Wearing o’ the green

WEARING’ O’ THE GREEN — John Potbury, Genesee County Assistant Prosecutor, is the 2015 Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Flint. Events on Tuesday, March 17, include, at noon, a Mass of St. Patrick at St. Michael’s Church on Fifth Avenue and Saginaw immediately followed by the Irish Family Walk to the McFarlan Park on Saginaw Street, […]

Prosecutor shuts down Hometown for 3 months

FLINT TWP. — Owners of the troubled Hometown Inn motel on Miller Road have avoided a one-year padlocking and struck a deal with Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton to close for three months while making several mandatory improvements. The Hometown Inn has been closed for business since Feb, 26 when Prosecutor Leyton filed a Complaint for the Abatement of Statutory […]

Daly supports Proposal 1 millage

Township supervisor neutral on road funding

GENESEE COUNTY — John Daly will be one of the first to admit Lansing’s Proposal 1 plan to fix Michigan roads is a long way from being a cure-all for the state’s deteriorating infrastructure — but, he said, it’s a start. Daly, director of the Genesee County Road Commission, said he supports Proposal 1, which will be on the ballot […]

Rack ‘em, stack ‘em robotics

FLINT TWP. — With its newly assembled robot for 2015 competitive season the Carman-Ainsworth High School Megatron Oracles First Robotics Team 314 racked and stacked their way to a first place finish in a qualifying district meet last weekend at Kettering University, according to a press release. Competing against 40 other teams, Team 314 successfully guided their robot through the […]

CAHS 10th-grader is county spelling bee finalist

FLINT TWP. — Of eight Carman- Ainsworth High School spelling bee winners representing grades 9-12, one student has emerged as a finalist in the Genesee County Regional Championship Bee to be held Monday, March 16 at the Erwin L. Davis Education Center. 2413 W Maple Ave. That finalist is Hamza Jafari, a tenth grader, who will compete for the grades […]

In brief

Pipeline progress discussed at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden Road. Wright will talk about progress on the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) Pipeline, which is […]

C-AHS announces winner of poetry recitation contest

FLINT TWP. — Olivia Van Duyne, a tenth grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, won the school’s Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest and will advance to the state competition on Friday, March 13, according to a press release. Van Duyne was one of 15 high school students who participated on January 27, in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at […]

Township officially welcomes Panera Bread

FLINT TWP. — Everyone knows that a ribbon-cutting ceremony is a traditional way to celebrate a new business but Panera Bread on Miller Road introduced a unique twist at its grand opening event last weekend. In addition to using a gigantic pair of scissors to snip a traditional cloth ribbon, shop managers also presented a bow-shaped French baguette for a […]

Jack and Jill of America to host Children’s Cluster

FLINT — The Flint Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is gearing up to welcome members from across the state to the annual Children’s Cluster meeting on March 14. Planned for its youth members in kindergarten through 8th grade, the event features workshops focusing on legislative issues, leadership development, public speaking skills development, respect for cultural diversity, financial […]

In brief

IMA Brookwood center to host Easter Brunch BURTON — Easter is right around the corner! Do you have plans to spend time with your family this year? If not, consider hopping on down to IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center’s annual holiday Easter Brunch. IMA Brookwood’s Easter Brunch offers a family friendly menu that is affordable and delicious! The Brunch […]