In brief

2018 Catapult Small Business competition is underway GENESEE COUNTY — The I-69 Thumb Region, a seven-county partnership, is accepting entries for the region’s 2018 Catapult Small Business Competition. This contest of ideas aims to help “catapult” entrepreneurs and small-business owners to the next stage in growing their businesses. Each of the region’s member counties – Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, […]

Training in workplace readiness gives teens competitive edge

Ask any employer to describe their ideal employee, and they’ll probably give you a list of qualities including strong communication skills, good work ethic and the ability to problem solve. While it sounds like this kind of job candidate would be relatively common, soft skills remain elusive in today’s talent pool. In fact, in a 2016 survey from the Wall […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to host Cara O’Brien

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of sculpture by freelance artist Cara O’Brien titled Beautiful Decay. Her exhibition will be in the gallery from Oct. 15-30. In addition, O’Brien will give a public presentation about her work Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Visual […]

Late Night Tailgate brings sportsthemed stand-up to the Capitol Theatre

FLINT — Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show coming to the Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m., Oct. 19. Headlined by an ALL-PRO roster of hilarious (and opinionated) comedians, athletes and pop culture experts, Late Night Tailgate will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports as well as touch upon […]

School spirit

The 2018 Carman- Ainsworth High School Homecoming Parade made its way down Van Slyke Road, Oct. 5, prior to the start of the Homecoming game. Crowds turned out to cheer on the Cavaliers and to enjoy the marching bands, cheerleaders and candy tosses to the children. To see who was chosen as Homecoming Court. see page 3 inside.

The Flint Jewish Federation announces the sixth Daniel Pearl World Music Days

FLINT – Flint Jewish Federation announces the sixth Daniel Pearl World Music Days-Humanity in Harmony Music Festival, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, in the heart of Flint’s Cultural Center. While there are Daniel Pearl World Music Days events all over the world, the Humanity in Harmony Music Festival is […]

Airport stabbing suspect to go on trial Nov. 5

FLINT TWP. — The lawyer for Amor Ftouhi, the Canadian citizen accused of stabbing a police officer last year at Bishop International Airport in Flint, has withdrawn her tentative request to seek a diminished capacity defense for her client. Attorney Joan Morgan filed the paperwork last week. That means absent any new developments, the case will go to trial Nov. […]

In brief

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Flint 5K walk FLINT — Making Strides Flint hosts a 5K walk Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Flat Lot, 200 E. Kearsley Street. This is a leisure 5k American Cancer Society Fundraising Walk, celebrating the 20th year in Flint! Registration begins at 8:30 am. Program, music and fun from […]

Revolutionary War soldier to be honored with new grave marking

FLINT —The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Genesee Chapter will be placing a new grave marker for a local Revolutionary War soldier. Charles Stewart, who is buried at the Glenwood Cemetery on West Court Street in Flint, will receive his marker during a ceremony on May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to […]

Golf team finishes out season; skips regional

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ golf team saw its season come to a close after last week’s Saginaw Valley League championship. The team has chosen to opt out of its regional for the second-consecutive season, deciding instead to focus on rebuilding and preparing for the coming season. Had the Lady Cavs competed, they would have traveled to Hartland Glen […]