Counseling staff outlines efforts

FLINT TWP. — Extra counseling makes a different in student behavior and performance according to presentation by three Carman- Ainsworth Middle School counselors at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Marissa Bailey, one of three Middle School counselors, described weekly strategies they have used to improve students attendance, grades and behavior. Theresa Williams, the sixth grade counselor, organized Friendship […]

Peaceful Parenting Series focusing on dating

FLINT — As part of its Peaceful Parenting Series, Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., 6309 N. Saginaw St., will offer a two-day workshop on teen dating violence called “Solutions That Break The Cycle.” The event, which runs 6-8 p.m. March 29 and 9-11 a.m. March 30, and be facilitated by young author Rani S. Richardson. The event is spearheaded by […]

Bracket busters

Fat Guy’s Corner

Let the madness begin and today the NCAA hoop tournament really takes off. The Tuesday and Wednesday play-in games will have been completed, so it’s time for the Fat Guy to release some winners and a few rock solid upsets. However, before we get there, here are a few tournament odds to win it all. Las Vegas has Kansas at […]

C-A Board honors student achievers

810-452-2665  RSANDERS@MIHOMEPAPER.COM FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education rolled out the red carpet for several awards and honors presentations at its regular meeting Tuesday night. First up, the board presented certificates to winners of the district’s fourth and fifth grade spelling bee held recently at Woodland Elementary School. Fifth-grade winners are Kira Smith, first place, Jada […]

Curiouser & curiouser

Center Stage presents rousing dinner theater, ‘The Curious Savage’

SWARTZ CREEK — Get ready for a rousing good time when Swartz Creek Center Stage presents its upcoming dinner theatre production, “The Curious Savage,” April 2-3 in the Mary Crapo Auditorium, 8197 Miller Rd. Performed as a dinner theatre, “The Curious Savage” is written by John Patrick and is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband […]

Locals help Troy Sting win state title

TROY — The Troy Sting Midget AA hockey team won the 2011 Midget AA state title on Sunday, March 13, after defeating the USA Eagles, 5-3, in Lansing. The win marked the fourth state title in six appearances for head coach Fred Costello. The Sting now moves on to the national finals March 30 in Cleveland, Ohio. Local talent that […]


Cash register stolen from business FLINT TWP. — Police were called to a business in the 1300 block of West Bristol Road at about 12:45 p.m. on March 13. They found a window broken and a cash register missing with an undisclosed amount of money taken. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investiagation. Youth apprehended for breaking […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Bobaflex coheadlining with Royal Bliss on March 18. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $8 at the door. Cash O’Riley and The Downright Daddies will perform a rockabilly show with Burlesque by Miss Pussykatt on March 19. Doors […]

The Power of memories

Scrapbooking store brings long-lost relatives together

FLINT TWP. — While most agree that scrapbooking brings families closer through the sharing of photographs and memories, Nancy Videla says scrapbooking brings families together, literally. If it was not for her business, Capture-A-Memory, she might never have met a longlost cousin. Videla opened Capture-A-Memory, located at 5154 MIller Rd., in 1999 and a few years later, hired Karen McDonald […]


Genesys offers breastfeeding help for new moms GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A […]