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McLaren fundraiser helps build hospitality house

FLINT TWP. — The Love Boat set sail on a “Cruise for a Cause” last weekend. Art Van furniture store on Miller Road hosted the gala party as a benefit for McLaren’s soon-to-open Hospitality House. Currently under construction on Beecher Road at a cost of $8 million, the Hospitality House will provide a place to stay for cancer patients being […]

C-A staff gets intruder training

FLINT TWP. — When a crazed gunman shot his way into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last December — killing 26 innocent people including 20 6- and 7-year-olds — it shattered beliefs that little children are safe from such senseless violence. Last week, the entire staff from all four of Carman- Ainsworth’s elementary school buildings spent part of a […]

C-AHS student earns Eagle Scout rank

FLINT TWP. — Haywood James Petty, a 10th-grade student at Carman- Ainsworth High School, has earned his Boy Scout Eagle Rank and will be honored in a special ceremony at 4 p.m. May 11, at the Flushing Valley Country Club. The public is welcome to attend. Petty, 15, is a member of Troop #174. With help from other troop members, […]

Longtime diner closes

In brief

Don’t forget to vote Tues. on school proposals FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth residents are asked to vote on three ballot proposals: • Renewal of existing 18 mill Non- Homestead Millage (10 years) • Renewal of the existing .5 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund (10 years) • Increase (additional) .5 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund (10 years) The 18 […]

Cinco de Mayo event Saturday

FLINT — Building on the 2012 Cinco de Mayo Race, year two will bring more running, more Qdoba, and more sombreros to the Tri To Finish 5k/10k run/walk starting at 9 a.m. May 4 at the Swartz Creek Golf Course/Tavern On The Green, 1902 Hammerburg Rd. Cinco de Mayo is an observance usually held on May 5 in the United […]

C-AMS Cafeteria Gets Sanitation Award

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School has received a 2013 Excellence in Food Service Sanitation Award from the Genesee County Health Department. “They have worked very hard and deserve the award,” said assistant Superintendent Russ Parks. C-AMS was one of seven schools receiving the award, he said. Four of those 7, unlike C-AM, are brand new buildings within the […]

Purchases at Wojo’s to benefit parks

FLINT TWP. — Jim McClung, a member of the township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board wants to get the word out that Wojo’s in Davison has agreed to donate to parks and rec 10 percent of specified net sales on May 2 and 7. McClung asked that anyone in need of springs/summer gardening supplies make purchases on those days at […]

The VIEW from here

Starting out spring with some more vanity tags

With the arrival of spring, people are bringing out those cars to which they have attached the funniest vanity plates you could ask for. Whether you fancy yourself a silent assassin who moves in the middle of the night, or a superhero, billionaire, genius who flies around in a suit of armor, there’s a plate here for just about everyone. […]

Mural, mural on the wall …

FLINT TWP. — A plain grey wall at Cyril Salon and Spa is an open invitation to all artists to try their hand in a mural creation contest. The 1,800 square-foot salon at 4290 Miller Rd. in the Somerset Town Center has recently undergone renovations and redecorating — changing its vibrant turquoise, purple and green decor to a trendier, more […]