In brief

MCC to hold Career Open House July 30 FLINT — Interested in a career in music? Learn what it takes to work in the music industry at an Open House hosted by the Mott Community College (MCC) Music Department July 30, from 6-8 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium. Meet, greet, tour and learn! Meet the faculty and current […]

Adventures at the Dog Park

We’ve discovered Gunnar has a new favorite place and no, it’s not under the table where he can find falling table scraps. He’s been hanging around the Davison Dog Park enjoying his first taste of being off the leash since he was a puppy. My son, Sam, and I have taken Gunnar on a couple of visits to the park […]

Flotilla offers fun in the sun on Flint River

FLINT — Everyone is invited to sit back and relax on the first ever Flotilla down the Flint River. A flotilla is an event where individuals bring floating devices to enjoy a leisurely float down a river complete with an after party. The Flotilla will take place on Aug. 2 and is a fundraiser for the Flint River Corridor Alliance […]

Boys & Girls Club names Robinson executive director

FLINT — The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint has appointed Tauzzari Robinson as Executive Director effective immediately. Robinson, formerly Director of Programs and Operations has served as the interim Executive Director since April. Robinson brings with him a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm to further the Club’s mission of inspiring and enabling […]

Fired senior center director files lawsuit

FLINT TWP. — Linda Moore, who was fired in April from her job of nearly 11 years as director of the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center, has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation. The suit filed in Genesee County Circuit Court cites three counts, “violations based on Whistleblower Protection Act, four violations of the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act (discrimination, harassment, retaliation […]

Lighting the flame

Flint Olympian and CANUSA officials light the torch at the opening ceremonies for the Flint Olympian Games on Tuesday at Guy V. Houston Stadium, located on the campus of Flint Northwestern. Athletes from all over the area will compete in the Flint Olympian Games to qualify for the right to participate in the annual CANUSA Games against Hamilton, Ontario, in […]

Fire drill

Practice makes perfect for township firefighters who keep their skills up to par with regular training. Last week, they worked on driving and water transfer skills in a parking lot at Genesee Valley Center mall. Water transfer involved one truck collecting water from a hydrant and transferring it by hose to the bigger pumper truck. At a real fire, this […]

Grand Blanc golfers win Henrickson Award

ATLAS TWP. – Jordan Harris needed a scorecard playoff to win his championship and had to come back hours later to pick up his plaque. Kristen Wolfe could have just left hers on the wall at home. The two Grand Blanc residents won their titles in starkly different ways Monday in the annual Henrickson Award golf tournament at Atlas Valley […]

Board OKs fire truck repairs

FLINT TWP. — The dreaded check engine light is lit in one of the township’s three fire trucks and needs to be checked out, among other things. The township board at its July 7 meeting unanimously approved Fire Chief John Ringwelski’s request for about $7,000 in fire truck repairs. Funds to cover the repair work are available in the budget, […]

Soccer, golf hybrid gaining popularity

MIDLAND — A fairly new sport, which is a combination of soccer and golf— better known as FootGolf— is continuing to grow and amass popularity across the country. Billy Casper Golf, which owns and operates several golf courses throughout the country, hosted a kickoff event on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Midland. FootGolf is a four-person game […]