Fire and police departments are now hiring

FLINT TWP. – On the heels of hiring three full-time firefighters in 2017 for the first time in more than 15 years, the township fire department is now seeking to fill two more full-time positions. Notices have been posted that the Township Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination for the openings. The department currently has 11 […]

RSB Construction Services, LLC fined by MIOSHA for worker injuries and fatality

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued citations with penalties totaling $154,000 to RSB Construction Services, LLC located 4520 Linden Creek Parkway. The citations are the outcome of MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division investigations involving two RSB Construction Services employees who fell on separate days from the same pole barn roof located in Goodrich. […]

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WFBA to hear from Drain Commissioner FLINT TWP. — Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Golden Corral buffet restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Wright will talk about the new water treatment system and the effect of […]

Cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurs

Last month, I served as a judge for one of several “Shark Tank”-style competitions held through the YouthQuest afterschool program. Students in grades K-12 presented their elevator pitches for everything from slime and stress balls to action figures and customized Snapchat filters. They showed off prototypes, explained their financials and shared marketing plans. The experience was part of an ongoing […]

Spring Home and Garden Show

The Spring Home and Garden Show, held at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center last Saturday and Sunday, attracted dozens of vendors and hundreds of guests. Here, Mary Eaton, of Burton, registers for a chance to win a gas card from Vinyl Sash as vendor Mike Bloss looks on.

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Crim Fitness Foundation Introduces CrimFit Business FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation is pleased to announce a new program, CrimFit Business, with the goal of providing businesses with practical tools to support employees, clients and families in leading healthier lifestyles—and help make the community healthier by supporting the Crim’s work with adults and children throughout Flint and Genesee County. CrimFit […]

One mile walk/run scheduled for April 28

FLUSHING — The former Run Like a Wildebeest race at Flushing County Park will take on a new name this year, but it will still benefit a great cause. The race, which began as a benefit in the memory of Greg Flint, in March 2011, will become the Donation Nation Race when it returns on April 28. This race takes […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery will feature alumnus

FLINT – The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by former MCC Art and Design student Rebecca (Miller) Casement titled Sojourns. Her exhibition will be in the gallery through April 24. In addition, Casement will give a public presentation about her work on Thursday, April […]

Earth Day Celebration at MCC to feature live animals and free trees

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will host this year’s Earth Day Celebration on April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Regional Technology Center on the College’s man campus in Flint. The event is free and open to the public. Due to multiple community events on April 14, it is recommended to use Court Street when traveling to campus. […]

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Fundraiser for Little Lamb’s Compassionate Ministry Center FLINT TWP. — CROP 4 Little Lamb’s, a scrapbooking event to raise funds for needy children, will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 28, at West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 South Dye Road. The cost is $30 per person if paid by April 16 and $35 after […]