All smiles

This happy finisher, on the developmental disabled course, took part in the May 20 2011 Special Olympics held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School in Flint Township. For more about the games see page 19.

C-A board attempts to curb layoffs with plan for voluntary severance

FLINT TWP. — Hoping to reduce the costs of pending layoffs, the Board of Education has approved a Severance Notification Incentive Plan to encourage eligible staff to voluntarily leave. The plan is aimed at avoiding layoffs and costs associated with unemployment compensation, said Superintendent Bill Haley. The incentive is a onetime payment of 10 percent of an employees base salary […]

Back to the Bricks expands into Flint Township, Davison

FLINT TWP. — Back to the Bricks, now in its seventh year, has grown so big it needs a Tune-up Party and Flint Township is one of the chosen hosts. Tune-up Party Week events are also in Clio, Linden/Fenton, Davison and Richfield Township – featuring food, music, door prizes, dancing, car shows, giveaways and more – planned for August 9-13 […]

CAMS student scores big on ACT test

FLINT TWP. — Bailey Rousseau, an eighth-grade whiz kid at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School recently scored 29 out of a perfect 36 on the ACT test. He was among several student achievers singled out for special recognition at the school board meeting last week. Kevin Sumney, CAMS principal, described Bailey as an all-A student who is taking geometry for high […]

WFBA names scholarship winners for 2011

FLINT TWP. — Recipients from Swartz Creek, Davison and Holly were winners of $2,500 college scholarships for 2011, awarded by The West Flint Business Association at its monthly meeting. From its inception in 1991 to date, the annual WFBA Scholarship program has awarded $91,000 to 45 recipients, said John Folts, chairman of the scholarship committee, who introduced each winner. Steven […]

Healthy living show comes to Woodland Elementary

FLINT TWP. — FOODPLAY, a national award-winning theater show promoting healthy eating and exercise habits, brought its cast of colorful characters, juggling feats and motivating message and music to Woodland Elementary School on Wednesday, thanks to the Michigan Nutrition Network. FOODPLAY delivered a serious message in a fun, entertaining format. Childhood obesity rates have doubled among elementary school children and […]

Public invited to free program on COPD

FLINT — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma, is the third leading cause of death in America. In an effort to raise awareness about pulmonary conditions, McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is hosting its annual free community educational program in June; reservations are required. The program is scheduled for June 13 from 10 a.m.-noon […]

News Briefs

Soon-to-open resale store now buying clothing FLINT TWP. — Plato’s Closet, a resale store for 20-somethings opening later this summer, has announced it is now purchasing gently-used, quality clothing to stock the store. The store is looking to buy brandname clothing and accessories for guys and girls including shoes, belts, purses, jewelry and other teen items. Sellers receive cash on […]

Goodwill opens doors at new store on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — Barbara Smith, 80, of Flushing and her husband rose at 6:30 Saturday morning and were among about 20 early-bird shoppers, including one from Birch Run, who stood out in the rain waiting for the 9 a.m. opening of the new Goodwill store at 4340 Miller Road. It’s Goodwill first and only store on the west side of […]

Grand opening event planned for Foxy’s

MUNDY TWP. — Foxy’s Pole Studio is having a Red Carpet Grand Opening event on June 3. From 5-7 p.m appetizers will be served and a general introduction to the modern fitness studio will be open to all. Between 7-9 p.m. there will be performances by special guests including a belly dancer to the stars and a fire dancer. Owner […]