning Commission has […]

Got Harmony camp and show a success



DAVISON TWP. — Once again area youth gathered in Davison as the Border Lakes Region # 2 Sweet Adelines International held it’s Fourth Annual Got Harmony Day Camp and Benefit Show there. Talented young men and women from the ages of 8-25 attended the vocal music camp at the Davison Senior Center. They spent the day learning four-partharmony, vocal production, […]

National Night Out coming to Flint Township



FLINT TWP. — Residents are invited to come out for the National Night Out event from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Flint Township park and next door at the Flint Township Police Station. “Everything there is going to be free,” said Police Chief George Sippert. Activities and events will include free Ident-AKid cards for the first 100 children, Shrine […]

Commit to Fit! action plan unveiled



GENESEE COUNTY — Infomercials suggest you have to ‘feel the burn’ and ‘get ripped’ in order to be fit. Sounds fun, right? Commit to Fit!, a community-wide health behavior improvement initiative launched by the Greater Flint Health Coalition and its collective of partner organizations, reminds local residents that getting fit doesn’t have to hurt, and that a few simple lifestyle […]

Best Coney event at GVC



FLINT TWP. — A Best Coney in Genesee County Tasting Event and a fireworks show will highlight a five-day Genesee Valley Coney Festival that will incorporate Back to the Bricks pre–cruise events. The Coney Festival based at Genesee Valley mall kicks off with events from 4-11 p.m. on August 10 including performances by various local groups and featured carnival rides […]

Kidney cancer support



FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave, Flint. (off Robt. T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman LMSW,DCSW,BCD, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is open to the […]