Register now for free workshop for young women

FLINT TWP. — Claressa Shields, 2012 Women’s Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, will be a guest speaker at the 2nd annual Sister-to-Sister Summit, sponsored by the Ruth Mott Foundation. Designed to motivate young women ages 8-18 toward personal and academic achievement, this year’s free event is open to all and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Beauty pageant winners crowned

FLINT TWP. — Like a bouquet of spring flowers brightening up on a drab winter day, several winsome children and their parents turned out Saturday to compete in the preliminary Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search held at Genesee Valley Center mall. Winners were crowned in age categories ranging from beautiful babies under age one through the Miss/Married group of […]

In brief

Ryan Bellows fundraiser FLINT — The Bluegrass Bazaar, started by late resident Ryan Bellows, will again be held this year and a fundraiser to assist the committee putting it together will be held Feb. 27 at Churchill’s in Flint from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The cost is $5 at the door with a $10 suggested donation and will feature Door Prizes, […]

Random thoughts while sitting in my comfy chair

I came home from the office the other day, got comfortable and sat down in my comfy chair. There I tried to brainstorm an idea for a column. People ask if it’s easy to come up with a topic for my column every week and the answer is “heck yeah.” Some weeks they practically write themselves, other weeks I find […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Field’s at Genesee Valley Center is collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food items for its second annual “Share the Love” drive to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Donors receive a $5 Genesee Valley Center retailer gift card (while supplies last) and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of one customizable Mrs. Fields 14-inch Chocolate Chip […]

Young People’s Ballet Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

FLINT — Young People’s Ballet Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast, the timeless story of a courageous girl, a magical rose, and the power of true love. The youth ballet company will be performing at the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, Feb. 26-March 1. The two act ballet was created by Attila Mosolygo for the Junior Company at the Grand Rapids […]

Welcome back firefighters

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a request to rehire two experienced on-call firefighters. They are Blake Selvig and Jacob Hall. Both are fully trained and have retained certification as firefighters, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. Selvig, who joined the department in May 2013, left because his new employer required that he work only one job for the first […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature The Cadillac Three, with special Matt Austin and Bullhonkey Deluxe, on Feb. 13. Tickets are $18 in advance. Tantric, with special guests Season’s After and Romantic Rebel, will perform on Feb. 6. Tickets are $12 in advance. The Valentines Day Show will […]

Twp. board extinguishes fire millage renewal

FLINT TWP. — The township board has decided not to ask voters to renew a five-year millage for fire equipment. In a four-three decision at its Feb. 2 meeting, the board voted not to place the fire millage renewal request on the May 5 ballot alongside a ten-year road millage renewal request. After delaying action last month on both millage […]

Six Cavaliers sign to play college football

FLINT TWP. – Six Carman- Ainsworth football players signed to play at the next level in a ceremony Feb. 4 at the high school. Four of them – Amir Jackson, Mike Hayes, Josh Ellison and Ziare Thomas — are headed for Ridgewater College, a community and technical college in Willmar and Hutchison, Minn. Nate Williams Jr. signed with Olivet Nazarene, […]