2018-03-29 / News

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Getting it right

A photo cutline in the March 22 edition should have identified Spencer Ruegsegger as the general manager of Blackstone’s restaurant in Flint. — G.G.

Water rate increase coming

FLINT TWP. — Effective for water bills issued after April 2, water rates will increase by $1 to $50 per month, depending on meter size. The increase affects only Genesee County’s readiness-to-serve charge which is a flat rate. Metered usage charges will not increase. The lowest increase will be to charges for a five-eight-inch meter which will go up $1 per month, or $3 per quarterly billing - rising from $23.51 a month to $24.51 per month. The largest increase applies to six-inch meters, rising $150 for quarterly billings from $1.175.50 to $1,225.50. For one-inch meters the monthly increase will be $1.50; for one-and-a-halfinch meters, $2.50; for two-inch meters, $5; for three-inch meters, $8; and for four-inch meters, $17.50. — R.S.

April events at the district library

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library, 2071 S Graham Rd., will present ARK Animal Encounters at 2 p.m. on April 21. This family-friendly animal program is filled with funky-cool, touchable animals. The Genesee Valley Center Library will host a Stranger Things Challenge at 4:30 p.m. on April 12. Dress as your favorite character (optional), figure out clues and solve Stranger Things puzzles to unlock the Breakout Box and get prizes. Make Stranger Things crafts, answer trivia questions and play 1980s ATARI video games. (For ages 9 & up) The Headquarters Library, 4195 W Pasadena Ave. will hold a Galactic Goo class at 4 p.m. on April 10. Each young patron will get to make and take home a bag of their own outta-this-world goo. The Headquarters Library will hold a Piecing Poetry program at 5:30 p.m. on April 18. Create a poetic work of art with unique phrases and decoupage. (All ages welcome) Book Clubs will meet at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Genesee Valley branch and at 4 p.m. April 25 at the Headquarters branch. — R.S.

Career Academy holding Open House

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth — Baker Career Academy, 1122 W Bristol Rd,, will hold an Open House from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Open to students in grades 9-12, attendees can meet instructors and learn more about earning free college credit up to an associate degree. Call (810) 766-2236 to reserve your spot — R.S.

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