Catholic Charities provide meals to more than 600 over holidays

FLINT — The warm aroma of Christmas dinner greeted guests as they entered the North End Soup Kitchen, on Dec. 25. More than 400 individuals received a holiday dinner with all the trimmings, as well as towels, socks and toiletries for the grownups, and children were greeted by Santa Claus himself, who provided a toy for every child as well […]

Wine Scene

This Shiraz is from Australia and it SUXX

Nobody has more fun with their wine labels than those down-under Aussies. This is a prime example. When I ran across this at a local wine shop, I had to do a double take to make sure I read the label right; sure enough it said SUXX. Then I turned the bottle around and read the back label: “ Today […]

Cavs get revenge, defeat Bobcats in rematch

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team lost its season opener to Grand Blanc on Dec. 6, 55-49. The Cavs were without star point guard Denzel Watts, while the Bobcats were without big-man, Bart Williams. Both teams were at full strength this time around and Watts led his Cavaliers to a 65- 54 victory on Tuesday at ‘The Gravel Pit.’ […]

Lady Cavs’ split series with former Big Nine rival

GRAND BLANC— The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team defeated Grand Blanc in the season opener with a memorable comeback. That would not be the case Tuesday, as the Cavaliers were unable to get the job done on the road, falling to their former Big Nine rival, 63-55. You can bet the season-opener was on the minds of the Lady Bobcats, […]

YouthQuest activities start at Randels this month

FLINT TWP. — Children can have fun while learning at a new YouthQuest site set to begin at Randels Elementary School on Jan. 17, making it the fourth Carman-Ainsworth location to be involved in the after-school child development program. YouthQuest is a free program, administered by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce and offered at 14 elementary and middle schools […]

Sports Shorts

Carr, Chiefs end sour season on good note KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs’ season came to an end on Sunday, as they finished with a 7-9 overall record, which leaves them sitting in last place in the four-team American Football Conference-West. The 8-8 Denver Broncos clinched the division championship, followed by the 8-8 […]

Township refuses possession of tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. —Apparently no one wants the white frame house at 1236 Peachwood Drive, not even the township. The one-story corner house had a State Equalized Value of $40,700 in 2011 and last sold for $110,000 in 1999, according to public records, but something about it must not be very attractive now. It was one of 27 foreclosed properties in […]

Raiders shock Flint Powers in 4-2 win

FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing hockey squad has really found its stride throughout the past few contests. The team took another step forward last Tuesday, a big one at that, as it defeated perennial hockey powerhouse Flint Powers Catholic, 4-2. Powers took the early lead in the first period, but would be knotted at one apiece heading into the intermission […]

Road Commission expands supplemental winter storm response pilot program

FLINT TWP. — Building on the success experienced in Flint Township last winter, the Genesee County Road Commission will expand its supplemental winter storm response pilot project to include Mt. Morris Township this winter. Under this project, the Road Commission can opt to supplement its snow removal operations during extreme winter events by using the services of a private snow […]


Logistics nightmare

We knew we’d see more changes below the surface when a number of high school hockey teams joined forces for the coming season. And that we have. Two schools co-oping doesn’t present that many problems, because one school has to be primary and the jersey situation has to be ironed out. Some have chosen to go an entirely new route […]

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