Are we raising a generation of poor communicators?

Editor’s note: Gary Gould is on vacation. This is a reprint of a column which ran April 8, 2010. New columns by Gould will resume next week.

I recently had a conversation with a friend who said she believes kids today are becoming less and less capable of communicating properly because of the advent of technologies like email and text messaging. People in general, but teenagers specifically, have become dependent on texting and e-mail to talk with friends and family and they are less willing to carry […]

Church sows community garden, reaps plentiful harvest

FLINT TWP. — Could be that it’s hallowed ground or maybe just super fertile soil, judging by the bountiful harvest coming from the community garden of the Resurrection Reformed Church on Calkins Road. It’s a first-time effort for most of the 10 to 12 church members involved in the garden whose previous experience was limited to growing a few tomatoes […]

Back to the Bricks

In brief

Kidney cancer support group FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is […]

Fair play

Lady Cavs swing into golf season

LAPEER — Carman-Ainsworth got a good early look at its girls’ golf team this past week. The Lady Cavaliers opened their season in the Lapeer Summer Tuneup last Friday at Lapeer Country Club, then returned to Lapeer County on Tuesday for a non-league triangular at Metamora Golf and Country Club. Carman shot 479 in the Tuneup to place 23rd in […]

Sports Shorts

Genesee Grizzlies to host tryouts GRAND BLANC — Tryouts for the Genesee Grizzlies Falcons 2011/2012 competitive basketball program will take place September 20-22. All players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their grade group. Cost is $15 fee for tryouts and includes a T-shirt. Fifth-seventh grade boys can tryout Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22, […]

Sports VIEW

Marching to their own beats

Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the fast approaching football season marked by the telltale sounds of football cleats on asphalt the cadence of the drum lines across the area as they prepare to march to their own beats. Strike up the marching band, grease the pigskin and get your tickets now — high school football is in full swing […]


Soccer The Cavaliers lost to Swartz Creek on Monday, 1-0. “Their number 20 buried a shot with about 1:50 left and we had two chances to clear the ball, but it stuck on his foot and he put it away,” said coach Jay Witham. “Jake Yencer had no chance on that one. We did play much better, more physical, and […]


SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 U-M Flint Nursing will host a golf outing, with benefits going to the BSN Nursing & Class Scholarship Fund, at THE JEWEL OF GRAND BLANC. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The cost of $65 includes 18 holes of golf with cart and lunch. For more information contact Barbara Richards at 810-624-2439. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Michigan Adaptive […]