General Motors Foundation contributes $5,000 to BB/BS

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint is among nine Genesee County nonprofits to receive funding from the General Motors Foundation. At a check presentation Aug. 20, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint received $5,000 to strengthen its oneon one mentoring program. Funding from the GM Foundation will support mentor and mentee recruitment and training efforts, screening, […]

Cavaliers look to bounce back from sub .500 season

FLINT TWP. — The Cavaliers were winless in the Big Nine Conference last season and will look to rebound this season with a wealth of talent returning and a welcome transfer from Grand Blanc. Barbabra Hurand enters her 21st year of coaching with the last 20 coming at the helm of Carman-Ainsworth. Replacing three starters and one specialist will be […]

Township board votes 4-3 to approve repair of road

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board approved a location change of repairs of Dye Road asphalt and shoulder repair from Calkins Rd. to Beecher Rd. at its Aug. 9 meeting. The motion came after an initial attempt to table the decision. After motion to table was denied 2-5, with Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker dissenting, Trustee Frank Kasle […]

New coach in Cavaliers’ pool

FLINT TWP. — Jessica Kennedy is just getting her feet wet with the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ swim team, but the new coach knows where she wants to take the program. Kennedy was hired just a few weeks ago in her first varsity head coaching position. She swam at Brandon High and was on the rowing team at Grand Valley State University, […]

Hurley trauma patient turned RN is Hurley’s 2010 Trauma Golf Ambassador

FLINT — Tim Hubbard’s life changed dramatically on Jan. 6, 2002. Tim, his brother Todd and his father were working on their stalled truck on rural South Baldwin Road in Oakland County when a car going 60 mph lost control and struck Tim and his brother, propelling them into the air and leaving them both critically injured. Tim’s brother suffered […]

Drumlines, football and a sports concern

Sports VIEW

I found myself going back over this column I wrote last September. A year later, it’s still very fitting for what we are all about to embark on this Friday when the high school football season kicks off. I also was struck at the continuing problems athletic teams are facing just one year later that I covered at the bottom. […]

2nd Annual Davison Dog Walk coming

DAVISON — The 2nd Annual Davison Dog Walk is planned for Aug. 29, at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park. This is a perfect opportunity to bring community, dogs and dog lovers, together while benefiting C.A.R.E., a local animal non-profit rescue organization. Last year, C.A.R.E. had more than 60 dogs and pet owners register for this event. This year’s event will […]

Sports Shorts

Play It Again Sports open new storefronts AREAWIDE — Perani Arena and Event Center and the Polar Palace Arena of Lapeer will house new Play It Again Sports storefronts. The Perani Arena site will sell tickets, sports wear and other items for the new NAHL Michigan Warriors hockey team, and will ser ve as its pro shop for all hockey […]

Aiming to please

Bear Foot Archery caters to bow lovers of all ages

SWARTZ CREEK — Bow lovers of all ages and skill levels are heading to Bear Foot Archery, 1520 Seymour Rd., for all of their archery needs. Owned by Swartz Creek resident Matt Brown, Bear Foot Archery has been at its current location since Aug. 1, 2009. Before that, Brown had the business on Van Fleet Rd. for three years. A […]

Michigan residents interested in appliance rebate program should act soon

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan residents interested in replacing an old appliance with a new energy efficient one and receiving a rebate from state program should act soon because 60 percent of the rebate funding has been expended. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) today announced that more than 75,000 Michigan citizens have received rebates on purchases […]