Sale locations for Old Newsboys drive

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers for the Old Newsboys annual Newspaper Sale will be set up in parking lots this year, instead of at street corners. A township safety ordinance, effective in March, banned all soliciting in the street, including the 91-year-old Old Newsboys annual charity drive which raises funds to provide Christmas presents for needy children and other programs. Donors […]

New Hall of Famers

The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame enshrined its Class of 2015 last Saturday night at its 36th annual induction banquet at Genesys Banquet and Convention Center in Grand Blanc Twp. Seated are (left to right): Lee Middleton, Jim Fuller, Krystal Rice (representing her uncle, Glen Rice), Francis Bentley (representing the 1963 Flint Northern wrestling team) and Mary Down. […]

Brief security lockdown at CAHS Monday

FLINT TWP. — An unspecified safety concern resulted in a brief lockdown Monday morning, at Carman-Ainsworth High School. “Carman-Ainsworth High School went into a Secure Mode Lockdown today at approximately 10:45 a.m. as a precautionary measure to investigate a potential safety concern reported to the high school administration,” said CAHS Principal Deborah Davis, in a December 7 notice to parents. […]

Spartans ‘D’ tough

Fat Guy Corner

The Michigan State Spartans won a dramatic football game to claim the Big Ten Championship with a 16-13 win over Iowa on Saturday. What a great football game for all the country to watch. What it shows me is that you don’t need to watch a flag football score of 45-42 to be on the edge of your seat. The […]

Red Carpet Affair

World’s Greatest Office Party

The 31st annual World’s Greatest Office Party, presented by Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending, was held Dec. 3 at Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Mundy Township. The event is a benefit for Whaley’s Children Center in Flint. There was “live” photo shoots on the red carpet, exciting entertainment, strolling paparazzi, a private VIP green room and even a best […]

Chevrolet Camaro and Colorado Win Motor Trend 2016 Car and Truck of the Year

Midsize pickup rides new Duramax diesel engine to second consecutive award

The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its allnew 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck the Year awards on Monday night. It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model. Motor Trend editors praised the Camaro for its lighter […]

More holiday blues

Well it’s the holidays. Ho, ho hum. I’m not feeling it. I’m not looking for sympathy. If I think someone feels sorry for me, I will feel worse. Nor do I need anyone to cheer me up. Good intentions notwithstanding, I don’t need more pressure to be joyful. It’s already everywhere. The air itself is lousy with good cheer, joy […]