Robotics team gearing up for April competition

FLINT TWP. – They’ve won three state championships in a row and one world championship and now Da Peeps robotics team, based at Carman- Ainsworth High School, are continuing their winning ways. Their latest win last month at the FIRST Tech Challenge regional tournament in Wisconsin qualified them to compete in the World Championship FTC tournament April 27-30 in St. […]

Casa Real announces grand opening celebration

FLINT TWP. — Newly opened Casa Real, 4150 Miller Rd., announces its grand opening celebration, providing the local community the opportunity to listen to a live Mexican Mariachi band, “Celaya,” this Thursday, Feb. 17, while savoring authentic Mexican cuisine. The event kicks off at 6 p.m., where the first 50 patrons that arrive will be provided a buy one get […]


THROUGH MARCH 5 Out of this World exhibit at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave. Cost is $4. Details: 810-797-5437.

No looking back

Fat Guy’s Corner

The NFL football season is now in the rearview mirror and our focus turns to other sports. It is time for college and NBA hoops, and it’s time for some PGA golf. Let’s not forget NHL hockey is alive and well in Detroit. However, we still have one more Super Bowl to take place here in 2011. The Daytona 500 […]

Township receives $2,000 from Ruth Mott Foundation for Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail project is moving closer to realization after Flint Township received $2,000 from the Ruth Mott Foundation. So far, the township has received $29,450 in donations for the trail project and the balance still needed is $14,500 said Miller. The total cost is approximately $1 million, with $950,400 available through a federal grant for […]

A sure sign of spring — potholes

The VIEW from here

If you had any doubt spring is just around the corner, take a drive down almost any road in Genesee County and you’ll see — surer than pulling a furry rodent out of his hole in the dead of winter — that pothole season has arrived. That means spring can’t be too far away, that is, of course, if you […]


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 SATURDAYS Free community gym […]

Cats win two-in-a-row

WAYNE — The Michigan Mountain Cats Class B junior hockey team has been impressive in its last two Great Lakes Junior Hockey League outings, including a 6-3 win at the Wayne Community Center over the Michigan Ice Dogs last Saturday. In a contest that saw the Cats get called for nine infractions for 18 minutes in the box compared to […]

Carman-Ainsworth offers a ‘Closer Look’ at the quality of education

FLINT TWP. – Hello! Hell-oooo! Hellooooooo! The harmonizing voices of choir students greeting visitors to their classroom at Carman-Ainsworth High School was one of many examples of quality education displayed in a Closer Look tour last week of what the school has to offer. The Closer Look initiative that began in late January invited the public into district schools to […]

Baker celebrates Black History month with events

FLINT TWP. — In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several open-tothe public events throughout February. These events are Pat Diener’s Movie Night and Poetic Spoken Word. For Pat Diener’s Movie Night, the recurring theme throughout each of these movies is that with persistence, hard work, courage, self-confidence and determination, dreams can come true. The […]