2015-04-02

Easter egg-stravaganza

Wildwind Church hosted free community egg hunt, fundraiser


FLINT TWP. — For children up to grade 5, the third annual Easter Extravaganza last Sunday afternoon at Wildwind Community Church was about hunting for more than 1,500 colorful plastic eggs scattered around the church grounds, playing fun games like bowling or bean toss, getting cute pictures painted on their faces, winning Easter baskets and other door prizes, visiting the […]

In brief



Veterans grant awarded GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services to be used to hire an additional permanent fulltime accredited county veterans counselor, according to a press release. The MVAA created the County Incentive Grant program last year, with $250,000 to be dispersed to fund new […]

UM conductor’s GoFundMe project provides instruments to Flint area schools



FLINT — In the Fall of 2014, The University of Michigan – Flint Wind Symphony sponsored a community service project seeking gently used wind instruments for use in two Flint area schools. The project, known as “Horns in the Attic,” located more than 35 usable instruments for the band programs at Beecher Community High School and the St. Pius X […]

EARTH DAY

Healthy People for a Healthy Planet

FLINT — The annual Earth Day Celebration, sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, and Kettering University will be held at the University of Michigan-Flint on April 11, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Harding Mott University Center. The Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public. One of the largest environmental events of […]

Hoppy Easter



The Easter Bunny presided over children up to age 10 hunting for 1,500 Easter Eggs on the grounds of Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road. Indoor activities at the 3rd annual free family event included games and prizes, face painting and more. According to lore, the Easter egg hunt is a custom dating back to the 17th century when children […]

Fifties flashback



Poodle skirts and pony tails were back with a blast last week at the three-night presentation of the 1950s musical comedy “Rock Around the Block,’’ by the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater. The entertaining musical highlighted the fashions, music and memories of that iconic era.

C-A qualifies for state best practice funding




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools meets seven of nine best practices to get a one-time incentive grant from the state, under provisions of the School Aid Act. On March 17, the C-A Board of Education, approved a resolution certifying that the district has met enough criteria to receive the $50 per student incentive payment. Gov. Rick Snyder enacted legislation on […]

GDL and Flint Public Library present spoken word performance



FLINT — As part of their final project, 16 students from the University of Michigan-Flint will perform at the Flint Public Library on April 9 from 5 – 6:45 p.m. The FREE performance is part of Dr. Traci Currie’s “Spoken Word as Art and Communication” class. “For 15 weeks we have spent time together, allowing students to identify themselves using […]

Carman-Ainsworth sets Schools of Choice enrollment period




FLINT TWP. — Students living outside the district who want to attend Carman- Ainsworth Schools in the fall will find lots of room at the high school and middle school but limited space at the elementary schools. Based on that assessment, the C-A board of education recently approved a resolution adopting a Limited Schools of Choice policy for the 2015-16 […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Fall of Us, April 4, with special guests The Distorted Waltz, Westfall and Thunderground. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 the day of the show. Night of the Classics II, featuring Falter and Reign CD release, April 10. Tickets are $10 in […]