2011-12-08

Cavs fall to Bobcats in season-opener



GRAND BLANC — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team opened the season on Tuesday at Grand Blanc, but was a bit undermanned as junior point guard Denzel Watts sat due to disciplinary reasons. The Bobcats did not feel sorry for the Cavs, though, as they were missing Bart Williams, who was out with a concussion. Grand Blanc was able to […]

Shorter hours still an issue



FLINT TWP. — The township office’s four-day work week continues to raise concerns since being narrowly approved 4-3 in early September. In October, a township resident complained about the limited number of days the offices were open for him to pay his water bill in person. Overtime pay raised the issue again at the board’s Nov. 21 meeting. Trustee George […]

Haslett skates past C-A/Flushing Raiders



FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing hockey team started the season on a roll. They dismantled Goodrich in the opener, then went on to win the Ludington Invite. Their magical streak came to an end on Saturday, as the Raiders took a loss to Haslett, 4-0. Casey Bradshaw got the start in net, and despite the score, played a solid game. […]

Bowlers take aim at state



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth bowlers made some noise on the state level last year, and the Cavaliers look to make even more this season. The girls’ team was ranked as high as seventh at one time in the Div.1 poll after winning the first tournament championship in team history at Royal Scot. Quinisha Burnett and Kenzey Lord both qualified for […]

Boys swim and dive back in the pool



FLINT TOWNSHIP — Last year Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing varsity boys’ swim and dive coach Kevin McGlashen had a roster that went 40-swimmers deep just as the team found itself losing 14 of its top athletes to graduation from a squad that won the Big Nine title. This season, the turnover isn’t quite so drastic, but the Cavaliers still graduated some toplevel […]

Dog park being considered



FLINT TWP — A local advocate of dog parks broached the idea of creating one here, in a brief pitch to the township board at its Monday night meeting. “If there was to be dog park here in Flint Township, every resident in Genesee County would be no more than 20 minutes away from a park,‘’ said Kris Johns, of […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

BCS bowl debate rages on

Tis the season for BCS decisions and debate. I know many people look at the BCS as a failure year in and year out. Unfortunately, until a playoff system gets implemented (if it ever does) the top two teams will always entail a debate. I feel as though the BCS, during most college football seasons, get it right. Once again, […]

CA WinterFest greatly benefits charities



FLINT TWP. — Seated in a traditional storyteller pose with children gathered around his feet, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Bill Haley delivered a rendition of the Christmas classic “ The Night Before Christmas’’ with a modern twist. He read it from an iPad. Yes, Virginia, there is an App for that. iPads were introduced as a techno-teaching tool in some CA high […]

Wine Scene

Petite Sirah: A hearty red for winter

It is fascinating to look at the wine sales statistics for different regions across the U.S. For instance, in Florida white wine is the predominant seller. It outsells red wines in total for the year and in the summer months (it’s very hot in Florida in the summer) white wine sales account for nearly 75 percent of all wines sold. […]

Holiday magic at Crossroads



GENESEE TWP. — Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will be Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 20-23 and 27-30 Bundle up and come visit during this special time when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the Village. You’ll find villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great gifts and the beloved Huckleberry Railroad waiting to […]