McLaren Flint welcomes neurological surgeon

FLINT — Mahesh Karandikar MD, a board-certified neurological surgeon, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Karandikar is seeing patients at Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience, 4800 South Saginaw St., Suite 1800. Karandikar completed a fellowship in Spine at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD and another fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh […]

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State Land Bank joins others to learn more about affordable housing options LANSING — The availability of affordable housing in Michigan is in short supply. Housing entities in both the public and private sector are working toward reducing this deficit and Michigan-based Champion Homes, a leader in the manufactured housing industry and one of the largest modular home builders in […]

A few thoughts on what makes students successful

My name is Leanne Welch. I have been teaching at Carman-Ainsworth Schools for the past 30 years, primarily in third grade. I was recently asked to speak to a group of curriculum superintendents who had noticed that my MSTEP scores had been consistently high over the past few years. These are the thoughts I shared with them… My superintendent came […]

Take the time to fill out the 2020 Census

When you see the 2020 Census arrive in your mailbox this spring, please, whatever you do, don’t ignore it, don’t leave it under a pile of junk mail and please, don’t throw it away. The State of Michigan and, more importantly, your own community need you to fill out your 2020 Census. Census data is used by the federal government […]

2020 Voice of the River Annual Celebration is January 30

FLINT — The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is gearing up for its 2020 Voice of the River Annual Celebration, celebrating a “20/20 Vision” for the Flint River and its watershed. The FRWC invites the public to join it Jan. 30 at GM’s Factory One to celebrate the wonderful features of the Flint River. FRWC members are excited to share […]

Flint Children’s Museum receives $30,000 grant

FLINT — The Flint Children’s Museum recently received a $30,000 grant award from the Ruth Mott Foundation with grant funds dedicated toward the Playing and Learning Together Program for north Flint families. The Playing and Learning Together Program occurs every Tuesday from March 3 to Dec. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a meal, museum play time, and a free membership […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Dinner

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The 41st Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be Jan. 16 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. Centered on the theme “Rise to the Challenge . . . if not now, when? ” this year’s keynote address will be given by Janice Ferebee, MSW, a Docent […]

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Depression/bipolar disorder support group FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit […]

Two fires cause damage at Sunridge Apartments

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department responded to two fires about half an hour apart Monday at the Sunridge Apartments. Firefighters were called to 9164 Suncrest Drive at about 5:46 p.m. for a fire caused by grease left unattended on a stove. Two residents of the apartment were able to get out safely. Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said […]

Cavaliers survive fourth-quarter scare

SAGINAW – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team held on to defeat Saginaw Heritage 66-63 on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers led 53-41 heading into the fourth quarter, but Heritage finished the game on a 22-13 run. Jayden Nunn scored nine of his teamhigh 20 points in the fourth quarter, including seven free throws on nine attempts, to close out the Hawks […]