INTO THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN – Residents of this Flint Township home really got into the spirit of the holiday with a yard full of decorations, inflatables, and a motion spotlight in a variety of spooky tableaus. Yes, all of this is at one house which sits on a corner lot. The display wraps around the yard to be viewable […]

Beanery donates franchise to MCC

FLINT – Mott Community College opened a new Coffee Beanery franchise Tuesday on the main college campus. Coffee Beanery owner and MCC alumnus Julius Shaw and his wife, Joanne Shaw, have donated the franchise to the college as part of its Culinary Arts program. The MCC Beanery is located on the main floor of the Prahl College Center in the […]

MO Pete’s at the mall seeking sign variance

FLINT TWP. — In a 2-2 tie vote last week, the Zoning Board of Appeals turned down a sign variance request for sports star Morris Peterson’s Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat, due to open next month. But one member of the five-member appeals board was absent so they have been asked to reconsider their vote this week at a meeting on […]


Randy Wise accepted The Patrick McInnis Community Hero Award at the 15th Annual Suits and Sauce Dinner & Silent Auction last week, held at the Flint Farmers Market. Wise was described by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint as “A perfect example of people in our community helping us to fulfill our mission… He understands the responsibility we […]

Halloween happenings

GENESEE COUNTY — Besides door-to-door trick-or-treating on Tuesday, there is no shortage of spooktacular places where children can go to show off their Halloween costumes, starting this weekend. The Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library have partnered to bring a free, safe Halloween event to the children of Genesee County. Their Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash will be held […]

In brief

Church hosting euchre tournament FLINT TWP. — St. George Eastern Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, is sponsoring a Euchre tournament on Friday, November 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be cash prizes and food available for purchase. Details: 810-732- 0720. — R.S. Film series begins FLINT — Communities First, […]

Rotary selects October Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Evangelina Dang and Jacob Yost, both 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for October. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the year. Both […]

Cavaliers’ cross country begins trek for state finals

SAGINAW – The Carman-Ainsworth cross country teams will travel to Delta College on Saturday to compete for a chance at the state finals. Carman-Ainsworth will face runners from Alpena, Bay City Western, Bay City Central, Davison, Flushing and Lapeer. Midland, Midland Dow, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Heritage, Swartz Creek, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West will also be in attendance. […]

Middle School robotics teams off to a winning start

FLINT TWP. – Repeat! Repeat! MoPeeps, the robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School are the reigning state champions from the 2016-17 VEX Robotics Competition. They took their winning ways all the way to the world meet. Can they do it again? Well, they’ve already earned the right to compete in the Eastern Michigan Regional Tournament taking place on February 10. […]

Grand Blanc soccer wins district title

LAPEER – The Grand Blanc boys’ soccer team claimed the Div. 1 district title on Saturday after beating Swartz Creek 3-1. Carman-Ainsworth was knocked out by Lapeer in the opening round. After Lapeer defeated the Cavaliers 3-0, Lapeer was topped by Grand Blanc 2-0, after the Bobcats had previously beaten Saginaw Arthur Hill 14-0 in the semis. Swartz Creek advanced […]