HAP pledges support of Crim Festival of Races

FLINT — The 40th Annual Crim Festival of Races, one of Flint’s largest annual events, is coming up next week, bringing with it tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Flint. This year, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), which merged with HealthPlus earlier this year, is pledging its support of this Flint hometown favorite with the 2017 title sponsorship of the […]

2016-08-25 E-Edition

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Therapy dog training classes GOODRICH — Mid-Michigan therapy dogs will host training classes at the Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Dogs can be any size or breed, of good temperament, well socialized and have basic obedience skills. Dogs will be tested for the Canine Good Citizen Certification. For more information visit www.midmichigantherapydogs.com or call Kathie […]

6 students added to CAHS Academic Hall of Fame

FLINT TWP. —As a final act of high achievement, six members of the Carman- Ainsworth Class of 2016 were inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame last week. Four of the six attended the school board meeting last week to accept the plaques that will be added to a growing gallery of high achievers displayed on a designated wall at […]

“H.M.S. Pinafore”

Kearsley Park Players set sail Aug. 25-28

FLINT — The Kearsley Park Players’ summer season continues with the Gilbert & Sullivan musical romp “H.M.S. Pinafore” to be presented at the historic Kearsley Park Pavilion for one weekend only, Aug. 25-28. When it first opened in London in 1878 “H.M.S. Pinafore” was an immediate triumph and became Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international sensation with numerous productions on both […]

New charter school hosts open houses and orientation

FLINT TWP. — Rita Cheeks, superintendent of the Genesee STEM Academy, 5240 Calkins Road that is scheduled to open September 6, is reaching out to her new community. Established four years ago in Flint, the charter school is moving into the former Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue and will offer K-8 education this school year. Speaking at the township board […]

Food Bank observes Hunger Action Month

Editor’s Note: View Newspaper Group and Genisys Credit Union are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in their HUNGER ACTION MONTH fundraising drive by placing donation envelopes in our papers Sept. 8. The following is the first of three articles that will provide information about the Food Bank and how even small donations can make a […]

Bikes on the Bricks route approved

FLINT TWP. — Use of township roads for the 10th annual Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle ride has received the township board’s blessing, with reservations, including from the police chief. A resolution is required from the township for the event organizers’ application to the Genesee County Road Commission for a permit to use the right of way and to close […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint on Aug. 26 will feature Crashdollz, with special guests Cybil & The Beast, Little Miss Dangerous and DRat. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Birthday Beard Fest, featuring Avenue Sky, Absorbed Mirrus, Demise of the Enthroned, the Realm Between and Portals, will be Aug. […]

Signal project promises better traffic flow on Miller

FLINT TWP. — When a Traffic Adaptive Signal Project wraps up in January, motorists can expect to enjoy a smoother traffic flow on busy Miller Road from Ballenger Highway to Linden Road and on Linden Road from Bristol Road to Lennon Road. “A Traffic Adaptive Signal System is a computerized system that uses cameras and Enhanced Software to review traffic […]