Senior Citizens Center Board reorganized

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center on Graham Road has a new lease, governing board and by-laws in place after a recent reorganization to improve accountability. The Center had been a source of controversy in recent months because of delays signing a lease agreement with Flint Township and confusion about the roles of its administrative and advisory boards. […]


NOW-NOV. 14 Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season. THROUGH OCT. 30 Canada Goose Hunting Season. SEPT. 29 Steak and Clays at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. www.gbhuntsmans.com OCT. 1 Michigan Eye Bank “Shooting for Sight” fundraiser at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. www.gbhuntsmans.com OCT. 1-NOV. 14 Archery Deer Hunting Season, statewide. OCT. 1-JAN. 1, 2012 Baiting for deer hunting […]

Big crowd turned out for 40-mile bike ride

FLINT TWP. — An estimated 1,000 bikers joined police on the 40-mile Bikes on the Bricks fifth annual ride on Saturday. As early as 3 p.m., the parking lot at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson, the ride sponsor, was clogged with bikes raring to go. The threat of rain from cloudy skies never materialized and the ride took off promptly at 4 […]

CALENDAR of events

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ART/THEATRE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Brad Garrett, known for his role as Robert in CBS’s series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performs stand-up comedy at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 8 p.m. Cost is $19 – $49. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 The Glass Castle performance based on the New York Time’s best selling novel The Glass Castle at […]

In brief

Trail ribbon-cutting Oct. 21 FLINT TWP. — A ribbon-cutting dedication for the new Genesee Valley Trail is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 21 near MTA bus structure and Macy’s parking lot, Supervisor Karyn Miller announced last week at the West Flint Business Association Meeting. Miller said work is being completed on the 2.69-mile trail that begins on Corunna Road […]

Going Green

West Flint Business Association learns about biogas benefits

FLINT TWP. — Picture a green swath of vibrant grass replacing the weed-choked industrial lot that once held Buick City. Brownfield recovery is one of many potential benefits that can be derived from biogas by-products, said Chad Antle, chief of operations for the Swedish Biogas plant located at the Flint Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)) near Beecher and Linden Roads. Speaking […]

In brief

Breast Cancer Fundraising Blitz FLINT —Financial Plus Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, the “Supporter’s”, will present the 4th Annual Pink Night on Oct. 6 from 6 -11 p.m. at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill, located at 531 South Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. This Pink carpet event will showcase a tasteful brassiere fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind brassieres designed by over […]

Pastor retires from parishes

BURTON — In mid-summer, former pastor Bruce Billings retired from leading two separate congregations at two Burton churches — simultaneously. Billings, 60, had presided over Atherton United Methodist Church and Phoenix United Methodist Church for 18 years and 10 years respectively. “It was hard to leave the people that we’ve grown to know and love but at the same time […]

The VIEW from here

Things that make you go ‘Hmmm!’

My girlfriend gave me a list of 50 questions the other day and I read them over for a good laugh. The list is called “Questions that haunt me” and it is a series of queries about silly questions you can’t really answer. Defying the absurd, I set out to answer a few of these zingers. Here are my findings: […]

Old Newsboys fundraiser a success

FLINT TWP. —Remember old-fashioned fun at bygone company picnics like potato sack races and other children’s games that were not electronic or hand held. Julie Blalock, owner of Kickin’ Catering in Flushing, hoped to bring some of that back by organizing the first Genesee County Family Picnic last Saturday at the UAW Local 598 Union City Recreation Area on Torrey […]