MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS Free community gym […]

Henry retains 8th District County Commission seat

GENESEE COUNTY — In what initially appeared a tight race, incumbent Ted Henry (D) retained his District 8 County Commissioner seat after netting 62 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 election. His challenger, Republican David B. Robertson, garnered 38 percent of the vote. Henry, who is the building inspector for Clayton Township, was elected commissioner in 2006. “I […]

Travel the world with FIA films in November

FLINT — In November, viewers can journey through the backwoods of Tennessee, the concert halls of Europe and the dance studios of Australia in the Friends of Modern Art Film Series at the Flint Institute of Arts. Five November films are on tap in the series in the FIA Theatre, starting Nov. 5-7 with the American comedydrama Get Low, starring […]


SECOND SUNDAYS Ed and Vickie’s Country Music Jamboree from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., Otisville. Musicians bring your instruments and join in. Admission is $4. Details: 810- 793-6068.

Ananich wins seat in 49th district

GENESEE COUNTY — Democrat Jim Ananich won 68 percent of the vote, beating Republican Allen Pool in the race for the 49th District State Representative seat. Ananich, a resident of Flint, is a former member of the Flint County Council. He could not be reached for comment. Pool, a resident of Gaines Township, received 32 percent of the vote. He […]

Cavaliers fall in opening round of district play

OWOSSO — The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team knew what it was up against when the district draws came out and it was paired with Flushing. The Raiders won another Big Nine title and had defeated the Cavs twice already this season. Carman was trying to make sure it did not happen for a third time this season. The Cavs were not […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]

Kildee wins 5th District race

GENESEE COUNTY — After polls indicated he was ahead in a tight election, Rep. Dale Kildee (D) retained his seat in the 5th Congressional District after voters gave him 54 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 election. His opponent, John Kupiec (R), garnered 44 percent of the vote. Kildee has served in the United States House of Representatives […]

Lady Cav runs short of state

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Even if she had matched her best time of the season, Lauren Foote would have missed qualifying for state by 10 seconds. Maybe that’s some consolation to the Carman-Ainsworth senior, who was seeking her fourth straight trip to the Div. 1 finals. Missing by a minute causes fewer sleepless nights than missing by 10 seconds. As it […]


EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Cheryl, 810-664-9424.