2015-12-24

Season’s Greetings



Baker College-Flint has been lighting up its little corner of Flint Township since 1988 when it moved to its new campus at Bristol and Fenton roads. Thousands of lights hung from buildings and draped around trees create a spectacular light display unrivaled by any other outdoor holiday lighting in the township. “We actually start putting the lights up in the […]

FEAT recommends closing schools, selling Cage Fieldhouse




SWARTZ CREEK –—The Facilities Evaluation and Assessment Team (FEAT) wrapped up its mission last week, surprising some committee members and residents who are wondering why they never received certain information they say they were promised. The ad-hoc panel of school officials and community members was formed in September to study and recommend solutions for excess building capacity in the context […]

First Student hired for C-A bus routes




FLINT TWP. — First Student school bus service is a go for Carman-Ainsworth schools. Due to a bus driver shortage, the district announced tentative plans last month to contract with First Student, a private provider of school bus transportation. Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff said that the contract with First Student approved by the school board on December 15 includes: • No […]

‘Christmas Vacation’ still a top pick for holiday flicks



Holiday films hold a special place in many people’s hearts, and perhaps no holiday movie of the last 30 years has resonated as much as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The oft-quoted holiday favorite turned 25 years old in 2014, yet the film remains as popular as ever. Fans of “Christmas Vacation” can no doubt quote their favorite lines from the […]

Some residents heated about understaffed fire station




FLINT TWP. — At least two outspoken residents are not happy that township fire Station One at G-5331 Reuben Street still is not being manned around the clock although more than a year has passed since voters approved a $3 million Public Safety millage for improved police and fire protection. Tempers flared at two recent township board meetings when the […]

Best buys for the new year



Smart shopping involves making budget friendly purchases. Never paying full price is a mantra shoppers can follow to help keep their finances in check. In addition to coupons and other discounts, shoppers can usually score deals based on which time of year they shop for particular items. Each year, various consumer resources offer advice on the best time to buy […]

‘Monumental’ donation given to U of M – Flint



FLINT – The University of Michigan – Flint is receiving one of the largest donations in its history: a 16-story building featuring academic space, student housing and a conference center. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) is donating the 340,000-square-foot Riverfront Residence Hall & Banquet Center – a move approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. The donation is […]

A gift epiphany for Three Kings’ Day



Although many people are ready to take down their trees and pack away their holiday decorations once December 25 has come and gone, millions of people wait to remove such decorations until the Epiphany, which occurs on January 6 each year. The Epiphany, also referred to as Three Kings’ Day, celebrates the day the Three Magi visited the baby Jesus […]

Bishop Airport ranked #1 in Michigan



GENESEE COUNTY — Travelmath Airport Rankings named Flint’s Bishop International Airport number one for travel, overall, in the state of Michigan, and 75th in the country, according to a December 18 press announcement. Airport Director, Craig Williams said: “As I travel around the region promoting our airport, I hear over and over again how easy we are to use, how […]

Seven Cavs place in County wrestling




DAVISON – Elijah Brandon placed third at 103 pounds, and Carman- Ainsworth had six other wrestlers place in the top eight last Saturday at the Genesee County Tournament at Davison High. The Cavaliers were missing key wrestlers Damion Wilkes at 119 and Coreyonte Thomas at 140 due to illness and finished 13th as a team with 51.5 points. Host Davison […]


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