CAMS robotics team repeat state championship, seeking donations for trip to World competition

FLINT TWP. — For the second year in a row, Mo’ Peeps, the VEX robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, has won the state championship and earned the right to compete at the World Championship April 25-28. in Louisville, Kentucky. MO’ Peeps shared the state championship title with alliance partner, the Steel Pigeons of Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills. The […]

Twp. board approves DDA, CIAs, appoints members

FLINT TWP. — The township board on March 5, adopted an ordinance to create a Downtown Development Authority and passed resolutions to establish a Corridor Improvement Authority for both Beecher and Bristol roads. The ordinance and resolutions will take effect after publication in a local newspaper. Their content including district boundaries, can be read on the township website at […]

District Champs!

The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ varsity basketball team clinched the Class A district title at home Friday after knocking out defending state champs Flushing 63-45. See the full story in Sports on Page 12.

PEG money being disbursed to local school districts

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved the disbursement of $10,000 in public, educational, or governmental (PEG) funds for use by three local school districts. Carman-Ainsworth Schools will receive $5,000 and Swartz Creek Schools and Flushing Schools will each receive $2,500. PEG funds, which come from cable fees, are paid out to the school a couple of times each school […]

Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

FLINT TWP. — Parents with children up to age 12 are invited to hop on over to the township park, 5200 Norko Drive, March 10, starting at 10:30 a.m. for the inaugural Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Genesee Valley Center and support from numerous local businesses. The Easter Bunny will be on […]

Twp. board approves hiring of two new police officers

FLINT TWP. — Lance Sherwood and Sean Fulco are the two newest members of the township police department. The township board unanimously approved entry-level employment officers for both men, effective March 19. Chief George Sippert said they will two of five budgeted openings on the force. He also said he expects to fill the remaining openings by the end of […]

In brief

Airport director to speak at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Craig Williams, director of Bishop International Airport, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. on March 15 at the Golden Corral restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Williams will talk about the departure of Southwest Airlines and the importance of traveling locally. […]

Regional benefits of a healthy innovation district

A recent paper by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.- based public policy organization, got me thinking about the ongoing transformation of the Flint’s urban core and its significance for the broader region. That is, the interconnection between the city and the suburbs. The article, titled “Assessing your innovation district: Five key questions to explore,” surveys how urban areas can […]

Sleep Number Grand Opening

Sleep Number hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating their grand opening in their new location on Miller Rd. with a number of friends, colleagues and supporters on Tuesday morning. Store Manager Morgan Swank (center, with scissors) was joined by the Sleep Number team, including sleep experts and professionals Becki Adkisson, Joseph Weis and Tamara Read.

Former NYC area detective returns to Flint

FLINT – Bill Paige, a former policeman/ detective in and around the New York City Metropolitan Area, returns to Flint May 8 for a keynote presentation at the Young Life of Genesee County banquet at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. The event is free however reservations are required. They can be made by visiting the website at […]