Resale shop finding its niche

FLINT TWP. — A bust of Elvis and an animated figure of soul singer James Brown are among the eclectic mix of wares that catch the eye inside Grandma’s Closet resale shop, 3491 Hammerberg Road. Since owner Diane Gazda opened her shop in mid-October, working to catch the public eye has been one of her biggest new business challenges. The […]

Cavaliers start fast, down Flint Northwestern

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team started the season with a loss to Grand Blanc, but has reeled off three straight victories including Tuesday’s, 76-60, victory over Flint Northwestern. The Cavaliers jumped out to a commanding 26-10, lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats tried to battle back and outscored the Cavs, 20-17, in the second to trail, […]

New partnership

GRAND BLANC — After 30 years in the food and beverage business (Rube’s Bar, Tavern on the Green, 44/30 and PD’s Pub), Dave Donahue has decided to change career paths. He has partnered with Piper Realty Company — with nearly 100 years of experience, integrity and knowledge in the real estate business — to assist him in the ever-changing real […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors lose two in a row FLINT — A home-and-home series last weekend with the Port Huron Fighting Falcons left the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League dropping a pair of close contests. This includes a 4-3 shootout loss last Saturday for Michigan at the Perani Arena and Event Center that featured goals by Darren McCormick at 18:33 […]

In brief

Famous psychic to do local readings GENESEE COUNTY — Maria Shaw Lawson, whose weekly horoscope column is read by millions, will offer insight for the New Year, bringing two psychic fairs to the area Jan. 4-5. Learn the good, the bad and the ugly for the year ahead. Which zodiac signs will make more money? Who will find true love? […]

Lady Cavs split first two Saginaw Valley games

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth beat one old adversary, but couldn’t get by another in its first two girls’ basketball games in the Saginaw Valley League. The Cavaliers shook off years of frustration against Flushing and beat the Raiders, 42-37, in their Valley debut last Friday. The Cavs had struggled against Flushing in the last few years of Big Nine Conference […]

Community invited to 75th Citizens Bank sing

FLINT — The countdown is underway for one of the Flint area’s longest running holiday traditions — the 75th anniversary of the Citizens Bank Holiday Sing. The Citizens Bank Holiday Sing will take place from 8:15-9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 in the lobby of the Citizens Bank building at 328 South Saginaw St. in downtown Flint This year, Alex […]

Cavs merciful in swim victory

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing won the first seven events, then exhibitioned the last five to avoid running up the score and still took an 84-43 victory over Saginaw Arthur Hill in a Saginaw Valley League swimming and diving meet last Friday at Carman-Ainsworth. Six different Cavaliers won events, and four others were on the winning 200-yard medley relay squad […]

Security Credit Union partners with Old Newsboys of Flint

Offices collect donations to benefit annual Christmas campaign

FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with the Old Newsboys of Flint to raise funds for the organization’s annual Christmas campaign running now through Dec. 31. “The Old Newsboys play a vital role in making sure needy children in our community have something under the tree on Christmas morning,” said Christopher Estes, president of SCU. “We are […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Just plain pitiful

The pitiful and lousy Arizona Cardinals, the owners of nine straight losses, ended their losing streak on Sunday afternoon. The lousy and pitiful Detroit Lions, themselves the losers of five straight, decided to make it six straight losses. The Lions’ roar of 2011 has once again become a huge snore here in 2012. The only roar that should be heard […]