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, […]

Twp. updates 5-year master parks & rec plan

FLINT TWP. — More sidewalks, more beautification efforts, trail expansion and programmed activities for children and fitness buffs are among recommendations for the township set forth in the newly adopted 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Approved by the township board last week, the five-year plan requires periodic updating so that township projects will be grant eligible. The document includes […]

Hamlin wins at Daytona

Fat Guy Corner

The Super Bowl of NASCAR is over already and the winner by the slimmest of margins is Denny Hamlin. What a finish as Hamlin barely beat Martin Truex Jr. in the closest finish ever at the Daytona 500. It was a photo finish and the winning margin was one .01 of a second that gave Joe Gibbs Racing just its […]

Fire dept. to upgrade equipment

FLINT TWP. — The time has come to replace the fire department’s utility/ staff vehicle. At the request of Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, the township board has approved the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe at a cost of $36,609. It will replace a 2003 Ford that has more than 102,000 miles on it and is in need […]


SWIM AND DIVE The Cavaliers lost to Lapeer 96-72 and Flint Powers 107-56 at the Lapeer Community Center last Thursday. Andrew Fox, Wyatt Pangerl, Brennan Robertson and Carson Koegel were second in the 200 medley relay in 2:04.08. Pangerl then won the 50 free in 25.37 and Robertson was third in 25.79. Koegel took second in the 100 free in […]