Back to the Bricks

In brief

Kidney cancer support group FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is […]

Fair play

Lady Cavs swing into golf season

LAPEER — Carman-Ainsworth got a good early look at its girls’ golf team this past week. The Lady Cavaliers opened their season in the Lapeer Summer Tuneup last Friday at Lapeer Country Club, then returned to Lapeer County on Tuesday for a non-league triangular at Metamora Golf and Country Club. Carman shot 479 in the Tuneup to place 23rd in […]

Township board OKs fire truck purchase

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the Flint Township Board of Trustees gave approval to solicit sealed bids for a new multipurpose fire truck. Fire Chief John Ringwelski asked the board at its meeting last week to authorize taking bids to buy a new Quint pump and ladder truck costing approximately $733,000. The proposed truck’s 75-foot ladder generated a […]

Sports Shorts

Genesee Grizzlies to host tryouts GRAND BLANC — Tryouts for the Genesee Grizzlies Falcons 2011/2012 competitive basketball program will take place September 20-22. All players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their grade group. Cost is $15 fee for tryouts and includes a T-shirt. Fifth-seventh grade boys can tryout Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22, […]

Gift card, iPad2, school supply giveaway at the mall

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center will host a Back to School giveaway for local students at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Center Court. The first 250 students in grades K-12 will receive school supplies (spiral notebook, folders, pencils and pencil case) and a Child Identification Kit compliments of Genesee Valley Center; while supplies last. Twenty lucky students will also find […]

Sports VIEW

Marching to their own beats

Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the fast approaching football season marked by the telltale sounds of football cleats on asphalt the cadence of the drum lines across the area as they prepare to march to their own beats. Strike up the marching band, grease the pigskin and get your tickets now — high school football is in full swing […]

2011 millage rate set

FLINT TWP. — The total 2011 millage rate levied on properties in Flint Township will remain unchanged, as approved by a resolution of the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting last week. Taxable value for all township properties is $949,767,680, according to the required Tax Rate Request Plan being submitted to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Accordingly, approved […]


Soccer The Cavaliers lost to Swartz Creek on Monday, 1-0. “Their number 20 buried a shot with about 1:50 left and we had two chances to clear the ball, but it stuck on his foot and he put it away,” said coach Jay Witham. “Jake Yencer had no chance on that one. We did play much better, more physical, and […]