2017-11-09

Genesee District Library and Flint Handmade to host 4th annual Book Lovers’ Craft Fair



FLINT — The Genesee District Library and Flint Handmade will host the 4th Annual Book Lovers’ Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library. Nearly a dozen local artisans will sell an assortment of modern book-themed, handmade goods, such as notebooks made from vintage board games, magnets and coasters featuring literary quotes, […]

What’s new?




FLINT TWP. — Construction sites along Miller Road all summer and fall attest to the appeal of the township as a place to do business. Some site plans and special use permits approved by the Planning Commission during the year are beginning to blossom and others are poised to continue the new construction phase into next year. The most recently […]

Ele’s Place supports children’s grief awareness month



FLINT — One in 20 children younger than 18 will have experienced the death of a parent. Many others will grieve the death of a sibling or another important person in their lives. Ele’s Place recognizes that grief is unique, and that unaddressed grief in children and teens can have a negative impact on overall health and wellbeing. That’s why […]

Township okays holiday displays




FLINT TWP. — Soon it will begin to look a lot like Christmas when township signs, telephone poles, a bridge and key buildings get decked out with boughs of festive greenery. The township board on Monday approved spending up to $12,500 to purchase and place the beribboned garlands and wreaths at various places around the township. It is not the […]

In brief



Learn about the members of the WFBA FLINT TWP. — Rather than have a guest speaker at its November monthly meeting, the West Flint Business Association sets aside the time to shine the spotlight on its members, giving each one the floor for a minute to share updates on their products or services. The group will meet from noon to […]

Police chief reports on Drug Take-Back Day




FLINT TWP. — Township police not only supported the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its 14th National Drug Prescription Take Back Day on October 28, they are actively engaged year-round with a drop-box in the lobby that is open around the clock. Most recently, township police turned over to the DEA 198 pounds of collected prescription drugs, said Police […]

Cavs falls in districts, as Fenton wins district




FLUSHING — The season came to a close for the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team, as the Cavaliers lost to Linden 18-25, 22-25, 19-25 in the district quarterfinal on Monday, Oct. 30. “After losing game one, we came out strong, having a 20-9, 21-14, and 22-15 lead in game 2 with lots of momentum on our side,” said Cavaliers’ coach Barb Hurand. […]

Fire Department gets to keep credit card handy




FLINT TWP. — Similar to a privilege granted to the police department in September, Flint Fire Chief Tom Stadler asked for possession of township fire departments credit cards. The Credit Card Use Policy had been for police and fire officials to request a credit card from the controller’s office when needed, then return it to between uses. But Police Chief […]

College football rankings, sheesh

Fat Guy Corner

The college football rankings came out and my Captain Obvious picks were spot on. I correctly predicted Alabama No. 1 and Georgia No. 2! Hold the phone…what the H-Edouble hockey-sticks is going on here? The Georgia Bulldogs are No. 1 and Alabama No. 2 according to the committee? The Fat Guy has them right and the ranking committee has them […]

Another ‘stranger danger’ incident reported by C-A student



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Eddie Kindle last week sent out another Stranger Danger notice to parents about a stranger approaching a student – the fourth in the past month. Kindle’s letter was to make parents aware of an incident reported October 30 by an Atlantis High School student. At about 4 p.m. the student was walking north on Graham […]