Public funding of journalism would prove a slippery slope



(Editor’s note: This is a reprint from a 2009 article) I read an opinion piece in a national newspaper which examined the idea of public funding for journalism. At issue was the decline of American newspapers and broadcast news and the piece looked at the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to find ways to […]

Expert, appraiser to talk at McCarty library




FLINT TWP. — A nationally recognized appraiser and art expert who appears regularly on “Antiques Roadshow’’ and HGTV’s “Cash and Cari” will be speaking at the Genesee District Library’s McCarty branch on Graham Road, at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19. Caroline Ashleigh, owner of Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers and Auctioneers in Birmingham, is a senior certified member of the Appraisers Association […]

FIA holds first Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture



FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts is holding its first Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture with Rembrandt’s Images of Jesus & the Jewish Community of Amsterdam, presented by guest lecturer Dr. Shelley Perlove, professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in the FIA Theater, the lecture is open to the public, free […]

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney



FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will present a retrospective exhibition of illustrations by Jerry Pinkney, one of the most highly acclaimed children’s book artists in America. Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and will be at the FIA from Jan. 22–April 15. Pinkney has illustrated more than 100 […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present EnTOURage featuring As They Sleep and It Lies Within, with special guests Myths and Legends, Jan. 12. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. There will be a Local Metal Weekend at The Machine Shop on […]

Lady Cavs’ hoops hits a recent snag




SAGINAW— The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team got a taste of the competition they will be facing next school year when the four remaining Big Nine schools will merge into the Saginaw Valley, with their last two contests against soon-to-be conference rivals. The most recent came on Monday when the Cavaliers hosted Flint Northwestern, falling to the Wildcats, 82-55. Carman- Ainsworth […]

Cavaliers suffer defeat at the hands of Athens




TROY — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team has started slower than expected and lost its last game to Troy Athens last Friday, 80-69. The Cavs still have plenty of time to right the ship, but face a very competitive schedule the rest of the way. Athens jumped out to an early lead and led, 20-16, after the first quarter. The […]

Three Cavs 5-0 at Rochester Adams



ROCHESTER — Carman- Ainsworth had three wrestlers go 5-0, and the Cavaliers placed fifth as a team last Saturday in the Rochester Adams Invitational. Malik Dawkins won all five of his matches at 112 pounds, Jacob Weissend did the same at 145 and Lorenzo Redmond was 5-0 at 152 to lead Carman-Ainsworth. Brandon Wesley was third at 130 and Tae […]

Raiders return to ice



Sports Shorts



The mountain beckons those with need for speed BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on January 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place […]