Travel makes a difference in Flint & Genesee

Last week, our region joined with many other communities across the United States in highlighting the importance of travel to American jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being. National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13) allows us to showcase the impact of business and leisure travel to the local economy while saluting the people who are on the front lines, delivering […]

New MCC degree program preps students for growing fitness industry

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will roll out a new Associate of Applied Science degree program this fall for Health and Fitness Professionals. “It is a growing field,” said Nicholas Rethman, Coordinator of Physical Education for the Health Sciences Division at the College. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers related to Fitness and Athletic training are expected […]

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Ozone monitoring to resume in some counties LANSING — Ozone monitoring will return to eight counties in Southeast Michigan as extra measures are implemented to lower smog levels in the area. Effective June 1, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties must only sell or dispense gas that does not exceed 7.0 pounds per square inch […]

Campus shifts into overdrive, expands Car, Motorcycle Show

FLINT TWP. – Baker College’s Flint campus will be the venue for the Community, Cars, Crafts & College event, Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint, according to a press release. The free, public event is an expansion of the college’s popular annual Car and Motorcycle Show, which featured nearly 500 vehicles last year. […]

Transportation Day 2017 coming soon

FLINT TWP. — A hot air balloon will be one of the cool vehicles displayed at the annual Transportation Day even, on Friday, June 2 from 10.a.m. to noon at the Carman-Ainsworth’s The Learning Community Early Childhood Center, 1181 W. Scottwood Avenue. Parking will be available at Central Church of the Nazarene 1261 W. Bristol Road. In addition to the […]

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition held over at Sloan Museum FLINT — Due to popular demand, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will remain open at Sloan Museum until Sept. 3. Six new artifacts will be installed in the exhibit, including a baker’s hat and two postcards that shed light on their owner’s travels and personal correspondence. Sloan Museum has seen record-breaking attendance […]

Rodin exhibit coming to FIA

FLINT — In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the Flint Institute of Arts presents Rodin: The Human Experience/Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. At the peak of his career, Rodin was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Leaving behind 19th-century academic traditions, Rodin focused on conveying the vitality […]


DOWN TO THE WIRE – Right up to the noon cutoff, township residents flocked to the administration building one recent Saturday to have their confidential documents professionally shredded. Township Clerk Kathy Funk said there was a long line a half an hour before the 10 a.m. start of the twice-a-year event. The next one will be scheduled in the fall.

Signs to point the way

FLINT TWP. — Help is on the way for businesses located along the Linden Road corridor now under major reconstruction. A sign ordinance amendment had its first reading before the township board and is headed for a second reading and adoption at the board’s June 5 meeting. Similar to when Miller Road was redone a few years ago, the amendment […]

It’s time to come together to improve healthcare

The Founding Fathers purposely made it difficult for elected officials to enact sweeping legislation. Our Constitution’s separation of powers demands coordination and consensus to pass especially meaningful and impactful laws. For that reason, most of the significant pieces of legislation passed in the last 60 years, after lengthy debate, ultimately achieved bipartisan majorities on final passage. For example, 153 Democrats […]

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