Cavs escape Flushing in Big Nine opener

FLUSHING — Sandwiched between games with state-ranked Bridgeport and Flint Powers Catholic, Carman-Ainsworth had to travel to unranked Flushing last Friday to open the Big Nine Conference basketball season. The Cavaliers insist they weren’t overlooking the Raiders, but still they had to fight from behind to pull out a 50-47 win. Freshman Cameron Morse came off the bench to score […]

Dentist offers aid to patients of defunct Allcare Dental Care chain

NOVI — Dr. Bruce Smoler with Community Dental Associates in Westland was spurred to take action after New York-based Allcare Dental suddenly and unexpectedly closed its doors at each of its 52 nationwide locations, including 10 in Michigan, earlier this month, leaving patients without access to records, follow up care and treatment or much-needed teeth like dentures and partials, even […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Mushroomhead with the Rich Guzzi Psycho Hypnosis Show will perform Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. On Jan. 28 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. Non Point with Straight Line Stitch will perform […]

Lady Cavs drop league opener

FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth expects to contend for the Big Nine Conference girls’ basketball championship this season, but the Lady Cavaliers got off to a slow start in their title chase last Friday. Carman dropped an 81-69 decision at Flushing in the league opener after falling into a 26-11 deficit in the first quarter. The Lady Cavs can ill-afford another loss […]

Dealership extends rewards program

DAVISON — Area schools will continue to have an opportunity to earn up to $50,000 in 2011 through the Jim Waldron Buick GMC school challenge. Motivated by declining Michigan per pupil funding, Jim Waldron began a school rewards program within his dealership almost a year ago. Customers who buy a new or used vehicle, get service done in the body […]


Comedy Troupe performs at Churchill’s FLINT — The Stephen James Comedy Troupe performs in the entertainment room at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Details: 810-618-7517 or e-mail stephen jamescomedy@gmail.com. — G.G. Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, […]

Sports Shorts

Winter Ice Show Extravaganza on the slate FLINT — Sanctioned by the US Figure Skating in cooperation with the Greater Mid Michigan Skating Club. The First Annual Winter Ice Show Extravaganza takes place on January 22 at 2 p.m. at Flint Iceland Arenas. The show will feature local skating talent including U.S. Jr. National competitors. Also skaters from Flint Iceland […]

Michigan students encouraged to submit posters for weather contest

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather announces its 2011 Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest for any Michigan student in fourth or fifth grade. The artwork must illustrate what individuals and families should do to prepare for Michigan severe weather, such as snowstorms, severe cold, tornados, thunderstorms, lightning and/or floods. The Committee is looking for posters with a […]

Vertigo Theatrics to perform Neil Simon play

FLINT — Vertigo Theatrics will perform the Neil Simon play “God’s Favorite” Jan. 21-22, 28–30 at the Historic Masonic Temple in downtown Flint. Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day ‘Job’ with a high-maintenance wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household help. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton aka A […]

Loggers finally hit chopping block

Minor league hockey leaves area

LAPEER — When the Wooster Korn Kings of the All American Hockey League suspended operations for 2010- 11, a dark cloud rolled in over the organization’s four remaining teams, a reality that truly took hold when the Indiana Blizzard moved to Chicago after starting 2008 as the Detroit Hitmen. The next pillar to fall from this house of cards was […]