All smiles

This happy finisher, on the developmental disabled course, took part in the May 20 2011 Special Olympics held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School in Flint Township. For more about the games see page 19.

In Brief

FMAA encourages citizens to observe Memorial Day properly GENESEE COUNTY — The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) hopes all Americans will join them in displaying the flag of our country in observance of Memorial Day on May 30. Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms while […]

Carman-Ainsworth baseball plays league twin bill

DAVISON — Monday was the tale of two games for the Cavaliers’ varsity baseball team, with the first contest of a Big Nine doubleheader ending in a 13-1 five-inning win for Davison. While the Cardinals did lock down a share of the league crown with the victory, Carman- Ainsworth’s offensive efforts were led by Brett Dortch and Jake Weissend with […]

C-A board attempts to curb layoffs with plan for voluntary severance

FLINT TWP. — Hoping to reduce the costs of pending layoffs, the Board of Education has approved a Severance Notification Incentive Plan to encourage eligible staff to voluntarily leave. The plan is aimed at avoiding layoffs and costs associated with unemployment compensation, said Superintendent Bill Haley. The incentive is a onetime payment of 10 percent of an employees base salary […]

Get the best price when selling a home

The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-ofthe barrel offers. There are still ways to get the […]

Fleeting glory

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Preakness winner last Saturday was Shackleford, who ended the Triple Crown effort by Animal Kingdom. I sure hope all of you who enjoy horse racing read last week’s article where the Fat Guy correctly picked Shackleford. Yes, Shackleford paid a tremendous $27 for the victory. I realize that horse racing needs a Triple Crown prospect to capture the casual […]

Back to the Bricks expands into Flint Township, Davison

FLINT TWP. — Back to the Bricks, now in its seventh year, has grown so big it needs a Tune-up Party and Flint Township is one of the chosen hosts. Tune-up Party Week events are also in Clio, Linden/Fenton, Davison and Richfield Township – featuring food, music, door prizes, dancing, car shows, giveaways and more – planned for August 9-13 […]

Top tips for the best first impression

It’s called “curb appeal,” that good impression people get of your home when they pull up in a car, or when walking by. Real estate agents can be as pleased with exterior curb appeal as they are with a well-maintained house on the inside. When it comes to residential property value, this book is indeed judged by its cover. Exterior […]

Cavs tie Davison, lose to Creek

DAVISON — The Carman-Ainsworth soccer team traveled to Big Nine rival Davison on Monday and earned a 1-1 tie. Jasmine Jones got the scoring started in the first half that gave the Cavs a 1-0 halftime lead. Davison’s Brittney Groulx scored in the second half and neither team could break the tie. Last Friday, the Cavs traveled to Swartz Creek […]

CAMS student scores big on ACT test

FLINT TWP. — Bailey Rousseau, an eighth-grade whiz kid at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School recently scored 29 out of a perfect 36 on the ACT test. He was among several student achievers singled out for special recognition at the school board meeting last week. Kevin Sumney, CAMS principal, described Bailey as an all-A student who is taking geometry for high […]