Carman-Ainsworth student recognized for academic achievement

FLINT — A group of seven area high school students — including one from Carman-Ainsworth — were recognized April 29 for focusing on academic achievement and career goals. The seven were honored by 68th District Court Judge Herman Marable Jr. as Students of the Month, a program through which Marable and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recognize area high school […]

From ‘grief to hope’

Woman turns sorrow over son’s suicide into book to help others

DAVISON — Trying to cope with the grief she felt after the death of her son nine years ago, Sally Grablick turned to reading books on the subject of loss. When she didn’t find the answers she was looking for, Grablick worked through her own grief issues, then set to work on a book to help others. The result of […]

Sports Shorts

MESA goes back-to-back GENESEE COUNTY — The U12 MESA Blitz soccer team won back-to-back league championships at the Genesee Fieldhouse this winter. The team dominated Session II, finishing with an 8-0-0 record, scoring 68 goals and allowing only four, finished on top with a 6-1-1 record in Session II. This is the team’s sixth indoor title and 16th championship. The […]


Mott Foundation appoints new vice president

FLINT — Ridgway H. White has been promoted to vice president of special projects at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a new position that will allow him to continue his current work focused on urban planning and revitalization in Flint and the metro region as well as assist the executive office in various capacities. White, who joined the Foundation in […]

Scheduling nightmare

Sports VIEW

Area high school sports teams have suffered through one of the worst spring seasons in recent memory, with late April snowstorms and relentless rain postponing and now canceling many competitions. With some playoffs slated for just three weeks away and the Michigan High School Athletic Association rules prohibiting more than three competitions per week in some sports, the black Sharpie […]

Carman-Ainsworth students earn scholarships

FLINT TWP. — Jessica Bruce and Nick Rhoto of the Carman-Ainsworth High School Robotics Team No. 314 have each won a Kettering University FIRST Robotics Scholarship valued at $22,500. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Kudos also go to […]

In Brief

Genesys Hospice seeks volunteers GRAND BLANC — Training for new Genesys Hospice volunteers begins May 10 and runs through June 2. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m., at Genesys Administrative Services Building, located at 5445 Ali Drive in Grand Blanc. The 24-hour training focuses on the hospice philosophy, developing listening skills, gaining awareness of feelings regarding […]

Lady Cavs earn impressive win over Northwestern

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team bounced back in a big way after a disappointing showing last Friday against Powers Catholic. The team traveled to Flint Northwestern on Monday and came away with a 9-0, mercy-rule victory. All the damage was done in the first half, as the game was called at halftime due to the mercy rule. Jasmine […]

Grant will be used to beautify exit ramp

FLINT TWP. — A $750 grant from Keep Genesee County Beautiful to the Flint Township Parks and Recreation Commission will be used to beautify the west side of the northbound exit ramp at I-75 and Corunna Road. Jim McClung, commission chairman, said the grant awarded on April 18 will help fund a flower garden similar to one done last year […]