2017-11-30 E-Edition

Collecting for less fortunate

GENESEE COUNTY – The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Holiday Campaign is officially underway, with the organization already having raised more than $8,000 as of Nov. 28. This year marks the Food Bank’s 21st annual Holiday Campaign, which was conceived in order to help provide food for the men, women and families in 22 counties throughout east Michigan during the […]

Rudolph on stage at The Whiting

FLINT — A holiday favorite of all ages, Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer, will be performed at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Dec. 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. For information or tickets, visit tickets.thewhiting.com/ and click on the date. — P.S.

Treasurer loses seat on labor negotiating team

FLINT TWP. – In a contentious decision that narrowly passed by a 4-3 vote, the township board has replaced the treasurer with a trustee on the township’s contract negotiation team, for the remainder of their four-year term, ending in 2020. Treasurer Lisa Anderson vigorously fought against the change which began at the beginning of her term last year when she […]

Flint Symphony concerts at The Whiting

FLINT —The Flint Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Enrique Diemecke, begins its annual Classical Concert Series at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event features guest artist Ray Chen on the violin. For information or tickets, visit www.TheFSO.org. — P.S.

Police Blotter

Police warn about suspicious man approaching homes FLINT TWP. — As of Tuesday, Nov. 21, Flint Township Police received complaints from residents regarding a suspicious male coming to their homes asking for money. The suspect says that his wife was involved in a car accident nearby and he needed money to pay for a tow truck. Officers obtained a description […]

In brief

It’s Winterfest weekend FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to join Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools in Celebrating the Season of Giving at its 10th Annual WinterFest holiday charity event, from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 2, in the C-A Middle School Cafeteria, 1409 W. Maple Avenue. The event includes holiday music provided by C-A musicians and the Salvation Army. Santa will present […]

Local officials get once-in-a-lifetime look inside Water Treatment Plant

OREGON TOWNSHIP — Calling it “the most important economic tool since General Motors was founded,” Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young and a host of other dignitaries unveiled the new Genesee County Water Treatment Plant last week. A Tuesday, Nov. 21, press conference included tours of the facility that will convert raw water drafted from Lake Huron into a potable resource […]

Celebrate the season at the Capitol Theatre

FLINT — Local organizations will partner to present a free holiday concert Dec. 8 featuring Flint Symphony Orchestra’s Brass & Byrd Consort, with special guest choirs from the New Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle churches and the Flint Symphony Choir. There will be cultural performances from Nrityanjali and Jewish Federation. Doors open and tours of the newly renovated Capitol […]

Look for Old Newsboys next weekend at select street corners and off-road locations

FLINT TWP. — For the first time since 2015, volunteers for Old Newsboys (ONB) can legally return to some street corners on Friday, December 8, to sell special newspapers and accept donations from drivers in vehicles. A township Traffic Safety Ordinance, in effect since March 2015 banned all such street solicitation in Flint Township. It impacted both panhandlers and charitable […]