More youth leadership encouraged

For the past ten years, one sure sign of spring for me was receiving a notice about the annual clean-up of the Flint Township Park. It was spearheaded by Dr. Peter Mikelens, a member of The Gleaner, Greater Flint Area Arbor (a fraternal organization), which underwrote costs for the event. For the past few weeks, I have been fretting that […]

2018-05-03 E-Edition

MCC to name Family Life Center in honor of Lenore Croudy

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 23, to name the College’s new Family Life Center in memory of former Board Chair Lenore Croudy, who passed away January 19, 2017. She was first elected to the MCC Board in 1987 and was appointed Board Chair in 1995. During her tenure as Chair, she worked […]

My Community Dental Center Ribbon Cutting

My Community Dental Centers hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday, offering tours of the newly-opened dental office. Dr. Jennifer Waller-Smith DDS and Office Manager Amy Short were joined by team members, family, friends and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce for the ceremony. My Community Dental Centers new location is found at 4007 West Court St. […]

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HAP Hosts Teal Track & Trail Event GENESEE COUNTY — HAP is inviting people of all fitness levels to participate in the Teal Track & Trail event at 6:30 p.m on Friday, June 8. HAP is the platinum sponsor of this race designed to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer. Races include a 5K Race and walk and a […]

Sloan Museum exhibits pre-historic dinosaurs and historic vehicles at Courtland Center

BURTON — Roaring, moving, animatronic dinosaurs are thundering into Courtland Center—part of Sloan Museum’s new 10,000-square-foot exhibition space in the Burton mall. Set to debut June 16, the pre-historic creatures of Dinosaurs Unearthed will be joined by more than 40 vehicles, all with historic ties to Flint and Genesee County. Tickets are on sale now at SloanLongway.org/Dinosaurs. Why open an […]

Atlas County Park Grand Opening

Atlas County Park, consisting of 150 acres of natural landscape, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, April 29, which marked the official opening of the park. Amy McMillan (center right), Director of Genesee County Parks, celebrated her last day on the job by doing the honors at the ceremony and welcoming the public to the property. Atlas County Park, located […]

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May library events FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library will hold a Mother’s Day Gift Making program at noon on May 12. Children ages 4-12 are invited to come and make a lovely card, key chain or fancy bookmark for Mom. The Genesee Valley Center Library (Sears Wing) will host Book Club on May 8 at 7 p.m. […]

Flushing celebrates Arbor Day with free tree giveaway

FLUSHING — Another Arbor Day celebration is in the books for the City of Flushing Parks and Recreation Committee. This year, the committee handed out 100 White Pine trees (the Michigan state tree) to families at Riverview Park, April 28. As a community effort, these trees will begin to grace the yards of our neighbors and families as spring continues. […]

CAMS celebrate ‘excellent’ robotics outing

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Middle School Robotics team MO’ Peeps competed in the VEX World championship from April 25-28 in Louisville Kentucky and brought home the Excellence Award. “The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX programs,” according to the VEX website. “The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in […]