Better watch out

Signs like this one on Lennon Road caution motorists by marking known places where deer and vehicles have crossed paths. Since daylight savings time ended earlier this month, dusk comes during the evening commute -a time when deer are more active. In 2014, Genesee County ranked ninth out of 83 counties in Michigan with the highest incidents of deer/vehicle crashes, […]

Final weekend to see play at Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — Flint Community Players (FCP) community theater presentation of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’’ wraps up this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19. Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday November 22. Based on the classic comedy film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the play covers the antics of two […]

Board settles contract with com-ops union

FLINT TWP. — The township board is in the middle of contract negotiations with five of its six unions but has come to terms with its the Police Department Communications Operators – Teamsters Local 214. In a 5-2 vote at its Monday night meeting, the board approved an agreement that includes a new wage schedule for hourly rates paid to […]

Several fundraisers to benefit C-A music program

FLINT TWP. — Numerous pots of poinsettias in a festive array of colors will decorate the stage when Carman- Ainsworth musicians are showcased in upcoming choir and orchestra concerts over the next few weeks. What may not be well known is that the plants are provided through an annual public fundraiser. Ordering for the Poinsettia & Holiday Greens Sale began […]

Board OKs two-year budget

FLINT TWP. — Two voted no but the township board passed a two-year general fund budget of $10,293.548 for 2016 and $10,633,839 for 2017. Those figures compare to an actual budget of $10,863,111 in 2014 and an amended budget of $10,034,025 for 2015. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted against the two year budget. Parker gave several reasons. She […]

In brief

FUB sponsoring fundraiser for C-A music program FLINT TWP. — To benefit the C-A music program, Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, is offering a special discount every Wednesday for the entire month of November. To get a 20 percent discount off the total order, diners need only mention the C-A Music Program or show on their phones the fundraising […]

Fire closes VFW

Investigation ongoing, repair work on hold

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Swartz Creek VFW Post 3720 will remain closed, but for how long is anyone’s guess. The post, which also houses the local AmVets, sustained damage in a kitchen fire Nov. 7. “It started in portable fryer that we use for small orders,” said post Commander Eric Johnson. The VFW had purchased the commercial grade fryer six months […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Toolology, a tribute to Tool, with special guest Stellar, an Incubus tribute, and Six Feet of Grace, a Candlebox tribute, Nov. 20. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Maggie Meadows from Banana 101.5 FM will hold her Birthday Bash Nov. 21 at […]

Township Clerk may retire

FLINT TWP. — Around this time next year, the township board could be swearing in a new clerk for the first time in 12 years. Three-term Clerk Kim Courts announced plans to retire at the end of her current four-year term, which ends after the November 2016 general election. But other township officials said they are hoping to persuade Courts […]

Firebirds move past controversy split, pair of weekend games

FLINT — After a controversial week in which the entire coaching staff was fired, the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds put it all behind them and returned to the ice with a pair of games at the Dort Federal Event Center. Saturday night resulted in a 4-3 overtime loss to the West Division rival Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Flint opened […]