Never too old for Halloween fun

About 250 children with parents in tow got an early start last Saturday on wearing their costumes and trick or treating along the hallways at Genesee Gardens Independent Senior Living Community on Calkins Road, organizers said. The door-todoor candy pass was followed by pumpkin carving and painting and other fun activities. The second annual Safe Trick or Treat Event gave […]

Support group backs millage election

FLINT TWP. — Tom Wickham CARES about passing a half-mill increase for Carman-Ainsworth’s building and site sinking fund on the Nov. 5 ballot next week. So does Lisa Koegel. Both are members of C.A.R.E.S. — Carman-Ainsworth Residents for Excellent Schools, a community-based school support committee of parents and residents. C.A.R.E.S formed in 2002 to back successful passage of a $50 […]

Secret trail helper, who are you?

FLINT TWP. — As chairman of the township Parks and Recreation Committee, Jim McClung was “embarrassed” by what he found on a recent clean-up day for the Genesee Valley recreational trail. But in a good way. McClung and other parks and rec members were joined by a volunteer crew of about 20 students from Atlantis Alternative High School, who have […]

Township makes road, water board appointments

FLINT TWP. — The township board unanimously approved two appointments to the Road Advisory Committee but split a decision on appointments to the Karegnondi Water Board Authority. Following a unanimous recommendation for the Road Advisory Committee, the township board appointed John Lawrence and Jeanine Libka, both township residents, to fill two open spots on the road advisory committee. In other […]

Key contracts awarded for demolition of Genesee Towers

FLINT — Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) has announced contracts for the demolition of Flint’s tallest building Genesee Towers have been awarded and prework for demolition is progressing. Flint-based Siwek Construction, a full-service contractor, construction management and design/ build company will oversee the project. In addition, locally based sub-contractors Burnash Wrecking, Inc. and Certified Abatement Services Inc. have been selected as […]

Abuse survivor shares her story at church event

FLINT TWP. — Tonier “Neen” Cain was a victim of child abuse at age 9. From there, her life spiraled out of control. She became a crack addict, lived on the streets for 20 years, was arrested 83 times and convicted 66. Now she is the spokesperson for the National Center for Trauma- Informed Care of Annapolis, Md. Cain has […]

In brief

Kudos for C-A band FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Blue Brigade marching band are scheduled to perform at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the 29th Annual Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Ford Field in Detroit. Congratulations are in order for the band’s great performance last Saturday at the Huron Valley Invitational where they qualified for the 2013 MCBA […]

“Return” to Tillson Street remains Halloween favorite

I t has been a couple years since I wrote here about visiting Tillson Street in Romeo to enjoy the various Halloween decorations there. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, a time of year I’ve always enjoyed — from dressing up in costumes and trick or treating as a kid, to haunted attractions and carving pumpkins when I […]

Hail to the Vic’s

FLINT TWP. — Just in time to meet up with friends (and rivals) to watch the storied Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on Saturday, Vic’s sports bar has opened as a sidekick to Ruggero’s Italian Restaurant, 5311 Corunna Road. The sports bar is a new venture for Ruggero’s which relocated in August from its roost of 18 years at […]

In brief

A night dedicated to Michigan beer, wine, food FLINT — Country Smoke House and Townsquare Media are proud to present the 2nd Annual Michigan Food, Beer, and Wine Fest on Nov. 9, 3-9 p.m., Perani Arena in Flint. The event will feature more than 100 various Michigan beers and wines. There will also be premiere area food vendors along with […]