At least Tim Thomas isn’t being two-faced

This isn’t a sport column, but I felt the need this week to talk about Davison’s Tim Thomas and his recent — and controversial — decision not to join his teammates, the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, for a visit to the White House for a ceremony where the hockey team was honored by President Barack Obama. Thomas declined the […]

Library celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Grammy nominated vocalist to headline 11th annual brunch

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library will present its 11th Annual Black History Month brunch on Feb. 18, 10 a.m. at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 801 Health Park Blvd. in Grand Blanc. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading program. Nearly 5,000 young people participate in the program, which […]

The 2012 honorees

• Paul Newman, the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Flint, serves on the Genesee Intermediate School District Board of Education, and is chair of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority Board. • Sylvester Jones, Jr., program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for REACH and the Educational Foundation for the Flint Community Schools. […]

In brief

McLaren offers smoking cessation support group FLINT — McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is offering a free Smoking Cessation Support Group the second Monday of every month. The support group can benefit anyone who is struggling to give up those last few cigarettes but does want to quit. The next meeting is Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the McLaren Medical […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Fuel with special guests Dive and The Nines on Feb. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance. Psychostick with special guests Ventana and As Summer Dies will take to the stage at the Machine Shop on Feb. 4. Tickets are $10. Eye […]

Wayne Brady brings improv to the Whiting

FLINT — Comedy improvisational actor and host of “Let’s Make a Deal,” Wayne Brady is bringing his act for the first time to The Whiting Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Joining Brady is his announcer and sidekick Jonathan Mangum, and his “oneman band” Cat Gray on keyboard to deliver what Brady calls “a 100-percent improvisational” show. Brady said the show […]

Space lectures at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Join us at Longway Planetarium for a series of lectures about space. These events are suitable for ages 10 and older and are provided free, through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. For more information about any of the programs, please call 810-237- 3400 or visit 2012: Fact or Fiction Guest Speaker: Dr. Pat […]

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

190 million: The number of greeting cards exchanged for the holiday. Valentine’s Day comes in second to Christmas for the most number of greeting cards sent. 73: The percentage of men who give bouquet gifts. 119: The number of single men in their 20s per 100 single women of the same age. 6,000: The number of weddings that take place […]

Raiders top Fenton, fall to Swartz Creek

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A few weeks ago, the Raiders’ game against Swartz Creek-Clio was postponed due to a suicide death of a Flushing student, which came just weeks after another Flushing student was shot to death in Indiana. That game was made up on Monday, and the Dragons took it to the Raiders, 6-3. Flushing went down, 1-0, early in […]

Eight Cavaliers sign up for next level

FLINT TWP. — Eight Carman- Ainsworth student-athletes, including three football players headed to the same college, signed their national letters-ofintent Wednesday. Shane Barron, a heavily recruited receiver and defensive back, will join lineman Myles Overton and defensive back Brandon Lenoir at Northern Colorado. Defensive end Shahid Muhammad will play football at Michigan Tech, and linebacker Rummeal Branch will play at […]