2017-02-16

Publicom wins Best of Show award



EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, won a national Best of Show award and 14 national creative awards, in the 13th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition, the most of any agency in Michigan. The Best of Show winning entry was a capabilities brochure created for Michigan Orthopedic Center, Lansing. The other winning entries were […]

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Free program in Flint to help residents manage diabetes FLINT — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting a free health workshop in Flint from Feb. 22 to April 5 to help individuals with diabetes improve their health and manage their symptoms. The Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (Diabetes PATH) class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. […]

Rave Cinema to host special screening of “Allegiance”




FLINT TWP. —GeorgeTakei is probably best known as Mr. Sulu from the “Star Trek” television series, but another side of this actor is brought to light in a musical play called “Allegiance.” Inspired by Takei’s real life experience, the play tells the story of a fictional Japanese American family who along with 120,000 other Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps […]

MCC students & faculty to offer free tax preparation



FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will again participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsors the VITA program which offers FREE tax preparation (Federal, State and Local) to qualifying individuals that make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their […]

County Landbank leading demolition plans




FLINT TWP. — Look for about 35 more blighted houses to be torn down over the next year and a half or so. That’s the good news delivered to the township board last week by Michele Wildman, the recently hired executive director of the Genesee County Landbank. Accompanied by Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry, Wildman said she previously worked in […]

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Free speaking event regarding shipwreck FLINT — Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON, with guest speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is for adults and is at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors […]

Fire Dept. issues 2016 activity report




FLINT TWP. — There were no fire fatalities in Flint Township in 2016 is among the top news to be found in the 2016 Annual Fire Activity Report prepared by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley, who has led the departments since the previous fire chief retired in April 2015. For the second year in a row, after a long hiatus, […]

Three Cavs qualify for individual districts




BAY CITY – Carman-Ainsworth had three wrestlers place at the individual districts on Saturday. Damion Wilkes placed second at 130 lbs., Jacob Yost was fourth at 119 and Grayden Hamilton also took home a fourth place finish at 285. The top four in each weight class move on to the regional round that takes place Saturday across the area. Carman- […]

And the winner is …



The Flint Township Fire Department recently won this used fire truck at an auction with a winning bid of $24,101. They have named it Squad 16. It is a 1995 International 4900 Command/Light fire truck that was sold by the Davison Fire Department. through Repocast of Flint. Some lettering on the truck has yet to be completed but otherwise it […]

Carman-Ainsworth boys still undefeated in Valley




FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team took one more step away from the chase pack as it upped its record to 14-1 overall, 8-0 SVL South with a 61-48 win over a short-staff Davison squad last Friday. The Cavs have one loss on the season, against Clarkston on Jan. 3, and kept their composure against a different-look Davison squad […]