Atlantis students help clean GV Trail

FLINT TWP. — You da man Tyler! He was one of the most active students from Atlantis Alternative High School who helped clean the Genesee Valley Trail last week. Atlantis students joined members of the township’s Parks and Recreation Committee for the first of two trail cleanings this year, said Barb Vert, a township trustee and member of the parks […]

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Tai Chi available at senior center GRAND BLANC — June 1-29, from 2-3 p.m., a certified instructor will be guiding participants through the practice of Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health at the Grand Blanc Senior Center. Tai Chi is progressive, so register today for your five week commitment to better health one breath at a time. Details: Call […]

YouthQuest end-of-year event a Magical experience

FLINT TWP. — Four busloads of students from Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye and Randels elementary schools joined about 2,000 students at the annual YouthQuest end-of-year celebration held last week at New Creation Church, 4472 Lennon Road. YouthQuest is a free after school educational program for K-12 for students from Flint Community Schools, Carman- Ainsworth Schools and the International Academy of Flint. “Our […]

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SOS mobile office coming to Genesee County FLINT — The Michigan Secretary of State’s Mobile Office will serve area residents at an Operation Fresh Start event, June 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church 1309 N. Ballenger Highway. Other organizations participating in the event include the city and county prosecutor’s offices, the Flint Police Department, the Michigan […]

UM-Flint chancellor speaks at WFBA annual scholarship presentation

FLINT TWP. — “It is not where you start but where you end up,” said Wanetta Reid, winner of this year’s Adult Learner Scholarship presented by the West Flint Business Association (WFBA). “I have been on this journey for a long time but here I am,’” Reid said of her 10-year pursuit of a college degree which she expects to […]

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Free scrap tire collection FLINT TWP. — The township is again offering a free scrap tire collection day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, in the parking lot of the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. Each household will be allowed to drop off up to seven tires (or until the collection trailer is full). A […]

Township firefighters lauded

FLINT TWP. — They say it is better to give than to receive, but township firefighters prove that you can do both. At the May 18 township board meeting, township firefighters showed off the Chief Halstead Memorial Firefighters Trophy, named after former Burton Fire Chief Doug Halstead. They won it in a friendly fundraising competition with other area fire departments. […]

Township bids goodbye to longtime assessor

FLINT TWP. — In its usual style, the Flint Township Board sent off one of its long-time employees with a proclamation and a special cake. Nermina Vidovic, the guest of honor, has served the township for 12 years. A native of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vidovic fled her homeland with one suitcase to escape the religious and ethnic strife in the war-torn region […]

Keeping Flint Twp. beautiful

FLINT TWP. — About 24 youth and 40 adult volunteers contributed more than 240 hours of work, valued at more than $4,500, for the seventh annual “Join Hands Day,’’ to clean up and beautify the park on Norko Drive, according to a summary report to the township board from Peter Mikelens, event coordinator. Mikelens represents the GLEANER Greater Flint Area […]

Twp. gets clean audit

FLINT TWP. — The township’s financial records are in good order, according to a recent audit presentation by Plante & Moran for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The township received an unmodified rating, the highest level, according to Crystal Simpson and Tadd Harburn, Plante & Moran auditors. Overall township finances are in better shape than a year ago […]