Cavaliers boys’ swim team looking ahead to 2012

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ swim team just barely getting edged out in non-conference competition by Flint Metro League rival Fenton, 96-90, on Dec. 13 and losing at home to Brighton on Monday, the squad is taking the rest of 2011 to rest and recharge its collective battery. The Cavaliers will return to the […]



Secret Santa

As you all get an early read on this column, I’m looking ahead to the big day where it’s all about the gift of giving, large or small. Food, presents, family traditions and all that comes with the holidays will replace all the angst, deadlines and pressures we all face each week. As morning breaks on Christmas Day, over the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]