Hearing set for Miller Rd. rehab district

FLINT TWP. — About 10 new jobs, averaging $15 per hour pay, could be available by the end of the year, as part of the relocation of Sign-A-Rama. Sign-A-Rama, G3322 Miller Road, has requested a 12-year Commercial Rehabilitation District (CRD) Exemption Certificate for its new facility at 4297 Miller Rd., a former waterbed store that’s been vacant about eight years. […]

Board OKs 2015 road projects

FLINT TWP. — With more roads needing repair than allocated dollars to fix them, the township board voted five to one to use money from its general fund to help pay for 2015 road projects. Trustee Barb Vert was absent. Trustee Belenda Parker cast the sole no vote. “My concern is taking $111,000 from the general fund,’’ Parker said. “If […]

Convention Bureau to launch tourism ambassador program

GENESEE COUNTY — Ever been to one of those cities where everyone is just so helpful? You know, the baggage handler at the airport, the taxi driver, the hotel concierge, and the waiter – all beaming with pride as they tell you about the region’s mustsee list? Now picture those helpful folks in Flint, because a new tourism ambassadors program […]

Police report two area Craigslist robberies

FLINT TWP. — Arranging to meet in the police station lobby could have saved two local Craigslist robbery victims. Township police are reporting two recent incidents involving attempted IPhone 6 purchases, according to a press release. On Tuesday, January 27 at about 7:42 p.m., Flint Township Police Officers were dispatched to 3366 Corunna Road for an armed robbery that had […]

CAHS offers cooking class

FLINT TWP. — Students at Carman-Ainsworth High School and their parents will have an opportunity to learn about budget meal planning in a free six-week class offered March 19- April 23. Taught by an experienced chef and nutritionist, “Cooking Matters’’ is a Michigan State University Extension Service program where participants learn how to grocery shop on a limited budget and […]

Twp. board lauds longtime school board member

FLINT TWP. — Words of praise and gratitude keep on coming for Peggy Anderson, who retired from the Carman- Ainsworth School Board in December after nearly 22 years of service. At its Monday night meeting, the Township Board presented a proclamation to Anderson, acknowledging her as “an exemplary citizen and a devoted public servant.” Read aloud by Supervisor Karyn Miller […]

In brief

CAHS Spelling Champs moving on to county Bee FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has announced winners of its annual spelling competition. All-school Spelling Bee winners are — 10th-grader Hamza Jafari, first; 12th-grader Kristin Hawk, second and 11th-grader Josh Yang, third. Grade level champs go on to compete in the Genesee County Spelling Bee. They are: 9th grade: 1st Jaylyn Nichols, 2nd […]

Bartel named president, CEO of McLaren Homecare

FLINT —Christine Bartel has been appointed president and CEO of McLaren Homecare Group, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. She officially begans this position Feb. 16, and will be based at McLaren Homecare Group’s headquarters in Davison. McLaren Homecare Group, an award-winning home health provider, is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. It offers community based home health care, palliative […]

SUPT: Carman-Ainsworth School is an “Academic State Champ”

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff has offered an analysis of the district’s ranking in the annual Academic State Champs Report published recently by Bridge, an online magazine based at the Center for Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bridge Magazine (bridgemi.com) annually ranks how well schools and districts are educating their students while accounting for the impact that poverty […]

Free Income Tax Service for Genesee County residents

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition’s 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) began assisting residents on February 7, according to a press release. This program provides free income tax preparation for working families with low to moderate incomes along with free electronic filing through April 15th. There are various locations, days, and hours, to […]