Carman-Ainsworth robotics team scores industrial design award at competition

FLINT — Sandstorms, enemy robots and a ticking clock added to the tension and excitement at the FIRST in Michigan District Kettering University Event #2 this past weekend. Maelstrom, the rugged and efficient robot designed, built and operated by members of the Megatron Oracles (Big MO) Team 314 from Carman- Ainsworth High School proved to be a formidable force on […]

Economic development reports progress in 2018



FLINT TWP. — Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker painted a positive picture of the first year for Flint Township’s three new departments during a report to the board, March 4. In their first year, the Downtown Development Authority and the Beecher Road and Bristol Road Corridor Improvement authorities have taken great strides, with commercial investment in 2018 at $1.62 million […]

GISD to open new facility in Flint Township



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Intermediate School District recently purchased the former headquarters of Diplomat Pharmacy, at the corner of Corunna and Dye roads to house some of its programs. Richard Hill, GISD board member, said the new building will house the GISD’s Early Childhood staff. At 24,000-square-feet, the building will serve as home to several GISD programs currently housed […]

Candidates from suburban communities’ lead St. Patrick’s Day ‘Miss Hibernia’ selections



FLINT — The local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is planning multiple activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, with the top selections for Miss Hibernia all coming from suburban Catholic parishes. The Hibernians, America’s oldest Irish Catholic fraternal organization, will kick off its annual celebration at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Fifth Avenue at N. […]

In brief

WFBA luncheon meeting March 21 FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting Woodhaven Senior Community Center, 5111 Woodlands Court (off Dye Rd south of Corunna Rd), with lunch at noon and the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. The cost is $9 per person. Speakers will be Tom Wickham, chairman of (CARES) Carman-Ainsworth Residents for Excellent […]

Let’s reform the general public


There’s a message I’ve heard repeated lately by employees of nonprofits, hospitality and service industries. It goes something like this: “It’d be a great job if I didn’t have to work with the public.” In whatever setting that phrase has been stated, it has sparked knowing responses from the people listening, and I’ve heard their shared agreement. “Oh, yes, the […]

Humane Society to host Paws on Parade Champagne Brunch & Charity Auction



GRAND BLANC — Pet lovers can make a big difference in the lives of local animals by attending the 21st Annual Paws on Parade Champagne Brunch & Charity Auction. Hosted and coordinated by the Humane Society of Genesee County, Paws on Parade will take place at the Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc on April 28. The […]

Silver Medal awarded

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, have been active in furthering the industry’s standards and creative excellence, and have supported local community interests. On Feb. 22 during the annual AAF Awards ceremony in Flint, the 2019 AAF Silver Medal Award was presented to Dale Keipert, […]

MOTT NEXT Alternate Spring Break at MCC

FLINT — MOTT NEXT will host an Alternate Spring Break for students in 7th through 9th grade March 27, 28 and 29 on the Mott Community College (MCC) main campus in Flint, at the MCC Workforce Development Wagner Building at 709 N. Saginaw Street in Flint, and at the Southern Lakes Branch Center in Fenton. MOTT NEXT Alternate Spring Break […]

In brief

Bay Region to host state long-range plan visioning session FLINT — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), that will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25 years. The MDOT Bay Region is hosting two meetings in a series of in-person […]


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