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Randels teacher surprised by OfficeMax special delivery


FLINT TWP. — Janet Duvendeck, a first grade teacher at Randels Elementary, was one of 1,000 teachers nationwide surprised in their classrooms Oct. 2 as winners of OfficeMax’s A Day Made Better. Now in its sixth year, the program’s stated mission is to relieve the financial burden on teachers who buy classroom supplies with their own money. In a press […]

CA student blended enrollment count declines slightly




FLINT TWP. — Fewer students means fewer state-aid dollars so Carman Ainsworth’s enrollment of 4,378 students on the fall Student Count Day last week was not happy news. But enrollment declines appear to be leveling off. The unofficial count number will be adjusted for some partial students who will not be counted as full-time students and also could be reduced […]

Carman-Ainsworth student blended enrollment count declines slightly




FLINT TWP. — Fewer students means fewer state-aid dollars so Carman Ainsworth’s enrollment of 4,378 students on the fall Student Count Day last week was not happy news. But enrollment declines appear to be leveling off. The unofficial count number will be adjusted for some partial students who will not be counted as full-time students and also could be reduced […]

Voters must decide on constitutional amendment for renewable energy standard




GENESEE COUNTY — On Nov. 6, voters must decide if they want to amend the Michigan Constitution and make it constitutional policy of the State of Michigan to promote the use of clean renewable electric energy sources. Proposal 2012-03 seeks a constitutional amendment that would require by 2025 at least 25 percent of each electricity provider’s annual retail electricity sales […]

In brief



Kidney cancer support group to meet in October FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Featured speaker is Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Division; Professor of Urology, University of Michigan. The topic is: “Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer.” He will discuss […]

Plans for affordable senior housing back on track




FLINT TWP. — A project plan approved by the township board last year for a local agency to build two senior citizen group homes hit a development snag requiring that it be submitted for approval again. Family Service Agency of Mid- Michigan wants to build two lowincome senior citizen apartment houses under the HOME Investment Partnership Program, funded by the […]

League of Women Voters of Flint Area to host live state representative forum



FLUSHING — The League of Women Voters of Flint Area is sponsoring a live forum of candidates for State Representative in the 34th, 48th and 49th Districts, Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Flushing Township Community Hall, 6524 N. Seymour Road, Flushing. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this educational event. Candidates will be asked questions from the […]

Fire department will join Interlocal mutual-aid division




FLINT TWP. — With the township board’s approval of a resolution to participate in the Genesee County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division, the township fire department is joining an interstate emergency response readiness network. MABAS-MI is designed to coordinate emergency and fire resources across the Great Lakes Region for events such as major fires, train derailments, tornadoes, hazardous […]

Simple ways to give your bathroom a new look and feel



According to the “Remodeling” magazine’s 2011-12 “Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale, homeowners can expect to spend upward of $52,000 on an upscale bathroom remodel. That makes a bathroom remodel one of the more expensive home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake. • Install […]

Genesys plans to open Downtown Flint Center



FLINT — After a comprehensive assessment of the community’s current and future health care needs, Genesys plans to open a facility in downtown Flint. Genesys is partnering with Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation and Uptown Developments to open the Genesys Downtown Flint Health Center at 420 S. Saginaw Street. The facility is scheduled to open July 2013. […]


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