The VIEW from here

Land of the free? Don’t be so sure

More and more I see things happening in our society that downright worry me. The political landscape today is rugged terrain where it’s hard to find a happy medium. Everything has become so divided it has become almost impossible to escape the partisan rhetoric. Politics has descended to what I think are some of the lowest depths I’ve ever seen. […]

Temporary art

Henna tattooing on display at the Genesee District Library

FLINT TWP. —Billed as an opportunity to create a temporary tattoo that can last up to two weeks, a free lesson on “Henna’’ drew 33 women and teens Tuesday to the Genesee Valley Mall branch of the Genesee District Library. Anshu Varma of Okemos demonstrated the art of meh’ndi, which she described as temporary body art from India, and also […]

In Brief

Hurley hosts free joint replacement seminar July 26 FLINT — Hurley Medical Center presents an educational Joint Replacement Seminar at Hurley Health and Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St., Flint, on July 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Come and attend this special seminar and learn about surgical and non-surgical treatment options available […]

Local teens to perform during Festival of Flags

DAVISON — Third Degree Burns is not your average student band. Comprised of more than 20 students from the Lapeer and Genesee county area, Third Degree Burns will rock out at the Davison Festival of Flags. The group will perform July 23 from 4-5 p.m. following the Strongman competition on Main Street. The student band’s set list features favorite rock […]

Senior center lease up-in-the-air

FLINT TWP. — A new lease between Flint Township, as landlord, and the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center has dragged on unsigned for months and continues to be a source of contention. The old lease expired December 31. Public comment at the past two board meetings was about the lease and tensions over use of the senior center including availability […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Pretty Things Peep Show: Sideshow and Burlesque, July 14. Tickets are $10 in advance. Fair to Midland will hold a CD release show on July 15 with special guests Last Born Legend, Given Six and Avenue Sky. Tickets are $12 in advance. […]

C-A board swears in officers

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  RSANDERS@MIHOMEPAPER. COM FLINT TWP. — Patrice Hatcher was elected president of the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education and two members were sworn in at the annual organizational meeting Tuesday night. Hatcher, who has served on the board seven years was previously vice president under out-going president Don Conway, who served the past two years. […]

Flint Metro hockey teams to see increase in co-ops

FLINT TWP. — A continual downward trend in participation numbers will leave Fenton and Ortonville-Brandon as the only remaining standalone high school hockey teams in the Flint Metro League for the winter 2011-12 season. Co-ops are not new to Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth, however, as the team has skated as one for the past several years, says coach Jon Jepson, also the General […]

School lunch prices to see an increase

FLINT TWP. — As indicated for several months, an increase in school lunch prices next fall for Carman- Ainsworth schools is now official. At its organizational meeting Tuesday night, the school board voted unanimously to raise the cost of paid lunches to $1.60 and $1.85, a ten cent increase. Superintendent Bill Haley explained that the increase is required to comply […]

Sports VIEW

Great rivalries

I don’t know if you heard, but the Ohio State football program is overflowing with low-brow cheaters. Head coach Jim Tressel was proven a liar, starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor left the program a year early with his head hung low, and four other players were suspended for the first five games of 2011 for selling memorabilia. What’s even more amazing […]