2018-02-01 E-Edition

Donors respond to Coverys call for matching gifts

FLINT – Donors have responded to the call for matching gifts to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Foundation for Flint. The Fund, established in 2016, serves the long-term health and development needs of Flint children exposed to lead in their drinking water. The $100,000 matching gift opportunity from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. was announced […]

Area high school students can soon apply for Flint Promise scholarship

FLINT – High school seniors in the Class of 2018 can soon apply for the Flint Promise (#flintpromise) scholarship, beginning March 1. To prepare students and parents for registration, a town hall meeting was held today highlighting how the new scholarship program will work. “We’re excited to launch Flint Promise with the Class of 2018,” said Tim Herman, CEO of […]

Five applied for openings on C-A school board

FLINT TWP. – Five people applied for two openings on the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. The board held a special meeting on Jan. 23 to interview the prospective candidates. They are: Erin Yezbick, Alex Clark, Crystal Dahl, Keri Crane and Lakisha Bah-Stewart. No details about the candidates’ backgrounds is available at press time. Superintendent Eddie Kindle said the board […]

Art and music show to awareness about addiction

FLINT — Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Flint Recovery Arts & Music Show on March, 2, an addiction recovery awareness event hosted by the Recovery Community Organization (RCO) the Serenity House of Flint. The event is a $5 donation at the door. Kenneth Pops Jones, an Odyssey House therapist, will open the show. Shiba Palmer, a Certified Recovery […]

WFBA now accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — Applications are being accepted until March 31 by the West Flint Business Association for its 2018 community-wide scholarship program. Each year the group awards three $1.500 scholarships to a high school student, an adult learner and a vocational education student. The WFBA High School Community Service Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior to assist with […]

In brief

Date set for annual C-A fundraiser FLINT TWP. — The 4th annual Silent Auction fundraiser, hosted by the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation, will be held at 5:30-8:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Flushing Valley Golf Club & Banquet Center, 1124 E. Main Street, in Flushing. This year’s honorees are Brandon Carr, a Carman-Ainsworth 2004 graduate and current NFL player; […]

Planning Commission holding rezoning hearing

FLINT TWP. — A public hearing set for 6 p.m. Feb. 8 before the Planning Commission is to consider a request to rezone 3.72 acres of vacant land at 4142 Dye Road from single family residential to light industrial. The request from AeroTrain Corp. proposes to use the property for expansion, according to its filed zoning amendment application. The new […]

Black History Month contest for C-A students returns for second year

FLINT TWP. — A Black History Month research and writing contest, inspired by posters created by a former Carman-Ainsworth student, is back for its second year. The contest, which offers cash prizes, was started last year by Recco Richardson, a former C-A school board member and the father of Randi Richardson, who graduated in 2016 and now attends Brown University. […]

Organ donors make a difference in many lives

A new lease on life

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about the organ donor program. Right now, there are 115,805 people in […]