2011-11-17

Getting the band back together



Sitting around the dinner table at a local restaurant Saturday night, I looked around at three faces from my youth and had to admit — I’m getting old. I got together with three high school buddies of mine and we went out to catch up on old times. Times, distances and locations make it difficult for the whole gang to […]

CALENDAR of events

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ART/THEATRE FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Dance Sport, presented by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble with guest choreographer Harrison McEldowney, known for his work on the closing ceremonies at the 1992 olympics, at 8 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. Thirteen Mile, Beverly Hills. Cost is $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $16 for everyone else. Details/Purchase tickets: 248-559-2095. […]

Anti-bullying effort is ongoing at Woodland Elementary



FLINT TWP. — During a cyber-safety talk with secondgraders at Carman-Ainsworth’s Woodland Elementary School, Lori Mabee asked how many of them had cell phones and most of about 30 children raised their hands. It was a stark illustration of how technology has made children accessible to broader avenues of danger. Mabee is a presenter for the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative […]

State police name bomb threat suspect

32-year-old Burton man also charged with bank robbery

GENESEE COUNTY — Today the Michigan State Police announced a 32-year old Burton man is being held in custody in connection with the Nov. 4 bomb threat against Genesee County schools. Adam White could face up to 20 years in jail on a one count felony for making a terrorist threat. The Michigan State Police claim White made two bomb […]

Upcoming events at For-mar Nature Preserve



• Nov. 19 — The Webelos Scouting Outing. Scientists will join other Webelo Troops for a program that is just for you. Enjoy meeting your other Webelos and wearing you scientist badge. This event is for children ages 7 to 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. The Scouting Outing will last from 9:30-11 a.m. and will cost […]

Salvation Army invites community to dinner



FLINT — The community is invited to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with The Salvation Army for a free traditional Thanksgiving eve dinner on Nov. 23, from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Beecher Corps located at 1475 W. Coldwater Road. “We see this as a wonderful opportunity to open our doors and hearts to invite the public in […]

Small plane crashes at Bishop Airport

Four men reported unharmed after Wednesday morning incident

FLINT TWP. — A small plane crashed at Bishop Airport around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 after it was diverted to Bishop Airport with a malfunctioning engine. Four men onboard the plane, reportedly from St, Petersburg, Florida, where the flight originated, walked away from the crash scene and were taken to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, according to Christopher Miller, director […]

Whaley House open



FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit www.whaleyhouse.com for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

School board hears audit report



FLINT TWP. — Escalating retirement fund costs looming in years ahead plus declining student enrollment add up to “a tough budgetary environment” for Carman-Ainsworth, as highlighted in the district’s Financial Audit for the fiscal year ending June 30. “This is the straw that is going to break the camel’s back,’’ said Thomas M. Taylor of Taylor & Morgan Certified Public […]

Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon



GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 16. Details: Call 810-744-1840. — G.G.