2016-03-17

Snyder thanks credit unions for donation to residents participating in home water testing efforts



LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder today thanked Flint-area members of the Michigan Credit Union League for donating $50,000 worth of gift cards to residents who have been working with the state and federal government to monitor lead levels in the water in their homes. Flint residents who will receive the cards live in sentinel sites, locations throughout Flint designated for […]

Bishop Airport hosting TSA enrollment program



GENESEE COUNTY — Bishop International Airport will be hosting a TSA Pre® enrollment center event for one week — Monday, April 11 Through Friday, April 15. No need to drive to a traditional enrollment location — this is one-stop shopping for all signup needs, according to a press release. TSA Pre® is an expedited screening program that enables travelers to […]

Former Flint brothers sponsored water giveaway



FLINT TWP. — On Friday, March 11, Flint natives and brothers Philip and Saso Pirkovic hosted a free bottled water distribution at Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road. The Pirkovic brothers were both born, raised, and educated in Flint. But in January 2015, both brothers quit their jobs, packed their bags, and booked a one-way ticket to San Francisco. […]

The Cool City Art Auction will be held on March 18



FLINT – The Coolest event of the year is coming to 3 locations in downtown Flint and will support three of the Coolest local art agencies—Greater Flint Arts Council, Buckham Gallery, and Creative Alliance artists at The Lunch Studio. Join them on March 18 from 5-9 p.m. for this fundraiser that supports the monthly second Friday ARTWALKS. For just $25 […]

Party hats



There were a lot of cats in hats at school recently as Carman- Ainsworth’s pre-k students celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The beloved author and illustrator wrote some 60 children’s book including “The Cat in the Hat” which introduced the cat wearing the iconic red and white striped hat; “Green Eggs and Ham,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” […]

Happiness isn’t…



The people who know me well might scoff loudly when I say I’m always attempting to better myself. My diet is not the healthiest, I’m prone to self-doubt and the whole “working out” thing has never been for me. So, in all fairness, it’s easy to see how friends and family might take the sentiment with a grain of salt. […]

C-A schools sell refunding bonds



FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools last week announced the successful sale of its 2016 Refunding Bonds in the amount of $6,805,000, resulting in nearly a half-million dollars in savings, according to a press release from the school board. The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the School District’s outstanding 2006 Refunding Bonds and to pay […]

39th annual Flint Camper, RV Show this weekend in Flint




FLINT – Eons ago, men and women rubbed sticks together to start fires and slept on the cold, hard ground. Thankfully, camping has become a lot easier – and comfortable — in the 21st Century. Beginning today, the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) invites those with a passion for the outdoors to see just how cushy camping […]

Synagogue sold in twp.




FLINT TWP. — After more than 40 years of serving the community and about four years on the market, the Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue, 5240 Calkins Road, is charting a new course. The building which houses a temple, school and kitchen is being sold. Last week, the Flint Township Planning Commission approved a site plan from Charter School Property […]

In brief



Free Easter Egg Hunt FLINT TWP. — Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road, will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 1-3 p.m. March 26. There will be games, prizes, face painting, a free Easter Egg Hunt and fun for the entire family. Concessions sold will benefit the Teen Mission Trip. Parents must accompany children at all times. — R.S. MCC […]