Get $1,000 for community with SAGE mini-grants

GENESEE COUNTY — Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) will award eight $1,000 mini-grants to groups or organizations working to further active living in Genesee County. Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 28 for innovative ideas about how to increase community members’ levels of physical activity, promote or increase the use of active transportation or advocate for policy […]

In brief

Old Newsboys to hold St. Patty’s Bowling event FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their first Bowling Blow-Out on March 15 at B’s Bowling on Center Rd. in Flint. There will be two sessions. The first session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., is geared for family fun. The second session, 9-11 p.m., will be for the more mature crowd. There will […]

The VIEW from here

More vanity tags for a new year

I t’s taken a couple months of scouting the county, looking high and low, but I have compiled a list of some new vanity license plates for my first installment of 2013. My experience of tracking down good vanity plates over these past four years has shown me — other than the fact I may need a new hobby — […]

Cavaliers prepare for tournament run

LAPEER — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team will participate in the district No. 9-A at Lapeer West. The Cavaliers will open district play with a first-round bye. Davison, 8-12 overall, plays Swartz Creek, 12-6 overall, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and the winner will move on to face Carman-Ainsworth, 15-3 overall, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Kearsley, 12-7 overall, also […]


Raiders’ season comes to an end in overtime

FLINT — There were blizzard-like conditions in the atmosphere on Tuesday, but the Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth co-op hockey team was able to get its playoff opener underway at Perani Arena in Flint. Despite holding a slim lead late into the game, the Raiders were unable to get past the Lapeer coop hockey team in a 4-3 overtime loss. The first period […]

Shared building services discussed at meeting

FLINT TWP. — To share or not to share building department services with Mundy Township and Swartz Creek is a question the Flint Township Board took a closer look at during a special workshop meeting on Monday. The idea is a result of a six-month feasibility study all three municipalities commissioned last year to search for potential ways to cut […]

Sports Shorts

Junior Gens keeping busy TOLEDO — In North American Hockey League Tier III competition, the Flint Junior Generals have won four of the five games they’ve played since Feb. 17. This includes defeating the Toledo Cherokee, 4-0 on Sunday, at Team Toledo Icehouse. Scoring for Flint was Nicholas Gnagni at 1:52 of the first period with a man advantage on […]

Board approves contract extensions

FLINT TWP. — After some debate, the township board voted 5-2 to extend the contracts for the police and fire chiefs and controller until the end of the year. Contracts for the fire and police chief expired Nov. 20 but the board approved a three-month extension. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the personnel committee has been working on the new […]

Lady Cavs win district opener

DAVISON — Carman-Ainsworth shook off a cold first half and beat Flint Kearsley, 47-33, in the first round of the Class A girls’ basketball district Monday night at Davison. The Lady Cavaliers struggled to a 10-7 first-quarter lead and a 21-18 half-time edge. They were still up by only 25-23 in the third when they exploded for a 16-0 run […]

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