Most wonderful time of the year

All things wonderful about the holiday season came together Saturday for the 6th annual Winterfest celebration at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, sponsored by Men at W.O.R.K. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow stood in a long line to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Christmas trees and twinkling lights decked the halls. Yuletide carols were sung or performed by various bands […]

Bird’s eye views approved

FLINT TWP. — New views of the township from the sky will be taken next spring as part of participation in the Genesee County 2014 Pictometry and Orthoimagery Project. Pictometry is a patented aerial image captured in an airplane flyover showing roofs, fronts and sides of buildings and other ground details. The Flint Township board unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement […]

Emterra gets contract extension

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The bright green and white trucks of Emterra Environmental will be collecting your garbage though the year 2019. About one year after taking over the township’s garbage collection contract from bankrupt Richfield Management LLC, Emterra has proven itself and gained approval for a five-year contract extension. Richfield had a four-year contract from Jan. 1, 2011 […]

Longtime township worker retires

FLINT TWP. — August 5, 1985: Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, Genesee Valley Mall had just celebrated its 15th birthday and Carman and Ainsworth still were separate high schools when Deb Gorey started her first day on the job as an administrative clerical employee. Twenty-eight years later, Gorey is calling it quits and was cited for her […]

Carman-Ainsworth aims to lead the way

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has applied for a three-year grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to fund an engineering track curriculum starting next school year. The competitive grant provided by General Motors would be used to bring in a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, said Dave Swierpel, C-A director of community education. The grant […]

In brief

Rep. Kildee comments on death of Nelson Mandela GENESEE COUNTY — Congressman Dan Kildee released the following statement on Dec. 5 after learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela: “It is with heavy hearts that Michigan, the U.S. and the entire world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela. The world today has lost an incredible and […]

GM Invests in Flint’s Back to the Bricks Show, Cruise

GENESEE COUNTY – Building on recent announcements to increase investments in the Flint area, General Motors will boost its support of the annual Back to the Bricks car show and cruise. GM and Back to the Bricks officials recently agreed to a 5-year deal where GM will provide financial support and various assets to support multiple Back to the Bricks […]

ServPro offers holiday safety tips

FLINT TWP. — If your home, like millions of other households in the United States, includes a Christmas tree and festive holiday decorations. While enjoying the excitement of the holiday, you should be aware that the breathtaking beauty of the decorations also comes with a fire risk. ServPro of Saginaw and northwest Genesee County is offering some helpful tips as […]

End of the line for sneakers is also letting go of past

I was cleaning out my closet recently, something I hate to do by the way, but it was long overdue. Once I’d gotten rid of old shirts and pants I no longer wear, packing them off to the Salvation Army, I turned to the bottom of the closet where my shoes are kept. I’m not a person who owns a […]

‘Casual upscale’ dining served at new restaurant

FLINT TWP. — Beef and Barley, American Kitchen, 2055 S. Linden Road in the Lincor Plaza, quietly opened its doors on Dec. 8 and is gearing up for a grand opening event, said co-owner Majib Saab. True to its name, the menu at the full-service restaurant includes handcarved steaks and burgers and a full bar with 16 taps of craft […]