2016-06-16

Township gets a clean audit




FLINT TWP. — After about two weeks and 300 hours of reviewing the township’s 2015 financial records, the township received an “unmodified report” meaning that its numbers were accurate, according to an annual audit presentation last week by Pam Hill and Chrystal Simpson, of the Plante Moran Governmental Professional Standards Team. Highlights from the 71-page report showed that “the township […]

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JAG hearing scheduled FLINT TWP. — The FY2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Public Hearing will be held during the regular Flint Township Board meeting at 7 p.m. on June 20. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community discussion about proposed spending of funds of the JAG program. — R.S. Church annual car show gearing up FLINT […]

Fixing the mower is a daunting task



I had a rare victory in my lifelong battle with things the other day. The belt for the self-propel on the mower broke and I decided to replace it. “Oh god, here we go again,” the lovely yet formidable Marcia groaned. “I’ll get the first aid kit.” She’s funny, that one. It’s true I don’t have the greatest track record […]

Strike, no spare for longtime bowling alley

New development approved in township


FLINT TWP. — After approving a site plan for two new restaurants, one township Planning Commissioner joked that they should consider changing the name of Miller Road to Restaurant Row in reference to about five new restaurants that have opened in the past year or so and three more coming. Last week, the commissioners gave the green light to plans […]

Crossroads, Huckleberry Railroad celebrating 40 years



GENESEE COUNTY — Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad turns 40 this year, and Genesee County Parks and Recreation hopes the public will join them to celebrate from late-May through Labor Day. Come visit the Buzzell family home, believed to be the oldest wooden structure in the area, and Judge Wisner’s carriage house where he created the Buzz Wagon, the first […]

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Baehr in Flint to Speak on Small Business Funding FLINT – Best-selling author and entrepreneur Evan Baehr is coming to Flint! The author of “GET BACKED: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams” will present tips for building a funding presentation that will capture the imagination of lenders or investors. The workshop […]

Bikes for Trykes



The 3rd Annual Bikes for Trykes – set for Saturday, June 18 – is a community-based charity fun run where people ride to get others a ride. All event proceeds go to purchase custom hand and/or foot therapy tricycles for local special needs children and disabled veterans. Participation costs $20 per ride, which includes registration, a T-shirt (first 300 registered), […]

‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit’ coming to Sloan Museum in January 2017




FLINT — The tragedy of the RMS Titanic, immortalized through Hollywood and history, has captivated the public for decades. In January 2017, Sloan Museum, in partnership with Premier Exhibition, will open one of its most ambitious projects yet to transport the public back to 1912 and recreate the experience of being aboard the famous passenger liner. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” […]

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Schools of choice applications deadlines FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools application period has ended for grades K -5 through the Limited State Schools of Choice program for the 2016-2017 school year, it allows a limited number of non-resident children to attend school in the district, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Applications will continue being accepted until Aug. 26 […]

Team Grind rallies past Team Rise in inagural game



DAVISON – Team Grind showed a little pride Saturday in overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit and then held off Team Rise to win the first-ever Greater Flint All-Star football game at Cardinal Stadium, 21-17. It was a muggy, hot 87 degrees by kickoff which may have contributed to several players backing out of the game, including Lapeer’s Eli Hunt and […]