Township approves new summer hours

FLINT TWP. – Beginning May 23 through Sept. 9, the township municipal building, 1490 S. Dye Road, will be closed on Fridays, as approved by the board of trustees at its Monday night meeting. Operating hours will be from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:15-5:30 p.m. Supervisor Karyn Miller said in the past two years, scaling back […]

Carman-Ainsworth celebrates diversity with Cultures Week

FLINT TWP. — Boasting one of the most diverse student bodies in Genesee County, Carman-Ainsworth High School celebrated World Cultures Week March 28 through April 1 with daily awareness activities. Sponsored by C-A’s World Cultures Club, the week began with a Sweet Treat Greet on Monday followed by International Attire Day on Tuesday and a banquet of international foods on […]

Mastering the short course

Fat Guy’s Corner

Monday night, the pedigrees in the NCAA final game were Huskies and Bulldogs. It ended up a battle of mutts. The U-Conn Huskies won, 53-41, over the Butler Bulldogs. It was the ugliest championship game I have ever watched! Period! The Fat Guy in a thong is the only thing uglier than this hoop game. Butler shot a dismal 18.8 […]

Bay Mills casino plans shelved — for now

FLINT TWP. — For those hoping to get a job or play the slots at a local casino, game off for now. Months of speculation that a casino might be built on vacant land at Lennon and Dutcher Roads owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community have been set back by a federal judge’s preliminary injunction last week, shutting down […]

In Brief

An Evening with Chopra FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation, in cooperation with the Greater Flint Health Coalition, is Dr. Deepak Chopra to speak, April 12, at the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Register online for a free ticket at www.crim.org/chopra. Seating is limited. Admission is $75 at the door (if available). To register today, or for […]


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Organization again protests pet store

Owner defends record of happy puppy owners

FLINT TWP. — A signcarrying group of animalrights protesters continued their campaign at the entrance to Genesee Valley Center on Saturday. Staging rallies outside of The Family Puppy stores is part of a petition launched two weeks ago by The Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup to urge “Michigan’s largest puppy-retailer, The Family Puppy, to stop selling puppies and start supporting adoptions […]

McLaren Foundation team enhancements announced

FLINT — Roxanne Caine has been promoted to Vice President of the McLaren Foundation. Prior to this move, she served for five years as Director of the Foundation and has been instrumental in reviving and re-energizing Foundation efforts. She led the Medical Education building campaign that raised more than $1 million, raised awareness and funds for the Art Therapy program, […]

Wolverine on display, then moves to permanent home

BAY CITY — Michigan’s only known wild wolverine is now a perfectly preserved and carefully mounted specimen on display at the visitor center at Bay City State Recreation Area. The nine-year-old female animal was found dead by hikers Morgan Graham and Todd Rann partly submerged near a beaver dam March 13, 2010 in the Minden City State Game Area, where […]

United Way of Genesee County launches ‘The Need Continues’ campaign to reach $3m goal

FLINT — Times are tough. In fact, so tough that some people who once contributed to charitable organizations are now in need of the very services they supported. In an unprecedented effort to reach its $3-million goal, the United Way of Genesee County is launching The Need Continues campaign from now through April 16. The campaign is geared at preventing […]

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