2016-02-04

Let no good deed go unpunished



True story: Years ago, I worked in an office where I had a view of a creek and a field and a house beyond it where there often romped a big German shepherd dog. One day, I looked out the window and saw that the dog had wandered away from home and was strolling past my office window, heading straight […]

Get the red out to support heart health



FLINT TWP. — The ladies in red (men too) will be out in full force on Friday, wearing the vivid color in support of the 13th Annual National Wear Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The annual event kicks off American Heart Month and is set aside to increase awareness about a disease that cause one in […]

Skaff Furniture, Serta Restokraft join forces to aid in Flint water crisis




FLINT – Skaff Furniture- Carpet One and Serta Restokraft Mattress Company partnered up to deliver a 53-foot semi-truck packed with 36,432 16-ounce bottles of water at 5402 Hill Dr., Friday morning last week for aid in the Flint crisis. A release to the press said plans for the project came to fruition when Skaff was contacted by President and CEO […]

In brief



30th anniversary for nation’s most successful voluntary conservation program GENESEE COUNTY — Farmers, landowners, and wildlife enthusiasts are reminded that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started Dec. 1, and ends on Feb. 26. December 2015 also marked the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of […]

GDL sponsors 15th annual Black History Month Brunch



GENESEE COUNTY — Awardwinning gospel singer, J Moss will be one of several featured artists at the Genesee District Library’s 15th Annual Black History Month, Brunch, from 10 a.m. to !2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. This annual community event recognizes people who are making a positive impact in Genesee County. GDL […]

Helping hand



On Tuesday, Financial Plus Credit Union presented a $2,500 check to the United Way to help with the Flint City Water Crisis. All funds donated will be used to purchase water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and other prevention efforts.

In brief



“Let’s Talk” Town Hall DAVISON TWP. — The second in a series of meetings in Genesee County to engage elected officials and residents together, in a discussion of the issues facing the community in the year ahead.This will be Feb. 27 from 2-4 p.m. At the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. The public is invited to share its thoughts […]

Lady Cavaliers climb into tie for second




LAPEER – Carman-Ainsworth avenged a loss from six weeks earlier and stayed alive in the Saginaw Valley League-South girls’ basketball race by beating Lapeer 54-45 last Friday. Destiny Strother scored 17 points on five 3-pointers and Harmany Williams added 12 points as the Lady Cavs improved to 9-4 overall and climbed into a second-place tie with Lapeer at 4-2 in […]

Efforts made to clarify who outside Flint uses city water




FLINT TWP. — Sunridge Apartments on Flushing Road, Bishop International Airport on Bristol Road, the McLaren Hospitality House on Beecher Road and a couple of restaurants on Ballenger Highway were included on a list of water customers outside of the City of Flint that were publicly posted on the city’s website on Friday January 29. Turns out that most of […]

Cavaliers see Lapeer fade in the stretch




FLINT – The first game the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team played at Saginaw Valley League-South rival Lapeer on Dec. 15 was a close affair that didn’t get settled until the final session of play. Last Friday’s rematch at Carman-Ainsworth followed a very similar pattern as the Cavaliers were only up 16-12 in the first quarter and 23-22 at the […]