Ridgway H. White named president of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

FLINT — The trustees of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation have appointed Ridgway H. White as the fourth president of the organization, effective January 1, 2015, according to a press release. He succeeds his father, William S. White (Bill), who remains chairman and CEO. “It’s the right time and the right approach for the evolution of the organization,” said Bill […]

FYT to hold winter acting classes

FLINT — Students can build on their passion for theatre with Winter Acting Classes at Flint Youth Theatre. Winter Acting Classes meet for eight weeks beginning Jan. 13 and are offered for students age two through grade 12. Class fees range from $70 to $95. Registration and information are available by calling 810-237-1530. Registrations are also accepted in person at […]

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 […]

Cavs compete at Genesee County wrestling invite

DAVISON — In an event highlighted by big matches and even bigger schools, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team took the mat at the 2014 Genesee County Meet hosted by Davison last Saturday. Highlighting this effort was Jalan Beaugard winning by pin against Swartz Creek’s Brandon Gilson. At 285 lbs., Hilton Gamble lost to heavyweight powerhouse Dan Perry of Lapeer by […]

The reason for the season

Nativity scenes like these displayed at two township Lutheran churches symbolize Christian beliefs and renew the Biblical hope expressed in John 3:16. For believers, the seasonal displays are common at churches, homes, businesses and other venues but in recent times they have drawn protests from nonbelievers when erected on public lands. All is peaceful here but a Nativity display is […]

Sports Shorts

Michigan Warriors spread holiday cheer FLINT — On Dec. 17, the Michigan Warriors had the privilege of visiting the Whaley Children’s Center. Players passed out teddy bears, played Jenga, played basketball, raced, and just talked with the kids as part of a community service effort for the holidays. Currently, Whaley Children’s Center provides shelter, hope, and healing to nearly 90 […]

Resident pursuing supervisor recall

FLINT TWP. — A township resident said she plans to follow through on an attempt she started last May to recall Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. On her fourth try, resident LaVonna Harris received approval on August 7 of her recall petition language from the Genesee County Elections Board. Recall petition language must first be approved for clarity and accuracy in […]

Lions receive big gift from Philly

Fat Guy Corner

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season isn’t just on parties and shopping. Yes, it takes its toll on all of us who have to write columns. Here the fat guy sits on Sunday morning at eight o’clock in the morning banging on keys. This week’s early deadline throws a wrench into my routine. Let’s not forget the two […]

C-A school board bids fond farewell to 21-year member

FLINT TWP. — Peggy Anderson attended her last meeting as a member of the Carman-Ainsworth school board last week and received a warm sendoff with cake, a resolution and much praise. When Anderson took her seat in July 1993, Bill Clinton was serving his first term, John Paul II was the Pope, Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bull, the final […]

Lady Cavs pull away from Davison

FLINT TWP. — A big surge in the middle two quarters carried Carman- Ainsworth to a 66-47 win over Davison in a Saginaw Valley League-South girls’ basketball game last Thursday night. The Lady Cavaliers led 17-14 after one period but pulled away with a 14-6 second quarter and a 17-10 third to lead 48-30 going into the final eight minutes. […]