C-A pioneering K-12 STEM curriculum next fall

FLINT TWP. — Come September, Carman-Ainsworth Schools will offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum to students at every grade level. Carman-Ainsworth will become the first district in Michigan to implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum in all of its buildings – K-12, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs, providing […]

Blooming time

BLOOMING TIME — Temperatures finally soared into the 70s and 80s last week, cueing Mother Nature that it was time to light up the flowering trees and, unfortunately, dandelions too. But together they create a vivid, uplifting spring color show.

Township police sued for ‘unreasonable force’

FLINT TWP. — The family of Dominique Lewis, the young man shot and killed by a township police officer during a traffic stop last July, has filed a lawsuit against the township and the police officer. Filed April 20 in U.S. Eastern District Court in Detroit, the suit names as defendants the Charter Township of Flint and Officer Matthew Needham. […]

Is the township’s medical marijuana zoning ordinance too restrictive?

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board is being asked to revise its marijuana ordinance, which was approved four years ago. Township Clerk Kim Courts provided other board members with a letter at it last meeting from the Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan, based in Howell. Dated April 20, the letter from Cannabis Attorneys addressed to the board of trustless, said that […]

Flint Assembly will benefit from GM investment in Warren

FLINT — No Flint-area plants were included in GM’s recent announcement that it will invest $5.4 billion in its US operations during the next three years, including $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities. Among those, Warren Pre Production Operations (PPO) will be getting $139.5 million to expand and upgrade its facilities and that does have a Flint connection. “The Flint […]

In brief

UM-Flint chancellor to speak to business group FLINT TWP. — Susan Borrego, Chancellor of the University of Michigan- Flint will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly luncheon meeting, noon-1; 15 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road. Borrego will talk about the interconnected and mutually beneficial history of UM-Flint and the […]

Davenport launching new master’s program

FLINT TWP. — Beginning with the fall semester, students at Davenport University will be able to earn a Master’s of Accountancy (MAcc) degree, according to a press release. This new degree program is one of only a handful across the country to offer graduate-level concentrations in fraud investigation, managerial accounting and internal auditing. Students entering the program may choose from […]

10 Year Drive of Compassion

Hall Chrysler’s Community Celebration this month

FENTON — A decade of outstanding and unwavering success, public accolades galore, stellar level dealership awards attained, and an unparalleled number of devoted customers may be attributed to something as positively and simply ingrained “as a good old Catholic upbringing,” said Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Owner Jim Hall, rejoicing and welcoming all in a 10th Anniversary community centered celebration […]

Godwin’s awarded Retailer of Year award

FLINT — Godwin’s was honored as “Retailer of the Year” at the 20th Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala on April 20. Retailer of the Year is the highest honor given by sales representatives within the retail home furnishings community. It recognizes retailers who have distinguished themselves through industry leadership, business achievement and service to their communities. Godwin’s is a member […]

CAMS’ got talent

FLINT TWP. — Michael Jackson danced and sang, Nikki Minaj rapped and Christina Aguilera crooned. Okay. Not really but those artists were among those represented last week by very talented students at the second annual Carman- Ainsworth Middle School Showcase of Talent. Fourteen acts took to the stage to the delight of parents, peers and others in the audience. Austin […]