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UM-Flint to host Women’s Night Out FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint will hold a Women’s Night Out, March 22, from 4-8 p.m. Women’s Night Out is held annually at the University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center. This is an open house for women to experience a variety of fitness classes. Admission is free! Women ages 16 and older are invited […]

Woodland Elementary slated to close at the end of the school year

FLINT TWP. — Faced with declining revenues and enrollment, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education last week approved “some very difficult choices’’ for the 2012- 13 school year including the closing of Woodland Elementary School, 3493 Beveridge Road. The plan is for Woodland, opened in 1957, to be used instead as the new home for Atlantis Alternative High School, which Carman- […]

Saying goodbye to an America hero and thanks

An American hero died last week. He was one of the 1,200 such heroes this nation is losing almost daily and while you might not realize the service he and his brothers-in-arms performed for this country some 70 years ago, we truly owe them all a debt. His name was Elmer Leach and he was a veteran of World War […]

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ABWA to hold meeting FLINT — The Crossroad Connection Chapter of American Business Women’s Association — Grand Blanc, will meet March 21 at 5:30 p.m. for networking, and 6 p.m. for a presentation, at Riverfront Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Room 2321, Flint. There will be pizza and beverages for a freewill offering. The speaker will be Amy R. Gresock, […]

Low-price gas competitor coming to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — As the price of gasoline inches toward $4 a gallon and beyond this spring and summer, the hunt for cheaper fuel along the busy Miller Road corridor will include another shopping choice after the opening of an Admiral gas station just west of the I-75 freeway. An Admiral Petroleum Co. spokesperson declined comment on when the station […]

Gloria’s boutique draws customers from near and far

FLINT TWP. — Longtime customers of Gloria’s boutique at Genesee Valley Center could smile knowingly when a Wall Street Journal article a few months ago announced that Bergdorf Goodman luxury department store would begin selling the MacKenzie-Childs line of home goods for the first time in 15 years. Gloria Van Duyne, store owner, also gets a pat on the back […]

Nuisance havens under investigation for closure

FLINT TWP. —Alleged trouble spots like a Corunna Road motel linked to the March 4 carjacking/shooting death of Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, may be padlocked under a nuisance law, Prosecutor David Leyton, said at a press conference last week, where he announced charges against four people. Mills blood-spattered car was found by police at the Economy Motel, 4186 […]

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Interfaith Seder planned March 26 FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in what a Jewish Passover Seder is, then come and find out at thids year’s Interfaith Seder held at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins Rd., in Flint Township, on March 26 at 7 p.m. A full meal will not be included with this seder, just delicious macaroons and […]

Three-year HS completion, wifi among next year’s changes

FLINT TWP. — Installing Wi-Fi connection at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Middle School is one of several exciting instructional improvements for next school year recently approved by Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. All was not doom and gloom in the board’s decision last week to close one elementary school to make financial adjustments for ongoing revenue and enrollment declines. Other […]

First year of garbage contract deemed successful

FLINT TWP. — Recyclers should be made aware that pizza boxes and loose plastic bags are on the don’t list. Grease on pizza boxes, even when not visible, ruins everything else in the recycling bins, said Dan Garman, spokesperson for Richfield Equities, which took over the township’s garbage collection and started the recycling program about 14 months ago. He presented […]