2012-05-10

Regional Chamber TeenQuest seeks participants for summer pre-employment leadership training



FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest program is offering no-cost preemployment leadership training to Genesee County high school students ages 14 through 18 who are currently in grades 9 through 12. Applications are being accepted for the program. The TeenQuest summer program is a four-week pre-employment and leadership training program designed to help Genesee County youth prepare […]

The VIEW from here

It ain’t easy being a superhero

I was all geared up to watch the superhero movies hitting the theaters this summer, but what I didn’t know is I didn’t have to go to the theater to check out the likes of The Avengers, The Dark Knight or Spiderman — I just needed to put in a call to the Michigan Protectors. Of course, I’m still trying […]

Groups join hands to preserve, beautify Flint Township park




FLINT TWP. — Bare branches towering above the green tree line at the Flint Township Park are skeletons of ash trees destroyed by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. At a park beautification event, Peter Mikelens, M.D., a member of the township Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, peeled back bark from an ailing ash tree to show markings left by the […]

In brief



Genealogical Society to hold banquet FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on South Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet. Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured […]

Cavs softball drops pair at Flushing




FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth dropped a Big Nine Conference softball doubleheader to Flushing on Tuesday, 10-0 and 14-0, at Flushing High. Kamrin Gold and Kelsey Ferguson each had a hit in the opener. Kinterra Tomlin had two hits in the nightcap. Keri Crane took the loss in both games. Flushing took command in the nightcap with an eight-run second inning, capped […]

Jim Abbott returns home to host youth camp




FLINT— Jim Abbott is an inspiration to us all. Born without a right hand, Abbott defeated difficult circumstances to become a top-tier Major League Baseball pitcher, playing 10 seasons for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers, and even threw a no-hitter for the Yankees in 1993. The former University of Michigan star and Flint […]

Carman-Ainsworth baseball splits with Webberville




LANSING — Coley Law Field played host to a non-league doubleheader on Tuesday as the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team lost game one to Genesee Area Conference- Blue rival Webberville, 6-5, before coming back to snatch the nightcap, 10- 0. The opener saw the Cavs take a 4-3 lead before Weberville bounced back in the bottom of the sixth inning […]

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER



Kettering hockey moves to Polar Palace



LAPEER— Hockey fans in Lapeer may be pleased to learn that for the first time in the venue’s history, the Polar Palace will be the home for college hockey. After skating several years at Burton’s Ice Mountain Arena, the Kettering University men’s hockey team has decided to make the Polar Palace their home rink. “We’re just very excited that they […]

Cleaning up after the flood




FLINT TWP. — In the wake of widespread flooding after a record rainfall on May 3, most of the township board meeting Monday night was spent answering questions from affected parties. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright; Robert Case, Flint’s water pollution control supervisor and State Senator John Gleason were among those in attendance to address concerns. Wright said 9 […]