Enchroma glasses reveal art to the color blind

FLINT– Because of the hard work and generosity of four high school seniors, color deficient visitors to the Flint Institute of Arts can see the museum’s world-class collection without the barriers their condition presents. As part of the Grand Blanc High School’s LEAD class, seniors Alexander Hargraves, Maliah Linn, Katelyn Stuck, and Breeann Zarzycki chose to shape change in their […]

Carman Ainsworth students test new voting equipment in mock election

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth High School experienced a mock election last week that was as close to the real thing as it gets. Actual ballots were used to test brand-new voting equipment that not even their parents have used yet, said Township Clerk Kathy Funk, who helped plan the one-day educational activity in conjunction with the school and the […]

Detroit Lions’ Don Carey speaks at GCI about helping youth

MUNDY TWP. — When Don Carey takes off his Detroit Lions football helmet, it makes room for a lot of different hats he wears – philanthropist, foundation creator, youth advocate, property developer, author, motivational speaker, husband and father of two. Carey came to town last week to attend a fundraiser at the Genesee Career Institute (GCI) to support his REECH […]

In brief

Taxpayers can ask questions 24 Hours a day LANSING – Michigan taxpayers with questions about their state income taxes can receive answers anytime online through Treasury Self-Serve, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Treasury Self-Serve enables taxpayers to check the status of tax refunds, ask questions, change addresses and see the status of letters sent to the state Treasury […]

Hurley opens expansion including private rooms Pediatric patients now have options to help heal

FLINT — Lindsay Clark of Goodrich testified to her belief in private rooms at a Feb. 8 press conference and ribbon-cutting which revealed renovations made to the 11th floor of Hurley Medical Center (HMC), expanding their ability to offer private rooms to pediatric patients—with increased odds of a better healing process. The Clarks are very familiar with Hurley’s services. During […]

Working to Fix ‘Underemployment’

Last month, Lear Corp. hosted a job fair at Mott Community College to begin the hiring process for staffing its new seat manufacturing facility that’s being built in Flint. More than 2,000 showed up in hopes of landing one of the first 435 permanent, fulltime jobs at the facility. The surprising turnout is a strong indication of the many residents […]

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Residents urged to keep fire hydrants clear of snow FLINT TWP. — As the snow piles higher and higher, Fire Chief Tom Stadler has issued a request to residents and business owners to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and also to make sure that address signs are visible. Critical time can be lost when firefighters have to first […]

Special committees being formed to weigh in on township issues

FLINT TWP. — Township supervisor Karyn Miller wants to form two committees to provide input on important township issues. She is looking for volunteers. One committee will be asked to help develop language for a proposed amendment to the vicious dog ordinance. A domestic and wild animal ordinance passed first reading in December then stalled at the second reading when […]

Planning Commission approves residential rezoning

FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing on Feb. 8, the Planning Commission unanimously approved a request to rezone 3.72 acres of vacant land at 4142 Dye Road from single family residential to light industrial. The request from AeroTrain Corp., 5252 Exchange Drive, proposes to use the property for expansion, according to its filed zoning amendment application. The new building […]

John Cherry announces candidacy for State Representative – 49th District

FLUSHING — On February 10, John Cherry (D-Flint) announced his candidacy for State Representative of the 49th District. The seat is currently held by Phil Phelps who is term restricted. The 49th district includes a part of Genesee County including part of the City of Flint, Flint Township, the City of Flushing, the City of Mt. Morris, Mount Morris Township […]