INTO THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN – Residents of this Flint Township home really got into the spirit of the holiday with a yard full of decorations, inflatables, and a motion spotlight in a variety of spooky tableaus. Yes, all of this is at one house which sits on a corner lot. The display wraps around the yard to be viewable […]

MO Pete’s at the mall seeking sign variance

FLINT TWP. — In a 2-2 tie vote last week, the Zoning Board of Appeals turned down a sign variance request for sports star Morris Peterson’s Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat, due to open next month. But one member of the five-member appeals board was absent so they have been asked to reconsider their vote this week at a meeting on […]

Halloween happenings

GENESEE COUNTY — Besides door-to-door trick-or-treating on Tuesday, there is no shortage of spooktacular places where children can go to show off their Halloween costumes, starting this weekend. The Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library have partnered to bring a free, safe Halloween event to the children of Genesee County. Their Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash will be held […]

Rotary selects October Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Evangelina Dang and Jacob Yost, both 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for October. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the year. Both […]

Middle School robotics teams off to a winning start

FLINT TWP. – Repeat! Repeat! MoPeeps, the robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School are the reigning state champions from the 2016-17 VEX Robotics Competition. They took their winning ways all the way to the world meet. Can they do it again? Well, they’ve already earned the right to compete in the Eastern Michigan Regional Tournament taking place on February 10. […]

C-A reports two more ‘stranger danger’ incidents

FLINT TWP. – For the third time this month and second time in a week, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Eddie Kindle, sent out a letter to parents and guardians to make them aware of a “stranger danger” incident reported by students. The most recent incident was reported on Friday, October 20 by two high school students and one middle school student who […]

In brief

Church monthly diaper giveaway coming up FLINT TWP. — Hope United Methodist Church, 467 Beecher Rd, holds its’ monthly Diaper Bank giveaways on the first Thursday of every month. The next one is coming up on November 2. Diaper sizes to fit newborns to age six months are handed out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. No identification […]

West Nile found

A house sparrow in Genesee County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first positive report of WNV in Genesee County this year. More than 200 birds throughout the state have tested positive for West Nile virus this year. Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) reminds residents that the most effective way to protect against West Nile […]

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicks off Annual Holiday Campaign

The Hunger Solution Center hosted the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s community partners and local hunger-relief agencies last Wednesday morning to launch this year’s Annual Holiday Campaign to help feed those in need. Attending the kick off were various media partners, such as the View Newspaper Group, in addition to representatives from Kroger, VG’s, SpartanNash and the Flint Firebirds, including […]

HAP to provide free in-home vision screenings for diabetic Medicare members

DETROIT – Health Alliance Plan is dedicated to helping its members combat diabetic retinopathy, which is a major cause of blindness. To fight this debilitating condition, HAP is offering mobile diabetic retinopathy screenings for its Medicare Advantage members that can be conducted in members’ homes. This specialized service, which is free for HAP Medicare Advantage members, makes it convenient for […]