Woodland Elementary students perform musical

FLINT TWP. — Proud parents carrying video cameras and camera phones packed the gym to watch and record the fourth and fifth graders spring musical performance at Woodland Elementary School last Thursday. This year’s musical, “It’s Saturday,’’ written by Mac Huff and John Jacobson, is one of three annual concerts done by grade level, said Laura Hall, K-5 music director […]

C-A to continue with Schools of Choice

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth schools will continue participation in the GISD Collaborative Schools of Choice Program for the 2011-2012 school year, opting out of the State Schools of Choice Program. A resolution approved by the Board of Education at a recent meeting followed a discussion about the number of students choosing to enter or leave the district. Superintendent Bill Haley […]

Hosts sought for international high school students

GENESEE COUNTY — Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. These young ambassadors are looking forward to fulfilling their life-long dreams. According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, […]

One seat open in Carman-Ainsworth ed board

FLINT TWP. — Ann Saunders is running unopposed for a four-year term on the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. Her three children graduated from Carman-Ainsworth in 1998, 2002 and 2010. She also has 2 grandchildren, the oldest will start kindergarten this fall at Woodland Elementary. Saunders was elected in May 2009 to complete the term of her husband, Barry Saunders, after his […]

Students display talents during CAHS Open Mic Night

FLINT TWP. — Encouraging whoops from the audience welcomed Lewis Allen II as he made his way to the stage to recite his original poem “The Occupation.” “My poem is about love … about people having the strength to give up their dreams for other people and men being fathers to their children,’’ he said before launching into his recital […]

Experts weigh in on new teen driving laws

GENESEE COUNTY — A new driving law is restricting the driving hours and amount of passengers a teen can transport, the Michigan Secretary of State announced last month. Some of the Michiganders bearing a vertical driver’s license can no longer be on the road from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. and cannot exceed their first passenger under the age of 21. The […]

Powers student selected Genesee DAR Good Citizen

GENESEE COUNTY — Each year the Genesee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution encourages area high schools to participate in the selection of a senior student to serve as their DAR Good Citizen. Twenty-four of the 30 schools in the Genesee region (including all of Genesee County and part of Shiawassee) provided DAR with the names of their […]

Program to help young men learn to be better dads

FLINT TWP. — Lessons for young fathers on how to be a better parent is the goal of a Proud Fathers program, the latest effort by the Men At W.O.R.K. group in the Carman-Ainsworth School District. They are currently recruiting young fathers in their teens to early 20s to take part in a free after-school training program based on a […]

Kia to open GB showroom

GRAND BLANC — Kia of Grand Blanc and the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce are hosting a kickoff celebration in honor of the facility’s grand opening. Located in the Al Serra Auto Plaza on S. Saginaw St., Kia of Grand Blanc has been opperating out of a temporary bulding since 2009. Now after months of construction, Kia is ready to […]

Libraries will have to cut hours, staff if millage increase not approved May 3

GENESEE COUNTY — On May 3, one of the issues facing voters will be the proposed millage increase of 0.25 mills (25 cent per $1,000 taxable value) for a period of six years for the Genesee District Library (GDL). According to the its website, the Genesee District Library is facing major cuts in funding and over the past two years, […]