Free prom gowns now available

GENESEE COUNTY — Not having a gown didn’t stop Cinderella from going to the ball and need not stop local young women from attending their proms either. All they need to do to get a free dress and accessories is make an appointment at My Dreams Do Come True — a Flint-based non-profit that since 2010 has been helping young […]


Using the New York Auto Show as its launch platform, Cadillac last week introduced the all-new 2014 CTS sedan to the public. The third-generation CTS sedan is based on the high-performing rear-drive architecture of the ATS sport sedan, moving Cadillac into the prestigious class of midsize luxury sedans. It will be the segment’s lightest car. A range of power trains […]

Permanent prescription boxes now available

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County residents now have the availability to drop off unused, unneeded and/or expired medications in a number of locations. “We are pleased to partner with several local police departments to place these drop boxes in safe and convenient locations within the community. Residents can keep their medicine cabinets free of unneeded medication and keep it out […]

In brief

Calif. professor selected for 2013 artists’ series FLINT — A noted author, poet, and professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, has been selected as the guest presenter for the African/African Diaspora Artists’ Series. Professor Chris Abani will be in Flint, April 10-13, to present lectures and performances at the Flint Public Library and the University of […]

Celebrate NanoDays 2013 at the Flint Children’s Museum

FLINT —Now through April 7 is Nanodays at the Flint Children’s Museum. The NanoExhibit is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 30-April 7. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal […]

Asst. Fire Chief named county Firefighter of the Year

FLINT TWP. — Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley has been named 2012 Firefighter of the Year by the Genesee County Association of Fire Chief’s and was recognized for the achievement by the township board Monday night. “I am proud to say that Assistant Chief Burkley was given that award based on a variety of things,” said Fire Chief John Ringwelski, […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Flint Town Throwdown, featuring Autumn Coma, Bulletproof, the Product and Crackjaw, April 5. This is a low dough concert. Mindflaw, with special guests D-Boy & Bro-Bot, will perform April 6. This is a low dough concert. The Acacia Strain, with […]

Full-time firefighter discharged for debilitating injuries

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees voted Monday night to end the employment of a full-time firefighter of 13 years because he can no longer perform his duties due to injuries. There was no discussion before the board unanimously approved the termination 4-0. Three trustees were absent — Barb Vert, Belenda Parker and George Menoutes. The terminated firefighter […]


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Detailed information available about upcoming C-A millage election

FLINT TWP. — With an important millage election about a month away, Carman-Ainsworth officials are ramping up efforts to let voters know what is at stake. Detailed information about millage request voters will be asked to approve in the May 7 election have been posted on the district’s website. In the May 7 general election, Carman- Ainsworth will be asking […]