2016-07-07

For-mar seeks ‘Citizen Scientists’



BURTON — Mark your calendar to join us at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum every Wednesday this summer from 6-7:30 p.m. for our Citizen Science series where we investigate and support different areas of our native ecosystems. This week’s topic is Citizen Science: Big Butterfly Count on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. All butterflies observed during the class will […]

Ribbon cutting



Bishop Airport and community leaders celebrate Flint’s Bishop International Airport’s new non-stop service from Flint to New York/Newark on United Airlines. Guests include (left to right) Tim Herman CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce; Craig Williams, Airport Director; Win Cooper, Bishop International Airport Authority Chairperson; Cheryl Cannon, United Airlines Manager; Mark Young, Genesee County Board of Commissioners; Steve Branch, […]

Senior housing project well underway




FLINT TWP. — While driving along busy Miller or Linden roads, it is easy to spot new development. But one large building project off Dye Road is largely hidden from view. The Woodlands, a substantial expansion of the Woodhaven Senior Community, has been quietly under construction for about a year. Tucked behind existing apartment homes in the complex, it is […]

In brief



Small business branding workshop FLINT — One of the most important aspects of small business success is a brand and image that attracts the right customers. Too often, this part of business marketing is neglected or overlooked in the planning of a startup business, or the rush of day to day existing business operations. Flint area businesses will have the […]

Home for the summer



We are officially in the thick of summertime. This is my first spent in my hometown in a long while. Sure, I have lived and worked in Genesee County for close to a year now, but I had been up at Central Michigan University for the last four summers, surrounded by people my age aching to party at any given […]

Shakespeare in the park is back



FLINT — The Kearsley Park players summer tour continues with “Little Red Riding Hood” Children’s Fairy Tale across Genesee County: July 14-17. The public Welcome – Free Admission The Kearsley Park Players Summer Tour continues with their annual children’s fairy tale. This year’s production is “Little Red Riding Hood” and the 30-minute show is perfect for young children. Due to […]

GISD facility renamed, new executive director welcomed



GENESEE COUNTY – At its May 24 regular meeting, the GISD Board of Education approved renaming its Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services facility to Center for Countywide Programs. The facility, housed at 5075 Pilgrim Road in Flint, provides early childhood, before and after school, health, safety, and nutrition education programs and services to schools throughout Genesee County. Based on the […]

In brief



Cave Quest VBS in August GRAND BLANC — The Cave Quest! Grand Blanc United Methodist Church at 515 Bush Avenue is hosting free Vacation Bible School August 8th-12th from 9am-12pm for ages 3 thru 5th grade. Come and explore God’s love with us! Register online @ GBUMC.org (click the Cave Quest link) or register at the church. Call (810)287-8506 for […]

Carman-Ainsworth Board approves 2016-17 budget




FLINT TWP. — Well, the good news is that according to county projections, property taxes (revenue) are expected to rise next year, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in the annual proposed budget presentation to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education. The not so good news is that district expects to spend slightly more than it takes in next school year. Projected […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present It Lies Within, with special guests In Dying Arms, Sea of Treachery, A Sleepless Malice, Meridians and A Line of Confidence, July 9. Tickets are $10 in advance. On July 15, the 6th Annual Kick the (expletive) Out of Cancer benefit concert […]