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C-A seeks help with Toy Give Away

FLINT TWP. — Donations and volunteers are needed for a Toy Give Away being coordinated by Carman-Ainsworth Schools. They are collecting new or gently used toys, books, games, sporting equipment, movies, CD’s, electronics, and coats/snow pants for children from newborn to high school age. Donation boxes will be available at all buildings through December 1st. The toys will be given away at The Learning Community, 1181 Scottwood Ave, on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Bendle and C-A Families. Others are welcome to attend the event from 5 – 6 p.m. Details: Call 591-7208 — R.S.

Trick or Treating Hours

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved trick or treating hours from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Friday, October 31. — R.S.

I-69 International Trade Corridor gets national honor

GENESEE COUNTY — The I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC) recently received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for Regionalism and Cross-Border Cooperation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was awarded at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on October 20. The I-69 International Trade Corridor NMDC is a collaboration between Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair Counties focused on promoting the region’s shared transportation assets (road, rail, air and water) and close proximity to Canada. Flint Township is a member. — R.S.

Davenport U hosting two public events

FLINT TWP. — An “Affordable Care Act Seminar” for local business owners and a “Poverty Simulation” are two pubic events coming up at Davenport University in November.

The Affordable Care seminar is free and offered to business owners who want a better understanding of the effects and impact of the Act including how to classify covered employees and strategies to comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate. The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Room 103 at the Davenport Flint ‘Campus, 4318 Miller Road. A light lunch will be served. Register at or for more information email Dr. James Young at

On Nov. 17 from 5:30 8:30 p.m., Davenport will host a Poverty Simulation Workshop in partnership with Access of West Michigan. The cost of the poverty simulation is $35. Payment can be made at the door. Register online at call 616-774-2175 ext. 6. — R.S.

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