Township’s 2014 proposed budget approval stalled

FLINT TWP. — The township could be flirting with its version of a government shutdown after failing its first attempt to pass the proposed 2014 budget at its Monday night meeting. In a 3-3 vote, the motion to approve the $11.528 million budget failed, Trustee Bart Vert was absent. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the budget will be presented again at […]

Wild turkeys

These colorful birds created by kindergartener’s in Mrs. Hall’s class at Randels Elementary are not as tasty as those that will grace the table today but the sentiments are the same. The children expressed thanks for their families, for being able to afford groceries, for those willing to share food with others and more.Happy Thanksgiving!

Black Friday starting earlier

FLINT TWP. — With stores opening as early as 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day for the annual Black Friday shopping spree, the big news this year is which stores won’t be opening earlier. Kmart and Meijer stores are leading the pack with blockbuster deals starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning followed by Big Lots at 7 a.m. Most major stores have […]

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C-A Theater presents “White Christmas” FLINT TWP. —Tickets are now available for the Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater Department presentation of Irving Berlin’s musical “White Christmas’’ at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12-14 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the auditorium at CAHS. Reserved seating tickets are $8 and can be purchased at All Tickets will be $10 at the […]

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Firefighters bring Thanskgiving to needy

FLINT TWP. — Four struggling families — one from each of the four elementary schools in the Carman-Ainsworth school district — will have a free Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy, courtesy of the Flint Township Firefighters Association. The association has provided the dinners for more years than Ryan Woods, association president, can remember. The heat-and-eat meals are purchased at Thompson Creek […]

Answers about health care reform

FLINT TWP. — Todd Chaney does not have all the answers yet about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), because they are still being sorted out. But he gave a concise, easy-to-understand 30-minute presentation to the West Flint Business Association last week on what is known about sweeping health care changes coming next year. “The government has […]

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UM-Flint, Flint Rotary Club host ‘Economic Forum’ FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management (SOM) and the Rotary Club of Flint invite the community to “The Economic Forum” on Dec. 13, in the Northbank Center Grand Ballroom at 432 North Saginaw St., Flint. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a lunch buffet served at 11:30 […]

Giving thanks for the little things in life

Thanksgiving is that time of year when we’re supposed to sit back and think about all the things in our lives we have to be thankful for. It doesn’t seem right we only take one day a year to be thankful for what we have, we should always keep in mind those things we are grateful for — no matter […]

Holiday Magic begins Nov. 29

BURTON — Opening night of Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic is Nov. 29 at Crossroads Village. The day after Thanksgiving will be a time to celebrate the holidays with fireworks, a sing-a-long and the lighting of the Tree of Lights. There will be thousands of lights in the trees of Crossroads Village that will look like “tiny stars” for visitors […]

Christmas at Crossroads