Coming and Going

FLINT TWP. — Five new teachers were introduced to the Carman- Ainsworth School Board last week and the board also accepted the retirement or resignations of five other employees. The new teachers are Kimberly Herd, Erin Martin, Laura Stoeckle, Shavonta Trouser and Angie Zimmerman. Herd and Martin will teach at the high school. Herd, a science teacher, worked previously for […]

First, the bad news

Fat Guy Corner

I am sick and tired of beating down on the Detroit Tigers week after week. So I am done with them this week. The Detroit Lions looked like the same old Lions in week three of the pre-season. Really, a 13-12 victory over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars? If the third game is really a regular-season tune up, then take the […]

Educators learn new strategies

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth board president Gloria Nealy said a recent training she attended brought to mind that old Righteous Brothers song, “You’ve lost that loving feeling.” To get it back, Nealy was among a majority of C-A school administrators and staff who attended “Restorative Practices,’’ a two-day training designed to help leaders help troubled students rebuild relationships. “It was […]

Tee Time

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Lapeer High Baseball hosting a golf outing at 1 p.m. shotgun start at METAMORA COUNTRY CLUB. $85 per person includes range balls, skins, golf and dinner. Hole sponsorship $100. Contact Larry Grumley 586-212-0982. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Bishop Kelley Catholic School is hosting a golf outing at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Sign in at 7 a.m., mass at 7:30, […]

In brief

Support Robotics Yard Sale fundraiser this weekend FLINT TWP. — A Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 30; Sunday, August 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 at 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, between Court Street and Calkins off Dye Rd. All proceeds go to the Carman-Ainsworth High School robotics team, which earned […]

Run With Geena draws 60-plus runners

GRAND BLANC – It was a busy weekend back home for Grand Blanc and U-M grad Geena Gall. The 2012 Olympian came back to town to host her second annual Run with Geena free community one-mile run through the streets of Grand Blanc. Sponsored by Advanced Physical Therapy Center, Gall met her fellow runners in the parking lot last Wednesday […]

Rep. Kildee takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenges Rep. O’Rourke, Sen. Ananich, Mayor Duggan to join him

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, following a challenge last week by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, according to a press release. In addition to taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, Congressman Kildee also made a personal donation today to the ALS Association. A video of Congressman Kildee taking the Ice Bucket Challenge can be […]

Sports Shorts

Football, cheerleading signup FLINT — Registration for CAYFCL for boys 8-12 and girls 6-12 in currently underway. The fee to register is $170. The fee must be paid for in cash. Due to the rising cost of with MMRFL, insurance, and the purchase of helmets, jerseys and cheer jackets will not be included this season. Registration forms are available at […]

Third Person to debut at FIA

FLINT — Third Person, an all-star drama from Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis, will launch the 2014–15 Friends of Modern Art film series Sept. 5–7 at the Flint Institute of Arts. The first two months of the annual ninemonth FOMA weekly series also include an Irish comedy, The Bachelor Weekend (with Sherlock TV co-star Andrew Scott); an award-winning documentary, Herb […]

Student volunteerism can have positive impact … and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young peo- ple grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. […]