CAMS students shifting into high gear via new science curriculum

FLINT TWP. — Starting last September, Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Students have been offered the opportunity to learn about “Design & Modeling” and “Automation & Robotics” in two nine-week study units provided by C-A’s new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum. PLTW is the nation’s leading program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The project based science curriculum is almost […]

Baker College donates iPads to C-A PLTW launch

FLINT TWP. — Baker College of Flint donated 20 iPad’s to the Carman- Ainsworth Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch program, according to a press release. Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum. The PLTW Launch provides kindergarten through fifth grade students with hands-on experience in STEM programs. Students use […]

In brief

United Way sponsoring free income tax service GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition kicked off its 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on February 6, offering free income tax preparation for low to moderate income families. Locations, dates and ours vary. The Coalition, in cooperation with the IRS, will have 5 VITA sites […]

Are the signs of spring upon us?

After months of freezing temperatures, snow dumped on our heads and slick roads, it’s beginning to look like spring may be almost here. It may be feeling much warmer outside — but could it all disappear under another blanket of snow and ice? So what are some sure signs of spring? I think there are some obvious signs, natural clues […]

Talk of the town

Democratic presidential hopefuls talk jobs, education, crime in debate in Flint

FLINT – Cheryl Brisendine-Pavkovich says she wants a Democratic presidential candidate who “feels the same anger and frustration I do when I see the middle class being told ‘we all have to share the sacrifice.’” It was with that fire and resolve that the Gaines Township woman listened to the debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sunday. The exchange involving former […]

Massive lead screening clinic at New Jerusalem church, March 19

FLINT — Genesee County Health Department in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and our community partners: University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions, Molina Health Care and McLaren Health Plan will host a massive lead screening event on March 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church. The goal of this […]

Bristol Rd. roundabout plans are ramping up

FLINT TWP. — Looks like plans are on track for construction to begin in July on a roundabout on Bristol Road near the I-75 interchange. It will be a Michigan Department of Transportation project over which the Genesee County Road Commission has no control, said David Arceo, chairperson of the road commission board. In a briefing to the Flint Township […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present the Moonshine Bandits, with special guests Redburn and Mitch Diamond and the Yankee Sons, March 10. Tickets are $15 in advance. Y & T, with special guests Miles Beyond and Raggedy Ann, will perform March 11. Tickets are $15 in advance. Jackyl, […]

More police hires coming soon

FLINT TWP. — In an ongoing effort to build the police department to 45 officers, Police Chief George Sippert said he hopes to have the names of three to five new entry level officers to present for approval to the township board of trustees at its March 21 meeting. Chief Sippert began the effort to expand the force with funding […]

Strong season ends for Lady Cavs’ basketball team

ST. JOHNS – Carman-Ainsworth’s girls’ basketball season came to an end March 2 in a 42-24 loss to St. Johns in a Class B district semifinal game on the winners’ court. The loss brought an abrupt end to one of the Lady Cavs’ best seasons in the last decade as they finished 15-6, their best record in at least nine […]