C-A teacher among 12 finalist teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

WASHINGTON — Carrie Mattern, an English Instructor at Carman- Ainsworth High School is among a team of 12 finalists in the Agents for Learning challenge, a nationwide call to action designed to engage educator teams in advocating for the best use of federal funding for professional learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The 12 teams, announced June 23 […]

July 4 not only fireworks taking place over weekend

Fat Guy Corner

The Fourth of July fireworks all weekend long are over for 2016. I never realized until this weekend how many people love to shoot off fireworks on the Fourth of July. My lack of sleep, however, does know. Enough already! The NBA had some fireworks over the weekend. Kevin Durant has left the Oklahoma Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. […]

In brief

Mid-east festival coming next weekend FLINT TWP. — Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Road, is set to host its annual Mid-East Festival, July 15-17 including a Fireworks Show on Saturday night. — R.S. Senior center fundraisers FLINT TWP. — A Parking Lot Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15 at […]

Creek golfer second in Mancour Cup

GRAND BLANC – Joe Montpas slipped back a few strokes in the second round but still captured his second straight Mancour Cup championship last week at Flint Elks Club. The 2016 Flushing graduate shot 74 last Tuesday after an opening-round 70 Monday for an even-par 144 total in the Flint Junior Golf Association event. That was three strokes better than […]

The Whiting, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation complete acquisition of Capitol Theatre

FLINT — The Whiting, a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center, and Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), a 501c3 not-for profit organization, are pleased to announce that the acquisition of the Capitol Theatre building is complete, clearing the path for renovation work to begin on the historic structure. As with many urban revitalization projects throughout the country, this initiative will […]


Five decades and six generations of an American icon

The Camaro arrived in dealerships on Sept. 29, 1966 and customers were eager for Chevrolet’s entry in the new personal sports car segment. Sales of nearly 221,000 in its first year made the Camaro a success and firmly established its role in American popular culture. In the 50 years since its introduction there have been six generations of the Camaro, […]

Genesee District Library hosts events

GRAND BLANC — Author Event: Pastor Todd Biermann: — The Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., will host author Todd Biermann on July 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss his new book Handing Out Life: The Simple Way to Rewarding Relationships in All of Life. He will discuss ways to unlock the mystery to rewarding relationships with God, family, friends, […]

2016-07-07 E-Edition

For-mar seeks ‘Citizen Scientists’

BURTON — Mark your calendar to join us at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum every Wednesday this summer from 6-7:30 p.m. for our Citizen Science series where we investigate and support different areas of our native ecosystems. This week’s topic is Citizen Science: Big Butterfly Count on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. All butterflies observed during the class will […]

Ribbon cutting

Bishop Airport and community leaders celebrate Flint’s Bishop International Airport’s new non-stop service from Flint to New York/Newark on United Airlines. Guests include (left to right) Tim Herman CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce; Craig Williams, Airport Director; Win Cooper, Bishop International Airport Authority Chairperson; Cheryl Cannon, United Airlines Manager; Mark Young, Genesee County Board of Commissioners; Steve Branch, […]