2011-10-13

Thinking Pink



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students were not too busy showing school spirit during Homecoming Week to display social consciousness too. Wednesday was Wear Pink day at Woodland Elementary School when students took time out from crazy hat/hair day on Monday, toga day on Tuesday and PJ day on Thursday to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday they […]

UM-Flint theatre opens season with The Women of Lockerbie



FLINT — The University of Michigan- Flint’s Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates its first main stage production of the season, The Women of Lockerbie, Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 5, 11 and 13 at the UMFlint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m . Written by Deborah […]

Declining enrollment adds up to $1.5m decrease



FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth student enrollment dropped 188 students from September 2010 to September 2011, as reported in last week’s Student Count Day. That amounts to a funding loss of about $1.5 million, according to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations. The total count of 4,390 included 179 students who were absent but are expected to return and continues […]

FYT’s Turning Points seeks answers about Rites of Passage



FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s production of Turning Points is an inspiring theatrical experience encouraging personal discoveries about life’s transitions from one stage to another. This is the first production in FYT’s 2011-2012 Signature Series with its season theme of RITES OF PASSAGE ENCORE: Transitions and Transformations and runs October 7 through 29. Turning Points is an original production written […]

Firefighter resigns



FLINT TWP. — Unresolved complaints in the township fire department have led to the resignation of a long-time on-call firefighter. A letter of resignation on behalf of Kimberly A. Ratliff was submitted to the township board at its Monday night meeting. In her statement, Ratliff cited displeasure with management and concerns for her personal safety. “I have happily served the […]

Cavaliers absorb first Big Nine football loss



BURTON — Carman-Ainsworth’s hopes to win sole possession of the final Big Nine Conference football championship ran into a brick wall last Friday, as the Cavaliers were shut out by Flint Powers Catholic, 14-0, at Holy Redeemer Field. Carman already owns a share of the title at 4-1 and can still take the crown outright if it beats Davison at […]

In brief



Casino plans discussed FLINT TWP.— Jeff Parker, executive director of the Bay Mills Indian Community, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting. He will talk about the planned development and answer questions. The meeting takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the Old Country Buffet restaurant, G-3583 Miller […]

Sports Shorts



Mark the date for selection Sunday Show FLINT TWP. — High school football fans will want to circle Sunday, Oct. 23 on the calendar when FOX Sports Detroit hosts its annual Selection Sunday show to reveal the postseason playoff teams. The show airs at 7 p.m. with district play beginning either Oct. 28 or 29, or Nov. 4 or 5. […]

Praise for park



FLINT TWP. — A successful fundraiser by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians garnered high praise for the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive. The group held its 4th annual Hunger Awareness Walk at the park last month as a benefit for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and raised more than $1,000, said Marie Miller, speaking during public comment […]

Borgerding bows in playoff



HIGHLAND — Meghan Borgerding keeps getting closer to a spot in the state golf tournament. Agonizingly close. The Carman-Ainsworth sophomore went to a twohole playoff before missing out on the third and final individual qualifying berth at last Thursday’s Div. 1 regional at Prestwick Village Golf Club. She lost to Midland sophomore Amanda Walsh, who advanced to play in the […]