2012-02-23

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. […]

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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 […]

Genesee firefighters to buy training facility

Flint Township spearhead effort


FLINT TWP. — For years, local firefighters have sought out buildings to set on fire for the purpose of live training. But that will no longer be necessary with acquisition of a Mobile Fire Training Facility to be purchased with a matching federal grant, accepted by the Flint Township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Assistant fire chief […]

Raiders’ hockey closes regular season on losing skid




SAGINAW— In their final regular season game, the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hockey took on Swan Valley-Hemlock on Monday. Although it was a tightly wound battle, the Raiders were not able to hold on, falling, 5-4, in a shootout. Nick Brazeal, Mickey Montpas, and Drew Sanborn each matched each other atop the Flushing score sheet, with each recording a goal and an assist. […]

Charges filed in Feb. 6 shooting




FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged two men in the shooting that occurred about 1:00 p.m. on February 6th on Casaloma Court near Beecher Road in Flint Township. Derrick Alonzo Mayfield, Jr. , 20, of Mount Morris and Sir Antonio Crockett, 25, of Flint were both charged with felony firearm which carries a mandatory penalty of […]

Cavs’ comeback falls short, lose to Dragons




SWARTZ CREEK — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team has been playing better basketball of late and it shows in the standings, as the Cavs had won nine in a row entering Tuesday’s contest with former Big Nine rival, Swartz Creek. The Cavaliers ran into a Swartz Creek team that was coming off a loss to Fenton and looking to get […]


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