Piece of World Trade Center featured in MCC memorial

FLINT — Denise Dedman, a Red Cross volunteer, said New Yorkers were shocked to find people outside their city cared about the attack on the World Trade Center there in 2001. But when they were besieged by more than 50,000 volunteers from around the nation who came to help in the wake of the terrorist attacks, it became clear to […]

In brief

ARC volunteers needed GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter is in need of volunteers to help at blood drives in the Lapeer area. Volunteers will assist with registration of donors and hand out juice and refreshments. Interested individuals should call the Volunteer office at 1-800-608- 4272. — G.G. Hurley hosts free joint replacement seminars FLINT — Think […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Devil Driver with special guests Skeleton Witch, Chthonic and Hillside Barrier will perform Sept. 15. Tickets are $20 in advance. The Stealing Betty CD Release Show ill be Sept. 16 with special guests Ballz Deluxe and Throttlebody. Tickets are $5 in […]

‘Inspired’ defense sparks Cavs past Raiders

FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth played defense like it was on a mission last Friday. Apparently, the Cavaliers were on a mission. Coach Nate Williams wouldn’t reveal the details, but Carman was extra motivated in its Big Nine Conference football opener against Flushing, and it showed in a 21-0 victory over the Raiders. The Cavs improved to 1-2 overall. “The defense was […]

Borders closes its doors for good

FLINT TWP. — Shortly after noon Tuesday, two Borders employees placed a tall red ladder in the center of the nearly vacant sales floor at the Miller Road store. One held the ladder while the other climbed up to cut down a 90-percent-off sales sign suspended from the ceiling. It was reminiscent of NBA teams cutting the net from the […]

Sports Shorts

Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet FLINT — Mark the date for Saturday, October 29 to honor the inductees for the newest class of the Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Social hour runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The event takes place at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 E. Bristol Rd, (Bristol and Grand Traverse). This […]

Public invited to test drive General Motors cars

FLINT TWP. — Gerald Giammarco of Holly and his wife Bonnie climbed into a silver Chevrolet Volt to take it for a 10-minute test drive around the block. “Got to see what the company has to offer,’’ said Giammarco, a General Motors retiree who worked at Buick City until it closed and finished his 38-year career at the Lake Orion […]


CROSS COUNTRY James Johnson cracked the top 20 in the Corunna Invitational last Saturday, clocking 18:02.76. Aaron DuPree was 29th in 18:44.93, followed by Tyler Pangerl in 19:07.85, Ahmir Dunn in 21:18.37 and Samuel Cardinal in 24:52.35. Jalesia Johnson led the girls’ teams with a 42ndplace finish in 25:15.68. Cassandra Pelkey clocked 29:58.13 and Katrina Cobb ran 35:33.95. The Cavs […]

Robot used to help train students, staff, first responders

FLINT — A new patient with a host of medical problems has been living at McLaren Regional Medical Center for the past month and the staff intend to keep him there as a permanent patient. Mac McLaren suffers heart attacks. He has allergic reactions, asthma attacks, convulsions — and he even changes gender depending on the day. Mac is a […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Marlette Regional Hospital Golf Scramble, “Driving for Health”, will use 2011 proceeds to benefit the BCUPS Program which helps provide mammogram screenings for the uninsured. The event will take place at WASHAKIE GOLF & RESORT, Burnside Rd., North Branch. Call 989-635-4011. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 21st Annual Bendle High School Charlie Russian Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will take […]