Is the election over yet?

The endless assault on our senses has begun with the barrage of campaign ads we are being subjected to every day. If you didn’t know 2012 was an election year, you should know by now. Ads for the GOP front-runners have saturated every possible form of media — newspapers, television, radio and the Internet. I tried to play a music […]

The magic of learning

Illusionist uses his craft to teach Randels students

FLINT TWP. — Ta da! With a flick of his wrist, award-winning illusionist Kevin Spencer flipped a plastic paper clip into the air without ripping a folded dollar bill he had carefully attached it to. The flying clip was caught by a child enrolled in a special education class at Carman-Ainworth’s Randels Elementary School, who instantly broke into peals of […]

‘Fiddler’ kicks up its heels on tour

FLINT — The Whiting is pleased to present “Fiddler on the Roof” on March 17 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $19 – $59 with student rush tickets available the day of for $12. Tickets can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810- 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER or […]

In brief

Luigi’s All-You-Can-Eat Pizza & Salad fundraiser BURTON — What a great way to help Adults Read For Free, by purchasing a ticket and coming out to eat pizza, salad and pop. Adults are $10, kids only $7. Kids 3 and under Free!! Tickets sold at the door at event, ONLY if you send a check payable to GCLC, c/o 2145 […]

Fat Tuesday draws crowd

Donna’s Donuts packs them in for paczki day

FLINT TWP. — It’s paczki day! If that wasn’t obvious from the sign outside Donna’s Donuts or the parking lot filled with cars, it became clear from the standing room only inside where many tables were stacked high with boxes of pre-orders. The deep-fried, sweets-filled pastry has transcended its Polish roots to become a Fat Tuesday tradition with broad appeal. […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Taddy Porter with special guests Tipp N Dixie and False City, on Feb. 23. This is a low dough show. Rehab with special guests Rittz, Critical Bill and Mic Lordz Sauce Funky will perform Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. The cost is $15 […]

Nearly $1M restored to twp. budget

FLINT TWP. — Finding money is always a good thing and that goes double for funds recently recouped by Flint Township government. Through various sources, the township’s fund balance has grown by nearly $900,000, said Supervisor Karyn Miller in a report last week to the West Flint Business Association. Miller said about $250,000 came from receiving a bit more in […]

Envision Tomorrow Today! The 56th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair at Kettering March 16-18

FLINT — Join the fun and be rewarded for your efforts at the 56th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair at Kettering University, March 16-18. Students in grades 4-12 from Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Tuscola Counties will share their projects and compete for prizes (including an iPad2, iPod and Kindles), scholarships and awards totaling more than $30,000. Held on […]

Bishop Aerotropolis governing board holds first meeting

FLINT TWP. — After a year of planning, more than 50 public meetings and the collaboration of 33 units of government in four counties, the aerotropolis at Flint Bishop Airport prepared for take-off at a joint meeting held at the airport last week. Representatives from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties, met to sign an Interlocal agreement creating a […]

Lady Cavs return from break to defeat Holly

FLINT TOWNSHIP— It’s been a bit of a tough year for the Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team. Normally an area power, the Lady Cavs have hit a few snags along the way, but seem to be smoothing things out as the district playoffs creep closer. The chemistry is beginning to mount, and it showed on Tuesday when Carman-Ainsworth hosted a […]