Group on a mission to place Christmas wreaths on every veteran’s grave

FLINT TWP. —Making sure no one is forgotten for Christmas is a common goal at this time of year, as various groups work to provide toys, food and other necessities in the spirit of holiday sharing . But the volunteers of Wreaths Across America are on a mission to bestow a special gift of remembrance. Since 1992, the national organization […]

Mentored youth hunt regulations set

LAPEER COUNTY — Work continues to iron out specifics for the new mentored youth hunting after Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year signed two bills into law that eliminated the minimum hunting age in Michigan and directed the Natural Resources Commission to create a new program for mentored youth hunting for children under the age of 10. A workgroup comprised […]

The VIEW from here

My Christmas tastes are a little offbeat

I love a good, down home Christmas as much as the next guy. Holiday traditions like giving gifts, getting together with family and enjoying classic Christmas songs and movies are all part of the season. But as much as I cling to these old traditions, I have also found over the years I have a perchance for embracing some not-so […]

All Big Nine Soccer FIRST TEAM

Ishman Sims, Carman-Ainsworth Ammar Mohamed, Carman-Ainsworth * Brennan Simerau, Davison Spencer Holland, Davison Tyler Hidges, Davison Elliot Konieczka, Davison Justin Mullholland, Davison Brandon Gonzalez, Davison Mike Johns, Flushing Justus Stewart, Flushing Kareem Shukairy, Flushing Nick Brazeal, Flushing Eric Rasch, Powers Alec Wilhoite, Powers Chris Tippett, Powers Pkillip Stair, Powers Honorable Mention: Carman-Ainsworth: Brett Dortch, Yancy Spencer, Davison:Ryan Arnold, Aaron Cummings, […]

Christmas traditions around the globe

Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well. • Australia: Many Australians celebrate Christmas by coming together at night to sing carols outside. That’s not as chilly as it might sound, as Christmas in Australia actually falls during summer vacation. In fact, many […]

In brief

Baker College posts additional enrollment time FLINT — Officials at Baker College of Flint have posted admissions hours for winter 2012 enrollment, which include the addition of Saturday and extended hours to accommodate busy schedules. To assist students with the registration process, the Flint admissions office will be open as follows:  Dec. 27-29, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Jan. […]

Reindeer not all red-nosed

While Rudolph might be the most famous reindeer, there remains no documented evidence of a red-nosed reindeer guiding Santa’s sleigh on an especially stormy Christmas Eve. But just because no one has yet to find the real Rudolph, that doesn’t mean we don’t know a few things about Santa’s sled buddies. • Reindeer are also known as Caribou in North […]

Career-oriented students finding success at Carman Park

FLINT TWP. — Javonte Welcome and Chelsea Hughy, both outstanding students at Carman Park – Baker Career Academy were lauded by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education last week and presented with certificates of recognition. Carman Park is a high school/early college partnership program between Bendle Public Schools, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools and Baker College of Flint. Students are dual enrolled in […]

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. […]