Celebrate National School Choice Week, enroll at C-A



FLINT TWP. — Millions of Americans will celebrate the importance of having a choice in K-12 education during National School Choice Week (NSCW), January 24-30. With an unprecedented 16,140 events planned nationwide, it will be the largest series of education-related events in US history, according to a press release from Florida-based NSCW. Events including open houses, rallies, community celebrations, roundtable […]

Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, promoted to Construction Services Division Manager



FLINT – ROWE Professional Services Company has promoted Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, from senior project manager to Construction Services Division manager. Lynn, a Durand resident, earned a B.S. in civil engineering at Michigan Technological University in 2000 and joined ROWE the same year; he was named an associate (company share holder) and project manager in 2009 and promoted to senior […]

The people deserve more



A tweet from Governor Rick Snyder had me stirring on Monday: “Political statements and finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the Flint water crisis.” This, of course, after he has received national criticism and a call from presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to resign from office; the latter calling it “one of the worst public […]

Flint bookstore offer multifaceted experience for customers, promotes positive change




FLINT – Ingress Yumen, a new business open on Flushing Rd., is advertised as a bookstore – but visitors have a lot more waiting for them inside. Owners and partners Derrick Gillard and Audra Parmer are on to something unique in the Flint area: instead of focusing on one particular business idea, such as books, Ingress Yumen (which means “mysterious […]

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Salvation Army at 89 percent of goal FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]

Benefit to help former C-A soccer player with medical bills




FLINT TWP. — A benefit to raise funds to help pay medical bills for Savanna Lacey, a 2012 graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, is being planned for 1-6 p.m., Jan. 31 at Sherman’s Lounge, 4211 Fenton Road, Lacey, 21, a former standout C-A soccer goalie, is recovering from brain surgery and a seven-week hospital stay. “They called her a miracle […]

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UM-Flint expands ice rink hours, offers skate rental FLINT – Just two weeks after the opening of the historic UM-Flint Ice Rink, the university already is seeing just how much people love it. Hundreds of people already have hit the ice, drawing fans from throughout the area to join students, faculty and staff at the UM-Flint Ice Rink. Many skaters […]

Time to speak up about township parks and recreation



FLINT TWP. — The board will hold two public hearings in the next few weeks in the process of updating its five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The final hearing is scheduled for the township board’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. on February 16. Meantime, as of January 11, the draft of the 2016-20 master plan is available for public […]

Cavalier boys win in unfriendly territory




FLUSHING – Omari Duncan lit up the floor on Tuesday with seven field goals and a 3-pointer as the Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team earned a 53-31 non-league victory at Genesee County rival Flushing. While the Raiders were able to counter with a 13-point performance from Joe Kujat, the Cavaliers sported a 9-3 offensive advantage in the first quarter […]

Annual Free Fishing Weekend set for Feb. 13,14



LAPEER COUNTY — Michigan is home to some outstanding fishing, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes, and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division strives to engage as many individuals as possible in our state’s vast recreational opportunities, and provides special times […]


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