Board proposing township-wide streetlight assessment district

FLINT TWP. — A resolution to spread the cost of street lighting to most township property owners, including residents living on unlit streets, is the subject of a public hearing set by the township board of trustees for its Monday, October 2 meeting. The 7 p.m. hearing is to give notice of the board’s intent to formally establish a special […]

Empty bowls fill hungry bellies

FLINT – With the assistance of community partners such as the Flint Institute of Arts and the Michigan Woodturners Association, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) recently held their annual Empty Bowls fundraiser which helps provide funding to feed needy families throughout Genesee County. The FBEM, whose motto is “Change the Face of Hunger” is one of the main […]


PEAKING — Friday, September 22, officially marked the first day of Autumn but if it looks like tree leaves are changing colors earlier this year, it is not your imagination. The peak season for foliage color changes came earlier this year due to cooler night temperatures in August and heavier summer precipitation, meteorologists said. Cold night-time temperatures are a big […]

Genisys CU staff raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network

AUBURN HILLS – Genisys Credit Union held a special Jean’s Day to collect donations for Children’s Miracle Network. Staff at the credit union received permission to wear casual work attire for one day as long as they donated a minimum dollar amount. A grand total of $1,000 was collected by staff members organization wide. “Children’s Miracle Network supports Beaumont Children’s […]

It’s C-A Homecoming Week

FLINT TWP. – The Homecoming Week celebration is well underway at Carman-Ainsworth Schools leading up to the big parade and Powder Puff game on Friday and the big football game and dance on Saturday. This year’s theme Is “Under the Big Top” Cavalier Circus. The freshmen parade float will feature Circus Treats; the sophomores will recreate the Big Top; juniors […]

McLaren Flint to host annual “Community Resource Day”

FLINT — McLaren Flint’s Case Management team is hosting its annual “Community Resource Day” on Thursday, Oct. 5. In these tough economic times case managers and social workers are an even more vital link between patients and the community resources they need for a range of health care concerns. These can include obtaining health insurance, mental health services, nutritional needs, […]

Building wing named for former township treasurer

FLINT TWP. — The treasury wing of the township administration building has been named in honor of former township treasurer Sandra S. Wright. Ina6to1vote,thetownshipboard approved the purchase of a black and white sign to be hung outside over the door over the entrance to the treasurer/ sewer and water department at the township administration building. Also, a picture plaque will […]

Genesys offers free car seat safety checks

GRAND BLANC – Genesys Health System is teaming up with the Grand Blanc Fire Department to offer monthly car seat inspection stations. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 11, parents may stop by the Grand Blanc Fire Department, 117 High Street, for a car seat safety check. Inspections will be performed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 810-606-5730 for […]

Twp. board amending violent dog and street soliciting ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments coming up for a second reading and possible adoption by the township board at its October 2 meeting concern vicious dogs and street soliciting. The latter is to bring the township’s Traffic Safety ordinance into compliance with new state laws. The township passed the controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance in January of 2015 to counter […]

MCC presenting African art collection

FLINT – The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present selected works from the Anthony & Davida Artis Collection of African American Fine Art. The exhibition, titled “Faith, Family & Faces,” will be in the gallery from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10. In addition, Anthony Artis will give a presentation, which is […]