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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 […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestling starts strong

FLINT — Head coach Tom Weissend is hoping senior TaQuan Pendleton’s star burns brightest during his final year with the Carman- Ainsworth varsity wrestling team. Now that Pendleton is ranked ninth in the state for Div. 1 at 189 lbs. according to michigangrappler.com, the Cavaliers seem poised to follow that example and make a run for the Saginaw Valley League-South […]

School millage renewals, increase on May ballot

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools will be asking voters to renew two millages and an increase in the May 7, 2012 general election. Last week, the board of education approved two resolutions to set “matters to be voted on” for ten-year renewals of an 18 mill non-homestead operating millage and a 0.5 mills sinking fund millage. Both millages expire […]

In brief

For-Mar Holiday Walk is Dec. 13-14 BURTON — It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season is in full swing. The weather is cooler, but our hearts are growing warmer. Take time to enjoy the natural gifts of the holiday season during For-Mar’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 13-14 from 6- 9 p.m. For-Mar’s building and grounds will […]

Area Hall of Famers mentor athletes in leadership

FLINT — To be a student athlete means much more than just exceling at ones sport. Last Wednesday, 160 of the Greater Flint area high school student athletes were mentored by Greater Flint Sports Hall of Famers on sports skills and drills, lectures and community involvement opportunities. Student athletes from Lapeer West, Atherton, Brandon, Byron, Carman-Ainsworth, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing, […]

Superintendent speaks out against school reforms

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff added his voice to superintendents raising public awareness about “drastic” educational reforms proposed by the state legislature. After input from the school board, Tunnicliff expressed his concerns in a letter to parents and community members last week. “I am concerned about the impact of untested or unproved “reforms” that could negatively impact our […]

The FSO presents Holiday Pops

FLINT — Celebrate the season with this uplifting Flint Symphony Orchestra musical extravaganza of your favorite carols and holiday classics. The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Enrique Diemecke present Holiday Pops, a display of delightful and festive musicality for all to enjoy 7 p.m., Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. […]

Swimmers beat Swartz Creek by two points

SWARTZ CREEK — Carman- Ainsworth pulled out an exciting victory in its first swimming and diving dual meet of the season, edging Swartz Creek, 94-92, on Dec. 4 at Swartz Creek Middle School. The Cavaliers won five of the last six events and took second in the meetending 400-yard freestyle relay to edge the host Dragons. Patrick Sharp won two […]

MADD holds annual vigil in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Thirty-two years ago, MADD was formed in the bedroom of one of its victims. A short two years later, MADD came to Genesee County, and two years following that, Shirley Walker began volunteering for the organization — the longest serving volunteer for MADD Michigan according to Sherry McGee, the State Executive Director. Walker and a few […]