Pedestrian traffic light to be installed at Norko and Linden

FLINT TWP. — Come summer, bikers, walkers and runners crossing Linden Road at Norko Drive should have a safer, easier passage. The township board voted unanimously last week to participate in a plan to install a pedestrian signal upgrade at that intersection, in cooperation with the Genesee County Road Commission and the Genesee Valley Mall. The traffic signal will be […]

Board splits vote on contract for operators

FLINT TWP. — With expenses steadily climbing and revenues going down, two trustees balked at approving a union contact for the township’s police communication operators. Township trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert dissented in the 5-2 vote on a contract approved by the majority of the township board. “Trustee Vert and I have talked to you (supervisor Karyn Miller) several […]

What’s next ?

Bulldozers and dump trucks arrived in mid-December to raze the greenhouses and clear away debris at the former Arrowood (aka Arrowhead) Nursery on Corunna Road. The 5-plus-acre commercial site is listed for sale and being marketed as vacant land. It was only about three years ago, that the grounds of the longtime nursery were filled with plants and lawn ornaments […]

Staff and students lauded by Carman-Ainsworth school board

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board meeting last week started off like a mini Academy Awards show with several star pupils and staff members singled out for special recognition. Four students and four staff members were honored and board members also got a pat on the back in recognition of January as School Board Recognition Month. New this […]

Schools get PEG fund allocation

FLINT TWP. — Area students interested in learning broadcasting are getting videocameras, teleprompters, film editing software, computers and more through the quarterly allocation of Public Educational and Government (PEG) funding. The latest $6,000 installment was approved last week by the township board for distribution to the Carman- Ainsworth, Swartz Creek and Flushing school districts. Clerk Kim Courts said that Carman- […]

In brief

Middle school staging play FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater Department will stage a production of “The Knights of The RAD Table,” a hilarious farce about the legend of King Arthur. Curtain rise is 7 p.m. Feb. 5-7. — R.S. CAHS hosting financial aid workshop on Feb. 5 FLINT TWP. — Students needing cash for college are invited […]

Cake can set apart wedding

A wedding cake is the piece de resistance of the wedding ceremony. Guests anxiously await the unveiling of the cake near the end of the festivities. Modern cakes are showpieces grander in scale than in years past. As bakers and confectioners hone their skills with fondant, buttercream and gum paste even further, the results are often impressive, awe-inspiring cake designs. […]

Tales from the days of swords and dice

Before I go any further, I have a confession to make — growing up I loved the game Dungeons & Dragons. With my inner nerd now released, let me take you back to the time when I did battle with fearsome monsters, firebreathing dragons and rescued many a fair maiden (actually, I don’t remember there being too many of those, […]

Small nut business is big success

FLINT TWP. — The Jonny Almond Nut Co. started small locally with a kiosk at Genesee Valley Center mall that opened circa 1993. It spent the next 20 years enticing more and more customers with the delectable aroma of roasting candy-coated nuts wafting down the aisles. That simple pleasure sadly ended last month when Jonny Almond closed its mall retail […]

Bishop Airport director announces retirement

GENESEE COUNTY — Jim Rice, Bishop International Airport Director, announced his retirement at the Airport Authority Board Meeting on Tuesday, effective October 8. Rice began working at Bishop in March 1990 and is the first and only director to serve under the Airport Authority which was formed in 1987. “It was a tough decision,’’ said Rice. “I take a lot […]