2018-03-22

MCC President receives NAACP Award



FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea was honored with the Lenore Croudy Distinguished Leadership Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Flint Chapter, on March 10, at their 36th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. “I am humbled and surprised to have been chosen by the Flint Chapter of the NAACP for […]

Credit Unions come together for “All Credit Union Night” with the Flint Firebirds



GRAND BLANC — The Flint Firebirds hosted the Flint Chapter of Credit Unions on March 14, at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. This was the inaugural “All Credit Union Night” sponsored by Dort Federal Credit Union, ELGA Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union, Flint Area School Employees Credit Union, SageLink Credit Union and Security Credit Union. All fans […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature B.B. Winslow



FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of paintings by Midland, Michigan area artist Bruce B. Winslow titled Structured Atmospheres: B.B. Winslow Paintings. His work will be in the gallery through April 3. Winslow earned the Master of Fine Arts (1988) in painting and art history […]

In brief



Robotics team seeking donations FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still need public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition next month in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from […]

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK



Signage went up last week revealing that the Burlington store will be the new occupant at a former Sports Authority store at 4095 Miller Road. The 43,000 square-foot store has been vacant since summer 2016 when Sports Authority closed but renovation crews have been working inside the then-unidentified store for several months. Burlington’s departure from its current location at Genesee […]

Boys’ hoops wins regional title, falls in quarterfinals




GRAND BLANC — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball season came to an end on Tuesday night, falling to Clarkston 52-31 in the Class A state quarterfinals at Grand Blanc High School. Carman-Ainsworth scored on a floater in the paint from senior Jamarreyon Houston on the first possession of the ballgame but was stagnant offensively for the rest of the opening […]

Township board seeking grant to buy Pirates Park




FLINT TWP. — The third time proved the charm for a proposal for the township to acquire Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. The acquisition hinges on winning grant assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase the 38.7-acre recreation center. The board turned down similar proposals circa 2008 and 2014, citing the ongoing expense of maintenance […]

Firebirds cap off rough season with loss




FLINT – The 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League season came to an end for the Flint Firebirds with Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Windsor Spitfires before 4,288 at the Dort Federal Event Center. After a scoreless first period, and only one goal in the second from Windsor’s Jake Smith, things began to heat up in the final period. Ethan Keppen got […]

Township beefing up security




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved the purchase of security barriers for the treasure’s wing of the township administration building, part of an ongoing effort during the past few months to upgrade security at township buildings. The barrier includes bullet-resistant glass and stainless steel mounted cash trays and a solid core entry door with bullet resistant Fiberglass Armor. […]

The Spook School & the importance of sports




“I f I played sports in high school, would I even like me? Would I be someone to be proud of…or just this mess that you see?” Driving around aimlessly a few weeks ago, I was asked this seemingly dozens of times over the course of a four-minute song that graced my ears for the first time. This question is […]