In brief

5th annual Winterfest celebration supports charities FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to celebrate the season of giving at the 5th annual Winterfest, from 2-6 p.m. on Dec. 1, held in the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School cafeteria. 1409 S. Maple Road. Admission is free but each guest is asked to donate one of the following: a nonperishable food item, a […]

Lady Cavaliers fall in hoops’ season-opener

GRAND BLANC — Ashley Hall scored 15 points, but Carman- Ainsworth opened its girls’ basketball season with a 45-34 loss to Grand Blanc in a non-league game Tuesday night at Grand Blanc. The Lady Cavaliers got off to a slow start, scoring just five points in the first quarter, and couldn’t catch the Bobcats. They trailed, 9-5, after the first […]

Grand Blanc Music hosts Howl-iday benefit concert

GRAND BLANC — Happy Howlidays! Join Grand Blanc Music as they host a Christmas benefit concert to raise funds for the Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park. The talented teachers and students of Grand Blanc Music will perform favorite Christmas tunes on Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The golf course is located at 5270 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, MI, […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

No looking back

The Thanksgiving weekend of football extravaganza is officially in the rearview mirror. The “GAME” did not go in favor of the Michigan Wolverines. The Lions dropped another Thanksgiving game in the loss column. The only positive is Michigan State became bowl eligible with a win up in Minnesota. Who would have thought at the beginning of the year MSU would […]

MCC to hold veteran’s benefits fair Nov. 30

FLINT — Mott Community College is collaborating with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for a one-day benefits fair for military veterans and their families. The event will take place on the college’s Flint campus Thursday November 30, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Event Center. Veterans of […]

Sports Shorts

Area squad competes nationally INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — On Nov. 10-11 the MESA Panthers U17 girls’ soccer team competed at the Indianapolis College Showcase, beating Midwest United from Illinois in their first game, 3-0. Their next contest was a 3-1 win against the Hoosiers FC Elite Wolves from Indiana before coming back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Panathinaikos from Missourri, […]

The VIEW from here

Opinions — everybody seems to have one

I wrote this column three years ago, but I thought I’d dust it off this week to invite readers to write more letters to the editor. T his is the Viewpoint page, the place for all opinions in the newspaper — whether they be ours or those of the community. They say opinions are like … well … noses, everybody […]

2012 Michigan deer hunting on the rise this firearm season

GENESEE COUNTY — The 2012 firearm deer season opened Thursday, Nov. 15, and the Dept. of Natural Resources has compiled early impressions from the first few days. As the season opened, deer license sales were about two percent higher than at the same time in 2011. A total of nearly 640,000 hunters had purchased one or more Michigan deer licenses. […]

Mott professor says ballot proposals not gone for good

FLINT TWP. —All six statewide ballot proposals failed in the November election but that does not mean they will go away quietly, according to Paul Rozycki, a Mott Community College political science professor and local political pundit, who spoke last week at the West Flint Business Association meeting. Proposals 1 and 2 concerning the emergency manager law and collective bargaining […]

All-Saginaw Valley League GOLF

FIRST TEAMAmanda Walsh, MidlandKristen Wolfe, PowersAndrea Richards, DavisonMeghan Borgerding, Carman-AinsworthNicole Black, FlushingBrooke Thomas, FlushingTara Schneider, DavisonMikayla Gilman, Flushing SECOND TEAMChelsea Thomas, FlushingGabby Stephens, DavisonMorgan Zloto, PowersElizabeth Davidson, Bay City CentralNicole Skrzypczak, Bay City WesternLauren Lyon, Mount PleasantWhitnee Foote, Mount PleasantMadison Faculak, Davison HONORABLE MENTIONSelena Johnson, Carman-AinsworthAllie Barron, Saginaw HeritageBrenna Leahy, Bay City CentralClaire Snyder, Bay City WesternArlanda Presley, Saginaw Arthur […]