C-A community helping Lask Drive fire victims

FLINT TWP. — Toting around their little cases of jewelry-making supplies, three fourth-grade girls at Randels Elementary School are spending their free time to help schoolmate Nick, a fifth-grader who lost his mother and his home in a Feb. 26 fire on Lask Drive. So far Emma Bell, Madison Bright and Kelcee Ballard have raised about $260 selling colorful hand-woven […]

Supervisor clarifies stipends, bonuses

FLINT TWP. — At the township board’s March 3 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller took a few minutes to clear up apparent confusion about stipends and bonuses paid to employees. A stipend paid in lieu of health care is different from signing bonuses paid as part of the contract negotiation process, she said. In 2013, the township board approved increasing the […]

Cops make probationer/ parolee sweep

FLINT TWP. — Looks like some parolees and probationers living in the township are not staying out of trouble. A recent police sweep resulted in some arrests and confiscated items, said Lt. Robert Batinkoff of the Flint Township Police Department. On Feb. 27, township police in a joint compliance check operation with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MCOC) covered about […]

Arizona trip provides new vanity plate selection

Recently I spent a few days in Arizona with some buddies of mine from high school. It was a good time and probably something I will write more about in the coming weeks. Being on the roads in Arizona was an experience. I learned drivers from California drive incredibly slow (I think it’s because of all the traffic in their […]

Radio Shack announces closing of 1,100 stores

FLINT TWP. — It is too early to tell if any of the eight Radio Shack stores in Genesee County will be affected by last week’s corporate announcement that the retail technology and electronics chain plans to close up to 1,100 of its underperforming stores. Selection of the closing stores will be “ based on location, area demographics, lease life […]

The 37th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show is coming to Perani Arena

FLINT —The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 37th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 13-16, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit). More than 85 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel […]

In brief

“Starting a Business” Class in Flint FLINT — A free seminar on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on March 18, 5:30-8 p.m. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar covers the process of starting and […]

CAHS Robotics team continues winning ways

FLINT TWP. — Big MO, the FIRST Robotics Competition, Team 314 ranked second overall in the Kettering FIRST Robotics District Competition last weekend. CAHS Team 314 was among 40 competing high school teams from around the state including eight other teams from Genesee County – Davison, Fenton, Flint, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Linden and Swartz Creek. Kettering University will host […]

Hospitality award nominations now being accepted

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hospitality and Community Champion Awards, according to a press release. The FGCVB is a business unit of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Hospitality Awards recognize outstanding service by local restaurants and hotels, and individual hospitality workers including bartenders, hostesses, […]

In brief

GFAC announces 11th Cool City Art Auction FLINT — More than 400 Works of fine art will be auctioned by silent bidding at the 11th Annual Cool City Art Auction, March 28, from 6-10 p.m. Catered food, beer/ wine, and live entertainment are included with admission. Each organization will keep their ticket sales and the proceeds from their auction. You […]