Twp. supervisor wants to start Veteran’s/Hero’s memorial

FLINT TWP. — After seeing the proposed Veterans’ Memorial/Hero’s Plaza sitting on the drawing board for about ten years, Supervisor Karyn Miller is ready to get rolling on turning the concept into reality. So far, through donations and fundraisers, the township has raised $18,588.94 towards a building project originally estimated at about $50,000. Miller provided information about the plaza to […]

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Library events in July FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library (Sears Wing) of the Genesee District Library will hold a Literature Book Club on July 11 at 7 p.m. Guests will discuss literary classics, but titles are voted on by the group. On July 12 at 5 p.m. the mall branch will host “Under Construction” where participants can […]

Creative industries help drive Revitalization

Next weekend on July 15, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will present the 5th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town.” It’s a one-day affair that allows area residents and non-residents alike to tour more than two dozen venues in Flint & Genesee for just $1. As CVB Director DeAndra McCain has said, this is […]

Crim receives donation from Randy Wise Automotive Team

FLINT — The Randy Wise Automotive Team is proud to announce the donation of a Chevrolet Express cargo van to the Crim Fitness Foundation last week. “The Crim Fitness Foundation is thrilled to receive this donation. We will be using the van to support our special events, education programs, training groups and other efforts to make Flint and Genesee County […]

What’s in a name change?

By now I assume that everyone in Genesee County knows that Flint Township is proposing a name change. But what should be an uncomplicated decision has become a tempest in a teapot. A volunteer committee met for nine months to debate the pros and cons of the name change. Attendance was open to everyone. A public hearing was held to […]

Flint Homecoming recruits region’s expatriates to help move Flint forward

For the first time ever, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners will host Flint Homecoming on Aug. 16-17, recruiting Flint expatriates from across the country to the invitation only, one-and-a-half-day event. Loosely modeled after the Crain’s Detroit Business event, Flint Homecoming is designed to provide opportunities to reconnect, rediscover and invest in the future of the […]

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Flint non-profit leader becomes youngest board chair of organization FLINT — Glenn Wilson, President/ CEO of Communities First, Inc. was recently elected to the role of board chair for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Prior to becoming board chair, he served as a board member and secretary for the statewide organization. Glenn’s experience in real estate development, […]

Open House showcases robotics as year-round sport

FLINT TWP. — School’s out for the summer but there is no off-season for Big Mo — the robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Most recently, the crew showed off their skills and accomplishments at an open house last week at Atlantis Alternative High School. The weekend before that they appeared at the Sloan Auto Fair. Next up is participation […]

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Baker College fall 2017 classes start a month early FLINT TWP. — The start date for fall 2017 semester at Baker College is Aug. 28, about a month earlier than in previous years. The college has officially transitioned from a quarter system to semesters effective this fall. Enrollment is underway for all on-ground and online courses. Baker College has day […]

Clarifying summer dead period, preseason down time

LAPEER COUNTY — The summer dead period is a period of seven full consecutive calendar days after school is out in June and after a school’s participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) tournaments is completed. Each school determines its seven day dead period (most all schools have selected a period which includes the July 4th holiday). During the […]