Hoppy Easter

The Easter Bunny presided over children up to age 10 hunting for 1,500 Easter Eggs on the grounds of Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road. Indoor activities at the 3rd annual free family event included games and prizes, face painting and more. According to lore, the Easter egg hunt is a custom dating back to the 17th century when children […]

C-A qualifies for state best practice funding

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools meets seven of nine best practices to get a one-time incentive grant from the state, under provisions of the School Aid Act. On March 17, the C-A Board of Education, approved a resolution certifying that the district has met enough criteria to receive the $50 per student incentive payment. Gov. Rick Snyder enacted legislation on […]

Carman-Ainsworth sets Schools of Choice enrollment period

FLINT TWP. — Students living outside the district who want to attend Carman- Ainsworth Schools in the fall will find lots of room at the high school and middle school but limited space at the elementary schools. Based on that assessment, the C-A board of education recently approved a resolution adopting a Limited Schools of Choice policy for the 2015-16 […]

Prom dress giveaway

Carman Cougar Charities event to help C-A students

FLINT TWP. — Like a field of spring flowers ripe for picking, about 100 formal gowns displayed on racks in the fellowship hall at Resurrection Reformed Church were up for grabs during a two-day giveaway for students at Carman-Ainsworth High School. That’s right. Free. The event was sponsored by Carman Cougar Charities (CCC), a group formed last summer with the […]

Macy’s fashion show to benefit youth program

FLINT TWP. — An opportunity to see new spring collections from top designers is coming at a fashion show fundraiser at Macy’s department store, Genesee Valley Center mall, 4 p.m. Sunday April 19. Organized by the Rollic Group of Flint, the Spring Preview Event is to raise funds for the PAL/ Boys And Girls Club youth programs of Haskell Youth […]

Ruggero’s hosting C-A Foundation benefit

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for the first annual Community Auction for Kids, sponsored by the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 17 at Ruggero’s, 5311 Corunna Road. The silent auction is being held in honor of Peggy (Skaff) Anderson in recognition of her 21 years of service on the C-A board of education. Anderson also is […]

In brief

Book signing next week FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students Donnell Spencer, Nandi Collins and Joshua Dubay will participate in a panel discussion and sign copies of their new book “Enable Us: Urban Students Reflect on Education” as part of a workshop from 9-11 a.m. on April 6 and 6-8 p.m. on April 7. The free workshop “Enabling Students […]

Sacharski named deputy register of deeds

FLINT — Roberta Sacharski has been named Chief Deputy Register of Deeds. Genesee County Clerk and register John Gleason said the longtime attorney brings a much needed law background to the department. Sacharski said there are plenty of challenges ahead in her new job, but she’s looking forward to the opportunity. “I’m excited to be part of this office. I’ve […]

Insurance company unveils program

Pioneer introduces field training for high school students

FLINT TWP. — High School students in Genesee County will be able to earn high school and college credit at the same time through a program set to start in the fall. Classes in the Risk Management and Insurance program will be offered at Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company, 1510 North Elms Road, which has formed a partnership with the GISD […]

CAMS presents 10th Career Fair

FLINT TWP. — Jim McFall, owner of McFall’s Collision, 3614 West Corunna Road, was one of 15 speakers who presented career information to eight graders last week at the 10th annual Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Career Fair. Career topics covered included engineering, music production, arts and entertainment, medical practices, business ownership, human services and nature preservation, according to Wendy McCombs, CAMS […]