New owners coming soon at Genesee Valley Center?

FLINT TWP. — A change in ownership is pending for Genesee Valley Center mall but details have not been released. Mall vice president and general manager Ed McHale confirmed last week that the change is pending but said he did not have more details available. He also said he could not provide a timeline but that it is “close” and […]

Wine Scene

An exciting new Michigan

I n Austria its known as Blaufränkisch, in Germany and Washington State it is called Lemberger, but in the mid 1990s after touring Austria and Germany, winemaker Jed Steele found that neither grape variety name appealed to his customers. The Austrian name reminded people of the often bitter red German wines and a name like Lemberger, that stinky cheese, just […]

Carman-Ainsworth ordering flags for all classrooms

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth school administrators are working to comply with new state laws requiring the American flag be displayed in classrooms and that students be given the opportunity daily to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Public Act 320 requires that “for each public school building it operates, the board of a school district shall purchase or possess a United […]

Cavs open playoffs in rematch with Bobcats

FLINT TWP. — The last time Carman-Ainsworth saw Grand Blanc on a football field, the sun was blazing on a warm summer evening, the Olympic Games had just ended and Grand Blanc Olympian Geena Gall was tossing the pre-game coin flip to kick off the season. That was Aug. 24. Things will be considerably different this time, with the game […]

PAWS Animal Rescue kicks off “Raise the Woof” campaign

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue in Swartz Creek kicked off its “Raise the Woof” campaign this month to raise money for the purchase of a larger facility. “Our mission to care for unwanted pets is unchanged but our present facility is overburdened and people are surrendering animals in greater numbers, many of whom have medical problems,” said Glenda Beatty, […]

Harriers look to keep season alive at regionals

UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Carman- Ainsworth cross country team will travel to Delta College on Saturday to participate in regional No. 1-1 hosted by Bay City Western. The boys’ race will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the girls’ race taking place at 11:30 a.m. Carman-Ainsworth boys’ team will be up against a tough field that includes fourth-ranked Grand Blanc, eighth-ranked […]

Haunted Forest

scares up support for disabled Scouts

BURTON — Burton’s Haunted Forest is in high gear for some ghoulish scares this Halloween season. The forest has been operating for 12 years. It was first started as a fundraiser for Post 4, which is a group of Boy Scouts of America with disabilities, by now owner David Tennant’s grandmother. The forest is operated by the Tennant family of […]

Sports Shorts

UM-Flint hockey continues to roll, tops Oakland twice FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team has been solid thus far, and looks to keep things rolling after knocking off Oakland twice in the last week. Most recently, UM-Flint beat Oakland, 3-1, at Perani Arena on Sunday, to remain undefeated on the season. Lapeer native Nathan Robson found the back […]

Local recovery at GM plants discussed

FLINT TWP. — Since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, a leaner, focused General Motors has grown in jobs and production, according to Jim Scrimger, plant manager, at GM North in Grand Blanc. Speaking last week to the West Flint Business Association, Scrimger covered local GM history as well as post-bankruptcy developments. GM now operates five plants and three customer care […]

Volleyball districts begin Oct. 30

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth hosts the Class A volleyball district with Lapeer East taking on Flint Kearsley, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. On Nov. 1, Lapeer West goes toe-to-toe with the host Cavaliers at 5 p.m. and Davison gets the winner of East/Kearsley from Tuesday. The title is decided Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. The Cavaliers will face […]