Public hearing on name change proposal Jan. 12

FLINT TWP. — The fact-finding phase of an effort underway to consider changing the township’s name or converting to a city will wind up after a public hearing set for 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Road. The hearing is being convened by a Suggestion Committee formed in September to explore the pros and cons […]

Lawrence Tech students reach out to PAWS, provide architectural drawings for new shelter

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – As PAWS Animal Rescue pushes forward with its “Raise the Woof” campaign, they’re getting a little help from some unexpected allies. Earlier this year, a couple of students from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield entered the picture. Diane Britain and Gjerogjla Lilo are seniors in the architectural program, according to PAWS volunteer Edith Campbell. For their senior […]

Paws, claws and Santa Claus

Ann Cole and Rick Frase of Swartz Creek are making memories with their toy “pink” poodle Misty, 14, during a visit with Santa Claus during a pets’ night event last week at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall.

In brief

C-A Education Foundation seeks nominees FLINT TWP. — If you know a special person that goes above and beyond in supporting Carman-Ainsworth students, the school district, or the greater C-A community, please consider nominating them for some much-deserved recognition. The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) is seeking nominees for its spring 2017 Honoree and Silent Auction event. The nominee can be […]

Twp. Board amending water, sewer and telecommunications ordinances, increasing fees

FLINT TWP. — Effective Jan. 1, the shut-off and turn-on charges for water service will be $50 – a $25 increase. That is one of several fee changes approved by the township board last week. Also coming is a $10 increase in building permit fees to help defer an increase in inspection fees, administrative and software fees, according to Tracey […]

Sticks and stones make faerie homes

Allyssa Nehls of Swartz Creek, Annie Dieterich of Flint and Madyson Groulx of Swartz Creek use items found in nature to build houses for garden sprites and other diminutive, mythical creatures. The craft program took place last week at the Swartz Creek – Perkins Library. Special library events are supported by donations from the Friends of the Perkins Library, a […]

Santa Claus is coming to the Capitol

FLINT TWP. — Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, will be hosting a special guest — Santa Claus — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, December 17. To help celebrate the holidays, Capital Coney Island will be offering free meals to all kids who come in on Saturday during those hours. Any child who comes into Capitol […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, with special guests Matt Mason and Brushville, tonight (Dec. 15). Tickets are $10 in advance. Mushroomhead will present its annual Christmas Concert, with special guests Everybody Panic!, Sedated, Unsaid Fate and Guns Out at Sundown, Dec. 16. […]

C-A to receive arts grant

GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth is among 56 schools in the state to be awarded a 2016-17 “Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant”, according to a press release. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), last week announced the grants totaling $60,000 to be awarded to schools statewide to subsidize the cost of […]

Last-minute holiday shopping tips

Holiday shopping season typically begins the day after Thanksgiving and extends all the way to Christmas Eve. While that’s a considerable amount of time for shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their shopping list, many people will still find themselves putting holiday shopping off until the last minute. In certain ways, last-minute holiday shopping is easier than ever. Thanks […]