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 […]

Prom dress giveaway

Carman Cougar Charities event to help C-A students

FLINT TWP. — Like a field of spring flowers ripe for picking, about 100 formal gowns displayed on racks in the fellowship hall at Resurrection Reformed Church were up for grabs during a two-day giveaway for students at Carman-Ainsworth High School. That’s right. Free. The event was sponsored by Carman Cougar Charities (CCC), a group formed last summer with the […]

Cavaliers shut out by Kearsley in soccer

FLINT TWP. — Kearsley bounced back from a season-opening loss to defeat Carman-Ainsworth 8-0 Monday. Kearsley led 6-0 at the break. Sydney Owens opened the scoring just four minutes in on an assist by Lauren Dellaposta. Alexis Allen made it 2-0 on a penalty kick after a Cavalier defender was called for a hand ball. After another goal by Allen […]

Macy’s fashion show to benefit youth program

FLINT TWP. — An opportunity to see new spring collections from top designers is coming at a fashion show fundraiser at Macy’s department store, Genesee Valley Center mall, 4 p.m. Sunday April 19. Organized by the Rollic Group of Flint, the Spring Preview Event is to raise funds for the PAL/ Boys And Girls Club youth programs of Haskell Youth […]

A life in the game

Steve Johnson has seen it all in 39 years of officiating

Sit down with any referee and they could tell you stories about their profession until the next millennium. Talk with Steve Johnson and he could spin tales until the Lions win a Super Bowl. Johnson, a Carman High graduate and current Davison resident, has officiated high school football, basketball and baseball for 39 years and has a memory full of […]