Township seeking state grant for Pirates Park purchase

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has an idea that could bring new life to Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. A public hearing at noon on Feb. 27 is to take public comment and discuss a plan for the township’s Board of Trustees to apply for state grant assistance to purchase the Pirates Park […]

FYSO to hold concert before Ireland trip

FLINT — The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform a Bon Voyage concert at3:00 pm, Sunday, March 23 at The Whiting. After their Whiting appearance, members of Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra will make an exciting concert tour of Ireland. Their performance at The Whiting will include: Ashokan Farewell from the PBS series “The Civil War,” Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, […]

Sign up now for a Taste of Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Coming back bigger and better for its second year, the annual Experience Flint Township Expo is being planned for June 17 in the front parking lot of Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd. This year’s schedule of events still is in the early planning stages but should be made public sometime next month, said Wilma Mitchell, campus director […]

Thanks for the help with the snow, now how about the potholes?

The Michigan Senate approved a $100 million supplemental last week to assist road agencies with the extreme cost overruns that have occurred so far this winter. This was a good move. Our beleaguered road commission and city departments of public works have taken a harsh beating this winter in their pocketbooks. All 83 county road agencies and 533 municipalities, along […]

CAHS student lands spot in national youth journalism, media conference

FLINT TWP. — Randi Richardson, a sophomore at Carman-Ainsworth High School, has been selected as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2014 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University, July 13-July 18. Randi is among a select group of outstanding student leaders from all over the country chosen to participate in a oneweek intensive study of journalism and […]

In brief

Last call FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association has announced that it is wrapping up this weekend acceptance of submissions for the first-ever interactive Flint Township business map. Since early fall, WFBA has been working with Flint Township officials on the project. Businesses signing up for a fee will be featured in a full-color, multi-media printed map and […]

C-A schools gauging how well parents are monitoring social media


FLINT TWP. — Between texting, tweeting, and posting online, today’s young people spend a lot of their time using social media — for better and for worse. The question arises how well parents are monitoring their children’s online behavior on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm and Instagram. And do parents use these sites themselves or want to know how to […]

Bishop named Airport of the Year

FLINT TWP. — On February 20, Bishop International Airport was named “Airport of the Years at the 2014 Michigan Airport Conference put on by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives. The award was presented by Michael G. Trout, executive administrator for the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, according to a press release. It cited Bishop for excellence in […]

Township board votes for jobs to consolidate

FLINT TWP. — By promoting a parttime worker to a full-time vacancy, the township board is saving money but it was not a unanimous decision. The board voted 5-2 to hire Sandy Pettigrew to fill a 35-hours a week position for an AFSCME clerical union Utility 2 worker. Pettigrew has worked part-time for the township since April 2006, assigned to […]

Pilot program aims to improve police response time

FLINT TWP. — Township residents may notice that police are coming quicker when called. That faster response time may be due to a dispatch pilot program implemented at the first of the year, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board last week. The new program changes the way calls are dispatched through Genesee County 911, […]