In brief

Concert benefit for Flint FLINT TWP. — “To Flint with Love,” featuring Shani Womack & Friends, a benefit concert and CD release will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 28 at the Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Admission is free but donations are requested. Proceeds will go to the Community Foundation, Flint Child Development […]

Lapeer native named State Pro of the Year

CINCINNATI – Gilbert Rincon, Director of Tennis at Genesee Valley Tennis Center, was honored on Aug. 18 as Michigan’s Pro of the Year at an awards dinner at the Western & Southern Open. Rincon, a Lapeer native, has been at GVSC since 1995. He has been chosen to participate in the USTA High Performance Continuing Education Program, which is run […]

Carman-Ainsworth board hires 10 new teachers

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth students returning to school September 6 will find new teachers at all grade levels as a result of ten employment contracts approved last week by the school board. The new hires and their positions, are: • Carmen Adamo-Wright, Randels Elementary special education • Rachel Crews, second grade Dye Elementary • Amanda Grulke, middle school (8th grade) […]

Lions look down-right awful

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Tigers split their huge four-game series against Boston last weekend and the Fat Guy attended the Friday night debacle. I say debacle because of a couple of things. The first debacle was the fact my fuel pump went out on the way to the game creating major issues. The issue being, I had the tickets and people were […]

C-A Board seats new senior student member

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Schools board of education has appointed Isabelle Hynan, a senior, to serve a one-year term as a student school board representative. She is replacing Alexis Ritchie, who resigned after one year of service. The school board appoints two students to serve as non-voting members. Each student is usually appointed as a junior and serves […]


The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ soccer team opened up the 2016 season last Friday with a 2-0 loss to Fenton at Atwood Stadium. – B.P.

Road improvement report

FLINT TWP. — As summer months wind down, many road repair projects are completed or in progress. Last week, crews were out on Graham Road completing repaving work between Corunna Road and Beveridge Road. Ditching work was done earlier. All of Graham Road was done north and south of Corunna Road. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced at a recent board […]


The Lady Cavaliers continued their 2016 season on the road on Monday with a hard-fought five-set loss to Kearsley, 23-25, 25-20, 29-27, 16-25, 9-15. Diamond Lester had 21 assists, five kills, five digs and three service aces, Lauryn Bissonette added 10 kills, Amaya Campbell had nine kills, two solo blocks and four service aces and Angel Eubanks had six kills […]

Annual doll show coming next month

GENESEE COUNTY — Calling all doll lovers. Modern dolls, collectible ones, antiques, Barbie and fashion dolls, accessories, clothing and much more will be offered at the 12th Annual Doll Show and Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 25 at Dom Polski Hall, 3415 N. Linden Road. Sponsored by The Flint Barbie Club, the event will offer door […]

Waterfowl symposium coming to Frankenmuth

FRANKENMUTH – Hunters anxious for the waterfowl season to begin won’t want to miss the Waterfowl Symposium Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Frankenmuth Conservation Club. Hosted by Ducks Unlimited, along with partners Michigan Outdoor News, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this event is for beginning waterfowlers and seasoned veterans alike. The event […]