2014-04-17

Twp. board grants permits for several outdoor events




FLINT TWP. — One sure sign of spring is when the first crop of applications for outdoor tent sales and events appear on the township board’s agenda. A fireworks tent, outdoor children’s event, furniture sale and plant sales were among projects given the green light at the township board’s April 7 meeting. “On Angels Wings,” the children’s event is scheduled […]

Dye Elementary cafeteria gets sturdy new lunch tables




FLINT TWP. — Students and staff at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary School returned from spring break this week to find sturdy new tables installed in the cafeteria. Randels Elementary was supposed to get them too but will have to wait a while longer because the measurements were wrong and their tables will have to be reordered. The project was bid out […]

In brief



Robbery suspect sought FLINT TWP. — Township police are circulating a blurry photo of a man sought in connection with an armed robbery on March 21 at Big John’s, 3268 Corunna Road. The suspect was described as an unknown black male approximately 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall and weighing 230- 250 pounds. He was wearing a gray zip up hoodie, […]

ELGA Credit Union opens new Flint Township branch



FLINT TWP. — ELGA Credit Union, headquartered in Burton, announced this week the opening of a new, full service 6,000 square foot Flint Township office, located at 5072 Corunna Road. The new state-of-theart financial center is located in West Acres Commons, the same plaza as its previous location inside the VGs grocery store, which closed in December. “Fortunately, we were […]

HealthPlus Healthier U campaign aims to motivate



FLINT – HealthPlus recently announced one of its most ambitious projects to date: a campaign designed to get all of its members age 18 and older, some 140,000 of them, to complete an individual wellness assessment and engage in a tailored health-improvement program. Dubbed “Healthier U,” the campaign is the brainchild of the company’s health and lifestyle management team, which […]

In brief



Area people honored for contributions to health care FLINT — Six people were recognized for contributions to the health care community recently when the Genesee Health Plan honored the six individuals during the third annual Health Care Hall of Fame ceremony at the Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Dr. The honorees included: Dr. F. Michael Jagg, Hurley Medical Center vice […]

C-A Robotics Team qualifies for world championship



FLINT TWP. —After racking up more points and winning the state championship, the Carman-Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition®) Team 314, has qualified for a spot at the FIRST FRC Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26. Team 314, Megatron Oracles (aka Big Mo) won the 2014 Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Champions in an Alliance with Team 27 Team RUSH, […]

Alumni tourney draws big numbers to Polar Palace




LAPEER — From the opening contest on Friday night until the championship games on Sunday afternoon, the Polar Palace Arena in Lapeer was swarming with local players and fans for the fourth annual Alumni Hockey Tournament. The event is also used as a platform to raise money for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, as well as the Michigan Youth […]

Sports Shorts



Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth to host karate classes FLINT — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education programs will host karate classes for kids, adults, teens and families in April. Karate for kids 4 and up will run every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at South Bendle from April 15-June 3 and at Carman-Ainsworth High School every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17-June […]

Outdoor Calendar



April 19 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:15 a.m., last sign in at 2:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. April 19 Cowboy Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Fun and Silhouette, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 Special Event, Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:15 a.m., last […]