FSO presents Elizabeth Spector

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Elizabeth Spector, oboe, will perform at 2 p.m, Oct. 15 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Master oboist Elizabeth Spector and Flint Symphony Orchestra principal oboist Lindabeth Binkley will be performing an exciting and varied program of music for oboe […]

Students ready Empires of the World floats for the Homecoming Parade

FLINT TWP. — An assortment of brightly colored garbage bags, chicken wire, spray paint and school spirit converged on Saturday for a full day of float building by Carman Ainsworth high school students, advisors and helpers. Students are vying to score points in float design, T-shirt design and participation in a variety of Spirit Week events that will determine the […]

In brief

Breast cancer screenings GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Cancer Connection once again will provide free breast cancer screenings during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screenings are provided on a walk-in basis only. No appointments are necessary or accepted. The date of the screening is Oct. 25, from 6-7 p.m., at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Indi-Grace Rock Harvest, featuring The Hangers On, Lifted, Last Born Legend, Avenue Sky and Mindflaw, on Oct. 14. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. A Benefit for Emma will be held Oct. 15 featuring […]

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 […]