Two public hearings on board agenda next week

FLINT TWP. — Two items open to public input are scheduled to come before the township board at its Aug. 17 meeting. One is a public hearing to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for DaVinci Equity Group, doing business as Riverfront Eyecare, 4337 Miller Rd. DaVinci Equity Group is asking the township to establish an Industrial […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Saint Asonia, Aug. 21, with special guests Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid. Tickets are $22 in advance. The Most Excellent Tribute to the 90s: The Great Cornholio, will perform Aug. 22. Tickets are $10 in advance. For tickets to all shows go to […]

Repairs to Flushing Road have begun

FLINT TWP. — Road repairs scheduled to begin August 3 on Flushing Road, between Warner and Mill Roads, will not be completed until next summer but the road should completely reopen to traffic by October 30, according to a construction progress report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The project’s anticipated completion date is Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Genesee […]

Firebirds announce presenting sponsor

FLINT — Not long after the Perani name was replaced on the former Perani Arena by Dort Federal Credit Union, the company entered a five-year sponsorship deal with the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds to become the team’s presenting sponsor. The news was announced at a press conference at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center last Thursday. “I love coming […]

In brief

West Flint Church of Nazarene presents VBS FLINT TWP. — Triumph Sports Vacation Bible School will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, August 15 on the grounds of West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road. Triumph Sports is a Christ- Centered sports camp that uses sports as a fun means to teach Scripture. It is a one-day […]

Flint Junior Golf champions crowned

FLINT – Two Flushing High golfers completed a dominant run in the Flint Junior Golf Association season by winning the season-ending tournament last week at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Junior Kerri Parks captured the girls’ 18-hole championship flight in the Jack Nicklaus Group by beating Goodrich junior Sydni Harding 4-and- 3 in Wednesday’s match-play final, while senior Joe Montpas took […]

School district assembling team to consider building closures

SWARTZ CREEK – School leaders are currently assembling a team to study district facilities and recommend cost-cutting measures that could include the closure of an elementary school, which also would affect families in Flint Township who live in the Swartz Creek school district. The committee of 10 to 12 people representing a cross section of the community will meet semi-monthly […]

Golf Outings

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Guiding Star Foundation annual golf outing at CAPTAIN’S CLUB OF WOODFIELD. 18-hole scramble, breakfast and registration 7:30-9 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Includes two drinks, cart, seven contests, 50/50 raffle, mulligan, lunch at the turn, dinner afterward. Dinner includes two-hour open bar, a band and an auctioneer with autographed sports memorabilia. Golf/dinner tickets are $125 per golfer, […]

DNR lieutenant for Genesee County killed in plane crash, Aug. 9

EMMETT COUNTY — First Lieutenant (F/LT.) Arthur A. Green III of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division died in a plane crash late Aug. 9 in Little Traverse Township, Emmett County. F/LT. Green, 58, of Farmington Hills served as supervisor for the DNR’s District 9, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Monroe, Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties. […]

Sports Shorts

MSU players holding clinic FLINT — Former Michigan State University players will be helping area kids get ready for the 2015 football season at an upcoming clinic to be held at Atwood Stadium. The free clinic is being held in conjunction with a fundraising event to benefit the Hurley Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network. The clinic will be held on […]