2016-04-07

Happy trails are here again



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail non-motorized recreations path officially reopened last week. Though used year-round by some biking, running and walking enthusiasts, the roughly threemile long trail officially is closed from December through March 31. It was built and dedicated in October 2011 and initially started on Corunna Road and ended on Linden Road in front of Genesee […]

‘Wild’ finish for tourney!

Fat Guy Corner

The Villanova Wildcats are number one in college basketball for the 2016 season. The Wildcats took down No. 1-seeded North Carolina in an ultimate NCAA Finals thriller 77-74 on Monday. Kris Jenkins of Villanova hit a three ball at the buzzer which will live forever in NCAA Tournament history. Jenkins, who took a sweet pass from Ryan Arcidiacono on a […]

In brief



Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A news article in the March 31 edition should have said the township board voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to request from its Civil Service Commission a list of names for hiring fulltime firefighters. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes voted to request the list. — R.S. Time […]

ROUNDUP



SOCCER FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth soccer team dropped an 8-0 decision to Holly last Wednesday. The Bronchos scored five goals in the first half and added the other three in the second. The Cavliers return to action Monday at Clio. – K.W. TENNIS Kearsley 4, Carman-Ainsworth 4 3-30-16 No. 1 Singles J’Lynn Corder (C) def. Lindsay Nofs (K) 6-0, 6-1 […]

Still time for Water’s Extreme Journey



FLINT — At Sloan Museum and the Longway Planetarium, 1221 E. Kearsley St., journey through an interactive maze that engages visitors in an exciting quest to stay clean, while flowing through rivers, lakes, backyards, and into homes, through May 8. On April 9, at 1 p.m. there will be a Water Wise event at the exhibit, at 1 p.m. for […]

Spring Sports Preview



BASEBALL After winning the Saginaw Valley League title in 2013-14 to break a 21-year championship drought and falling just short in 2014-15, one challenge the Cavaliers are going to face in their quest for conference supremacy this season is defeating a trio of familiar faces — Lapeer, Davison, Mt. Pleasant — in unfriendly territory. Because the squad also has a […]

Ele’s Place now open in Flint



BURTON — Ele’s Place, a healing center for children, celebrated their recent expansion in Flint with an open house Thursday, March 31. The center, which is at 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, is located in the Holy Redeemer School. “For 25 years, Ele’s Place has been dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families in […]

Jeep Launches Global Digital and Social Campaign



On the heels of its breakout Super Bowl campaign marking its 75th anniversary, the Jeep brand is kicking off a year-long campaign with a global footprint to include both digital and social elements. “My Jeep Story” will provide a platform for the brand’s passionate community and the wider world to join the 75th anniversary celebrations by sharing their own, authentic […]

UM-Flint takes over two downtown buildings



FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint has officially taken ownership of the Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center as well as one of the FirstMerit Bank buildings. Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center, valued at $15.5 million, is believed to rank as the University’s largest-ever single donation. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation gave the 16-story, 340,000-square-foot building to UM-Flint with support from […]

OHL finalizes decision on Firebirds’ owner Nilsen



TORONTO, ONT. – Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has investigated the situation regarding Flint Firebirds’ owner Rolf Nilsen, and on Wednesday afternoon, finally reached a conclusion on how the league will handle the situation. Nilsen’s punishment has three different aspects of it. The first, and obviously most severe, is that Nilsen is suspended by the league from being involved […]