Haunted houses ready for Halloween

Ghosts dangle from eaves, witches soar across rooftops, cob-webbed graveyards sprout on lawns and all manner of spooky stuff is lit up at night by that eerie orange glow that says Halloween. Houses throughout the township have been decorated for weeks in readiness for the annual round of trick or treaters. The township has approved door-to-door trick or treat hours […]

Maul exhibit atGuild Gallery

SWARTZ CREEK — Gaines Township artist Greg Maul will have a oneman art show at the Swartz Creek Area Art Guild Gallery. The show opens Sunday. Maul, also known as Stickman, has been a Guild member since it was founded, said President Nancy Olds. “His unique approach and technique in abstract 2-D wall art is colorful and thought-provoking,” said Olds. […]

Township holds 2014 budget public hearing

FLINT TWP. — Contrary to media reports, the township is not raising taxes next year. Supervisor Karyn Miller cleared up that misinformation before opening a public hearing Monday night for comment on the township’s proposed $11.5 million budget for 2014. “I want to make it crystal clear, though it was reported otherwise, that we are not raising taxes,” Miller said. […]

In brief

Senior home hosting kids Halloween party FLINT TWP. —Genesee Gardens Independent Senior Living Community, 4495 Calkins Road, will hold its Annual Safe Trick or Treat Event from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 26. The party provides a safe environment for a candy pass by residents, games, prizes and fun for all ages, There will also be pumpkin carving and light snacks […]

49th District state rep candidates shared views at WFBA meeting

FLINT TWP. — Should Flint Township change its name to distance itself from problems associated with the City of Flint? How can you assist Flint Township in financial growth and stability and what can you do to add more jobs? What are your thoughts on the impact of the Right to Work law on local businesses? Do you support consolidation […]

MCC’s 2013 Regional College Fair set for Oct. 24

FLINT — The Ballenger Field House at Mott Community College will be buzzing on Oct. 24, when hundreds of students from across the region will flock to the Flint campus for MCC’s Regional College Fair. The College’s 30th Annual Regional College Fair is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Field House on the MCC main campus in Flint, 1401 […]

C-A board passes resolution backing Common Core standards

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has moved forward with a resolution urging the Michigan Legislature to support and fund implementation of Common Core Standards. School districts have spent several years planning for implementation of the new educational measurement but progress in now blocked by language in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) budget which requires legislative […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Deadground Productions’ Deadfest with Rot Mouth, While Rome Burns, From This Day Forward, AllDay Monday and Vicariant, Oct. 25. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Red Stone Souls with special guests The Muggs and Tripp N Dixie […]

American Legion donates flags to C-A

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools along with districts statewide have been required by law to display a flag in each classroom since a mandate was approved by the state legislature and signed by the Governor about a year ago. C-A is in compliance thanks to support from the American Legion of Michigan which has taken up the cause of donating […]

Annual Sybyl Award nominees announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Fifteen people have been nominated for Resource Genesee’s annual Sybyl Award. The award honors the life of Sybyl M. Atwood, who served for more than 40 years as the program director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations. Atwood died in 2007. “This award was designed to annually acknowledge someone in the […]