What makes Christmas movies so memorable?

Let’s admit it. Many of us have a favorite Christmas movie that we watch every year during the holidays. No matter how many times we’ve seen it, we just can’t help but sit back and enjoy it once more. Maybe your favorite Christmas movie is a drama, a comedy or an animated film. Perhaps it’s a recent box office hit […]

Toys for Tots continues to service the community despite changes

GENESEE COUNTY — At least 3,000 Genesee County children in need will be serviced through Toys for Tots this year, according to the program’s coordinator, Vicky Muckenthaler. Toys for Tots started in California in 1947 when a Marine’s wife starting giving handmade dolls to kids on a base, and it began in Genesee County in the late ‘70s. Walt Disney […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital could win a $50,000 donation in national online contest

FLINT — You could help Hurley Children’s Hospital win a $50,000 donation on behalf of America’s credit unions. Now through Dec. 18, go to http:// voteformiracles.org or www.hurleymc.com/contest to vote for Hurley every day. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. In addition to voting you […]

Food Bank kicks off giving season

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) kicked off its holiday giving season with CEO Kara Ross stating their goal for this event is $725,000 and welcomed and introduced several of their corporate and local partners who help them feed thousands of families in 22 counties throughout the year. Ross said one in four families can’t even begin […]

In brief

2018 Annual Santa Run FLINT — Hosted by First Choice Heating & Cooling Services, a 5k Santa Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd St. The YMCA Family Santa Run/Walk is an untimed 5K and one-mile event for the entire community! Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit […]

How to make the holiday season more eco-friendly

With so much to do, it can be easy for people celebrating the holiday season to forget about the environment. But no matter how hectic the holiday season can be, there are always some simple opportunities to make it more eco-friendly. • Create an eco-friendly party theme. Many holiday parties have themes. For example, ‘ugly sweater parties’ have become so […]

Cavaliers destroy Saginaw in season opener

FLINT—The Carman-Ainsworth basketball team started its season on the right foot Tuesday night, dismantling Saginaw High 75-54 in a game that was much more lopsided than its score. “We were trying with our pressure to get out and get some open runs,” said Cavaliers’ coach Jay Witham. “We pressed and got some easy buckets. It went both ways. They tried […]


RED FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Dustin Fletcher, QB, Junior, Carman- Ainsworth Cannon Hall, QB, Senior, Davison Joe Zorn, RB, Senior Flint Powers Mike Jamerson, RB, Senior, Davison Kyle Sahr, RB, Junior, Lapeer Luke Philpotts, WR, Junior, Flint Powers Irdris Bray, WR, Senior, Carman- Ainsworth Nicholas Erlenbeck, WR, Senior, Grand Blanc Lucas Edgar, OL, Sophomore, Davison Jarrett Short, OL, Senior, Grand […]

Firebirds split home-and-home with Windsor

WINDSOR, Ont. – A pair of early Eric Uba goals weren’t quite enough for the Flint Firebirds in Saturday’s 6-3 loss at the Windsor Spitfires. Uba gave Flint a 1-0 lead at the 6:30 mark of the opening frame, but Windsor knotted it back up a few minutes later. Just 14 seconds into the middle frame, Uba struck again with […]

Trainwreck for UM; Yawner for Spartans

Fat Guy Corner

The revenge tour came to an abrupt and embarrassing halt in Columbus, Ohio last Saturday. The Ohio State Buckeyes ended the Michigan Wolverines’ college football playoffs with a 62-39 tail whipping. Ohio State racked up 567 yards of offense with 396 through the air. The so-called number-one defense of the Wolverines had no answer for the Buckeyes’ offense. The black […]