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MDA receives grant from Merkley Charitable Trust FLINT — The Greater Michigan Muscular Dystrophy Association recently accepted a $2,000 grant from the Martha Merkley Charitable Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank for its 2016 MDA Summer Camp Program. At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs […]

Prince transcended music genres

Oh my, you’ve been a rollercoaster ride, 2016 — at least for fans of American pop culture. This past week, social media exploded with the news that rock n’ roll icon Prince had died at age 57. Prince was always an enigma to me, and that was before he changed his name. The man just kind of seemed a little […]

Bishop Airport takes bite out of Big Apple with nonstop service on United Airlines

GENESEE COUNTY — United Airlines will begin flying nonstop jet service to Newark Airport in New Jersey, starting on July 1, according to an announcement last week by Flint’s Bishop International Airport. Newark is one of three commercial airports serving the metropolitan New York area. As a true regional airport, this additional route from Bishop will give 3 million people […]

Families invited to free STEM night event

FLINT TWP.— Want to try your hand at building a glider or creating a painting tool? Sign up for a free family STEM night coming up at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in the cafeteria at Carman-Ainsworth High School. This family fun night will showcase some of the projects students have completed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes […]

MCC recognizes Top Achievers for 2016

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will honor its outstanding academic achievers at the 2016 Graduate Honors Reception, May 1 in the Applewood Café on the main campus at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint. Top honors awarded by MCC include the Phil Braun Award, the Paul Karr Cup, MCC Honors Program Diplomas, and academic division awards. The Phil Braun Award […]

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Flushing School bond vote coming Tuesday FLINT TWP. — Those township residents who live in the Flushing School District are headed to the polls on Tuesday, May 3 to vote for a $20 million School Improvement Bond Proposal. The bond would cover the costs of erecting, equipping and furnishing additions to the high school which will include a community education […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Devour the Day, with special guests Westfall and Coldville, will perform April 28. Tickets are $10 in advance. It Lies Within, with special guests Meridians, Hour 24, Our Vices, Through Our Eyes and Stella Polaris, will perform April 29. Tickets are $10 […]

Roundabout construction to begin after July 4th

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to begin work July 6 on a traffic roundabout on Bristol Road near the I-75 interchange, with completion targeted for October 22. The $3 million project involves building the circular lanes to direct traffic in a controlled counter-clockwise movement onto and off freeway ramps and traveling east and west on […]

Cavaliers’ baseball wins twice

FLINT – With the duo of freshman Garrett Gleason and senior Jawanza Edwards hitting on all cylinders, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team dominated the first game of a Saginaw Valley League crossover doubleheader on Monday at home against Saginaw Arthur Hill winning 18-0 in three innings. “The first game was a little one-sided as the Cavaliers put up large numbers. […]

Court order permanently closes after-hours clubs

FLINT TWP. — The party is over for two troublesome after-hours clubs in the Diplomat Plaza on Flushing Road that have been permanently shut down under a court order issued Monday by Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton. Under the Final Stipulated Restraining Order, the establishments known as “The Mansion,” 3434 Flushing Road, and “Tha Spot,” 3432 Flushing Road […]