A little ditty about personalized plates

A freelance photographer who frequently shoots for our sports department recently sent me photos of Mini Coopers from around the country and some of the unusual and unique personalized license plates found on them. You know what a Mini Cooper is, right? One of those little cars Edward Norton and Mark Wahlberg drove really fast in the 2003 movie “The […]

Pay it Forward Honoree

Quality Living Systems CEO earns award

FLINT TWP. — A regular day for Denise Butts of Flint is getting up early, checking on her disabled brothers then heading off to work as the CEO of Flint-based Quality Living Systems (QLS). That may not seem remarkable, but to the six dozen intellectually disabled adults that are thriving in the community thanks to her vision, it means everything. […]

In brief

McLaren Breast Program approved by the NAPBC FLINT — The McLaren Flint Breast Program, which encompasses McLaren Imaging Center and the McLaren Cancer Institute, has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. During the survey process, McLaren met all of the standards established […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater

This tradition is revived and kicking

FLINT TWP. — Things were expected to get pretty ugly this week at the township’s second annual Unofficial Employee Christmas Merrymaking Party. But it’s all in good fun. Guests (employees, retirees and significant others) were asked to wear their best “merrymaking shirt or sweater.” In other words, the Ugly Sweater Party trend is alive and well in Flint Township. For […]

In brief

Traveling art show fights stigma of mental illness FLINT — Genesee Health Center will be hosting the 3rd Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards’ (MACMHB) statewide traveling art show, “Creative Minds Changing Minds,” in conjunction with the Vista Center and other local artists. The first showing was at the Art Walk on Dec. 12 downtown Flint and then will […]

New paper recycling drop off point now open

LAPEER – Just in time to deal with all of that leftover wrapping paper, a new paper recycling drop off center is open in Lapeer. R & R Animal Bedding opened the collection site and encourages the drop off of not only wrapping paper, but also old newspapers, magazines, phone books, office paper, cardboard and discarded bulk mail pieces. Residents […]

Cavs bow to NW rally in fourth

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth put four players in double figures and took a threepoint lead into the fourth quarter but ultimately dropped a 69-63 decision to Flint Northwestern in a Saginaw Valley League-South game at home Tuesday night. The Cavaliers led 17-16 after one quarter, 30-28 at halftime and 48-45 going into the fourth. But Northwestern rallied with a […]

Lady Cavs bounce back with rout of NW

FLINT — Carman- Ainsworth got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 59-24 win over Flint Northwestern in a Saginaw Valley League-South girls’ basketball game at Northwestern. Sydnee McDonald poured in 27 points as the Lady Cavs snapped a two-game losing streak and bounced from last Friday’s two-point loss to Lapeer. Natalia Kincaid added seven points and seven […]

Wrap it up

“BIG MO,” the Carman- Ainsworth Robotics Team took their first turn last Sunday at the gift-wrapping table at Genesee Valley Center mall and will be back again from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, for a second round of wrapping for a cause. The gift-wrapping table is set up in front of Macy’s inside the mall as a […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors drop three to Soo FLINT — The Michigan Warriors lost 9-8 in a shootout to the Soo Saturday. The Warriors scored four times in the first period and added two more each in the second and third. Alex Berardinelli opened the scoring for the Warriors from Conor Durgan. Cody Kuster scored the next two goals while the Warriors were […]