Power out



With heat wave temperatures topping out at 97 degrees during the day and overnight lows around 79, hundreds of Consumer Power customers were without air conditioning or electricity due to a power outage on Friday July 22. Affected businesses included Panera Bread and Chipotle on Miller Road which posted signs on the door to let customers know they were closed […]

C-A board sets school organization plans



FLINT TWP. — Karla Bell, a junior, has been chosen by the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education to serve as its Student Representative for a two-year term that began July 1 and ends June 30, 2018. Two students – a junior and a senior, are selected to serve as non-voting members of the Board. Their selection is coordinated by the […]

4 county-wide proposals on the Aug. 2 ballot



FLINT TWP. — Larry Gawthrop. Chief Financial Officer for Mott Community College, attended the July 18 township board meeting to seek support for the MCC millage renewal on the August 2 ballot. Gawthrop noted that MCC has served the community for many years and is ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. MCC also partners with […]

Capitol Coney Island celebrates 50 years



FLINT TWP. — Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, Flint, celebrated its 50-year Anniversary on Wednesday, July 20. Owners Nick and Anastasia Pirkovic hosted a special event to mark the occasion. That included serving coneys for the throwback price of only 50 cents from 1-5 p.m. Not only that, the restaurant hosted other activities including live music out in […]

Three file for C-A school board



FLINT TWP. — Three candidates filed for four seats on the Carman Ainsworth board of education, as of the filing deadline at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, A Genesee County clerk office representative said the list would not be finalized until Thursday so there still is a chance for late files to appear. The listing is for the November […]

Dog walk and fun fest for PAWS coming up



FLINT TOWNSHIP – PAWS Animal Rescue will host the third annual PAWS Tails & Trails Dog Walk and Fun Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Flint Township Park and Trails, 5200 Norko, between Linden and Dye roads. All participants are welcome, including non-dog owners. The $10 fee per dog will include entry in the 1-mile […]

In brief



Support C-A robotics FLINT TWP. — Donations are currently being accepted for the Carman-Ainsworth Annual Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held, Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 & Monday, September 5 from 9 am – 5 pm. All proceeds go to the robotics team. To make a donation, contact Ellen Crain by email at ellenc@bigmo314.com or by cellphone at […]

Genesee Opportunity (GO) Proposal on Ballot



FLINT — The Genesee Opportunity (GO) proposal will appear before voters in the election scheduled for Aug. 2. If voters approve 1/4 mill (.25 mill) for 20 years, every Genesee County graduating senior, beginning with the Class of 2016, would receive a one-time jump start stipend toward the first year of further education and training. Voter approval would provide approximately […]

Neither choice is good for president



Any supporter of either presidential candidate, frankly, needs to be ashamed of their selves, in my opinion… And let the bashing begin. Honestly I find it hard to believe people still believe there are only two choices out there still. Frankly a lot of this is taken straight from his website in the hopes there are more of you who […]

The sweeter side of organic

Visit with organic bee keepers at Aug. 6 Michigan Honey Fest

Red Headed Honey was originally founded in Willow Creek, Calif. in 2005 after Niki Backes started the company because of her passion for working with honeybees. Soon after, the demand for the honey she was producing, as well as her skincare line, grew. While working in Costa Rica, Backes met the now CEO of the company, Jeff Dayton. He understood […]


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