In brief



Genesys offers free infant safety class GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesys Family Birthing Center staff wants to make sure first time parents are as prepared as possible for the birth of their new baby. The free, two-hour class covers many topics of concern for new parents: Upcoming classes are: Feb. 27 and March 27 from 6-8 p.m., in Room 3434 […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Indi-Grace’s Metal Uncensored featuring Cadence, Avenue Sky, Blood of the Unborn, In the Cut, Silent Divide and It Lies Within, on Feb. 10. Tickets are $5 in advance and are available from the bands, or $8 the day of the show. […]

5 thoughtful gifts that don’t require much thought



Valentine’s Day is prime season for florists, with floral sales capturing 40 percent of holiday dollar volume, according to data collected by IPSOS-Insight FloralTrends Consumer Tracking Study. While flowers — particularly mixed flower and red rose bouquets — may comprise the leading gifts for romantic gifters, many others are looking to buck the flowers-and-chocolate trend this year and offer something […]

Valentine’s customs then and now



Valentine’s Day is a holiday during February that commemorates love and romance and also the patron Saint Valentine. The history of St. Valentine is shrouded somewhat in mystery, and there are beliefs that many different people went by the name St. Valentine. One such individual was a holy priest who served in Rome, Italy. Some historians surmise that he was […]

Cavs find offense, rout Flushing and Buena Vista




FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth coach Bob Root has stated over the past few weeks that the Cavaliers have been playing great defense, but the team had to play better offensively. Well, it seems all that preaching paid off for Root over the past week, as the Cavs defeated Saginaw Buena Vista on Tuesday, 71-48, and Flushing last Friday, 73-34. Against Buena […]

Raiders top Goodrich, 2-1




FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Raiders continued to find success on the ice when they met up with Goodrich last Wednesday, defeating the Martians, 2-1. Nick Brazeal scored both goals for Flushing to help lead the Raiders to the victory. Drew Sanborn picked up an assist on the night. Hughes scored at the 7:36 mark of the first period assisted by Bushnell, […]

Bowlers beat Flint Powers



GRAND BLANC — Carman- Ainsworth beat Flint Powers Catholic, 29-1, in girls’ bowling last Saturday at Grand Blanc Lanes. Quinisha Burnett led the Cavaliers with games of 173 and 248. Kenzey Lord added a 179 and Kassidy Lord rolled a 181. Carman-Ainsworth will bowl Flushing this Saturday at Grand Blanc Lanes. — D.N.

Sports Shorts



Cavs’ running back Holmes becomes a Spartan FLINT TWP.— He doesn’t graduate from high school until 2013, but he already has a solid future ahead of him. Carman-Ainsworth running back Gerald Holmes, who missed most of his junior season due to a nagging ankle injury, has committed to play football for the Michigan State Spartans beginning in the 2013 season. […]

Weissend pins down 200th win of career




BIRCH RUN — Jake Weissend wasted no time nailing down his 200th career wrestling victory last week. The Carman-Ainsworth senior went right at Robbie Orr of Saginaw Heritage, picking him up, putting him down and pinning him in 1:21 of a 145- pound match in a quadrangular meet Feb. 1 at Birch Run. The victory lifted Weissend to 46-0 on […]

Blame it on the moon



Did you check out that moon Tuesday night? Spectacular! It also might explain why your teams had their hackles up and their team chemistry was a little amiss this past week. The moon has strange affects on people—and dogs—as mine have found it curiously interesting to go out at two-something the past several nights. Content to just sit in the […]