In brief

Telescope fun at Longway Planetarium FLINT — Find out how to properly use your telescope with this interactive workshop presented by Longway Planetarium Astronomer, Richard Walker, Jan. 18. Check-in at Longway Planetarium at 8:30 a.m. Class is at 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 individual, $25 per family (up to 4 people). Explore different types of telescopes, eye pieces, Barlow’s […]

FYT’s third staged reading of the 2013-14 season

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s staged reading of Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz will be performed Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. This play is the third 2013-14 Off the Press staged reading and will be performed at Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 East Kearsley Street. The $7 admission includes the staged reading, a talk-back with the performers and refreshments […]

Tournament-tested Cavs’ bowling teams back in action

BAY CITY — While most high school sports teams were enjoying a couple of weeks off the sltae, Carman- Ainsworth’s boys’ and girls’ bowling teams have been participating in tournaments. On Dec. 21, the squads participated in the Bay City Western Baker’s Dozen Tournament at Monitor Lanes in Bay City. After bowling 13 Baker games, both teams made the cut […]


Icy, icy wonderland

CAN’T GET NO POWER CAPTAIN — Like Scotty of “Star Trek” fame, power was out for many residents and businesses in Flint Township and Genesee County last weekend, in the aftermath of a severe ice storm that zapped traffic lights and broke tree limbs, bringing down a “record number” of power lines in what Consumer’s Energy called the most widespread […]

Happy Boo Year

The New Year arrived on Wednesday and I want to wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2014. I hope 2014 is your best ever. Here I am, early Sunday morning, hammering out an article with my fresh cup of coffee. Man, the Fat Guy hates early deadlines. How about those bums, the Detroit Lions? They needed help to […]

The Township’s Top Five news stories of 2013

FLINT TWP. — In a year that began with large fires at two apartment complexes and ended with a widespread power outage caused by an ice storm, Flint Township weathered many highs and lows in 2013. Many new businesses opened but long-timers like VGs grocery store closed and Citizens Bank branches were renamed under new ownership. Choosing only five top […]

Sports Shorts

Cowboys season closes DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League lost at home to NFC rival Philadelphia, 24-22, on Sunday for the division title and a spot in the 2013 postseason. Dallas finished the season with a record of 8-8. For the game, Carman-Ainsworth product Brandon Carr had a tackle assist for the Cowboys and for the […]

National Baptist Convention minister to speak at King tribute

FLINT — Dr. Elliott Cuff, Dean of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. and pastor of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church of Woodlawn, Ohio will be the keynote speaker for the 35th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Martin L. King, Jr. on Jan 16. The program will be centered on the […]


Twenty-two vehicles have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety award for 2014, Top Safety Pick+. The rating is earned with a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place, said Russ Rader, senior vice president, Communications, for IIHS. Among the vehicles honored in […]