Bands, horses and more turn out for C-A HOMECOMING PARADE

FLINT TWP. — It was a banner week of celebration for Carman-Ainsworth Schools capped off by the annual Homecoming Parade on Van Slyke and Maple roads. Riders on horseback and appearances by Miss Michigan Princess scholarship pageant winners were among parade highlights. Township fire and police vehicles also made their annual appearance. YouthQuest and robotics clubs were parade entries made […]

In brief

HealthPlus rated third in nation, first in state FLINT — HealthPlus is rated No. 3 in the nation for customer service, according to survey results from the national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® program. In addition, the same survey rated HealthPlus the highest in Michigan in: Rating of personal doctor, customer service, getting needed care and getting care […]

Emterra requesting contract extension with Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Almost a year after taking over garbage service, Emterra Environmental USA is asking the township board to consider a contract extension and other minor changes. Last November, Emterra took over existing garbage service contracts in Flint Township and other Genesee County municipalities after purchasing bankrupt Richfield Management LLC. Richfield had a four-year contract with Flint Township that […]

Storage solutions

A-Plus business opens on Fenton Road

FLINT TWP. — On one of few vacant lots left along busy Fenton Road, Basil Andoni of Swartz Creek saw an opportunity to open his third business location. A-Plus Self Storage opened at 4484 Fenton Road just north of Maple Road about a month ago, said Andoni, who also owns two similar storage facilities on Court Street in Davison and […]

From the cutting room floor …

The VIEW from here

(This column is a reprint from 2009) S itting here each week trying to come up with a topic for this column isn’t always easy. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head and I run with it, other times I ponder various thoughts and suggestions until that light bulb goes off over my head and I start typing. Many […]

FYT looking for students to audition for Wizard of Oz

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre, 220 E. Kearsley St., announces open auditions and technical interviews for The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This play will be directed by Rodney Creech and performed on the FYT stage Dec. 6-22. FYT is looking for […]

Works of instructor featured at MCC Fine Arts Gallery

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Dustin Price, Full-Time Instructor of Art and Design at Mott Community College, titled Calm Abiding. His work will be in the gallery through Oct. 29. In addition, Price will give a public presentation about his work on Oct. […]

In brief

VFW fundraiser Oct. 19 FLINT TWP. — VFW Post 3087, 4138 Corunna Rd., will host a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, from from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. Ticket are $7 each for all you can eat and all processed go to the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation. Entertainment will feature Agnes Beh. Silent Auction items were donated by local […]

Fire dept. puts extra gear in local auction

FLINT TWP. — An online visit to www.repocast.com will find a vast assortment of items for sale that now will also include surplus township fire equipment. The township board gave its approval last week for the fire department to use Repocast to auction off unused or outdated fire gear. “We have some hoses taken out of services and not up […]

Land auction coming up

FLINT TWP. — About 42 properties in Flint Township are among hundreds of properties in Genesee County on a list to be auctioned off next Wednesday. The Michigan Public Land Auction is a no-reserve auction with minimum bids starting at $100, according to information provided by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. The auction is scheduled to begin at noon Oct. […]