Back to the Bricks week

Flint Assembly Open House attracts thousands to kick off

FLINT — Long lines snaked around the north parking lot at Flint Assembly, 3100 Van Slyke Road, as thousands lined up to board shuttle buses for an Open House and tour of the plant during a GM-sponsored kick-off of the annual Back to the Bricks classic car show. Besides getting a chance to see how vehicles are made from start […]

In brief

Michigan Health, Hurley to hold open house Aug. 20 GRAND BLANC — On Aug. 20, Michigan Health Specialists and Hurley Health Services Grand Blanc Urgent Care are hosting a joint ribbon cutting celebration and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the community is invited to come out and enjoy free refreshments, bounce house, tours of the state of […]

MCC vice president assumes NCIA presidency

FLINT — Dr. Amy Fugate, vice president of Academic Affairs at Mott Community College, has assumed the presidency of NCIA (National Council of Instructional Administrators) which is an affiliate council for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Fugate was elected to an at-large position on the NCIA Board in 2009 and has previously served as secretary and vice president […]

Carbon monoxide, smoke detectors available with grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has received a grant to distribute a limited supply of smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors. One of each is available to residents living in the designated Community Development Block Grant area. A map showing these areas qualifying areas is posted on the township’s website at www.flinttownship.org. A picture ID is required […]

Pop culture celebration

Barnes & Noble visitors have fan-tastic time at celebration

Harlie Putman of Swartz Creek showed her fandom by wearing full purple-accented Donatello gear for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day, a children’s event during the Get- Pop Cultured Celebration at Barnes & Noble bookstore. The celebration began July 23 and wrapped up last weekend with Page & Screen Weekend where participants of all ages were invited to dress as their […]


Extra school supplies support initiative to deliver shoebox gifts

GENESEE COUNTY — As a new school year approaches, traditional back-to-school activities ramp up and families fill the aisles shopping for school materials, clothes and all the right digital gear to help students return to the classroom ready to learn. For many area families, however, the season for student discounts and bargain bins also presents a great opportunity to help […]

Twp. board holds off on panhandling ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A proposed ordinance that would ban all soliciting in the street, including by charities, has been postponed. The controversial move quietly passed first reading on July 7 in a six to one vote, with only Clerk Kim Courts opposing. But a near capacity crowd attended the board’s August 11 meeting to voice opinions before the board completed […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — On Aug. 15, The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Frequency Fifty Four, with special guest Chasing the Riot. Cost is $5. This is an album-release show. Summer Happy Funtime Burlesque will perform Aug. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Machine Shop will feature the Russell Wayne Tribute […]

New police officer hired

FLINT TWP. — Alexander Knopp was sworn in Tuesday morning as a township police officer. The Flint Township Board approved hiring Knopp at its August 11 meeting. Police Chief George Sippert said the Civil Service Commission provided Knopp’s name as the next eligible candidate. Chief Sippert provided a brief biography of Knopp who is a graduate of Davison High School […]

New Football Practice Policies Promote Safety as 14-15 Sports Year Begins

EAST LANSING — The first practices of 2014-15 begin next week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in that sport aimed at continuing to improve player safety. The new practice policy was proposed by a Football […]