Avoid the hidden costs of online shopping

Online shopping saves shoppers the trouble of waiting in long lines while offering the convenience of around-the-clock hours. With a few clicks of the keyboard or scrolls on a tablet, shoppers can typically find just about any product or service they desire. But additional fees and service charges that can quickly accumulate also are a part of online shopping. However, […]

Financial gifts kids will actually like

1. An Awesome Piggy Bank Saving money is the foundation to developing positive financial behaviors, but it can be a real struggle to convince your kids of that fact. A great way to encourage children to save their money is by giving them an awesome “piggy” bank to keep it in. 2. Math “Video Games” “Grand Theft Auto 5” may […]

‘Local union with a heart’ loaded lots of toys and goodies on Santa’s sleigh

FLINT TWP. — Many came bearing gifts to add to an already huge pile of toys fronting the stage at UAW Local 598 for its annual Toys for Tots campaign. This year, most of the toys were purchased with more than $7,000 raised through Kernels for Cash, an in-plant sale of popcorn to Flint Assembly employees and UAW Local 598 […]

In brief

Zumbathon planned to aside Philippines FLINT — A Zumbathon charity event for the Philippines Typhoon Aid and Relief will be held at Hurley Health & Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St., Flint on Dec. 13, from 6 to 8pm. Licensed Zumba Instructor Michelle Kryska, along with the host facility — Hurley Health & Fitness Center, members of the Pilipino- American […]

Most wonderful time of the year

All things wonderful about the holiday season came together Saturday for the 6th annual Winterfest celebration at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, sponsored by Men at W.O.R.K. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow stood in a long line to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Christmas trees and twinkling lights decked the halls. Yuletide carols were sung or performed by various bands […]

FSPA faculty concert series continues

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Liz Spector Callahan, oboe, will perform at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. Callahan will be joined onstage by fellow faculty member, Brandon Cota, cello, throughout the concert. Michael Callahan, harpsichord, will accompany on the first selection […]

Bird’s eye views approved

FLINT TWP. — New views of the township from the sky will be taken next spring as part of participation in the Genesee County 2014 Pictometry and Orthoimagery Project. Pictometry is a patented aerial image captured in an airplane flyover showing roofs, fronts and sides of buildings and other ground details. The Flint Township board unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement […]

Cavs boys hoops wins opener

FLINT TWP. — In his first game as the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball coach, Jay Witham and his team were tasked with extinguishing the fire that burned within Grand Blanc on Tuesday. While the Bobcats fought hard from start to finish, the Cavs still managed to find a way to parlay leads of 20-18 and 39-33 at the end of […]

Emterra gets contract extension

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The bright green and white trucks of Emterra Environmental will be collecting your garbage though the year 2019. About one year after taking over the township’s garbage collection contract from bankrupt Richfield Management LLC, Emterra has proven itself and gained approval for a five-year contract extension. Richfield had a four-year contract from Jan. 1, 2011 […]

Lady Cavs’ hot start snapped at Hamady

FLINT — The longest season-opening win streak in at least seven years was snapped Tuesday night when Carman- Ainsworth lost to Hamady, 64-55, in a nonleague girls’ basketball game at Hamady. The Lady Cavaliers had put together their first 3-0 start since at least 2006, routing old nemesis Grand Blanc, 51-37, in their opener, beating Swartz Creek, 58-49, last Thursday […]