Firefighters’ serious fun

FLINT TWP. — A recent game of dodgeball at a Flint Township fire station was not about firefighters just having fun. It was a training exercise designed to help them practice air management by learning to control breathing while doing a physical activity, said Mike Burkley, assistant chief. Suited up in full gear including air packs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) […]

Michigan state parks honor veterans with Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July celebrations

This Independence Day weekend (July 3-5), several Michigan state parks will offer Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July celebrations. Located farther away from urban areas that often host large local firework displays, these participating parks are ideal camping locations for veterans and others who prefer a quieter holiday celebration. The idea for the Fireworks-Free Fourth was the result of a conversation with […]

Students recognized for technical excellence

FLINT TWP. — Last week, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education recognized Skyler Shippy, a graduating senior, as its Career Technical Education Student of the Year. Skyler was cited for an exceptional ping-pong table he created in C-A’s Design and Build class along with Tyler Pangerl, also a graduating senior. “I was fortunate to have him for three years at the […]

Summer Calendar 2015

Julyl 14-15: Free fundamental softball camp. Open to all ages, all players regardless of school attending. Hosted by Bentley varsity softball coach Jeremy Campbell. Ages 6-12 9-11 a.m., ages 13-18 noon-2 p.m. Bring glove and any other sotball equipment. Fundamentals, drills and game scenarios. Details: Coach Campbell at 810-836-3632. July 20-23: Lapeer Lighting Soccer Club 16th annual soccer camp. Open […]

In brief

C-A district to shut down one week FLINT TWP. — All buildings in the Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 1-7. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Wednesday, July 8. The District will also be closed on […]

Firebirds’ preseason goes on tour

FLINT — The Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League recently released their preseason schedule, comprised of four games, none of which will take place at Perani Arena in Flint. That may be due to last minute touch-ups during the renovation process at the facility. Flint’s preseason opener will be a Blue vs. White intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, Sept. 3 […]

Skaff to receive Trade Center Memorial Steel Fragment to Skaff

FLINT — On July 2 at 1 p.m., representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization established in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to Dick Skaff and the staff of Skaff Furniture Carpet One in Flint, to personally thank Skaff for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest […]

Sophisticated Sophomore


Chevrolet last week introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car. Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact […]

Longtime Italian restaurant closed, owners planning to reopen as IHOP

FLINT TWP. — After 28 years, Salvatore Scallopini restaurant, 3227 Miller Road, has closed its doors to make way for a new use. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are closed for business,” said a notice taped to the glass of the locked front door. A second sign asks patrons to check Scallopini’s Facebook page for updates on the […]

HealthPlus announces reorganized leadership team

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan today announced a reorganization of the company’s executive leadership team. Effective Sept. 1, Nancy Jenkins, president and CEO of HealthPlus, is retiring. The company’s board of directors has appointed Michael Genord, M.D., to succeed Ms. Jenkins. Dr. Genord has served as chief medical officer for HealthPlus since 2013. Christopher Milback, M.D., current senior plan medical […]