In brief

Plan ahead for long ballot FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts has issued notice that the Nov. 6 election ballot is two pages long and recommends that voters prepare themselves by looking it over in advance. She is providing instructions at the township hall directing voters to a web site — michigan. gov/ vote — where they can pull up […]

Cavs fall twice to Powers in soccer

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth dropped two soccer matches to Flint Powers Catholic this past week, but got six goals better between games. The Cavaliers fell, 2-0, on Monday, after losing, 8-0, to the Chargers on Sept. 26. Monday’s game at Carman-Ainsworth was a non-league contest used as a fillin for Southwestern Academy, which did not field a team this year. […]

Police Blotter

A rash of commercial burglaries FLINT TWP. — Break-ins at two businesses in a building in the 3300 block of Beecher Road were among several commercial burglaries during the past week, according to police reports. In one incident, police were called to a building in the 3300 block of Beecher Road at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 29. A witness […]

Sports Shorts

MESA Panthers win Force FC Invitational DAVISON — The MESA Panthers competed at the Force Invitational in Bloomfield Hills and captured their 30th tournament championship. MESA beat the Michigan Rush U17 MRL team, which is currently undefeated in MRL play and has already punched its ticket to the Michigan State Cup quarterfinals. The Panthers dominated the Rush next, beating them […]

PEG funds released to schools

FLINT TWP. — A $14,000 allocation of Public, Educational and Government (PEG) funding to local school districts for cable channel access was approved bay the Flint Township Board last week. PEG funds are provided through an agreement with Comcast Cable Co. which returns a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs. Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, Flushing […]

Swim and Dive fifth at County Meet

FENTON — The Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity girls’ swim and dive team may have had its struggles this year, but recently the squad’s horizon just got a whole lot brighter. That’s because, despite facing much larger programs from all across the county and beyond, the Lady Cavs were still able to come in fifth with a score of 200 at the 10-team […]

Weekend getaways to enjoy peak color season

Cooler nights, crisp days, brilliant color, pumpkin patches, winery tours and festivals galore — it has to be autumn in Michigan. Check out these great Michigan fall events. Great Waters Festival Saint Ignace October 6-7, 2012 The bounty of fall and the best that Michigan has to offer– that’s what you’ll find at this festival. Visit the tents and partake […]

Carmen-Ainsworth celebrates during recent volleyball match

The VILLA ‘movement’ has arrived

FLINT TWP. — The store locator on Villa’s website still says that its new store at Genesee Valley Center is “coming soon” but regular mall shoppers probably already know that the footwear store opened nearly two weeks ago. The store is doing what they call a “soft opening,” said Kristen Cassabon, mall marketing manager. That’s typically a brief test period […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Can you hear me?

The Lions and Jim Schwartz had “miscommunication” problems once again this past Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. The problem is, nobody communicated to the Lions’ football team that there was a game against the Minnesota Vikings! The special teams’ play was downright brutal. An opening touchdown on the first kickoff of the football game? Are you freaking kidding me? Then, […]