Special needs children can truly be a blessing

My nephew Rocco will be running to see what is under the Christmas tree soon. But, Rocco is unlike most 7-year-old boys in other ways. Rocco is affected with mild to moderate autism and has ADHD. I’ve learned relatives can help make holidays pleasant for children with special needs they love. Check with nonprofits, parks and recreation centers for events […]

2017-12-14 E-Edition

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Library’s 17th annual Black History Month Brunch

GENESEE COUNTY – Tickets are now on sale for the Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch. The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, according to a press release. The event will feature the a cappella group Linkin’ Bridge, a finalist in Season 11 […]

Annual Holiday Walk drew crowds ready to celebrate the holidays

FLINT – Visitors did more than just walk at the annual Holiday Walk this last Tuesday night. Free performances were available, free planetarium shows, lots of smile and let’s not forget cocoa, cookies and Santa Claus. The Holiday Walk occupied the decorated 33-acre campus of the Flint Cultural Center. Holiday light displays welcomed visitors. Food trucks were available, as well […]

Flint’s Capitol Theater is now open to the public

FLINT – The city’s historic and ornate Capitol Theater in Flint, an “Italian Renaissance”-style movie house and art venue built in 1928, reopened its doors last Thursday after being closed to the public for 20 long years. The $37 million renovations were made possible through a collaboration between nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation and the Whiting Auditorium. The restoration project, according […]

Township wing officially named for former treasurer

FLINT TWP. – Sandra Wright, former township treasurer, retired from office in November 2012, after serving five terms, but her legacy will now live on in one wing of the sprawling township administrative building on Dye Road. Holding the distinction of being the township’s longest serving treasurer. (20 years), Wright passed away last December 24, at age 73. The township […]

Save the Date

Support Robotics Team gift-wrapping FLINT TWP. — Big MO, the Carman- Ainsworth High School robotics team, will be at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, in front of Macy’s, wrapping gifts for donations from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, December 16. Shoppers are encouraged to save some time by stopping out and having all their gifts wrapped. All donations […]

Board accepts lots of tax-reverted properties

FLINT — In a big departure from its usual practice, the township board has agreed to keep nearly 100 tax-reverted properties not sold in recent foreclosure auctions conducted by the Genesee County Treasurer’s office. The township has first rights of refusal for the unsold properties but usually relinquishes them to the Genesee County Landbank. Last year, the township board accepted […]

Boys open season with 2-1 record in hoops

DETROIT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team had a busy week, playing three games in six days. The Cavs defeated Renaissance 61-57 on Saturday at Cass Tech in the Tip-Off Classic. Carman-Ainsworth led 32-22 at halftime, thanks to a second quarter where they held Renaissance to a mere six points. The Phoenix bounced back after the break, outscoring Carman-Ainsworth 21-12 […]

Twp. board to consider ordinance updating amendment for animals

FLINT TWP. — A Dogs, Cats and Wildlife Ordinance amendment is coming up for second reading and adoption at the Dec. 18 township board meeting. A proposed Sign Ordinance Amendment also is pending but was first sent to the Planning Commission for review. The dog ordinance replaces outdated language about vicious dogs that was repealed in October on the advice […]