Heading back to school

School board examines bullying data

FLINT TWP. — Bullying behavior is not bad in Carman-Ainsworth Schools but data shows that it has not been totally routed by policies and programs to discourage it. Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff presented data to the school board last week about the number of bullying incidents last school year, based on detailed records kept of all reported incidents. With a total […]

C-A board ratifies two contracts

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education settled contracts with two groups of employees. A ratified contract with the Transportation union (school bus drivers) is similar to ten-percent cost savings reached in contracts with other bargaining units earlier this year. It calls for a 9.89 percent in concessions overall which includes an 8 percent salary reduction. The contract […]

In brief

Free homecoming dresses offered starting Sept. 13 GENESEE COUNTY — My Dreams do Come True, 940 S. Grand Traverse in Flint, will be offering free Homecoming dresses starting Sept. 13, by appointment only. Since 2010, the non-profit has been providing the free dress service to high school girls in Mid-Michigan and is now extending it to include Homecoming dresses too. […]

Stabenow visits Burton to discuss farm bill

BURTON — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow paid a visit to Burton’s Mr. Rodgers Garden Program “Hoop House” Aug. 21. Stabenow, chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, met with members of the program at the gardens located behind Ebenezer Ministries on Center Road to discuss the 2013 Farm Bill and the benefits the bill has on farming jobs and […]

C-A board looks at state accountability scorecard

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth School District rates a yellow overall, as do the elementary and middle schools. But the high school is a code orange and the alternative education program is in the red zone. The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education took its first look at a new color-coded Accountability Scorecard released Aug. 20 for districts and schools statewide […]

The difference between men and women

Besides the obvious physical differences between the two sexes, I’ve noticed men and women are very much un-alike in the ways each conduct themselves socially. Guys, in many ways, have a much more laid back approach to dealing with life’s little curve balls, while women are very adamant in taking care of a problem and addressing it efficiently. Now before […]

Hole in road riles residents

FLINT TWP. — Residents of Highland Meadows Drive in the the Western Hills subdivision are unhappy about deterioration of their street after paying to have it repaved fairly recently. One resident, Earl Gilcreast, came to a recent township board meeting to voice those concerns in person. He spoke of a hole in the pavement in front of one home and […]

First township Biz Expo held at Davenport

FLINT TWP. — The township teamed up with Davenport University to offer a business expo that is hoped to become an annual event. The first Experience Flint Township Business Expo was held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the front parking lot at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd. About 45 vendors signed up for the free exposure which was […]

In brief

Four businesses celebrate opening in downtown Flint FLINT — Four local businesses celebrated their grand openings in downtown Flint during a “Partners for Progress” press event hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Flint. Chyrsa’s Alterations and Exclusive Apparel Design, Timothy Goodrich Custom Shoes, BRIX and Network Labs “cut the ribbon” on their new […]