Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Field’s at Genesee Valley Center is collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food items for its second annual “Share the Love” drive to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Donors receive a $5 Genesee Valley Center retailer gift card (while supplies last) and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of one customizable Mrs. Fields 14-inch Chocolate Chip […]

Welcome back firefighters

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a request to rehire two experienced on-call firefighters. They are Blake Selvig and Jacob Hall. Both are fully trained and have retained certification as firefighters, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. Selvig, who joined the department in May 2013, left because his new employer required that he work only one job for the first […]

Twp. board extinguishes fire millage renewal

FLINT TWP. — The township board has decided not to ask voters to renew a five-year millage for fire equipment. In a four-three decision at its Feb. 2 meeting, the board voted not to place the fire millage renewal request on the May 5 ballot alongside a ten-year road millage renewal request. After delaying action last month on both millage […]

Blaze destroys mobile home

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 26-year-old Flint Township woman and her roommate lost everything in a fire that ripped through their mobile home just days after they moved in. Samantha Jagger was eating dinner when the blaze erupted Feb. 4 on the outside of her home in Estates of Genesee Valley on Elms near Miller. Park manager Maurice Poffenbarger, who is […]

CAHS students are winners

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students continued their winning ways with two triumphs last week. On February 5, Leah Bailey, a senior, placed third in the Detroit Pistons Dream Big Scholarship Competition held at the Palace of Auburn Hills. On February 6, Mariel Hernandez, a senior, won the Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award at the Priority Children 20th […]

CAHS student fundraiser in memory of teacher’s son

FLINT TWP. — It was a somber case of hat’s on instead of hat’s off this week in a touching fundraiser organized by the Carman- Ainsworth High School Student Council on behalf of Navid Jamil Hamadeh, 3, of Grand Blanc, who passed away February 2, four days after his birthday. Navid was the son of Katherine Hamadeh, a CAHS English […]

In brief

FANG commander to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — Patrick Richard, detective first lieutenant and section commander of the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Richard will talk about […]

New builds on Miller on a roll

FLINT TWP. — Fresh off an early December completion of the new Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe at 4477 Miller Road, construction crews moved in next door to begin work on another completely new build. This one will be serving up a different type of menu. It is the future site of an Eyeglass World superstore, a national vendor with […]

‘Starting a Business’ workshop

FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Feb. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory workshop covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential […]

Science Fair coming to Kettering

FLINT — The 59th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair will be held on the campus of Kettering University, March 20-23. Students in grades 4 through 12 are encouraged to develop and present projects at the 59th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair March 20-23 at Kettering University. The FRSF serves students from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, St Clair and Tuscola counties. For […]