A Giving Tree

School millage renewals, increase on May ballot

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools will be asking voters to renew two millages and an increase in the May 7, 2012 general election. Last week, the board of education approved two resolutions to set “matters to be voted on” for ten-year renewals of an 18 mill non-homestead operating millage and a 0.5 mills sinking fund millage. Both millages expire […]

Superintendent speaks out against school reforms

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff added his voice to superintendents raising public awareness about “drastic” educational reforms proposed by the state legislature. After input from the school board, Tunnicliff expressed his concerns in a letter to parents and community members last week. “I am concerned about the impact of untested or unproved “reforms” that could negatively impact our […]

MADD holds annual vigil in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Thirty-two years ago, MADD was formed in the bedroom of one of its victims. A short two years later, MADD came to Genesee County, and two years following that, Shirley Walker began volunteering for the organization — the longest serving volunteer for MADD Michigan according to Sherry McGee, the State Executive Director. Walker and a few […]

C-A principal second in a row to win state award

FLINT TWP. — Detra Fields, principal of Dye Elementary School in the Carman-Ainsworth school district, has been selected by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) to receive a Regional Honors Award. At the MEMSPA state conference in Detroit last weekend, Fields was recognized as Principal of the Year in Region 10 for her educational leadership and commitment […]

In brief

Mall presents Breakfast with Santa FLINT TWP. — Families are invited to join Santa for breakfast at Genesee Valley Center. It will be held in the upper-level Food Court at Genesee Valley Center at 8 a.m. , Dec. 15. After breakfast, children can visit with Santa and receive a special gift, while supplies last. Reservations are required; please call 810-732-4000. […]

A giving tree blooms

FLINT TWP. — Mittens, hats and scarves decorating a special tree at the back of the township hall meeting room are being collected for needy children at Carman-Ainsworth schools. Organized by the Flint Township Clerical Union, AFSCME 1918-01, this is the second year for the Mitten Tree donation drive, said a township clerical employee. However, it is the third year […]

The Whiting presents Cinderella

FLINT — The Whiting proudly presents the Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Cinderella the Ballet live on stage Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $19 to $39 and student rush tickets are available to college and high school students for $12 on the day of the performance with student ID. Tickets are available online at www.thewhiting.com and […]

Music of the season

School retirees donate gifts to area seniors

GRAND BLANC TWP. — At Christmas time, most kids would agree that a great meal is good, but presents are even better. Now, with the help of the Genesee County branch of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), Meals on Wheels recipients can think that too. At their recent annual holiday gathering, members brought in a room full […]

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