In brief

Breast Cancer Fundraising Blitz FLINT —Financial Plus Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, the “Supporter’s”, will present the 4th Annual Pink Night on Oct. 6 from 6 -11 p.m. at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill, located at 531 South Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. This Pink carpet event will showcase a tasteful brassiere fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind brassieres designed by over […]

Pastor retires from parishes

BURTON — In mid-summer, former pastor Bruce Billings retired from leading two separate congregations at two Burton churches — simultaneously. Billings, 60, had presided over Atherton United Methodist Church and Phoenix United Methodist Church for 18 years and 10 years respectively. “It was hard to leave the people that we’ve grown to know and love but at the same time […]

The VIEW from here

Things that make you go ‘Hmmm!’

My girlfriend gave me a list of 50 questions the other day and I read them over for a good laugh. The list is called “Questions that haunt me” and it is a series of queries about silly questions you can’t really answer. Defying the absurd, I set out to answer a few of these zingers. Here are my findings: […]

Old Newsboys fundraiser a success

FLINT TWP. —Remember old-fashioned fun at bygone company picnics like potato sack races and other children’s games that were not electronic or hand held. Julie Blalock, owner of Kickin’ Catering in Flushing, hoped to bring some of that back by organizing the first Genesee County Family Picnic last Saturday at the UAW Local 598 Union City Recreation Area on Torrey […]

In brief

Boy Scouts popcorn drive GENESEE COUNTY — The Boy Scouts Popcorn For Our Troops campaign encourages people to donate $30 to $50 so popcorn can be sent to men and women who are far from home and protecting our country. Donations can be made during the annual Trail’s End popcorn sale period, which runs through Oct.29. Started in 2007, the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Project Independent Metal Showcase on Sept. 30, hosted by Metal Sanaz with Aghori, Deadringer, Genocya, Sin Theorem, Silent Divide and Opposition. Dixie Hustler will perform Oct. 1. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. In The Name Of — […]

Cavaliers stay unbeaten in Big Nine

DAVISON — It looks like Big Nine Conference football teams will be chasing Carman-Ainsworth the rest of this season. They’re definitely chasing Shane Barron. Barron had another 100-yard rushing game and accounted for all four touchdowns last Friday, as the Cavaliers beat Davison, 28-7, at Cardinal Stadium to complete the first round of league play at 3-0. Carman leads Flint […]


Cross country James Johnson led the Cavaliers at the Linden Invitational last Saturday with a 46th-place finish in 18:24. Aaron DuPree clocked 18:37, Tyler Pangerl 19:03, Ahmir Dunn 20:51, Traveon Majeed 23:26 and Sterling Hicks 31:03. Rani Richardson led the girls with a 74th-place finish in 24:31. Asha Napier clocked 28:41, Cassandra Pelkey 30:10 and Devin Willis 34:29. — D.N. […]


Sports Shorts

Basketball tryouts on the horizon AREAWIDE— Tryouts will be held for the fifth grade/11 and under Elite AAU travel basketball team. The first tryout will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 6-8 p.m. The second tryout will take place on Friday, November 4 from 6-8 p.m. Details: contact Anthony N. Pappadakis at 810-397-8859, Ray Barber at 810-569-4487, or via […]