Stabenow visits Burton to discuss farm bill

BURTON — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow paid a visit to Burton’s Mr. Rodgers Garden Program “Hoop House” Aug. 21. Stabenow, chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, met with members of the program at the gardens located behind Ebenezer Ministries on Center Road to discuss the 2013 Farm Bill and the benefits the bill has on farming jobs and […]

Annual hunter education for females by females

DAVISON TWP. — Camo and Lace, an all sports woman’s group, is hosting its annual hunter education geared toward females. Camo and Lace Annual Women’s Hunter Education, a home study hunter education course, takes place Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Williams Gun Sight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd. Registration is required by Sept. 11. The cost is $10 […]

C-A board looks at state accountability scorecard

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth School District rates a yellow overall, as do the elementary and middle schools. But the high school is a code orange and the alternative education program is in the red zone. The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education took its first look at a new color-coded Accountability Scorecard released Aug. 20 for districts and schools statewide […]


Ten years ago, the Ram Truck Brand introduced the Rumble Bee, a popular model inspired by the Super Bee muscle car of the late ’60s. Ram last week continued the trend by unveiling a new HEMI-powered Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept to celebrate the 10- year anniversary at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise. “The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee continues to […]

The difference between men and women

Besides the obvious physical differences between the two sexes, I’ve noticed men and women are very much un-alike in the ways each conduct themselves socially. Guys, in many ways, have a much more laid back approach to dealing with life’s little curve balls, while women are very adamant in taking care of a problem and addressing it efficiently. Now before […]


Cadillac last week unveiled the Elmiraj Concept Car. Cadillac officials say the car showcases a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand’s expanding range. “Cadillac is fueled by the creativity of our designers, led by Ed Welburn,” said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Cadillac. “Elmiraj provides a look inside the Cadillac Studio on how we […]

Hole in road riles residents

FLINT TWP. — Residents of Highland Meadows Drive in the the Western Hills subdivision are unhappy about deterioration of their street after paying to have it repaved fairly recently. One resident, Earl Gilcreast, came to a recent township board meeting to voice those concerns in person. He spoke of a hole in the pavement in front of one home and […]

First township Biz Expo held at Davenport

FLINT TWP. — The township teamed up with Davenport University to offer a business expo that is hoped to become an annual event. The first Experience Flint Township Business Expo was held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the front parking lot at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd. About 45 vendors signed up for the free exposure which was […]

In brief

Four businesses celebrate opening in downtown Flint FLINT — Four local businesses celebrated their grand openings in downtown Flint during a “Partners for Progress” press event hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Flint. Chyrsa’s Alterations and Exclusive Apparel Design, Timothy Goodrich Custom Shoes, BRIX and Network Labs “cut the ribbon” on their new […]

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint receives grant

FLINT — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint has announced it was selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The grants program, now in its second year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a […]