Cavs come alive in second half to edge Howell

HOWELL — Their first contest was so easy, Bob Root was left wondering how his Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers might handle adversity in a tight basketball game. He found out last Thursday night. Carman-Ainsworth roared back from a lethargic first half and a nine-point deficit to pull out a 47-45 victory over Howell in a non-league game on the Highlanders’ court. It […]

Holiday Briefs

See Santa at the Children’s Museum FLINT — Children can visit with Santa Claus at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Dec. 16. Details: Call 810-767-5437 or visit www.flintchildrensmuseum.org. — N.B. Christmas Eve services GRAND BLANC — First United Congregational Church of Christ announces its Christmas Eve services and events. On Dec. 24, the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Blackberry Smoke, Dec. 17. Doors at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance. On Dec. 23 Rock Star will hold the Ugly Sweater Bash. This is a low dough concert. For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall […]


A joyous musical spectacle to lift the spirits

FLINT — Celebrate the season with this uplifting Flint Symphony Orchestra musical extravaganza of your favorite carols and holiday classics. The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Enrique Diemecke present Holiday Pops, a display of delightful and festive musicality for all to enjoy at 7 p.m., Dec. 18 and at 3 p.m., Dec. 19 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. […]

News Briefs

Public hearing on 2011 budget FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees will hold a final, public hearing for its 2011 departmental budget 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship. org. — N.B. Genesee Area Bead Society meets first Tuesday of month SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee Area Bead Society meets at First Baptist Church […]

Eighth-graders get preview of high school with special event

FLINT TWP. — The step between middle school and high school can be tough on some students. To help ease anxiety on the big move, Carman- Ainsworth Middle School held its “High School and Beyond” event Dec. 9 for its eighth graders. The annual event is targeted solely for eighth graders to help prepare them for the transition to high […]

Community benefits from 3rd annual Winter Fest

FLINT TWP. — Members of the community were able to have themselves an early, Merry Christmas during Carman- Ainsworth’s 3rd Annual Winter Fest, held Dec. 4 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Upon arriving in the cafeteria, children were able to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Each child then received free gifts, which included a […]

Flint business owner Sally Kagerer to speak at MLK tribute dinner

FLINT — Flint’s own Sally Kagerer has never been afraid to blaze a trail, especially if it opens doors of opportunity for others. When she took over her father’s hardware store, she was the only woman to fully own and operate a hardware store in Michigan. The traditionally male-dominated field didn’t deter her from becoming the first woman to sit […]

Chamber announces upcoming events

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce announces two upcoming events for members. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, there is a benefit at PD’s Pub, 5153 Fenton Rd., to raise money for the Back Seat Bears. On Dec. 17, members are invited to the chamber’s famous “Whatchamacallit” event from 6-9 a.m. The event is held at the […]

Tips to help a loved one with cancer during holidays

FLINT — The holidays can be a difficult time, especially if when a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Often times when someone is told they have cancer, they feel overwhelmed, vulnerable and alone,” notes Deb Dillingham, director of Quality of Life for the American Cancer Society Great Lakes Division. “There is not only the concern […]