Panhandler hearing draws more mixed views

FLINT TWP. — An advisory committee convened by the Flint Township Board held a public hearing last week to take public comment on a proposed panhandlers ordinance that would ban all street soliciting including by charities. The proposed ordinance passed a first reading by the township board more than two months ago but hit pause when some objectors attended the […]

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Absentee ballots ready FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that absentee ballots for the November 4 general election will be sent out by the end of this week or the first of next week. Those are for people on an established list who will be out of town on election day or meet an age required to vote […]

New Japanese buffet coming to Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Osaka Buffet Inc. is getting ready to try its hand at operating an all-you-can-eat restaurant at G-3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, near Target. A banner in front of the building indicates plans to open soon. It will be the third restaurant there in less than three years. Most people know it as the […]

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Speakers available from Flint & Genesee Chamber FLINT — The Speakers Bureau is one of the key services that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers to the Flint & Genesee region. The primary goals of the Speakers Bureau are to provide information on available programs and services; promote positive news happening in the community; increase the visibility of […]

Cooking right along

Construction is progressing on the new Panera Bread restaurant being built on Miller Road. Walls are up and the building is taking shape. Plans call for a late Fall opening.

Brrrr …. chilly weather dampens weekend events

FLINT TWP. — Fall definitely was in the air last weekend, casting a chill over several weekend events. Several dog owners braved early morning temperatures in the low 50s to participate in the Bark for Life dog walk at the Flint Township Park. One couple drove all the way from Lansing to support the American Cancer Society fundraising event, said […]

Senior Center hosts pig roast fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are going fast for the third annual Pig Roast at the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $8 in advance and $10 at the door. It is a major fundraiser for the center, said interim director Pam Luna. There […]

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Genesys physician presents talk on atrial fibrillation GENESEE COUNTY — Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common sustained abnormal heart rhythm, affects more than five million Americans, and that number is projected to increase dramatically over the next 25 years. Factors that can lead to AFib are age, hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea. Many […]

Lady Cavs put together stellar week

FLUSHING — During Saturday’s invitational at Flushing, the Lady Cavs put up a 2-3 record on the day as Lake Orion went on to defeat Clarkston in the championship round. Carman-Ainsworth opened the tournament with a loss to Lapeer, 14-25, 14-25, before rebounding with a win over Holly, 25-23, 25-19. The Cavs then lost to Flushing, 25-21, 23-25, 8-15 and […]

Carman-Ainsworth’s soccer schedule rearranged

FLINT TWP. — The Cavaliers were slated to host Saginaw on Monday in a Saginaw Valley League crossover contest, but the game was cancelled because the Trojans do not have a team this year. In a contest rescheduled from Sept. 11, the Cavs lost a Saginaw Valley League- South game at home to Lapeer 1-0 on Sept. 12. Carman-Ainsworth goalie […]