Carman-Ainsworth Board approves 2016-17 budget

FLINT TWP. — Well, the good news is that according to county projections, property taxes (revenue) are expected to rise next year, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in the annual proposed budget presentation to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education. The not so good news is that district expects to spend slightly more than it takes in next school year. Projected […]

C-A board settles several union agreements

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has reached one-year agreements with several of its collective bargaining unions. At its June 21 meeting, the board ratified contracts with the Transportation Association; Custodial, Maintenance, Office Personnel and Paraprofessionals (CMOPP); Carman-Ainsworth Education Association; Carman- Ainsworth Association of School Administrators; and Carman- Ainsworth Food Service Employees Association. “We are still in […]


IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY — Signs have been posted and equipment moved into place for the start of roundabout construction on Bristol Road adjacent to the northbound I-75 ramps and General Motors plant entrance. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $3 million in the project which also includes intersection upgrades and signal work intended to improve safety for […]

Dutcher Road reconstruction underway

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission announced on Wednesday, June 29 that reconstruction has begun on a portion of Dutcher Road between Lennon and Corunna Road. The road has been closed to through traffic since late March and is a major inconvenience for motorists who use it to reach the back entrance to Genesee Valley Center shopping mall […]

C-A teacher among 12 finalist teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

WASHINGTON — Carrie Mattern, an English Instructor at Carman- Ainsworth High School is among a team of 12 finalists in the Agents for Learning challenge, a nationwide call to action designed to engage educator teams in advocating for the best use of federal funding for professional learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The 12 teams, announced June 23 […]

In brief

Mid-east festival coming next weekend FLINT TWP. — Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Road, is set to host its annual Mid-East Festival, July 15-17 including a Fireworks Show on Saturday night. — R.S. Senior center fundraisers FLINT TWP. — A Parking Lot Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15 at […]

The Whiting, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation complete acquisition of Capitol Theatre

FLINT — The Whiting, a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center, and Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), a 501c3 not-for profit organization, are pleased to announce that the acquisition of the Capitol Theatre building is complete, clearing the path for renovation work to begin on the historic structure. As with many urban revitalization projects throughout the country, this initiative will […]

Genesee District Library hosts events

GRAND BLANC — Author Event: Pastor Todd Biermann: — The Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., will host author Todd Biermann on July 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss his new book Handing Out Life: The Simple Way to Rewarding Relationships in All of Life. He will discuss ways to unlock the mystery to rewarding relationships with God, family, friends, […]

For-mar seeks ‘Citizen Scientists’

BURTON — Mark your calendar to join us at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum every Wednesday this summer from 6-7:30 p.m. for our Citizen Science series where we investigate and support different areas of our native ecosystems. This week’s topic is Citizen Science: Big Butterfly Count on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. All butterflies observed during the class will […]

Ribbon cutting

Bishop Airport and community leaders celebrate Flint’s Bishop International Airport’s new non-stop service from Flint to New York/Newark on United Airlines. Guests include (left to right) Tim Herman CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce; Craig Williams, Airport Director; Win Cooper, Bishop International Airport Authority Chairperson; Cheryl Cannon, United Airlines Manager; Mark Young, Genesee County Board of Commissioners; Steve Branch, […]