2014-01-30

Schools get PEG fund allocation




FLINT TWP. — Area students interested in learning broadcasting are getting videocameras, teleprompters, film editing software, computers and more through the quarterly allocation of Public Educational and Government (PEG) funding. The latest $6,000 installment was approved last week by the township board for distribution to the Carman- Ainsworth, Swartz Creek and Flushing school districts. Clerk Kim Courts said that Carman- […]

2015 Corvette Z06 – High-Performance ‘STREET-LEGAL’ CAR



Getting the new 2015 Corvette Z06 ready for the 2014 NAIAS show meant finding out as much of what couldn’t be done as what could be done. Jose Gonzalez, lead designer for the Z06, said they only had a year to come up with the Z06 designs. He calls the vehicle “the next step up” from the Stingray, which had […]

In brief



Middle school staging play FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater Department will stage a production of “The Knights of The RAD Table,” a hilarious farce about the legend of King Arthur. Curtain rise is 7 p.m. Feb. 5-7. — R.S. CAHS hosting financial aid workshop on Feb. 5 FLINT TWP. — Students needing cash for college are invited […]

Cake can set apart wedding



A wedding cake is the piece de resistance of the wedding ceremony. Guests anxiously await the unveiling of the cake near the end of the festivities. Modern cakes are showpieces grander in scale than in years past. As bakers and confectioners hone their skills with fondant, buttercream and gum paste even further, the results are often impressive, awe-inspiring cake designs. […]

Tales from the days of swords and dice




Before I go any further, I have a confession to make — growing up I loved the game Dungeons & Dragons. With my inner nerd now released, let me take you back to the time when I did battle with fearsome monsters, firebreathing dragons and rescued many a fair maiden (actually, I don’t remember there being too many of those, […]

Small nut business is big success




FLINT TWP. — The Jonny Almond Nut Co. started small locally with a kiosk at Genesee Valley Center mall that opened circa 1993. It spent the next 20 years enticing more and more customers with the delectable aroma of roasting candy-coated nuts wafting down the aisles. That simple pleasure sadly ended last month when Jonny Almond closed its mall retail […]

Bishop Airport director announces retirement



GENESEE COUNTY — Jim Rice, Bishop International Airport Director, announced his retirement at the Airport Authority Board Meeting on Tuesday, effective October 8. Rice began working at Bishop in March 1990 and is the first and only director to serve under the Airport Authority which was formed in 1987. “It was a tough decision,’’ said Rice. “I take a lot […]

In brief



Kohls scholarship program GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Jan. 31–March 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities. • Two […]

In brief



McLaren Flint announces visitor changes due to flu FLINT — Due to the seasonal flu, as a precautionary measure, McLaren Flint has revised its visitor policy. The following changes to the Medical Center’s current visiting practices are effective immediately. • Healthy ADULTS only will be allowed to visit. • No children under 18 years will be allowed to visit (Exception: […]

College Goal Sunday helps students, families



FLINT — University of Michigan- Flint volunteers will again help collegebound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA on College Goal Feb. 9, from 2-4 p.m. in the Murchie Science Bldg, Rm. 109, Computer Lab. “For nearly a decade, UM-Flint has been one of the College Goal locations in Michigan. Our highly trained […]