Whaley Children’s Center awarded CARF International Accreditation

FLINT — CARF International announced that Whaley Children’s Center has been accredited for a period of three years for its Children and Adolescent Counseling and Residential Treatment programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Whaley Children’s Center. It is the highest level of endorsement obtainable and will extend through October 2015. As […]


THROUGH MARCH 31Rabbit Hunting season statewide. THROUGH MARCH 1Squirrel hunting season statewide. THROUGH JAN. 1Baiting for deer allowed statewide, but must be scattered in a10-foot x 10-foot area. THROUGH DEC. 29Regular Canada Geese hunting season middle zone. NOV. 24Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’sClub. $5 members, $10 non-members. DEC. 1-JAN. 1Archery deer hunting season statewide. DEC. 7-DEC. 16Muzzleloading […]

Sugar Dreams

New bakery ready to sweeten up township

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Embarking on a lifetime of baking experience, sisters Michelle Holland and Shawn Ochs are hoping their love of all things sweet will leave a good taste in the mouths of township residents. Recently opened at the corner of Lincoln and Fenton Road in the northwest corner of the township, Sugar Dreams is a full service bakery […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Talkin’ turkey

Thanksgiving is here which means turkey and football. This Thanksgiving, the Lions will take on the Houston Texans. The Lions’ fans will get to watch first hand how good this Houston Texans football team really is. I think they are the chalk to win the AFC and go to the Super Bowl. The Texans play big-time defense led by one […]

CAHS Fall Talent Show plays to a full house

FLINT TWP. — No doubt about it. C-A’s got talent. A standing-room-only crowd came out Friday night to see the 2012 Talent Show in the Carman-Ainsworth High School auditorium. The seventh annual event featured 18 acts including two special performances by C-A staff members. Singers, rappers, comedians and actors took their turn in the spotlight before an appreciative cheering audience. […]


The former Kmart location on Joslyn Road is now home to the “finest paint finish in the world,” according to Prefix Corp. president and COO James Adsit. The company will paint the 2013 Dodge SRT Viper panels at the new Auburn Hills coatings facility. Prefix Coating hosted a grand opening for Viper owners and industry guests last weekend. The finish […]

Salvation Army accepting applications for Christmas help

FLINT — The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas assistance from Nov. 28-30, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Those in need of help with toys, food, and clothing for the holiday season can apply for assistance at The Salvation Army at 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint. No appointment needed. The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program is intended […]

Swearing In

In brief

Vendors sought for Vendor Extravaganza FLINT — The Mott Community College Travel Club, an MCC student organization, is inviting vendors, crafters and home sales distributors to participate in their Vendor Extravaganza, scheduled to take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 14 in the MCC Event Center. This event is free and open to the public. The cost for anyone interested in […]

C-A Board hears audit report, grim forecast

FLINT TWP. — The good news is that the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools received an “unqualified” financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, citing the accuracy of financial statements prepared by Russell Parks, assistant superintendent of business and operations. Parks’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) earned the district for the second year in a row a Certificate of […]