Catholic Charities shares the warmth

GENESEE COUNTY — Nearly 600 coats have been distributed to those in need at Catholic Charities Community Closet in Flint, since the coat room opened for the season on October 1, according to a press release. With another cold winter predicted, Catholic Charities invites the community to join them in sharing warmth with those in need, by donating gently used […]

Cavs ousted in tough playoff loss at Flushing

FLUSHING – Two key plays turned the momentum in the second half, and Carman- Ainsworth lost a hard-to-swallow, 28-21 decision to Flushing in a Div. 2 district championship football game last Saturday at Raider Field. The Cavaliers led three times and seemed to have the upper hand throughout, but a 75-yard Flushing punt return in the third quarter and a […]

The Kardiac Kats!

Fat Guy Corner

This will be the new nickname of the Detroit Lions for the rest of this season. For three straight weeks the Kardiac Kids have come back in the fourth quarter to win football games. The 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins was a tremendous home win over a very good Miami football team. Miami came into this contest on a […]

Outdoor Calendar

Sept. 15-Nov. 14Ruffed Grouse hunting season.Wild turkey hunting season (fall segment).Sept. 15 – Mar. 31Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare:Oct. 1-Nov. 14Archery deer hunting season.Oct. 20-Nov. 14Quail hunting season.Oct. 20-Nov. 14Pheasant hunting season (male only), Zone2 and 3Nov. 15-30Regular firearm deer hunting season.Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 2015 Pheasant hunting season (male only), Zone 3(partial)Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 2015Second segment archer deer hunting season.Dec. […]

He’s making a list

Naomi Pardo, 5, a kindergartener at Carman- Ainsworth Dye Elementary, was among the first children in line to visit with Santa Claus, who arrived at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall last weekend via a Flint Township fire truck, to begin compiling his list of good little boys and girls. Santa’s hours will 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon […]

Nothing is hopeless

Sports view

It’s been really hard for me to engage in the high school sports over the past couple weeks. Football playoffs, volleyball districts and state cross country meets have put the athletes in the spotlight, and deservedly so. Also in the spotlight in our sister paper the Swartz Creek View, our own Dan Nilsen wrote a very personal story about a […]

Local robotics teams fare well at CAMS

FLINT TWP. — Mo’ Peeps, the robotics team based at Carman-Ainsworth’s Rankin Elementary, again scored the championship trophy at the First Lego League (FLL) LEGO Fever II Tournament held last Saturday at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, according to a press release. The Banana Bricks, a team based at C-A Randels Elementary, and the Goodrich Martians scored first place in Robot Awards. […]

You too can carve a turkey like a pro

Roasted turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday feasts. That glistening, golden skin and moist meat beneath is the perfect companion to potatoes, string beans and any number of side dishes. Many holiday chefs have received compliments on the appearance of a freshly prepared turkey sitting on the holiday serving platter. But those same chefs may not know how to […]

Township sells more vacant lots

FLINT TWP. — The township board has accepted an offer of $55,000 to sell two parcels it owns on or near Charter Drive to Flint Cardiovascular Consultants. In a split decision, the board rejected a $38,000 offer from the same buyer at its Oct. 8 meeting but asked real estate agents to work out a better offer. At that meeting, […]

Woman has life-changing heart procedure

McLaren Flint first in region to offer surgery

FLINT TWP. — “Scared to death” is probably how most people react to the need for open-heart surgery. Cynthia Suter, 60, of Lapeer, was no different. “I thought my chest was going to be cut open, I was scared to death,’’ said Suter, who has a family history of heart-related deaths. But her doctors had a different solution for her. […]