Party hats

There were a lot of cats in hats at school recently as Carman- Ainsworth’s pre-k students celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The beloved author and illustrator wrote some 60 children’s book including “The Cat in the Hat” which introduced the cat wearing the iconic red and white striped hat; “Green Eggs and Ham,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” […]

C-A schools sell refunding bonds

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools last week announced the successful sale of its 2016 Refunding Bonds in the amount of $6,805,000, resulting in nearly a half-million dollars in savings, according to a press release from the school board. The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the School District’s outstanding 2006 Refunding Bonds and to pay […]

Synagogue sold in twp.

FLINT TWP. — After more than 40 years of serving the community and about four years on the market, the Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue, 5240 Calkins Road, is charting a new course. The building which houses a temple, school and kitchen is being sold. Last week, the Flint Township Planning Commission approved a site plan from Charter School Property […]

Send in the moms to fix presidential race

I f only this could happen in the GOP presidential race … “This session of the Mommy Tribunal will now come to order. Bring in the defendant.” An older man with unusual hair is led in. “State your name.” “Donald J. Trump, and I demand to know what’s going on here. I’m told I’m going to a rally, I show […]

Candidate filing deadlines for 2016 election

FLINT TWP. — The filing deadline for candidates for the township Board of Trustees is just over a month away. Nominating petitions and an Affidavit of Identity are due to the township clerk’s office by 4 p.m. April 19. Also a Statement of Organization (Campaign Finance Act) must be filed at the Genesee County Clerk’s office. Contact township clerk Kim […]

In brief

Support C-A Foundation at Barnes & Noble fundraiser FLINT TOWNSHIP — It’s Batman vs. Superman theme day at the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation Book Fair taking place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. If unable to attend, you can support the Foundation by using code […]

C-A Middle School students winners of America & Me Essay Contest

FLINT TWP. — Three students from Carman-Ainsworth Middle School have been named local winners in the 47th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Aarika Hopson, won first place, Brijesh Kumar, placed second and Jordan Martin placed third in awards for their school. Eighth graders from Sandra Cawood’s CAMS English class participated in the contest, writing […]

FSPA presents bassist Terrence Newman

FLINT –—Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Terrance Newman, bassist, will perform March 18, at 7 p.m. The free concert will be held in the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. A reception, generously provided by Allegro, will follow the concert. The […]

Five Guys now hiring for May opening

FLINT TWP. — May 2 is the big opening day according to a sign posted in the window at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4140 Miller Road. Another window sign indicates that job applications are being taken at and interviews will be conducted on Tuesday April 26 starting at 11 a.m. Tracey Tucker, township building director, said the restaurant […]

Key voice in Flint’s water crisis will assist with long-term response

FLINT — The university professor who raised early alarms and deepened understanding of Flint’s water crisis has been chosen to provide independent oversight of state and federal responses to the disaster. Over the next two years, Dr. Marc Edwards and other staff from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, will conduct ongoing tests of water […]