Soothing power of sharing

I can feel the pull every time an opportunity arises. It locks me down, whispers to me, speaking directly to the pleasure center of my brain while I try to bypass the urge—I need to take a picture of this. Fumbling in the pocket of my jeans for my phone, swiping through my applications, finding a place with the best […]


FLINT — Pink Night was held Oct. 1 at Blackstone’s in Flint. It was a night to celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors and those who were taken from us. The group’s goal is to educate as many men and women on early testing and financial assistance as possible, while raising monetary funds to support the American Cancer Society’s […]

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Elms Road staff uses nautical theme to teach leadership skills

SWARTZ CREEK – Second-grader Emma Mossman, who wants to be a cheerleader when she grows up, tugged at the lanyard around her neck and proudly showed off the badge she earned last week at Elms Road Elementary. “It’s for listening and following directions,” said Emma, who added that those behaviors are representative of one of the seven habits of highly […]

In brief

Hazardous waste collection date set for Oct. 17 GENESEE COUNTY — The fall Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Drop off sites will be at the (former) Showcase Cinema East, 5205 E. Court St. in Burton and at the Flint East – Water Service Center, […]

Genesee District Library – Flint Township

Used Book Sale FLINT TWP. — Friends of Flint Township-McCarty will hold a used book sale on Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m., and Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s the perfect chance to find your next great read. Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library will hold its annual Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash […]

Golfers head into rugged regional

DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth faces a mountainous task in what will likely be its final golf competition of the season today. The Cavaliers will play in the Div. 1 regional tournament at Davison Country Club in what is, without question, the toughest regional in the state. The field includes the top two ranked teams in Div. 1 in No. 1 Rochester […]

Cavaliers roll past Saginaw Arthur Hill

SAGINAW — The Cavaliers defeated Arthur Hill 25-15, 25-11, 25-16 Tuesday. Sarah Thurston had 11 assists and five aces, Diamond Lester added seven aces and six digs. Eriona Chambers and Che’Anne Hicks had six kills each. The Cavaliers came back from two sets down to defeat Powers Catholic 12-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-11, 17-15 last Thursday. Katie Speaks had 29 digs, […]

Cavs stifle Chemics but fall to 3-3

MIDLAND – Carman-Ainsworth held the state’s fifth-ranked Div. 2 team to one touchdown on offense but couldn’t reach the end zone itself in a 14-3 loss to Midland last Friday. The Cavaliers trailed just 7-3 at halftime, thanks to a stingy defense and Belal Khoulani’s second-quarter field goal. They kept it that way until the fourth quarter, when Midland tacked […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavalier boys finished 18th with 522 points at the Greater Flint Cross Country Championship Saturday. Corunna was first with 47, Clio was second with 56 and Davison was third with 64. Anthony Fisher was 93rd in 19:36.8, Juwan Willis was 101st in 19:44.9, Joe Chinkeefatt was 110th in 20:32.5 and Trevor Booth was 124th in 21:49.5. Justin […]

Sports Shorts

Greater Flint Hockey Association to put on disabled hockey program BURTON — The Greater Flint Hockey Association will be hosting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation on Oct. 10 in a first-ever hockey for the disabled program in mid-Michigan. The Association, along with the help of Star Rehab from Genesys, Crystal Fieldhouse and U.S.A. Hockey, are supplying all the equipment necessary […]