Financial Plus Credit Union announces 2017 “You are the Future” scholarship winners

FLINT — Financial Plus is pleased to announce the two winners of their 2nd annual “You are the Future” Scholarship; Aaron Hillborn and Emily Harper. Each winner will receive $1,000 to use in the 2017-2018 academic school year. The winners can use their scholarship toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. “We are proud to award two hardworking individuals, […]

2017-06-15 E-Edition

Advice (sort of) for the graduates of 2017

Usually by the time I get around to my annual advice column for graduating college seniors, the loftier concepts have all been taken. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook guy, recently told Harvard grads he got a girl to go out with him by telling her, “I’m going to get kicked out in three days, so we need to go […]

FYT gets new leader

FLINT – Flint Youth Theatre is proud to announce Michael Lluberes as the new Producing Artistic Director. Lluberes, an award-winning playwright and director originally from Okemos, recently returned from New York to accept his new position with FYT. “I was in New York for sixteen years, so this is something of a homecoming for me,” said Lluberes. “This wonderful opportunity […]

Youth Quest begins summer enrichment programs

FLINT — Enrollment is underway for YouthQuest’s summer enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students in Flint and Genesee County. YouthQuest offers high-quality activities and services that encourage the exploration of new interests in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and promotes academic achievement, physical fitness, youth leadership and volunteerism. The program, which receives […]

Bomb scare at Bishop Airport ends well

FLINT TWP. — At noon on Thursday, Dianne Koblinskii, a township resident, expected to be at her job transporting vehicles for Hertz which is located at Bishop International Airport. Instead she was restricted to the farend of the rental car parking lot along with about 200 airport employees and travelers during a three-hour airport evacuation due to a bomb scare. […]

Back to the Bricks kicks off Heritage Promo Tour

FLINT — Back to the Bricks has officially kicked off its summertime residency in Flint, beginning with their annual Heritage Promo Tour, which begins in Flint and snakes its way around the lower peninsula, ending in Fenton six days later. The Promo Tour attracted more than 200 vehicles and 400 participants for the nearly 600-mile drive. All told, Back to […]

Name-change survey postponed until September

FLINT TWP. — Township officials have decided to postpone a name-change survey until September. Initially the township board had approved a survey of residents and businesses owners that was to have been conducted next week through the end of the month. Eric Bowe, a marketing specialist contracted to conduct the survey, presented that timeline and procedural details to the township […]

In brief

Learn music production at MCC’s Music Tech Fest FLINT — Learn the ins and outs of music production at Music Tech Fest, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mott Community College (MCC). The annual day-long festival of music technology, music creation, and recording is hosted by the MCC Music Department, and offers participants a snapshot of the […]

Fire department gets federal grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has been awarded a $276,000 Assistance to Fire Fighting Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, in an announcement to the township board. The grant will be used to purchase Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The award total also requires s a 10% […]