Sweet facts

Candy canes are very popular holiday treats and are often used to decorate Christmas trees. That hooked shape certainly makes them whimsical and able to hang on tree boughs. But candy canes weren’t always the curved and colorful treats they are today. In the 1700s, candy canes were nothing more than straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate […]

In brief

Company lauded for helping move displaced tenants FLINT TWP. — Jamie Scott, owner of Two Men & a Truck, 3490 Miller Road, and members of her staff were presented a Spirit of Community Award by the township board of trustees at its Monday night meeting. The award recognizes residents and businesses that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to serving the community. […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Pop Evil’s Acoustic Christmas Concert, Dec. 22, with special guests Fifth Way and Vi Folly. Tickets are $13 in advance. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Shelter of Flint, Inc On Dec. 22, Pop E will perform […]

Kudos for the Blue Brigade

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth High School marching band was applauded at the board of education meeting last week for an outstanding season. With a season-high score of 78.65 (out o 100), the Blue Brigade finished seventh in Flight Two of state finals for the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA). “This is one of the highest scores the Blue Brigade […]

Cavs earn first win

FLINT — The Carman-Aisworth boys’ basketball team got out of the gate slow this season, but will now look to turn things up a notch after earning its first win of the season on Dec. 16 over Bloomfield Hills Lahser, 63-51. The game was close early, as the score was tied at 12 after the first quarter and Lahser led […]

Lady Cavs fall to Hartland in hoops

FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Lady Cavaliers have been riding an emotional high lately, after coming off of two big wins. The Cavs took down Royal Oak Shrine, 55-21, on Dec. 8 and then recorded a 73-51 drubbing of former Big Nine rival Flint Beecher on Dec. 12. Unfortunately, a hard fought effort was not enough for the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, […]

Township board sets meeting schedules for 2012

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees will not meet on the first Mondays in August and November to help with time management during next year’s primary and general presidential elections. Only township treasurer Sandra Wright voted against a 2012 meetings schedule approved at the board’s Tuesday night meeting which also set schedules for other township bodies. Wright objected […]

Sports Shorts

Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on January 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between […]

Township precincts undergo ‘dramatic’ changes

FLINT TWP. — The township’s 24,677 registered voters can expect some changes at the polls next year, as a result of redrawn precinct boundary lines. At its Monday night meeting, the township board unanimously approved a resolution adopting precinct boundary changes to go with reapportioned County Commissioner District Boundary lines, effective in the August 2012 election. “ The changes are […]

Raiders’ hockey holds off Grand Blanc

FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing Raiders co-op hockey squad continued to roll on Saturday, defeating a strong Grand Blanc team, 5- 3. The Raiders took little time getting on the board, as Mickey Montpas scored from the top of the crease, with assists from Andrew Sanborn and Jordy Makranyi. The Bobcats would draw even by the end of the frame […]