In brief



Blue Cross Blue Shield recognizes county hospitals GENESEE COUNTY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has recognized 39 hospitals for the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program in the areas of Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement. Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center and McLaren Regional Medical Center were among the hospitals recognized as a Blue […]

The In Between Cafe

Church quietly provides safe haven for college students to hang out


FLINT TWP. — For four years, the Bristolwood Community of Christ Church, 1158 W. Bristol Road, has been quietly providing a safe environment for students at Baker College to study and have fun. Conveniently located adjacent to the Baker College – Flint campus, the church opened its doors to establish the In Between Cafe for the young people in several […]

Get $1,000 for community with SAGE mini-grants



GENESEE COUNTY — Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) will award eight $1,000 mini-grants to groups or organizations working to further active living in Genesee County. Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 28 for innovative ideas about how to increase community members’ levels of physical activity, promote or increase the use of active transportation or advocate for policy […]

In brief



Old Newsboys to hold St. Patty’s Bowling event FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their first Bowling Blow-Out on March 15 at B’s Bowling on Center Rd. in Flint. There will be two sessions. The first session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., is geared for family fun. The second session, 9-11 p.m., will be for the more mature crowd. There will […]

The VIEW from here

More vanity tags for a new year

I t’s taken a couple months of scouting the county, looking high and low, but I have compiled a list of some new vanity license plates for my first installment of 2013. My experience of tracking down good vanity plates over these past four years has shown me — other than the fact I may need a new hobby — […]

Cavaliers prepare for tournament run




LAPEER — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team will participate in the district No. 9-A at Lapeer West. The Cavaliers will open district play with a first-round bye. Davison, 8-12 overall, plays Swartz Creek, 12-6 overall, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and the winner will move on to face Carman-Ainsworth, 15-3 overall, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Kearsley, 12-7 overall, also […]

Raiders’ season comes to an end in overtime




FLINT — There were blizzard-like conditions in the atmosphere on Tuesday, but the Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth co-op hockey team was able to get its playoff opener underway at Perani Arena in Flint. Despite holding a slim lead late into the game, the Raiders were unable to get past the Lapeer coop hockey team in a 4-3 overtime loss. The first period […]

Sports Shorts



Junior Gens keeping busy TOLEDO — In North American Hockey League Tier III competition, the Flint Junior Generals have won four of the five games they’ve played since Feb. 17. This includes defeating the Toledo Cherokee, 4-0 on Sunday, at Team Toledo Icehouse. Scoring for Flint was Nicholas Gnagni at 1:52 of the first period with a man advantage on […]

Lady Cavs win district opener




DAVISON — Carman-Ainsworth shook off a cold first half and beat Flint Kearsley, 47-33, in the first round of the Class A girls’ basketball district Monday night at Davison. The Lady Cavaliers struggled to a 10-7 first-quarter lead and a 21-18 half-time edge. They were still up by only 25-23 in the third when they exploded for a 16-0 run […]

OUTDOOR CALENDAR



THROUGH-MID-APRILOutdoor Archery League kicks off at Marlette Golf Course.Open to men and women for 2-person team format. 2701Golf Course Drive, Marlette. $10 per archer. Details: BobHayward 989-635-0400 or Bill Kmet 989-635-3009. THROUGH MARCH 1Squirrel hunting statewide. MARCH 313-D Archery at Lapeer County Bowmen at Lapeer CountySportmen’s Club. THROUGH MARCH 31Rabbit Hunting season statewide. THROUGH APRILWednesday Indoor Youth Archery at Lapeer […]