Firebirds lose pair of close battles over weekend

OWEN SOUND, Ont. – A weekend road trip wasn’t what the Flint Firebirds had hoped for when they left town, but they were within one goal in each game. Most recently was a 5-4 loss at the Owen Sound Attack Saturday night. Flint fell into a hole quickly, as the Attack picked up first-period goals from Maksim Sushko, Aidan Dudas […]

Girls, boys basketball tourneys to switch schedules

EAST LANSING — Dec. 4 – To accommodate the future availability of arenas used to host the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) girls’ and boys’ basketball championship weekends, the Representative Council approved during its Fall Meeting on Dec. 1 in East Lansing a switch in schedules for girls and boys basketball for the 2018-19 season. Currently, and since girls’ […]

Boys open season with 2-1 record in hoops

DETROIT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team had a busy week, playing three games in six days. The Cavs defeated Renaissance 61-57 on Saturday at Cass Tech in the Tip-Off Classic. Carman-Ainsworth led 32-22 at halftime, thanks to a second quarter where they held Renaissance to a mere six points. The Phoenix bounced back after the break, outscoring Carman-Ainsworth 21-12 […]

Save the Date

Support Robotics Team gift-wrapping FLINT TWP. — Big MO, the Carman- Ainsworth High School robotics team, will be at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, in front of Macy’s, wrapping gifts for donations from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, December 16. Shoppers are encouraged to save some time by stopping out and having all their gifts wrapped. All donations […]

Flint’s Capitol Theater is now open to the public

FLINT – The city’s historic and ornate Capitol Theater in Flint, an “Italian Renaissance”-style movie house and art venue built in 1928, reopened its doors last Thursday after being closed to the public for 20 long years. The $37 million renovations were made possible through a collaboration between nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation and the Whiting Auditorium. The restoration project, according […]

Township wing officially named for former treasurer

FLINT TWP. – Sandra Wright, former township treasurer, retired from office in November 2012, after serving five terms, but her legacy will now live on in one wing of the sprawling township administrative building on Dye Road. Holding the distinction of being the township’s longest serving treasurer. (20 years), Wright passed away last December 24, at age 73. The township […]

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Library’s 17th annual Black History Month Brunch

GENESEE COUNTY – Tickets are now on sale for the Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch. The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, according to a press release. The event will feature the a cappella group Linkin’ Bridge, a finalist in Season 11 […]

Special needs children can truly be a blessing

My nephew Rocco will be running to see what is under the Christmas tree soon. But, Rocco is unlike most 7-year-old boys in other ways. Rocco is affected with mild to moderate autism and has ADHD. I’ve learned relatives can help make holidays pleasant for children with special needs they love. Check with nonprofits, parks and recreation centers for events […]

In brief

Joe Serra Joins McLaren’s Board of Directors GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care announced that Joseph Serra, president of Serra Automotive, has been appointed to the McLaren Health Care Board of Directors. Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care, cited Serra’s “strong business sense and experience across the state of Michigan and nationwide” as a benefit to the […]

Minimum wage to increase to $9.25 for Michigan

MICHIGAN — Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum hourly wage will increase to $9.25 an hour up from $8.90, according to a press release from the state bureau of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). This will be the final scheduled increase provided for in Public Act 138, the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (WOWA) of 2014. Any future adjustments after January […]