Thinking Pink



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students were not too busy showing school spirit during Homecoming Week to display social consciousness too. Wednesday was Wear Pink day at Woodland Elementary School when students took time out from crazy hat/hair day on Monday, toga day on Tuesday and PJ day on Thursday to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday they […]

Declining enrollment adds up to $1.5m decrease



FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth student enrollment dropped 188 students from September 2010 to September 2011, as reported in last week’s Student Count Day. That amounts to a funding loss of about $1.5 million, according to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations. The total count of 4,390 included 179 students who were absent but are expected to return and continues […]

Firefighter resigns



FLINT TWP. — Unresolved complaints in the township fire department have led to the resignation of a long-time on-call firefighter. A letter of resignation on behalf of Kimberly A. Ratliff was submitted to the township board at its Monday night meeting. In her statement, Ratliff cited displeasure with management and concerns for her personal safety. “I have happily served the […]

In brief



Casino plans discussed FLINT TWP.— Jeff Parker, executive director of the Bay Mills Indian Community, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting. He will talk about the planned development and answer questions. The meeting takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the Old Country Buffet restaurant, G-3583 Miller […]

Praise for park



FLINT TWP. — A successful fundraiser by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians garnered high praise for the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive. The group held its 4th annual Hunger Awareness Walk at the park last month as a benefit for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and raised more than $1,000, said Marie Miller, speaking during public comment […]

Recreational trail could be extended by road resurfacing work



FLINT TWP. — The soon-to-be completed Genesee Valley Trail will be linked to the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive via four-footwide bike lanes, pending approval of a roadwork proposal coming before the township board at its Oct. 17 meeting. The proposal was tabled at the Oct. 3 meeting to allow input from a Road Advisory Committee after some trustees […]

Field of dreams purchased for youth development



FLINT TWP. — A longtime vacant field at 2165 Lavelle Road was not much more than a mowing responsibility for the township but it represents a field of dreams for the Lord’s Gym, a non-profit, faith-based group that recently purchased it. The group has been informally using the field for sports activities and mowing it for the past two years, […]

Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive coming to a neighborhood near you



GENESEE COUNTY — Don’t miss your opportunity to pay tribute to the legacy of Fred Rogers and to be a good neighbor! The Genesee District Library and CMU Public Television invite you to participate in the 5th Annual “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive” by donating new or gently-worn sweaters to help keep a neighbor warm this winter. Donations of children’s […]

THE BACON BROTHERS

at The Whiting

FLINT — Born nine years apart, Kevin and Michael Bacon grew up with music pumping through their veins. Their innate passion for the industry has transcended far beyond their imaginations as the duo, simply known as The Bacon Brothers, have released six studio albums and have traveled the world to hundreds of venues captivating their audiences with their music at […]

The VIEW from here

Occupy Wall Street protests could just be the start

I’ve never been one to put much credence into the whole civil disobedience thing. I remember grumbling at striking teachers when I was in college because I still had to attend classes with clueless subs while they were out on the picket line. There was also the time students in my high school staged a sit-in to protest asbestos in […]


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