Used car shopping on the Internet can be an adventure

I recently started looking online for a car and so far there are a lot of vehicles to be found on Craigslist. But finding the right car, while wading through the endless listings on the Internet classifieds site, can be trying. There are so many options on Craigslist if you’re looking for a good deal on a car through a […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Packing it in

The NFC Divisional Playoffs provided shockers in both games. The two sexy teams—the Saints and Packers— picked by most to go to the Super Bowl, have exited stage left. I guess the Packers name is appropriate as they "packed" their equipment after losing to the New York Giants, 37-20. The Saints went "Marching Home" after a wild, wild loss to […]

Severe weather preparedness poster contest

LANSING — To draw attention to the need for being prepared in the event of severe weather, the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is sponsoring a Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, open to all students currently enrolled in fourth or fifth grades. The deadline to enter is Feb. 15. Posters must illustrate what individuals and families should do to […]

Winter camping offers lots of options

GENESEE COUNTY — Area state parks and recreation areas are brimming with campers throughout the summer months. What many may not realize, is that winter season can give an entirely different camping and recreation experience. While tent camping is always open to diehards, in the winter months rustic cabins, yurts and camper cabins can help outdoor lovers stave off the […]

Circus comes to town


NOW-MARCH 1 Squirrel hunting season. NOW-MARCH 31 Rabbit Hunting Season. JAN. 21 Whitetail’s Unlimited Wild Game Dinner. St. John’s in Davison. 5:30 p.m. Tickets or details: Jeremy Keefer at 810-691-7176. JAN. 29 Monthly 3-D archery shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. 9 a.m – 3 p.m. FEB. 25 Wild Game Dinner at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s […]

In brief

Landscape program at For-Mar Nature Preserve BURTON — For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, 2142 North Genesee Rd., will hold Create Your Own Curb Appeal on Jan. 21. Rejuvenate an existing landscape or create your own outdoor living space. Learn the “how to” by a Michigan Certified Nurseryman with over 36 years in the “Green Industry.” Bring photos of the areas […]

2012-01-19 E-Edition

A principal achievement

Woodland educator wins state award

FLINT TWP. — Maria Cox, principal of Woodland Elementary, was a recipient of a Regional Honors Award at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) 86th Annual State Conference held last month in Kalamazoo. Cox’s achievement also was recognized by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at its meeting last week. MEMSPA is a professional association serving more than […]

Caring community helpers applauded for support

FLINT TWP. — While many families were hanging ornaments on Christmas trees last month, members of AFSCME Local 1918 were diligently filling the boughs of a special tree at the Flint Township Hall. The “mitten tree’’ as it was called was set up as a collection point for donations of mittens and scarves to be given to children attending Carman-Ainsworth […]