2013-12-19

Lady Cavaliers start fast in SVL-South




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball is off to a 2-0 start in the Saginaw Valley League-South, including a huge early win against Flushing last week. The Lady Cavaliers beat the Raiders, 44-42, last Friday to open SVL play, then whipped Flint Northwestern, 64-37, Tuesday night. Carman-Ainsworth, 5-1 overall, is emerging as a leading contender in the league and will […]

Middle school students prepare for the future




FLINT TWP. — A College Fair was part of the High School and Beyond presentation last week at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. The annual event is designed to help eighth-graders and their parents to begin planning for high school and after graduation whether attending college, learning a trade or seeking other livelihoods. Presenters were Debbie Davis, C-A data tech coordinator, Karen […]

Bhrany named chief of staff at McLaren Flint



FLINT — Devinder Bhrany, MD, has been elected to the position of Chief of Staff at McLaren Flint. He succeeds Jagdish Bhagat, MD, who served a total of 16 years as Chief of Staff. Bhrany, a board certified neurologist, joined the McLaren medical staff in February 1975. During his tenure at McLaren, he has served in several positions of leadership […]

The FSO presents Holiday Pops



FLINT — The festive season brings us the uplifting concert, Holiday Pops, featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra. This musical extravaganza is replete with performances 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 at 7 p.m., Dec. 21 and at […]

In brief



Genesee Towers implosion still set for Dec. 22 FLINT —The demolition of Genesee Towers, Flint’s tallest building, is scheduled to take place Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. The 19-story building will be blasted using an implosion process designed to allow the building to collapse within its own footprint. The demolition of Genesee Towers is a significant first step in making […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature the first Battle Christmas with Battlecross and special guests Wilson, Wulfhook and It Lies Within on Dec. 20. Tickets are $12 in advance. The annual Mushroomhead Christmas Concert is Dec. 21, with One Eyed Doll, Ionia and Unsaid Fate. Tickets are […]

CPR requirement actions taken during MHSAA meeting



EAST LANSING – The addition of a CPR certification requirement for all high school varsity head coaches highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) during its annual Fall Meeting on Dec. 6. Raising expectations for coaches’ preparedness is one of four current thrusts of the MHSAA’s ongoing focus on health and safety […]

Motor City Meltdown

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Motor City Meltdown is what I will call the Detroit Lions’ 2013 football season. The Monday-night loss to the Baltimore Ravens was one of the worst ever for this rag-tag organization. It’s the worst NFL organization by far and in first place all by themselves in that race for worst organization. The only first place they have a firm […]

Sports Shorts



Carr, Cowboys can’t hold on DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys, which feature Carman-Ainsworth grad and former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr, lost at home on Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, 37-36. Even though the Cowboys had leads of 26-3 at the end of the second quarter and 29-10 in the third, Matt Flynn led Green Bay’s comeback in […]

Impending demolition of Towers stirs memories



A s a kid I was a country boy. Born and raised in the Davison area we lived in the middle of more than 70 acres of farm land, most of which is developed today. A trip into the city of Flint was a big deal back then and seeing buildings that were 18 or 19 stories was something that […]