– All week, the electronic message board in front of Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1370 West Bristol Road, has been flashing a colorful reminder that Sunday is a special day for mothers. It will be a busy day for many restaurants because Mother’s Day is the top holiday for dining out, with one in four American adults planning to do […]

In brief

Interfaith conference coming May 20 FLINT — The public is invited attend an Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference on May 20 at the Woodside Church, United Church of Christ at 1509 E. Court Street, Flint. The conference offers workshops to strengthen the knowledge and skills needed to amplify the voices of activists as an alternative to Michigan’s “religious right”. Organized by […]

C-A benefit auction draws great donations

FLINT TWP. — Richard (Dick) Lee, the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) Community Auction & Raffle last Friday, probably was not the only person to leave the event wearing a big smile. One high-bidder left with four University of Michigan footballs tickets on the 50-yard-line for the Sept. 19 game in Ann Arbor, plus […]

The 411 on Mother’s Day flowers

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that honors motherhood and provides an opportunity for men, women and children to show their mothers how much they appreciate them. The tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back more than a century to 1908, when West Virginia native Anna Jarvis held a memorial service to honor her mother, who had […]

New fire truck on order

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The township fire department is getting a new pumper truck early next year. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said it typically takes about 11 months for a new customized truck to arrive, after the order is placed. After soliciting bids for the truck, at its April 18 meeting, the township board unanimously accepted a bid […]

Brains & brawn

FLINT TWP. – Randi Richardson and Jalen Lewis, both seniors, were named Saginaw Valley League – Carman- Ainsworth Scholar Athletes of the Year for 2015-2016: Randi and Jalen were among 28 student-athletes honored for academic and athletic ability on Wednesday April 27 at the Saginaw Valley League Scholar- Athlete Banquet at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw. A basketball and track […]

Ready for Duty

FLINT TWP. — Shana McCallum, a recently hired township police officer, was among 15 recruits who graduated last week from the Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) for the Winter 2016 term. Winter 2016 represents LERTA’s seventh session since the Academy offered its first class in September 2012. The Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy, operating under the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Baroness, with special guests Youth Code, will perform May 6. Tickets are $10 in advance. Devildriver, with special guests Holy Grail, Incite and Hemlock, will perform May 7. Tickets are $22 in advance. Snarky Puppy, with special guests Mama Sol & The […]

Volunteers joined hands to beautify twp. park

FLINT TWP. — Temperatures were a bit on the chilly side last Saturday morning but a group of 50 volunteers soon warmed up to the annual task of beautifying the township park on Norko Drive. The 8th annual Join Hands Day brought together a diverse group of all ages including the Faith Missionary Church Youth Group; 4-H Country Clovers, members […]

Cavaliers win three games

MIDLAND – After taking leads of 2-0 in the first inning and 6-1 in the third, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team scored five more runs in the fifth to beat Midland Dow 11-1 on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader. Going 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI in the Saginaw Valley League crossover contest was Jawanza Edwards, […]