2013-07-25

Elvis sighting in Flint Twp.



In brief



Lapeer to hold garden tour LAPEER — There will be a Garden Tour held by the Lapeer County Master Gardeners Association, July 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $10. Tour nine lovely gardens in Lapeer County; gardens in Lapeer, Columbiaville, North Branch and Imlay City. Tickets are available at MSUE office, Burkes flowers, Campbells Greenhouse and Swoish’s Greenhouse.— […]

C-A school board has another vacancy to fill




FLINT TWP. — James Johnson will be spending most of his Tuesday nights the same way he has for many months – attending Carman-Ainsworth School Board meetings. Only now it will be official. At a special board meeting Tuesday, Johnson was chosen out of five candidates to be appointed to the vacancy on the board created last month by the […]

Wellness, Health & Fitness



Walking, a great way to burn calories and stay fit The fitness business is a multi-billion dollar industry. People invest great deals of money in an effort to stay as fit and healthy as possible. But while exercise equipment and gym memberships are worthy investment, those focused on fitness should not underestimate the value of walking as a means to […]

C-A to try millage increase again




FLINT TWP. — As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. So the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education decided last week to try again in November to ask voters to pass a half-mill increase. The millage request was one of three put before voters in the May 7 election. A 10-year operating millage renewal passed […]

Metro League to pare down to eight schools

Flushing or Carman-Ainsworth to be voted in at August meeting



FLINT — Two final candidates have been selected for possible entry into the Flint Metro League beginning with the 2014-15 calendar year—Flint Carman- Ainsworth and Flushing. Flint Kearsley athletic director Paul Gaudard said last Thursday that the Metro League voted to go to an eightschool alignment after Lapeer Community Schools voted to consolidate Lapeer East and Lapeer West into one […]

Officer cited for life-saving action




FLINT TWP. — Police Ofc. Neal Donovan received the Medal of Meritorious Service July 15 for efforts credited with saving the life of a township woman in an incident on April 30. Donovan responded to a call on that date from the manager at Clovertree Apartments off Court Street who was concerned about the welfare of a tenant believed to […]

Swartz Creek golfer tops FJGA field again




FLINT — There was no trophy at stake this time, but Ben Zyber continued his torrid play in the Flint Junior Golf Association on Monday. In a regular outing of the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Group, Zyber shot 5-under-par 67 at Flint Golf Club to top the FJGA’s elite division for the third straight week. The Swartz Creek senior had won […]

Peddling may be on the way out in township




FLINT TWP. — After denying an application for a peddlers permit — the third in the past six weeks or so — the township board is looking into doing away with door-to-door sales altogether. The previous two requests narrowly won approval in a 4-3 vote. After a 5-2 vote at its meeting last week to deny a request from Infinity […]

Sports Shorts



Warriors’ training camp fields eight squads FLINT — Flint’s Iceland Arena played host to the Michigan Warriors main tryout camp last week, which began on Tuesday and came to its conclusion on Sunday. The Warriors, a junior hockey team in the North American Hockey League, are entering their fourth year in Flint after relocating from Marquette and are looking to […]