2014-08-21

Proposed amendments address fencing, tent sales




FLINT TWP. — Fed up with epidemic copper thefts from air conditioners, more and more business owners reportedly have resorted to encasing equipment with razor wire. But that solution won’t fly here if the township board accepts a recommendation from the Planning Commission prohibiting the use of razor wire in all zoning districts. That is among several amendments to the […]

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races weekend race details



FLINT — The HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races held a press conference yesterday to detail the weekend’s race details and to honor its special guests. Greg Meyer and Tom Whitt shared their stories of their achievements and passed the torch to the next generations of runners. Race Director Andrew Younger walked through the weekend’s activities and announced the official unveiling […]

Budget drain — Twp. approves basin repairs




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved repairs of seven catch basins costing up to an estimated $22,000. “This has to be fixed because they are failing and the road will sink down,’’ Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said before the board’s unanimous vote, authorizing the work by the Genesee County Road Commission. The basins are located on Old Colony, T.A. […]

Tee Time



SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 The Lapeer American Legion is holding its 7th Annual SAL, Drive to Survive golf outing at ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. $240 per team four person scramble including cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, 18 holes with a cart, hot dogs at the turn, skins and money holes on the […]

Vehicle City rock out



Justin Rose, lead singer and founder of the Frequency 54 rock band performed solo Thursday evening at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson — a sideshow for the 2014 Michigan State Hog Rally staged at the Birch Run Expo Center. The full band joined Rose on stage for a Saturday afternoon performance and also at a CD release party at the Machine Shop […]

How to help kids transition back to the classroom



The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends. For parents, getting kids ready for a new school year is about more than updating their wardrobe or organizing carpools […]

CAHS baseball players on winning team




FLINT TWP. — Jawanza Edwards and Cooper Betancourt, both juniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were among a team of high school baseball players from Genesee and Lapeer counties recognized by the township board for an outstanding season. A proclamation presented Aug. 11 to Foutch’s Strike Zone applauded owner Roger Foutch and saluted his contribution to amateur baseball including “sponsorship of […]

How to make school lunch healthier



The benefits of a healthy diet are clear and well documented. In addition to providing the nutrients a growing body needs, consuming a balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight. Obesity continues to be a growing problem among school-aged children and can contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and many other adverse medical […]

Head Start

CAHS students take summer courses to graduate early

FLIINT TWP. — Most parents and students are gearing up for back-toschool but classes remained in session most of the summer for several Carman- Ainsworth students who participated in the Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (Ago) program. Ten tenth graders, members of the Class of 2017, finished up earlier this week in Explore Engineering and Technology at the Baker College of Flint. […]

CAHS has a new principal




FLINT TWP. — Students returning to Carman-Ainsworth High School next month will find a new face in the principal’s office but it will be a familiar one. Among several administrative changes for Carman-Ainsworth High School, Principal Rory Mattar is retiring and Deborah Davis has been appointed as interim principal for the 2014-15 school year. Davis has been a teacher, department […]