Trail mix

Construction has begun to link the eastern end of the Genesee Valley Trail to the City of Flint portion, which will follow the abandoned Canadian National railroad track bed from Corunna near Ballenger and end at Chevy Commons – a green space being developed on the former site of the Chevy in the Hole factory. As shown in the photo, […]

Loeb Trust Grant benefits Growing Up Artfully program

FLINT — The Stella and Frederick S. Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by FirstMerit Private Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC) for its twelfth annual Growing Up Artfully fundraising event. Proceeds from Growing Up Artfully will provide subsidized tickets and outreach activities for underserved area youth. These young people will enjoy a variety of […]

Economic Development Corp. board meets to discuss interests

FLINT TWP. — Commercial blight, semi-truck parking, weed cutting and the need to improve economic development were among issues discussed at the annual meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC meets once annually to elect officers or as needed to conduct business. It was formed to encourage industrial and commercial development through its ability to purchase, construct, […]

In brief

Weed cutting addressed FLINT TWP. — Anyone having a problem with noxious weeds or high grass in their neighborhood should notify the township’s noxious weed code enforcement officer, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. Property owners with weeds or grass higher than ten inches will be sent by first class mail a notice stating that if they are not cut […]

Police force adds two new officers

FLINT TWP. — Effective June 15, the township will have two more police officers working to uphold law and order in the community. At its Monday night meeting, the Township Board approved hiring two new officers, as recommended by Police Chief George Sippert. They are Christopher Robert Miller and Steven Douglas Moore. Miller is currently a part-time officer for the […]

Cardiologist joins Genesys Heart Institute team

GRAND BLANC — Noninvasive cardiologist Mark Stuart, DO, recently joined Genesys Heart Institute Physician Group. Dr. Stuart received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center (now McLaren-Oakland). Stuart is board-certified in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiology and internal medicine. Additionally, he has expertise is in […]

New Manufacturing Coalition seeks to expand talent pool, opportunities

FLINT — Local manufacturers have partnered with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce to broaden the image of manufacturing in the region and expand the talent pool for today’s manufacturing careers. Founding members of the new Flint & Genesee Manufacturing Coalition will work to identify and secure resources for job-driven training programs, and strengthen growth opportunities for local companies […]

Graves encourages residents to fish for free June 13-14

LANSING — State Rep. Joseph Graves today encouraged residents to take advantage of Michigan Free Fishing Weekend on June 13-14. Rep. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing fees during the summer weekend so people who haven’t fished before can try the sport out without having a license. All fishing regulations still apply. “This […]

Carman-Ainsworth recognized for cardiac preparedness plan

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools was recognized by MI HEARTSafe for being prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies, according to a press release. The designation is awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Education, American Heart Association, Michigan Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the […]

Rollhaven owners receive award

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Roller Skating Association International (RSAI) has awarded Danny and Kim Brown the organization’s Life Member Achievement Award, which is not given for the length of service in the industry, but for the quality of their contribution. The Brown’s are the owner/operators of Rollhaven Skating Center which also has locations in Flushing and Owosso. They were […]