Complete Streets proposes improved street safety

FLINT TWP. — A plan presented to the township board of trustees Monday night proposes a roadway redesign to accommodate all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, the elderly and those with disabilities. Complete Streets is a national movement encouraging municipalities and road planners to create streets that are safer for all users, according to the presentation by Victor J. Lukasavitz of […]

Amended 2012 budget passes

FLINT TWP. — Concerns about passing a deficit budget led to a reduction in proposed fire department spending before the Township Board of Trustees passed its 2012 budget at its Monday night meeting. Echoing concerns by a resident, Trustee Frank Kasle questioned a $210,000 increase in spending for the fire department next year. Township supervisor Karyn Miller attributed it to […]

Donations make ‘big boost’ toward building hero’s memorial plaza

FLINT TWP. — A proposed Hero’s Plaza on the drawing board since 2007 moved closer to reality with a $6,000 donation this week. Bruce Hill, CEO of HealthPlus of Michigan, presented a check for $5,000 to the Township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting to go toward building a memorial plaza honoring members of the armed forces and […]

School officials angling for favorable bond refinancing rate

FLINT TWP. — In what could be good news for taxpayers, the Carman Ainsworth Board of Trustees began a process in September authorizing the refinancing of bonds issuances, hoping to save a million dollars in interest payments. The refinancing — referred to as refunding — would cover all or a portion of the 2002 School Building and Site Bonds of […]

Township raised nearly $42,000 in donations to pay recreational trail engineering fees

FLINT TWP. — A just-in-time donation of $1,000 from ELGA Credit Union and some smaller ones received Monday left a balance of only $1,461 owed on engineering fees for the Genesee Valley Trail. Since the board of trustees approved the recreational trail project in August 2010, township officials have raised nearly $42,000 for preliminary engineering services provided by Wilcox Engineering. […]

In brief

C-A students trick-or-treating for UNICEF FLINT TWP. — With Halloween right around the corner, Carman-Ainsworth High School students are being asked to pick up the designated orange boxes and go trick-or-treating for UNICEF. For more than 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has served as the original Kids Helping Kids campaign. In 1950, children across America were inspired to collect coins […]

Balloon business takes flight

FLINT TWP. — If you think balloons are just for children’s parties, you should see some of Susana Wight’s bright ideas. Owner of Airhead Balloons, based out of her Flint Township home, Wight’s balloon artistry is turning up at many fashionable adult events around town. Just this past weekend, she did the Tux and Tennies Gala at Sloan Museum, a […]

The VIEW from here

Solo parenting is hard

(Editor’s note: This article is a reprint from 2010.) I was on vacation last week and I got to spend several days with my kids. This was a real treat because for the two years I’ve been with the paper I haven’t been able to take any significant time off. Last summer I was working during my summer vacation with […]

Homecoming parade goes off without a hitch

FLINT TWP. — Kylie Schneider and Jalen Walker captured the crowns for Homecoming Queen and King to cap off a chilly ride in an open convertible in the traditional Carman- Ainsworth Homecoming parade before Friday’s football game. Temperatures hovered around 55 with brisk winds and the sun peeking in and out of the clouds but forecasted rain held off while […]