2016-07-28

Power out



With heat wave temperatures topping out at 97 degrees during the day and overnight lows around 79, hundreds of Consumer Power customers were without air conditioning or electricity due to a power outage on Friday July 22. Affected businesses included Panera Bread and Chipotle on Miller Road which posted signs on the door to let customers know they were closed […]

In brief



Find a new four-legged family member at Petfest GRAND BLANC — Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at Petfest 2016, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at Genesys Health Park, Pollock Road entrance. This free event will provide the opportunity for on-site adoptions. Participating organizations for Petfest 2016 include the Livingston County Animal Shelter, […]

C-A board sets school organization plans



FLINT TWP. — Karla Bell, a junior, has been chosen by the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education to serve as its Student Representative for a two-year term that began July 1 and ends June 30, 2018. Two students – a junior and a senior, are selected to serve as non-voting members of the Board. Their selection is coordinated by the […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint on July 29 will feature Russell Wayne in Chain Staley performing an acoustic tribute to Alice in Chains, Tickets are $10 in advance. Smile Empty Soul, with special guests Romantic Rebel and The Everyday Losers will perform July 30. Tickets are $10 in advance. […]

4 county-wide proposals on the Aug. 2 ballot



FLINT TWP. — Larry Gawthrop. Chief Financial Officer for Mott Community College, attended the July 18 township board meeting to seek support for the MCC millage renewal on the August 2 ballot. Gawthrop noted that MCC has served the community for many years and is ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. MCC also partners with […]

Facts about the MCC millage renewal, Aug. 2



Q: Why is the College seeking a millage renewal now? A: If it is not renewed by voters, the existing operating millage will expire in 2017. Mott Community College wants to be able to continue to provide its current educational, training, economic, community, and workforce development opportunities. Q: Will this increase my taxes? A: No it will not. The College […]

Capitol Coney Island celebrates 50 years



FLINT TWP. — Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, Flint, celebrated its 50-year Anniversary on Wednesday, July 20. Owners Nick and Anastasia Pirkovic hosted a special event to mark the occasion. That included serving coneys for the throwback price of only 50 cents from 1-5 p.m. Not only that, the restaurant hosted other activities including live music out in […]

Celebrate women’s suffrage at Crossroads this weekend



FLINT — Women in the U.S. won the right to vote on August 18, 1920, but the speeches, protests, and rallies were part of American life for decades before that victorious day. Visitors had great fun when we celebrated women’s suffrage at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad last year, so this year, Crossroads is dedicating two full days in the […]

Three file for C-A school board



FLINT TWP. — Three candidates filed for four seats on the Carman Ainsworth board of education, as of the filing deadline at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, A Genesee County clerk office representative said the list would not be finalized until Thursday so there still is a chance for late files to appear. The listing is for the November […]

Genesee Ladies Golf Classic crowns champion




GRAND BLANC – Julie Guckian, a Linden native and Grand Valley State University senior, won the sixth annual Genesee Ladies Golf Classic at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club on July 16 after shooting a tournament record 3-under par 141. Guckian carded rounds of 70 and 71 in the 20-player field. Guckian is last year’s Michigan Player of the Year. […]