Firefighters surpass fundraising goal

FLINT TWP. — With a goal to surpass $10,000 raised last year, township firefighters spent the day on December 5 in front of the Wal-Mart store on Corunna Road, collecting money toys and clothing for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. Even Buddy, a Dalmatian who belongs to one of the firefighters, came out to support the cause. The final […]

Toys R Us shooting leaves two arrested

FLINT TWP. — An 18-year-old Flint man has been arrested on charges of assault with intent to murder, after an altercation Monday evening in the parking lot of the Toys R Us store, 3250 Linden Road, in which another Flint man was shot. At about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, people responded to reports of multiple gunshots in the Toys […]

Grammy-award winning musician performing this weekend in Flint

FLINT TWP. — Grammy and DOVE Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is bringing his “JOY: The Christmas Tour” to a concert at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for general admission, $35 for artist circle and $55 for VIP. They can be […]

A grave matter

FLINT TWP. — The cost of living is going up but so is the cost of dying, particularly for anyone who passes on during the winter and is interred in a township cemetery. The cost of digging graves during the winter is going up. Blame it on the lamentable Polar Vortex of the past two winters. Because of it, township […]

Donations sought for hat, scarf and mittens tree

FLINT TWP. — A Christmas tree now on display in the meeting room at the Flint Township Administration building is decorated with hats, scarves and mittens lovingly made or acquired during the year by members of the AFSCME Clerical Union. The group has sponsored similar trees for several years. The local also is accepting donations of more hats, scarves and […]

Road reopened, detour ended

FLINT TWP. — South Ballenger Highway over the Swartz Creek reopened last weekend, ending a three-month detour. That section of road has been closed since August 25 for a total replacement of the deteriorating bridge. The road was originally slated to reopen to traffic on November 20 but was pushed back to December 5. A November 2012 inspection rated the […]

In brief

MCC music program students present Holiday Concert FLINT — The Mott Community College Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and Brass Ensemble will be joining together to celebrate an evening of holiday cheer on Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium on the main campus in Flint. Selections will include classics such as “Merry Christmas […]

Genesee Health Plan partners with C-A Schools

FLINT TWP. — Do you or your children need health coverage? The Health Plan Marketplace can be daunting for anyone looking to get health coverage. It is especially confusing now as Michigan has re-bid all of its Medicaid health plan providers statewide. This means that many families with children covered by Medicaid Health Plans will need to re-apply for their […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present I Prevail, with special guests XXI and Versus Me, Dec. 10. Tickets are $18 in advance. Indie-Grace Promotions presents A Very Metal Christmas for Toys for Tots, Dec. 11. Performing will be Absorbed, Avenue Sky, Shadows of Doubt, the Demise of the […]

Pro athlete, Wilson, mentors CAMS students

FLINT TWP. — Who better than an ex-NFL player to mentor young, aspiring athletes? Chris Wilson, 33, a former professional football player and Flint native, did just that when he spoke to a group of 7th and 8th grade football players at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School last week. His message was about character and leadership, said Kevin Summey, CAMS principal. […]