Macy’s fashion show to benefit youth program

FLINT TWP. — An opportunity to see new spring collections from top designers is coming at a fashion show fundraiser at Macy’s department store, Genesee Valley Center mall, 4 p.m. Sunday April 19. Organized by the Rollic Group of Flint, the Spring Preview Event is to raise funds for the PAL/ Boys And Girls Club youth programs of Haskell Youth […]

A life in the game

Steve Johnson has seen it all in 39 years of officiating

Sit down with any referee and they could tell you stories about their profession until the next millennium. Talk with Steve Johnson and he could spin tales until the Lions win a Super Bowl. Johnson, a Carman High graduate and current Davison resident, has officiated high school football, basketball and baseball for 39 years and has a memory full of […]

Ruggero’s hosting C-A Foundation benefit

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for the first annual Community Auction for Kids, sponsored by the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 17 at Ruggero’s, 5311 Corunna Road. The silent auction is being held in honor of Peggy (Skaff) Anderson in recognition of her 21 years of service on the C-A board of education. Anderson also is […]

MSU Izzoing to Final Four

Fat Guy Corner

I saw this play on the months of the year and really liked it. It goes January, February, Izzo, April, May… and yes, the Spartans have done it again! Final Four baby! The Michigan State Spartans are Indianapolis bound. The No. 7-seeded Spartans knocked off the Louisville Cardinals in overtime 76-70 on Sunday. The fact MSU was seeded seventh was […]

In brief

Book signing next week FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students Donnell Spencer, Nandi Collins and Joshua Dubay will participate in a panel discussion and sign copies of their new book “Enable Us: Urban Students Reflect on Education” as part of a workshop from 9-11 a.m. on April 6 and 6-8 p.m. on April 7. The free workshop “Enabling Students […]

Outdoor Calendar

April 4 Bowling Pin Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 Lake George Rd. Pins at 50 ft., shotguns allowed, birdshot only. April 5 Cowboy Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 Lake George Rd. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 11 Bowling Pin Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 Lake George Rd. April 18 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer […]

Sacharski named deputy register of deeds

FLINT — Roberta Sacharski has been named Chief Deputy Register of Deeds. Genesee County Clerk and register John Gleason said the longtime attorney brings a much needed law background to the department. Sacharski said there are plenty of challenges ahead in her new job, but she’s looking forward to the opportunity. “I’m excited to be part of this office. I’ve […]

Firebirds announce GM, coach and more

FLINT — After unveiling its identity a week ago, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League called another news conference at Perani Arena on Thursday to make another big announcement — the hiring of their hockey department, most notably the coach and general manager. “We are continuing to build our OHL organization into something that this community can be […]

Insurance company unveils program

Pioneer introduces field training for high school students

FLINT TWP. — High School students in Genesee County will be able to earn high school and college credit at the same time through a program set to start in the fall. Classes in the Risk Management and Insurance program will be offered at Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company, 1510 North Elms Road, which has formed a partnership with the GISD […]

Special Olympics team readies for World Games

FLUSHING – Last week, they were just a small group of folks getting together in a cozy restaurant in downtown Flushing. But in four months, the 17 athletes and coaches representing Special Olympics Michigan will be part of a much larger gathering when the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games take place July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. More than […]