2016-12-29

Spirit of giving



A group in Indiana known as Forward for Flint embraced the Christmas spirit and, quite literally, went the extra mile (more than 300 miles) to bring bottled water and other donations to the families of Flint. The group loaded up donated water and supplies and headed to Flint in the very early morning hours of Christmas Eve, delivering the water […]

‘Flint Sprint’ initiative concludes, achieving progress for residents



FLINT — Sixty days after announcing the launch of the Flint Sprint initiative, 22 Flint community organizations and sponsor organizations have completed impactful projects aimed at improving residents’ quality of life. The initiative – introduced by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, with pro-bono support from Deloitte – mobilized Michigan businesses to […]

In brief



Concert season begins at The Whiting FLINT — The 2017 concert season will get off to a great start when musicians from across mid-Michigan join together for a special performance on Jan. 6 at The Whiting. The concert, part of Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day (MMBOD), will feature more than 350 accomplished high school musicians. MMBOD is a full-day event […]

TOUGH, SMART AND CAPABLE

FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY CUSTOMERS WANT HIGH-TECH FEATURES AND LUXURY

Customers now expect more than superior capability from their trucks. They demand more technology to get the job done quicker and easier. Here are the top five class-exclusive technologies that customers are choosing, never before available on Super Duty until now: 1. Adaptive Steering – Technology makesbacking a trailer into a parking area ornavigating tight, low-speed maneuverseasier – reducing steering […]

A look back at some top twp. events in 2016




FLINT TWP. — A water contamination crisis in the city of Flint spilled over into the township, affecting residents and business owners all year. 2016 also was an election year that generated lots of local and national controversy. Interest in renaming the township surfaced again in the wake of the Flint water crisis and led to the formation of a […]

Get to the truth about dieting and weight loss



Weight loss is a popular resolution come the new year. But in spite of that popularity, the resolution to lose weight is no small task. When resolving to lose weight, men and women will encounter an abundance of information about dieting and weight loss. It’s difficult to know who to believe and to determine which plans will be effective. Research […]

Miller Rd. overpass lane closure due to accident



FLINT TWP. — The westbound outside lane on the Miller Road / I-75 overpass was closed Dec. 21, due to vehicular damage to the bridge, according to an advisory from the Genesee County Road Commission. The northerly two beams of the bridge over southbound I-75 were hit and damaged by a semi truck on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police […]

Resolving to unplug from devices



Many people now spend ample time each day texting, posting to social media and watching videos on their smartphones. Devices such as phones and tablets might play big roles in many peoples’ lives, and few may realize just how much time they’re spending on their devices. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older now spend more […]

Police chief looking to hire more officers




FLINT TWP. — in an update to the township board about his ongoing quest to hire more police officers, Police Chief George Sippert said that he hopes to bring the names of two more candidates to the January meeting, then two more in February. The department currently has seven open positions. Twenty applicants responded to a recent round of job […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents The Greatest New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball in the Universe. With performances by Ironsnake, Dec. 31. Tickets are $10 in advance. Toolology, a Tribute to Tool, and also a Tribute to Rage Against the Machine, will perform, Jan. 6. Tickets are $10 in […]