Happy 239th birthday America!

Patriotic flags fly every day at various township businesses including this group at Randy Wise Auto on Lennon Road. But the red, white and blue colors of the U.S. flag also are a staple of the Independence Day (aka Fourth of July) celebration, a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marking […]

Ketzler Drive residents oppose street extension

FLINT TWP. — Ketzler Drive, north of Lennon Road, is a quiet dead-end street with just a few houses and very little traffic. Residents want to keep it that way. Already, they have submitted a petition to the township board asking to prevent a neighboring church from connecting to their street as a second access road. North Baptist Church, 4004 […]

School board OKs 2015-16 budget

FLINT TWP. — Nearly half of the Carman-Ainsworth’s Schools 2015-16 budget will be spent on instruction, which ranks among the top 20 percent of districts in the state, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in the annual budget presentation last week. Of the approved $52,026,045 general fund budget, C-A will spend $25,196,206 (48 percent) on instruction, Parks said. “One thing we […]

C-A Board honors two outstanding employees

FLINT TWP. — Applauding People who Provide service at Level of Excellence — Carman-Ainsworth’s APPLE Awards start with confidential nominations by staff who want to recognize others for exceptional service, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. Cindy Hanson and Debra Duquette, who happen to be sisters, were nominated for the award for their work at Randels Elementary in the media center. Tunnicliff […]

Firefighters’ serious fun

FLINT TWP. — A recent game of dodgeball at a Flint Township fire station was not about firefighters just having fun. It was a training exercise designed to help them practice air management by learning to control breathing while doing a physical activity, said Mike Burkley, assistant chief. Suited up in full gear including air packs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) […]

Students recognized for technical excellence

FLINT TWP. — Last week, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education recognized Skyler Shippy, a graduating senior, as its Career Technical Education Student of the Year. Skyler was cited for an exceptional ping-pong table he created in C-A’s Design and Build class along with Tyler Pangerl, also a graduating senior. “I was fortunate to have him for three years at the […]

In brief

C-A district to shut down one week FLINT TWP. — All buildings in the Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 1-7. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Wednesday, July 8. The District will also be closed on […]

Skaff to receive Trade Center Memorial Steel Fragment to Skaff

FLINT — On July 2 at 1 p.m., representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization established in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to Dick Skaff and the staff of Skaff Furniture Carpet One in Flint, to personally thank Skaff for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest […]

Longtime Italian restaurant closed, owners planning to reopen as IHOP

FLINT TWP. — After 28 years, Salvatore Scallopini restaurant, 3227 Miller Road, has closed its doors to make way for a new use. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are closed for business,” said a notice taped to the glass of the locked front door. A second sign asks patrons to check Scallopini’s Facebook page for updates on the […]

HealthPlus announces reorganized leadership team

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan today announced a reorganization of the company’s executive leadership team. Effective Sept. 1, Nancy Jenkins, president and CEO of HealthPlus, is retiring. The company’s board of directors has appointed Michael Genord, M.D., to succeed Ms. Jenkins. Dr. Genord has served as chief medical officer for HealthPlus since 2013. Christopher Milback, M.D., current senior plan medical […]