Senior center lease up-in-the-air

FLINT TWP. — A new lease between Flint Township, as landlord, and the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center has dragged on unsigned for months and continues to be a source of contention. The old lease expired December 31. Public comment at the past two board meetings was about the lease and tensions over use of the senior center including availability […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Pretty Things Peep Show: Sideshow and Burlesque, July 14. Tickets are $10 in advance. Fair to Midland will hold a CD release show on July 15 with special guests Last Born Legend, Given Six and Avenue Sky. Tickets are $12 in advance. […]

C-A board swears in officers

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  RSANDERS@MIHOMEPAPER. COM FLINT TWP. — Patrice Hatcher was elected president of the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education and two members were sworn in at the annual organizational meeting Tuesday night. Hatcher, who has served on the board seven years was previously vice president under out-going president Don Conway, who served the past two years. […]

Flint Metro hockey teams to see increase in co-ops

FLINT TWP. — A continual downward trend in participation numbers will leave Fenton and Ortonville-Brandon as the only remaining standalone high school hockey teams in the Flint Metro League for the winter 2011-12 season. Co-ops are not new to Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth, however, as the team has skated as one for the past several years, says coach Jon Jepson, also the General […]

School lunch prices to see an increase

FLINT TWP. — As indicated for several months, an increase in school lunch prices next fall for Carman- Ainsworth schools is now official. At its organizational meeting Tuesday night, the school board voted unanimously to raise the cost of paid lunches to $1.60 and $1.85, a ten cent increase. Superintendent Bill Haley explained that the increase is required to comply […]

Sports VIEW

Great rivalries

I don’t know if you heard, but the Ohio State football program is overflowing with low-brow cheaters. Head coach Jim Tressel was proven a liar, starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor left the program a year early with his head hung low, and four other players were suspended for the first five games of 2011 for selling memorabilia. What’s even more amazing […]

News Briefs

Volunteers sought FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are being sought to come out this Saturday morning to help the township Parks and Recreation Commission with its annual beautification project. Using a $750 grant from Keep Genesee County Beautiful the group will start at about 8 a.m. planting perennials, mulching and landscaping a vacant lot at the northwest corner of Graham and […]

Sports Shorts

Hockey Association registering players ONLINE — The Lapeer County Hockey Association is registering youth hockey players ages four and up for the 2011-12 season. Registration forms can be found at the Polar Palace Arena Complex or online at www.polarpalace.com — L.P. Carman-Ainsworth girls’ hoops skill training FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball program has kicked off its training workouts […]


Man shot during fight, suspect sought FLINT TWP. — A 35-year-old Flint man was listed in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot during a fight at a gas station Monday, according to press release from Flint Township Police. Officers were called to the Admiral gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy., at about 1:20 a.m. on July 11, […]

Bee swarm showcases nature at its best

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Master Gardeners pride themselves on offering not just a pretty place to visit with the Display Gardens on Suncrest, but also in educating the public. On Sunday, the group had an unexpected chance to educate, as a fairly new educational bee hive at the gardens placed by Mej’s Mystical Meadows of North Branch in May […]