Road repair funding problems looming in township

FLINT TWP.— Most everyone agrees that many township roads need repair but township board members almost unanimously agree that taking money from the general fund to fix them is not a good idea. As a result, two road-repair proposals failed last week. One rejected proposal was a joint funding project on West Maple Road and the other was a previously […]

A light unto thy path

FLINT TWP. — ATIGroup Energy & Systems Solutions of Flushing is the winning bidder for a project to install path lighting on the Genesee Valley Trail, as a beautification and crime prevention measure. The township board accepted the $6,000 bid for installation of solar-powered lighting on the trail from the Graham Road bridge in each direction. The lighting fixtures will […]

Math meets art

This wooden bench configured and built by students in Alan Lichtenberg’s math class was a more non-traditional art form among those on display last week at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Art Fair. See the Living page for some of the more traditional student art exhibited.

Honor Roll

FLINT TWP. — Students and teachers at Carman-Ainsworth High School were singled out recently for special recognition outside the district. At the 53rd annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo on May 8, CAHS theater teacher, Delynne Miller received the Touchstone Award for Excellence in Arts Education, presented by the Michigan Educational Theater Association (META). Touchstone Award recipients are recognized […]

Molina to acquire some assets of HealthPlus

FLINT TWP. — Hitting a 60-day deadline set on March 15 by state insurance regulators, HealthPlus of Michigan announced on May 15 that it will sell its Medicaid and MIChild assets to Molina Healthcare of Michigan Inc. In mid-March, the Michigan Department of Financial and Insurance Services (DIFS) gave Flint-Township based HealthPlus two months to find a financial partner to […]

In brief

Church hosting luncheon fundraiser FLINT TWP. — The Middle Eastern Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 28 at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road. The menu includes cooked kibbee, green bean stew and rice, hummus, salad, pita bread, dessert, coffee and iced tea. Vegetarian plates also are available. The cost […]

Surprise — CAHS student wins scholarship award

FLINT TWP. — Mackenzie Travis works in the Carman-Ainsworth High School office during third hour with a clear view of the entrance doors and people coming and going. So a ruse was staged, including acquiring Mackenzie to give visitors a school tour, to prevent her from seeing the media and her parents arriving for a press conference. Mackenzie was the […]

Schools of Choice info for non-residents

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools is accepting applications for Kindergarten – 5th grade through the Limited State Schools of Choice program for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications will be available May 11, 2015 – June 9, 2015. This is only a 30 day window for applications. Under the Limited State School of Choice Program, your application and behavior report […]

Art Appreciation

FLINT TWP. — Students at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School spend the entire school year exploring their creative side in Kelly Crandall’s art classes. At the end of the year, Crandall combines the cream of the crop into an open exhibit in the Media Center. Parents and others attending the annual CAMS Art Fair last week were treated to a kaleidoscope […]

Tim Horton’s now serving Cold Stone Creamery

FLINT TWP. — Passersby may not have noticed the signs posted outside Tim Horton’s at 1490 S Linden Road, The restaurant is now co-branded with Cold Stone Creamery, a “super premium’’ brand that is said to be made fresh every day. Its signature process is to prepare a customized ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone. Customers choose what […]