2013-08-01

Community bike project to benefit C-A students




FLINT TWP. —Several fortunate Carman-Ainsworth students will receive free bicycles as part of a new grant-funded program operated by Baker College- Flint in cooperation with C-A Schools and Assenmacher Cycling Centers of Swartz Creek and Grand Blanc Township. The community service project is seeded by a $1,000 Active Living Minigrant from Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE), an initiative […]

In brief



BBQ benefit Aug. 1-4 for Catholic Charities FLINT — Slow cooked, hickory smoked, and fall-off-the-bone tender — All this and more can be found at World Class Bar-B-Q, located on North Saginaw St. at Pierson. The BBQ wil take place Aug. 1-4, the grills will be fired up to help those in need. All proceeds from this fourday benefit will […]

Annual race hits eight years in Kayla O’Mara’s memory




GOODRICH — You’ll want to bring an extra pair of running shoes to the annual Kayla O’Mara Road Race in Goodrich, now entering it’s eighth year as a staple in the community. That’s because a shoe donation has been added to the festivities. The popular race began as a memorial for the late Kayla O’Mara, then 16 years old, who […]

Finals set for Flint Junior Golf titles




FLINT — Gabe Schiller shot consecutive 71s, and Ben Zyber turned in back-to-back 75s to earn the final two spots in the Flint Junior Golf Association’s season-ending tournament Wednesday at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Schiller, a Davison graduate and Mott Community College All- American, took on Zyber, a Swartz Creek senior and winner of two FJGA tournaments this year, in […]

Sports Shorts



Former Cav wraps up efforts on collegiate gridiron BOURBANIS, Ill. — In his final season playing defensive back for Olivet Nazarene University, Carman-Ainsworth product Will Cummings started seven of the eight games he took the field for in 2012-13. Results included 32 total tackles (20 solo, 12 assist) for a team that went 3-8 overall, 1-5 Mid-States Football Association-Midwest. — […]

TEE TIME



Tee Time is sponsored by View Newspaper Group to give area service clubs, charitable organizations, non-profits, sports booster clubs and other civic and community organizations an opportunity to publicize their golf outings. If your group or club is hosting a golf outing to raise funds for a charitable or community cause, email your outing information to: sthompson@mihomepaper.com. Submissions subject to […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Upside down, inside out

The MLB trade deadline is July 31, which will have come and gone by time you read this column. The Tigers made a move to strengthen the bullpen and acquired relief pitcher Jose Veras from the Houston Astros. The name scares me because it’s too close to the name Jose Valverde! I am just saying. Veras has bounced around baseball […]

CHEVROLET IMPALA TOPS CONSUMER REPORTS SEDAN RATINGS



With a phoenix-like turnaround, the revamped 2014 Chevrolet Impala has changed the landscape of Consumer Reports ratings by earning the top spot overall for all sedans and taking a position that has been held by Japanese and European models for at least the last 20 years. The Impala has gone from the bottom of its class in Consumer Reports ratings, […]

Stuff the Bus school supply drive under way



FLINT TWP. — The yellow school bus in the parking lot of Applebee’s restaurant on Miller Road last Friday rolled in to help kick off the 8th annual Stuff the Bus with School Stuff, spearheaded by the Salvation Army which manages the distribution to families who are struggling financially. The bus on loan for the day from the Genesee Intermediate […]

JULY RETAIL AUTO SALES LOOK STRONG IN 2013



Edmunds.com, the online car shopping and automotive information web site, forecasts that 1,328,397 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in July for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 15.8 million. The projected sales will be a 5.3 percent decrease from June 2013, but a 15.2 percent increase from July 2012. Edmunds.com anticipates that this […]