3rd Annual Corvette Reunion at Back to the Bricks

FLINT TWP. — Where besides a dealership parking lot can local sports car enthusiasts expect to see 1,000 Corvettes? One place will be at the 3rd annual Corvette Reunion, rolling into Flint this weekend for the Back to the Bricks car show in downtown Flint and its own festivities. Sponsored by TrendSettas Corvette Club, Team Corvette, Rainbow Corvette Club and […]

Shared services report coming soon

FLINT TWP. — A feasibility study to explore sharing municipal services with Swartz Creek and Mundy Township has been completed. In February, the board of trustees agreed to participate in commissioning the study to search for ways to cut costs. The three municipalities contracted with Mark W. Nottley, of Municipal Consulting Services in Ann Arbor, to conduct the study. Each […]

Back to the Bricks

Celebration kicks off with drive-in movie

MUNDY TWP. — Back to the Bricks started off with the 3rd annual the Bricks and Flicks at the US-23 Drive-in. Organizer and committee member Kenny Keyworth said there were about 1,420 cars inside the drive-in by 7 p.m. According to Keyworth, last year there 1,320 cars. He said they were hoping to get 1,500 by the start of the […]

Major Linden Road construction underway

FLINT TWP. — Construction has begun on the 1.1 mile resurfacing project on Linden Road between Calkins and Beecher Road, after a week’s delay from the original Aug. 6 start date. As of Monday morning, traffic was moving smoothly through the alley of orange barrels that work crews have placed along the heavily traveled road. With two northbound lanes open, […]

C-A School board incumbents running unopposed

FLINT TWP. — Don Conway and Recco Richardson are unopposed for reelection to the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. As of Tuesday’s filing deadline, they were the only two candidates who filed required paperwork with the Genesee County Clerk’s Office to have their names placed on the November ballot. A change in Michigan Election Law this year switched school elections from every […]

In brief

Annual church rummage sale starts Sunday FLINT TWP. — Sisterhood’s annual 100-Family Rummage Sale will take place from Sunday through Tuesday at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road. Early admission to this highly anticipated sale costs $5 from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. on Sunday. General admission is free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale continues Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m-5 […]

Paid school lunch prices going up this school year

FLINT TWP. — Meal prices are going up this coming school term for Carman-Ainsworth students. Increased prices for breakfast and lunch at all grade levels were approved by the C-A school board at its July 31 meeting. Students al all grade levels will pay $1.25 for breakfast — a 25-cents increase from last year. Lunch at elementary schools will cost […]

Al Serra Auto Plaza ranked #1 in Michigan

GRAND BLANC — The August edition of Ward’s Auto Dealer Business Magazine is out and the results of their annual rankings for fixed operations are in; and for the second straight year the Service Department at the Al Serra Auto Plaza in Grand Blanc was named #1 in Michigan. This announcement comes on the heels of Ward’s June publication naming […]

Exchange students having trouble finding hosts

GENESEE COUNTY — Foreign exchange students signed up to come to Genesee County schools may have to be turned away for the 2012-2013 school year. Rod Kelsey has been volunteering for the program STS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that matches foreign exchange students with families, since 1978. He said this year has been exceptionally difficult for exchange students to be […]

The VIEW from here

State should dump straight party primary

A voter came into my office on Aug. 7, after he’d been to the polls, and he was upset the clerk there had required him to vote a straight party ticket. If he split his vote between Democrats and Republicans he would, in essence, spoil his ballot making it unusable. I sympathized with the man because I think we should […]