Clinton fires up local Dems to get out the vote

FLINT — “Wherever people treat each other right…where they recognize their special individuality but embrace our common humanity, wherever people have honest and open disagreement for the purpose of reaching the best decision and they work together, good things are happening,” former President Bill Clinton said Oct. 22 in Flint. He called out for people to work with America’s natural […]

In brief

Genesys presents free talk on hip and knee pain GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Orthopedic Services will present a free talk on hip and knee pain, Oct. 29 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center – Health Park campus. Michael Sorscher, MD, orthopedic surgeon on staff at Genesys, will discuss the causes […]

Stolen vehicle recovery report

GENESEE COUNTY — August and September were busy months for auto thieves and GAIN, the county’s auto theft unit, kept busy bringing many of them to justice, according to an activity report provided to the Flint Township Board. The Genesee Auto-Theft Investigation Network (GAIN) is administered by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, and is made up of detectives and support […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Devil’s Night with Avatar, Oct. 30, with special guests GivenSix and After the Minor. Tickets are $10 in advance. On Halloween, Oct. 31, Ironsnake will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance. Country Night is Nov. 1, featuring Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, […]


Giant spiders and skeletons hung from trees; ghouls, zombies, witches and other masked terrors handed out candy from a graveyard plot, and a fanged clown board waited at the finish line as a werewolf (aka girl’s track coach David Thrash) led a wolf pack of children and parents around the 1 1/2 mile cross-country track on Saturday at Carman-Ainsworth High […]

Libraries are ‘all about that bass’

“Hey, Mom, can I have some money?” my daughter asked. (If this isn’t a common question in a household of teenagers, I don’t know what is.) “For what?” “I want to buy Beyoncé’s song, ‘Diva,’ from iTunes.” I suggested she download it for free from the library instead. My daughter scoffed. “You cannot download Beyoncé from the library, Mom.” And […]

TeenQuest pre-employment training program starts Nov. 3

GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth High School is among those being offered no-cost training in business etiquette via the TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership program sponsored by The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. A new five-week session at five locations is set to begin Monday, Nov. 3 and run through Dec. 4, at these times: • Baker Career Academy, 4-6 […]

FYT brings Harry The Dirty Dog to life

FLINT – Flint Youth Theatre›s First Stage series presents ArtsPower’s production of Harry The Dirty Dog for young children and their families, Nov. 7. Harry The Dirty Dog has everything a little white dog with black spots could want, but he hates taking baths. To avoid bath time he runs away and spends the day playing in the dirt. He […]

Senior center honors Volunteer of the Year

FLINT TWP. — A faithful volunteer is a treasure beyond measure and worthy to be praised. For that reason and others, the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center recently set aside an occasion to honor one of its own as the Volunteer of the Year. She is Marie Conway, 88, who has been a center volunteer since 1999. “Marie is known as […]

Lady Cavaliers prepare for district play

SWARTZ CREEK — Throughout the season, the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ volleyball squad has shown quite a bit of improvement and has proven that it can hang with some of the top teams in the area. At 14-26-1 overall, the Cavaliers have seen their fair share of ups and downs, but come Monday, it’s win or go home. The Carman-Ainsworth roster is […]