2011-11-24

Digits helps middle school students conquer math concepts



FLINT TWP. — Since Rachel Baldwin began teaching the digits online math program to sixth-graders at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, she has seen one of her student’s grades rise from C- and D+ to 90s and 100s. “I have been so proud of him. He has made such gains,’’ she said. “It’s really wonderful for a teacher to see all that […]

Piano recital celebrating composer Liszt



FLINT — A piano recital will be given by Dr. Janet Solose in honor of the bicentenary of famed composer Franz Liszt’s birth on Nov. 30, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Room at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503. The concert will include these pieces by Liszt: • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 […]

In brief



Police activity report FLINT TWP.— Police officers responded to 1133 calls for service during the past week, Police Chief George Sippert reported In his twice monthly police activity report to the Township Board of Trustees Monday night. Of those calls, 71 were automobile accidents with nine of those involving injuries, he said. Also officers responded to 48 domestic disturbances, 26 […]

November coat drive to help Outreach



DAVISON — Bring in a gently worn coat to Elixer Clothing, 211 Main St., in downtown Davison and receive 20 percent off a new coat. All coats exchanged will be given to Outreach East. If you would like to just donate one, just drop it off at Elixer. Outreach East is a non-denominational, year-round emergency resource center dedicated to assisting […]

Police Blotter



Armed men rob bank FLINT TWP. — On Nov. 14, at around 9:30 a.m., two black male suspects with weapons entered the Sage Link Credit Union at 3311 Van Slyke Rd and robbed the bank. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. No one was injured. Police report that no arrests have been made in this case at this time. […]

Foundation provides grant to Catholic Outreach



FLINT — The Catholic Outreach St. Christopher Program has been in existence for more than19 years. Currently two minivans are used to transport seriously-ill children and a parent or guardian at no cost to them. Daily trips are made to Children’s Hospital in Detroit and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor along with hospitals in Lansing. They also transport […]

For-sale-or-lease sign back up in former Cooper’s Bar site



FLINT TWP. — Cooper’s Bar has become the latest in a growing list of businesses that failed to make a go of a restaurant and banquet facility at the corner of Bristol and Van Slyke roads. Since about 2007, the Tudor-style brick building at 1519 Bristol Road has been home to four or five enterprises including Liquid’s Sports Bar & […]

Red Kettle Campaign up and running



BURTON — Salvation Army worker Richard Earl Jr. rings a bell and dances to Christmas tunes coming from a portable stereo in front of the Belsay Road K-Mart. Beside him is a rack of discounted Halloween costumes. “ This isn’t considered early,” says the former Burton resident, who has worked with the Salvation Army for several years now. The bell […]

Township firefighters help Santa arrive



FLINT TWP. — Children waiting for Santa Claus’ arrival at Genesee Valley Center on Nov. 11 were not disillusioned. What to their wondering eyes should appear but Santa riding in a sleigh, albeit pulled by a red pickup truck instead of a red-nosed reindeer. In the past, Santa has arrived riding on a fire truck courtesy of the Flint Township […]

Flushing/C-A hockey throttles Goodrich in opener



FLINT TOWNSHIP— The co-op hockey team of Carman-Ainsworth and Flushing opened the season on Saturday with a dominant 9-2 win over Goodrich at Iceland Arenas. Nick Brazeal scored the first goal for the Raiders, with assists going to Dan Olsen and Gavin Williams. Jordy Makranyi lit the lamp as well, as he was assisted by Brazeal and Mickey Montpas. Makranyi […]