City to seek grants for trail extensions

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek City Council has green-lighted a plan to seek state funding to extend the Genesee Valley Trail from the eastern city limits to Winshall Park. The city will apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program grant through the Department of Transportation, and seek a Recreation Passport Grant from the Department of Environmental Quality. The trail extension […]

Let the good times roll

You and your bicycle are invited to come out for the inaugural Flint Township trail run. Now that I have your attention, I regretfully must confess that the event does not actually exist yet. I am throwing the suggestion out there to see if there is any interest. The idea first came to me a few years ago. I drive […]

Letters to the editor

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MCC welcomes the 2017 Trustee Scholars

FLINT — Mott Community College is pleased to announce the 2017 Class of Trustee Scholarship recipients. This prestigious competitive scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior from each high school within the College district. Each “Trustee Scholar” receives up to two years of free tuition and fees to attend Mott Community College. The 2017 Trustee Scholars were recognized on campus […]

Dort Federal Credit Union makes awardwinning financial literacy program free

GENESEE COUNTY — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Dort Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to 158 teachers and thousands of students in 177 elementary, middle and high schools in the Flint area completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy […]

In brief

Michigan job growth fueled by apprenticeships MICHIGAN – More than one-third of Michigan’s job growth will be through apprenticeships over the next five years, said United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, in an online post Last week, Governor Rick Snyder welcomed United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to West Michigan to see how the state is connecting employers […]

Cycling Circles gets families active at Chevy Commons

FLINT – Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun biking activities at the 2nd annual Cycling Circles to be held at Chevy Commons. The event is designed to get kids out on the trail to showcase the space to the community while instilling the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. During the event, local organizations will host free […]

In brief

Renaissance Fest celebrates 39 Years HOLLY – The Michigan Renaissance Festival is back and celebrating 39 years of family fun, providing opportunities for fans to escape from this realm and journey into a time when Kings and Queens rule and Mermaids and Fairies are more than just a dream. The Michigan Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience now through Oct. […]

Women’s Expo on tap

Over 150 exhibits at Dort Federal Event Center this weekend

FLINT – Ladies, get ready for the Time of Your Life as the Women’s Expo takes over Dort Federal Event Center this weekend. The fun begins this Friday, Sept. 8 at noon and runs until 7 p.m. and starts up again Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. “We at Cumulus Broadcasting are so excited at […]

Cavs rout Arthur Hill

FLINT TWP. – The Cavaliers picked up their first win of the season last Thursday following a 49-0 rout of Saginaw Arthur Hill. Both teams entered the game with a 0-1 record after Arthur Hill lost to Ann Arbor Skyline last week and Carman- Ainsworth fell to Grand Blanc. It would be Carman-Ainsworth that would come out on top this […]