Student athletes learn to be leaders

Former GB coach, principal takes part in event at Genesys

GRAND BLANC TWP.— Bob Burek said he was “thrilled” to be a part of the second annual conference for leadership for local athletes. Burek, who has served in the Grand Blanc School District as a teacher, coach and principal, said they had even a better turn out than last year, with multiple schools participating in sending their athletes. “The purpose […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Weak choices

The prestigious Heisman Trophy was awarded last Saturday. The winner was Johhny Manziel from Texas A&M. The quarterback, aka “Johnny Football”, became the first redshirt freshman ever to win the award. The linebacker from Notre Dame, Manti Te’o, finished a distant second and Collin Klein, the Kansas State quarterback, third. I would have voted Te’o the winner over Manziel. The […]

In brief

Lambert earns financial consultant designation FLINT — John C. Lambert, Vice President and Senior Financial Consultant with the Investment Center at Citizens Bank, has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Candidates for the ChFC designation must complete a minimum of nine courses and 18 hours of supervised examinations. They must also […]

Lady Cavs to play first game in Valley

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth will play its first girls’ basketball game in the Saginaw Valley League tomorrow night, when it hosts Flushing at 7 p.m. The Lady Cavs and Lady Raiders are old friends from their years in the Big Nine Conference, but now they are vying for the SVL-South crown. Carman-Ainsworth has struggled against Flushing in recent years, but […]

GRYP to light midwest’s largest solar-powered Christmas tree

FLINT — On Dec. 14, the Genesee Regional Young Professionals (GRYP), a committee of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will light up the night in downtown Flint with a Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. The event will take place during the Flint Art Walk at 7 p.m. with Flint Mayor Dayne Walling assisting with the tree lighting. The holiday tree, […]

Lady Cavs’ bowling completes big weekend

MT. PLEASANT — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ bowling team dominated Flint Powers Catholic in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, 28-2. Kenzey Lord posted scores of 182 and 244, while Quinisha Burnett chipped in with a 190 and 194. Shamonica Simon rolled games of 189 and 197 and Kassidy Lord bowled a 191. During Sunday’s singles tournament at L’Anse Creuse, Simon, Burnett […]

Presenting a Christmas classic

Carman-Ainsworth Choir joins 200 voices from area schools

FLINT TWP. — High School choirs from Carman-Ainsworth, Grand Blanc, Flushing and Powers Catholic — more than 200 voices strong — came together last weekend for an uplifting performance of the Christmas classic Handel’s “Messiah.” The C-A Chorale began rehearsing separately and together during the first week of school back in September, said Faith Yassick, C-A Choral Music director. “Preparing […]

Raiders’ hockey edges out Swartz Creek/Clio

FLINT TWP — It turned out to be a high-scoring affair, but the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey team was able to knock off the Dragons of the Swartz Creek/Clio coop squad, 9-6, Saturday night at Flint Iceland Arena. Creek/Clio led Flushing, 2-1, after the opening period, but an offensive surge from the Raiders in the second and third periods helped lead […]

A Giving Tree

A Gift to Light up the Season

FLINT TWP. — Whether you want to spread some light around during the holiday season or simply surprise a musician in your life, the Carman- Ainsworth music department has a novel gift idea. It is selling lamps created from repurposed old musical instruments. Real trumpets, clarinets, flutes and other retired instruments have been wired to create the body of the […]