2014-08-21

Head Start

CAHS students take summer courses to graduate early

FLIINT TWP. — Most parents and students are gearing up for back-toschool but classes remained in session most of the summer for several Carman- Ainsworth students who participated in the Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (Ago) program. Ten tenth graders, members of the Class of 2017, finished up earlier this week in Explore Engineering and Technology at the Baker College of Flint. […]

CAHS has a new principal




FLINT TWP. — Students returning to Carman-Ainsworth High School next month will find a new face in the principal’s office but it will be a familiar one. Among several administrative changes for Carman-Ainsworth High School, Principal Rory Mattar is retiring and Deborah Davis has been appointed as interim principal for the 2014-15 school year. Davis has been a teacher, department […]

In brief



Detroit Tigers ticket raffle FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Robotics team is offering a chance to win free Detroit Tigers tickets. The tickets will be given away in raffle drawing from with all proceeds to the robotics team. Tickets $1 each. The winner will get 4 Tigers Baseball Tickets plus a Lot 3 Parking Pass- Section 129 Row 5 Seats 7, […]

Doctors being pinched by new federal rules



I haven’t been a fan of President Obama’s health care reform (I already hear dozens of letters already being written to me by those who are fans) and the more I hear about the trickle down effects of his reforms, the more I have to question why it had to be done this way. The newest hardship on the public […]

Happy Days are here again

Vehicle City Classic Diner opens


FLINT TWP. — From its black and white checkerboard flooring to its iconic red upholsteries and motorcycle motif, the Vehicle City Classic Diner, 3142 Miller Road, looks like a place where The Fonz might hang out. The long-awaited 1950s-style diner is now open and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, root beer floats, shakes, sundaes and a variety of side items. The shiny […]

United Way 2014 campaign in high gear



GENESEE COUNTY — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2014 campaign on Tuesday with an emphasis on helping more than 50,000 men, women and children in the county. United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support 41 programs in Genesee County, said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee […]

In brief



Financial Plus donates check to local Food Bank FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union took part in the 5th Annual Caring Community Credit Unions Campaign to help raise money for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The campaign brings 13 community credit unions together to collaborate and raise funds for the local food bank. Spreading the word that “hunger does […]

Toeing the line

Senior dancers prove you’re never too old to bust a move


FLINT TWP. — About four years ago, Gloria Thompson wanted to learn some dance floor moves for her Flint Northwestern High School 40th Class Reunion. She turned for help to her friend Nina Gayden whose reputation for cutting the rug dates back to childhood. All they needed was a place with space to move, which was graciously provided by the […]

In brief



Shelter of Flint to host Crim Pasta Party FLINT — Part of the annual Crim Festival of Races, Shelter of Flint returns with The Crim Pasta Party on Aug. 22. The party provides a carb-packed pasta dinner for racers, family members and the general public, the night before the races. Funds raised support Shelter of Flint. This year, The Crim […]

New Summer Tuneup hot ticket for golf teams




LAPEER – The merger of Lapeer East and Lapeer West high schools has had a dramatic effect on one of the first athletic competitions of the 2014-15 school year. The seven-year-old Lapeer Summer Tuneup Girls Golf Tournament will have a new name and a noticeably altered field when the girls tee it up this Friday at Lapeer Country Club. First […]