C-A schools gauging how well parents are monitoring social media


FLINT TWP. — Between texting, tweeting, and posting online, today’s young people spend a lot of their time using social media — for better and for worse. The question arises how well parents are monitoring their children’s online behavior on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm and Instagram. And do parents use these sites themselves or want to know how to […]

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Last call FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association has announced that it is wrapping up this weekend acceptance of submissions for the first-ever interactive Flint Township business map. Since early fall, WFBA has been working with Flint Township officials on the project. Businesses signing up for a fee will be featured in a full-color, multi-media printed map and […]

CAHS student lands spot in national youth journalism, media conference

FLINT TWP. — Randi Richardson, a sophomore at Carman-Ainsworth High School, has been selected as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2014 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University, July 13-July 18. Randi is among a select group of outstanding student leaders from all over the country chosen to participate in a oneweek intensive study of journalism and […]

Thanks for the help with the snow, now how about the potholes?

The Michigan Senate approved a $100 million supplemental last week to assist road agencies with the extreme cost overruns that have occurred so far this winter. This was a good move. Our beleaguered road commission and city departments of public works have taken a harsh beating this winter in their pocketbooks. All 83 county road agencies and 533 municipalities, along […]

Sign up now for a Taste of Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Coming back bigger and better for its second year, the annual Experience Flint Township Expo is being planned for June 17 in the front parking lot of Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd. This year’s schedule of events still is in the early planning stages but should be made public sometime next month, said Wilma Mitchell, campus director […]

FYSO to hold concert before Ireland trip

FLINT — The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform a Bon Voyage concert at3:00 pm, Sunday, March 23 at The Whiting. After their Whiting appearance, members of Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra will make an exciting concert tour of Ireland. Their performance at The Whiting will include: Ashokan Farewell from the PBS series “The Civil War,” Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, […]

Whiting presents Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory

FLINT — Roll right up and see before your very eyes how a woeful widget factory becomes a frolicsome funhouse in Birdhouse Factory, which will run at The Whiting on March 21, as part of the Health Alliance Plan Family Series. Tickets range from $25-$52 and can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER […]

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McLaren offering Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi class FLUSHING — McLaren’s Wellness Program is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s joint-friendly Tai Chi, free introductory class beginning March 8 and running Saturdays until April 12. There are six sessions total (full commitment recommended to get the full benefit from the class). This class will take place at McLaren Physical Therapy and Sport Medicine-Flushing, […]

Congressman Kildee talks to WFBA

Representative discusses legislative achievements and challenges

FLINT TWP. — U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee has been in politics most of his adult life but never imagined the day he would need a crash course on agriculture to prepare for getting his first congressional bill passed. As a freshman congressman, Kildee introduced the Local Food for Healthy Families Act which was part of the Farm Bill signed by […]

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SpartanNash launches state Habitat for Humanity GENESEE COUNTY – SpartanNash is pleased to announce the launch of its 9th statewide campaign to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the communities where the company operates D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare Supermarkets, Valu Land, VG’s and Glen’s Markets stores. The statewide campaign runs through March 15. This partnership began in 2006 and […]