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Kids bring out winter’s one redeeming quality

I am not fond of winter. In fact, I really have come to loathe winter weather as I’ve gotten older. The last time I wrote about hating snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures, I was told by some readers I was missing out on all the things they enjoyed about winter, like snowmobiling, ice hockey, skiing and ice fishing. Some readers […]

Swimmers win third straight

FLINT TWP. — First-place power carried Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing to a 100-85 victory over Powers Catholic in a Saginaw Valley League swimming and diving meet last Tuesday. The Cavaliers won seven of the 12 events to post their third straight victory and improve to 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the conference. Patrick Sharp won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.43 and the 100 […]

Church reaches out for Valentine’s Day

FLINT TWP. — Spending holidays away from home, friends and family can be a pretty forlorn experience, but that feeling should be eased this Valentine’s Day for 24 people with ties to South Baptist Church. The church at G-4091 Van Slyke Rd. has been shipping Valentine’s Day treat boxes for about 35 years to students away in college and people […]


Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze. GM spokespeople said it features the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced. The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel delivers a combination of segment-leading features and efficiency. Based on GM testing, the Cruze Clean […]

Hurley Medical to celebrate 56th birthday

FLINT— Hurley Medical Center Auxiliary members will celebrate the organization’s 56th birthday at a luncheon at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 North Ballenger Highway, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. A check for $75,000 will be given to Melany Gavulic, Hurley President and Chief Executive Officer, representing the Auxiliary’s last payment toward a $500,000 pledge for the Emergency Department […]


The Dart marks the fourth special-edition Mopar-badged vehicle created since the Chrysler partnered with Fiat in 2009. Building on the success of the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger and the Mopar 2012 300, the limited edition Mopar 2013 Dart will be built and customized with Mopar performance parts and accessories. Production for a limited run of 500 units will […]

In brief

Genesee Wind Symphony to perform Feb. 18 FLINT — The Genesee Wind Symphony, conducted by Bruce Nieuwenhuis, will perform its annual “Presidents’ Day” concert Feb. 18, at Woodside Church 1509 East Court St., starting at 7:30 pm. The concert, titled “American Experiences,” will include From Main to Oregon, a march by John Philip Sousa on the 100th anniversary of its […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Feb. 15, 419 with special guests Lord Humungus, Cacophonous Incantation and A Sleepless Malice. This is a low dough concert. Eye Empire with special guests 3 Years Hollow and Westfall. will perform Feb. 16. This is a low dough concert. David […]