School officials angling for favorable bond refinancing rate

FLINT TWP. — In what could be good news for taxpayers, the Carman Ainsworth Board of Trustees began a process in September authorizing the refinancing of bonds issuances, hoping to save a million dollars in interest payments. The refinancing — referred to as refunding — would cover all or a portion of the 2002 School Building and Site Bonds of […]


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ART/THEATRE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Brad Garrett, known for his role as Robert in CBS’s series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performs stand-up comedy at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 8 p.m. Cost is $19 – $49. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 The Glass Castle performance based on the New York Time’s best selling novel The Glass Castle at […]

Township raised nearly $42,000 in donations to pay recreational trail engineering fees

FLINT TWP. — A just-in-time donation of $1,000 from ELGA Credit Union and some smaller ones received Monday left a balance of only $1,461 owed on engineering fees for the Genesee Valley Trail. Since the board of trustees approved the recreational trail project in August 2010, township officials have raised nearly $42,000 for preliminary engineering services provided by Wilcox Engineering. […]

GRCC’s 2011 business awards set

GENESEE COUNTY — Join civic and community leaders, elected officials and business professionals at the 2011 Business Awards hosted by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on Nov. 10 at the Riverfront Banquet Center to celebrate some of the region’s most outstanding businesses and individuals. According to Tim Herman, CEO of the Regional Chamber the […]

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C-A students trick-or-treating for UNICEF FLINT TWP. — With Halloween right around the corner, Carman-Ainsworth High School students are being asked to pick up the designated orange boxes and go trick-or-treating for UNICEF. For more than 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has served as the original Kids Helping Kids campaign. In 1950, children across America were inspired to collect coins […]

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Hurley adds treadmill to radiology department FLINT — Today, physicians in Hurley’s Radiology Department have a new addition—a 2-week old treadmill. Doctors at Hurley Medical Center are reading x-rays (films) and changing lives, while they work out. “This is a win-win situation,” says AppaRao Mukkamala, MD, Chief of Radiology at Hurley Medical Center. “This is not only burning calories, but […]

Balloon business takes flight

FLINT TWP. — If you think balloons are just for children’s parties, you should see some of Susana Wight’s bright ideas. Owner of Airhead Balloons, based out of her Flint Township home, Wight’s balloon artistry is turning up at many fashionable adult events around town. Just this past weekend, she did the Tux and Tennies Gala at Sloan Museum, a […]

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Solo parenting is hard

(Editor’s note: This article is a reprint from 2010.) I was on vacation last week and I got to spend several days with my kids. This was a real treat because for the two years I’ve been with the paper I haven’t been able to take any significant time off. Last summer I was working during my summer vacation with […]

Homecoming parade goes off without a hitch

FLINT TWP. — Kylie Schneider and Jalen Walker captured the crowns for Homecoming Queen and King to cap off a chilly ride in an open convertible in the traditional Carman- Ainsworth Homecoming parade before Friday’s football game. Temperatures hovered around 55 with brisk winds and the sun peeking in and out of the clouds but forecasted rain held off while […]

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Mott Foundation makes grant to bridge funding gap GENESEE COUNTY — In an effort to help maintain and strengthen Michigan’s largest county parks system, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has made a $1.56-million grant to the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. The support comes as shrinking property taxes and other declining revenue have left the county, including its parks, […]