2019-08-01 E-Edition

Time for a Tune Up!

This year, Swartz Creek will host a Back to the Bricks Tune-Up party from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 9 throughout the westside business district. It is the third consecutive year the city has hosted a Tune-Up, and the first time it hasn’t had to share the date with another community. For more see page 3.

Planning commission votes against medical marijuana businesses

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Planning Commission last week voted against allowing any medical marijuana businesses to operate in the township. The commission held a public hearing July 24 to gather input on the businesses. During the meeting, three residents, a medical marijuana business owner and his attorney, Police Chief Kevin Salter and Township Supervisor Karyn Miller spoke. The […]

Mobile home park occupants take fight to the state

FLINT TWP. — Residents of South Valley Estates have taken their fight with the mobile home park’s owner to state legislators and the Michigan Attorney General’s office. State Rep. John Cherry said he and other state legislators have found that Havenpark Management of Orem, Utah, owns nine mobile home parks in the state of Michigan, and residents at those parks […]

Get your motor runnin’

Tune-Up Party coming to Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — We’re Michiganders, and we’re Flintites (close enough, Creekers), so it’s in our blood, it’s in our bones, and most of all, it’s in our muscle. Back to the Bricks is right around the corner, and that means party time in the Creek. This year, Swartz Creek will host a Back to the Bricks Tune-Up party from 4-8 […]

Williams steps down as Bishop Airport director

FLINT — After five years at the helm, the director of Bishop International Airport has resigned. According to a press release, Craig Williams resigned last week “to pursue other professional opportunities.” “We want to publicly acknowledge Mr. Williams for all he has done for our airport, community and the Authority staff. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” the […]

Genesee County retirees in jeopardy of losing benefits

FLINT — More than 1,500 retirees who have worked for Genesee County could be in jeopardy of losing their healthcare benefits, following the depletion of a county fund that they depend on. The Voluntary Employees Benefit Association trust fund (VEBA), a healthcare account that was created by the Genesee County government, is expected to run out of money by this […]

In brief

Diabetes workshop series starting in Flint in August FLINT — Are you living with diabetes? Learn how to live a healthier life and take better care of yourself! People with diabetes and their loved ones can learn to manage diabetes in a six-week workshop, offered at no cost to you. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting the […]

Loeb Trust educating people on home safety

FLINT — The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them and by educating people about home fire safety. Now through a new grant from The Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Huntington Bank, local communities across Genesee County will have additional resources available through the Campaign […]

Survey deadline in by August 2

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) is offering a survey to residents in order to better understand how active living facilities among the county—such as trails— improve communities’ economies as well as residents’ health. The data collected will be used to quantify potential health cost savings in relation to how much is spent on these facilities. […]