Readers lend a hand in license plate hunt

I write an occasional column about vanity license plates, just for fun, and while it may seem like I locate these plates by myself, I often have a little help from friends and family. My girlfriend, her kids, my son and some of my friends have been a great help in reporting back to me some of the odd and […]

Freedom of speech comments are appreciated

Thank you for your “to the point” opinion on the lack of the right of Freedom of Speech in this country of late. I greatly appreciated your comments, and whole-heartedly agree! When we stifle expressed opinions, we stifle individual thought, which then stifles intelligent discourse, problem solving and ingenuity too. It is the basic freedom of this country’s success and […]

FYT to perform classic children’s book

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s First Stage series presents the ArtsPower production of Are You My Mother? for young children and their families, Jan. 17. Are You My Mother? is based on the children’s classic written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman. In this story, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But […]

Acclaimed musicians to perform with the FSO

FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra classical concert series continues its season, at 8 p.m., Jan. 18 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Cellist Cécilia Tsan and percussionist Saúl Medina join the orchestra, led by Maestro Enrique Diemecke, performing a piece by Diemecke himself. January’s program ranges from contemporary to classic works from composers of varied backgrounds. […]

In brief

Educator Reception at B&N this weekend FLINT TWP. — A place to mingle, browse and see what’s new is in store for local educators invited to attend an Educator Reception, hosted by Barnes & Noble bookstore, 4370 Miller Rd., at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. The special event at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, will offer an opportunity to taste new […]

Davenport looking for ‘blanketeers’

FLINT TWP. — Davenport University’s Flint Campus is in need of 100 volunteers to help make no-sew blankets in observance of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The no-sew blankets will be donated to Project Linus, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing “security through blankets” for ill or traumatized children and teens. The organization is named after […]

Cold start dooms Lady Cavs in loss to Heritage

SAGINAW TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth got off to a slow start in a non-league basketball game at Saginaw Heritage last Friday and dropped a 51- 38 decision to the Hawks. The Cavaliers fell behind 15-2 in the first quarter and couldn’t make up the deficit despite playing Heritage even the rest of the way. Carman-Ainsworth outscored the Hawks 16-12 in […]

End of the BCS

The college football season — and the BCS — is officially over. The winner of the last BCS game is the Florida State Seminoles. Florida State took down the SEC champ Auburn Tigers, 34-31. This was a tremendous and exciting football game to watch. The Auburn Tigers stunned the “Noles” in the first half going up, 21-3. FSU coach Jimbo […]


BOWLING Carman-Ainworth boys’ and girls’ bowling teams bowled against Mt. Pleasant last Saturday and after going down 6-4 after the two Baker games, the girls bounced back. Coach Lorita Simon says they fought until the 10th frame of the first game with one last chance to win. After the Oilers’ last bowler missed her spare, the game was in the […]

Sports Shorts

Hockey team comes back tomorrow FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team will be back in action on Friday at Perani Arena against Davenport University at 9:30 p.m. It will be the squad’s first contest since a 4-0 loss on Dec. 13 to Saginaw Valley State at Saginaw Bay Ice Arena. UM-Flint is currently 10-7 overall on the season. […]