2016-02-25

In brief



Application deadline extended for $100k college scholarship program GENESEE COUNTY – Community Choice Credit Union has announced the Community Choice Foundation is offering students additional time to apply for its annual scholarship program, extending the application deadline to March 1. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to Michigan graduating high school seniors who pledge to stay in Michigan […]

C-A Schools don’t have Flint water




FLINT TWP. – Add Carman- Ainsworth Schools to the list of area establishments that have issued public advisories about its water source. Many schools in Flint are being supplied with bottled water due to a high-lead contamination problem in Flint water first reported at the start of the school year. The City of Flint’s water crisis dates back to April […]

The winner is …



Stephanie K. Confer (second from left) is this year’s recipient of the AAF Silver Medal Award at the American Advertising Federation of Greater Flint’s 39th Annual American Advertising Awards ceremonies at Northbank Center Feb. 19. Pictured with Stephanie K. are past AAF Silver Addy Medal winners Karl Olmsted, Dave Perry, Tom Reynolds, Chris McDonald, Zoe Burdine Fly, and Lueida Grady.

‘Bedbugs’ play invading area




SWARTZ CREEK – Bedbugs are coming to Swartz Creek, but don’t call the exterminator. “Bedbugs” is a short play that will be performed by 20 of the community’s budding young actors from Dieck, Morrish and Syring elementary schools. “It’s really a very, very cute show,” said Craig Martin, executive director of the Performing Arts Center. “Bedbugs” is the second all-elementary […]

Upcoming lecture series at Sloan * Longway



FLINT – The following lectures will be held throughout March and April at Sloan Museum in Flint. Details: Call 810-237-3409. Build Your Own Watershed Feb. 25. Doors at 6:30 p.m., event to start at 7 p.m. Location: Sloan Museum Ages: For adults Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required. Guest Speaker: Katie Hintzen, Michigan Sea Grant Adult Hands-on […]

In brief



MCC Fine Arts Gallery Presents “Home” FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by five members of the Detroit area Riopelle Artist Collective titled “Home.” The exhibition includes illustration, design, painting and prints by Dylan Box, Lyz Luidens, Ian Matchett, Sarah Brennan and Ellen Nelson. […]

Color me cool, calm and corrected



Burnt sienna, a name burned into my brain in childhood, is a jarring blend of orange and brown that was my least favorite color in the Crayola big box of crayons. That same box also introduced me to the word magenta, my favorite color. I don’t know if Crayola still makes those colors but they popped into my head during […]

Cavaliers bounce Midland; getting ready for playoffs




FLINT – In a Saginaw Valley League crossover game designed to help prepare teams for the upcoming playoffs, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team easily dispatched Midland at home on Tuesday 62-43. The evening was also deemed Senior Night to honor the more experienced players in their final home game. “We’re a young team, but I started the seniors and […]

Lights out

Residents complain about dark conditions on township roads


FLINT TWP. — At the past two township board meetings, residents have come forward to complain about a large number of streetlight outages. Kevin Stiff, a business owner and resident, said he personally drove around the township counting outages – 49 on Miller Road, 20 on Corunna Road and about 35 on Linden Road before he stopped counting. Stiff said […]

Strong Lady Cavs team heads for district




FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth has its best girls’ basketball team in nearly a decade and will be looking for its third straight district championship when it opens play in the Class A tournament next week. But it won’t come easy. The Cavaliers are in a district field that includes ninth-ranked Flushing and honorable mention St. Johns, the host team. Flushing, […]