Oral health providers, state officials release report on dental care for children

LANSING — To wrap up Children’s Dental Health Month, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition today unveiled the Checkup on Oral Health: Age One Dental Visits report. The numbers released reveal a dramatic need for increased education and access to providers for young children on Medicaid across Michigan. Sourced the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the data is […]

Catholic Charities to host St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch fundraiser on March 16

FLINT — In the spirit of the Feast of St. Patrick, Catholic Charities will once again host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch fundraiser, offering up thousands of lunches. Each box lunch will consist of a delicious corned beef sandwich, stacked high with the traditional Irish staple and Swiss cheese on rye bread, plus chips, coleslaw, a pickle and […]

Baker showcases student work at AutoRama 2017

FLINT TWP. — When the lights turned on at Cobo Center recently for the opening of Detroit AutoRama 2017, the three vehicles renovated or built by Baker College students shown brightly – inside and out. “There’s no better way to communicate the quality of Baker College’s training than to show it,” said Mark Heaton, with Baker College admissions. “The lights […]

Titanic Tribute Night April 15

FLINT — The Sloan Museum will offer a Titanic Tribute Night on April 15, from 5:50-7:30 p.m. to memorialize the RMS Titanic on the 105th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. There will be educational activities, hands-on-stations, a lifeboat drill, a memorial wall and more. Fee includes admission to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition during the event. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors […]

Packing a paczki

Local retailers were stocked up and ready to meet public demand for the traditional Fat Tuesday indulgence of eating paczkis. Donna’s Donuts on Bristol had boxes stacked to the ceiling awaiting incoming orders for the sweet treat. Local Kroger stores also had a special area set up to serve the baked goods. Eating paczkis on Fat Tuesday is a last […]

In brief

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature Student Work FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an All Media Exhibition featuring the selected works of Mott Art and Design Students. Their artwork will be in gallery through March 14. The outstanding work for this exhibition was selected by the […]

Two police officers resign

FLINT TWP. — The ongoing seesaw between recruitment and retention continues for the township police department which accepted resignations last week from two patrol officers. Officer Alexander Knopp resigned to take another job and Officer Nicholas Pohl did not successfully complete field training, said Police Chief George Sippert. Knopp joined the department in August 2014 and Pohl was hired last […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents OTEP, March 8, with special guests The Convalesence and The World Over. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Lacs, on March 3-4, are sold out shows. Flaw, with special guests Rightous Vendetta and Source, will perform March 10. Tickets are $10 in advance. […]

Suggestion Committee votes to recommend township name change

FLINT TWP. — Will a name change be a game changer for Flint Township’s image and economic development appeal? That was among questions probed during a meeting last week of the Suggestion Committee, a volunteer group made up mostly of residents. Now nearing the end of a nearly six-month inquiry, the committee last week debated the pros and cons of […]

Cavaliers win league title

FLINT – Carman-Ainsworth got five late points to defeat Flushing 53-50 Tuesday. Aaron Williams had a hoop that put Carman-Ainsworth up 51-50 late in the period. Ja’Kavien Lewis then had a steal and hoop to seal the victory. O’Mari Duncan had 12 points, and six rebounds. Lewis had 11 points. Chan Pearson had eight points, three steals and two boards. […]