2015-01-29

Meteorologist talks weather to business group




FLINT TWP. — Don’t believe the hype? That frank advice is from local meteorologist John McMurray who was the guest speaker last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. McMurray, who has been in the business some 50 years, said the media has a tendency to overhype weather predictions. “You don’t cover a barn raising, you […]

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HSGC welcomes new executive director BURTON — Patricia Sliter is a business development professional who brings more than 35 years of experience to the Humane Society of Genesee County (HSGC). She is former founder of VisionTech, Inc. an entrepreneurial-focused management consulting practice that has supporting B2B and B2C start-ups nationwide Sliter’s professional advisory group has led corporate executive teams in […]

C-A students show off STEM skills




FLINT TWP. — After about two months of learning to build and program a robot in an after-school program, students at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School showcased their work in a robotics competition last Thursday. “This is like a hands-on final,” said Seun Phillips, executive director of STEMNETICS, a Grand Blanc-based educational company on a mission to interest young people in careers […]

‘LOVE AND RESPECT’ Sign up early for Valentine’s Day marriage seminar




FLINT TWP. — Along with traditional flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners-for-two this Valentine’s Day, some local couples will give each other the gift of a better understanding of their emotional needs. “Love and Respect” is the premise of a live two-day conference designed to strengthen relationships and marriages, on Feb. 13-14 at Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. […]

Surgery Center receives AAAHC Accreditation



FLINT TWP. — The Surgery Center of Genesee County, 5202 Miller Road, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), according to a press release. Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients, as determined by an independent, external evaluation. Status as an […]

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Catholic Charities welcome volunteers during Catholic schools week FLINT — The media is welcome throughout the month of January, as Catholic Charities hosts hundreds of student volunteers from Catholic Schools throughout Genesee County, including: St. Robert, Flushing, on Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. The students are volunteering as part of Catholic Schools Week and will be working on several different […]

Cavaliers drop fourth straight nail-biter




FLINT TWP. – A missed free throw in the final seconds doomed Carman- Ainsworth to another close loss in boys’ basketball Tuesday night, this one by a 38-37 count to Owosso in a non-league game. The Cavaliers have lost four straight games by three points or less in falling to 2-8. Carman-Ainsworth took a 13-10 first-quarter lead and was still […]

Fast start carries Lady Cavs past Owosso




FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth charged out to a 17-point first-quarter lead and coasted to a 53-31 win over Owosso in a non-league girls’ basketball game Tuesday night at home. Sydnee McDonald scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Lady Cavs improved to 7-5. Chelsey Carpenter added six points and Nakiya Earley five. Carman-Ainsworth led 26-9 after the first […]

Winter Weary?



This old tree on Taft Road behind Sam’s Club and Lowe’s has seen many winters, probably dating back to when it was surrounded by nothing more than woods or farmland. Unable to seek shelter from storms or other environmental distress, this old warrior is showing its age but still standing strong. It serves to remind us that seasons of discontent […]

Sports Shorts



Card show scheduled LAPEER – A sports card, NASCAR diecast cars and toy show will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 16, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer. Eight-foot tables cost $25, and any donations will be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and needy families in the area. A concession stand […]


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