In brief

Support C-A Foundation at Barnes & Noble fundraiser FLINT TOWNSHIP — It’s Batman vs. Superman theme day at the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation Book Fair taking place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. If unable to attend, you can support the Foundation by using code […]

Fishing season switches to spring/summer

LAPEER COUNTY – It is time to put away the ice fishing gear and get the open water tackle ready to go! Any remaining ice by the weekend will be extremely soft and dangerous. Anglers are reminded that walleye, pike and muskellunge season on the Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters, St. Mary’s River and all the Lower Peninsula inland […]

C-A Middle School students winners of America & Me Essay Contest

FLINT TWP. — Three students from Carman-Ainsworth Middle School have been named local winners in the 47th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Aarika Hopson, won first place, Brijesh Kumar, placed second and Jordan Martin placed third in awards for their school. Eighth graders from Sandra Cawood’s CAMS English class participated in the contest, writing […]

Spring sports practices getting underway

GENESEE COUNTY – The spring high school sports season officially got underway on Monday with full-team practices allowed. The spring season includes baseball, softball, girls’ tennis and soccer, boys’ golf, lacrosse and co-ed track and field. Most schools require a current physical on file before any student-athlete is allowed to participate in practices/tryouts. Check your child’s school web site for […]

FSPA presents bassist Terrence Newman

FLINT –—Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Terrance Newman, bassist, will perform March 18, at 7 p.m. The free concert will be held in the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. A reception, generously provided by Allegro, will follow the concert. The […]

Firebirds upset Erie, fall twice

FLINT – The Flint Firebirds returned home on Saturday at the Dort Federal Event Center for a tough loss against one of the league’s top squads, the Kitchener Rangers, 7-2. Brandon Robinson gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead just 1:32 into the game, but Flint responded less than a minute later with a tally from Matyas Kantner. Kitchener was able […]

Five Guys now hiring for May opening

FLINT TWP. — May 2 is the big opening day according to a sign posted in the window at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4140 Miller Road. Another window sign indicates that job applications are being taken at www.fiveguysmi.com and interviews will be conducted on Tuesday April 26 starting at 11 a.m. Tracey Tucker, township building director, said the restaurant […]

Selection committee needs an overhaul

Fat Guy Corner

The “Madness” of March started earlier than imagined Sunday night! What am I talking about, you ask? The fact that Virginia received the No. 1 seed over the Michigan State Spartans was highway robbery, I say. The Virginia basketball team did not win its conference or conference tournament. I say the committee needs to be drug tested. This committee made […]

Key voice in Flint’s water crisis will assist with long-term response

FLINT — The university professor who raised early alarms and deepened understanding of Flint’s water crisis has been chosen to provide independent oversight of state and federal responses to the disaster. Over the next two years, Dr. Marc Edwards and other staff from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, will conduct ongoing tests of water […]

Sharapova, cheating or honest mistake?

The tennis world was rocked March 7 when five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova disclosed that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open in January. The Russian has since been provisionally suspended and faces up to a four-year ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Sharapova must also return the prize money earned at the Open. Sharapova said […]