Home for the summer

We are officially in the thick of summertime. This is my first spent in my hometown in a long while. Sure, I have lived and worked in Genesee County for close to a year now, but I had been up at Central Michigan University for the last four summers, surrounded by people my age aching to party at any given […]

Shakespeare in the park is back

FLINT — The Kearsley Park players summer tour continues with “Little Red Riding Hood” Children’s Fairy Tale across Genesee County: July 14-17. The public Welcome – Free Admission The Kearsley Park Players Summer Tour continues with their annual children’s fairy tale. This year’s production is “Little Red Riding Hood” and the 30-minute show is perfect for young children. Due to […]

GISD facility renamed, new executive director welcomed

GENESEE COUNTY – At its May 24 regular meeting, the GISD Board of Education approved renaming its Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services facility to Center for Countywide Programs. The facility, housed at 5075 Pilgrim Road in Flint, provides early childhood, before and after school, health, safety, and nutrition education programs and services to schools throughout Genesee County. Based on the […]

In brief

Cave Quest VBS in August GRAND BLANC — The Cave Quest! Grand Blanc United Methodist Church at 515 Bush Avenue is hosting free Vacation Bible School August 8th-12th from 9am-12pm for ages 3 thru 5th grade. Come and explore God’s love with us! Register online @ GBUMC.org (click the Cave Quest link) or register at the church. Call (810)287-8506 for […]

Carman-Ainsworth Board approves 2016-17 budget

FLINT TWP. — Well, the good news is that according to county projections, property taxes (revenue) are expected to rise next year, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in the annual proposed budget presentation to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education. The not so good news is that district expects to spend slightly more than it takes in next school year. Projected […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present It Lies Within, with special guests In Dying Arms, Sea of Treachery, A Sleepless Malice, Meridians and A Line of Confidence, July 9. Tickets are $10 in advance. On July 15, the 6th Annual Kick the (expletive) Out of Cancer benefit concert […]

C-A board settles several union agreements

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has reached one-year agreements with several of its collective bargaining unions. At its June 21 meeting, the board ratified contracts with the Transportation Association; Custodial, Maintenance, Office Personnel and Paraprofessionals (CMOPP); Carman-Ainsworth Education Association; Carman- Ainsworth Association of School Administrators; and Carman- Ainsworth Food Service Employees Association. “We are still in […]

True Blue

Leach gives back to Flint area with visit to Davison baseball camp

DAVISON – Rick Leach was only supposed to spend an hour with the kids in the OC Davison Summer Baseball Camp last Wednesday, as a favor to camp director and former teammate Ted Mahan. But the legendary University of Michigan quarterback and 10-year veteran of major league baseball showed up 90 minutes early and spent 2 ½ hours there, signing […]


IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY — Signs have been posted and equipment moved into place for the start of roundabout construction on Bristol Road adjacent to the northbound I-75 ramps and General Motors plant entrance. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $3 million in the project which also includes intersection upgrades and signal work intended to improve safety for […]

Area players chosen for baseball All-Star game

MIDLAND – Several recently-graduated players from across the area will take the field at the second annual North/South High School All-Star game at 6 p.m., July 13 at Dow Diamond. Two athletes from Flushing – Garrett Oginsky and Hunter Bollinger — will be playing for the North in this contest. Noah Jankowski of Kearsley and Goodrich’s Landin Mitchell have also […]