2020-03-05

Silver Medal Awards

The 2020 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Silver Medal Award was presented on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the 43rd annual American Advertising Awards held in downtown Flint at the Capitol Theater. For more information, visit www.aafgreaterflint.com.

Not out of the woods yet


It seems like it’s always a struggle to get through February but now that we have, and March is coming in like a lamb (Yay!!) I feel like February is a distant and distasteful memory which need not be thought of for at least another year. If the forecast holds, it looks like we’re in for a muddy slushy time, […]

Hurley Leap Year baby boom!

FLINT — Having a Leap Year baby is rare, but the Hurley Mother-Baby Units always go above and beyond for local families. This year, Mother-Baby has welcomed seven Leap Year babies to Mid-Michigan! 5 boys and 2 girls. It has been a busy Saturday and will surely be a Leap Year to remember. The first baby to be born on […]

YMCA Camp Copneconic named Great Grant of the Week

FLINT — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint named the YMCA of Greater Flint – Camp Copneconic its “Great Grant of the Week.” A collaborative grant of $6,412 supported the purchase of 10 fat tire bikes, helmets, and preventative maintenance for a fleet of 42 bikes for the YMCA’s outdoor education and summer camp programs. Funding came from the Grand […]

Voters countywide to decide on $80 million bond proposal for MCC

FLINT — Voters will have to decide on an $80 million bond proposal for Mott Community College when they go to the polls for the presidential primary, March 10. The new bond millage being requested is estimated to be .79 mills, for the life of the bonds. This means a homeowner whose house is valued at $80,000 would pay $31.60 […]

In brief

Flint Firebirds Superhero night FLINT —The Flint Firebirds is hosting Whaley Superhero Night on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. If you bring five items (call 810-234-3603 for a complete list of qualifying items) to the game you will receive a free ticket. There will be a one-of-kind superhero Firebird jersey […]

St. Patrick’s Day festivities give Irish a chance to celebrate heritage



FLINT — When the Ancient Order of Hibernians, their friends and relatives assemble in St. Michael Church in downtown Flint on Tuesday, March 17, for their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, it will be time for joy, laughter, good spiritual and Irish food and a chance to celebrate their distinguished heritage. Activities begin at noon for a 12:02 p.m. Mass […]

Father-Son honorees have deep roots in Ireland



FLINT — In addition to Anthony (Tony) Vance being honored as Grand Marshal of the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day festivities, his father Michael (Mike) Vance has been named this year’s Irish Father of the Year. They will be honored at the 12:02 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Michael Catholic Church in downtown Flint on Tuesday, March 17, and […]

Lady Cavs edge out Flushing



SWARTZ CREEK — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team eliminated Flushing 48-38 in the opening round of the Div. 1 district at Swartz Creek on Monday. Carman-Ainsworth held a 31-21 lead at halftime. Flushing began to close the gap in the second half, cutting the Cavaliers’ lead to 37-33 heading into the final frame. Flushing tied the game up early […]

Nunn’s buzzer beater sinks Saginaw



SAGINAW — Jayden Nunn’s threepoint buzzer beater lifted the Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team to a 77-74 win over Saginaw in the Cavaliers’ final game of the regular season last Friday. The Cavs jumped to a 38-26 lead by halftime before Saginaw battled back to tie the game in the final seconds. Isaiah Jones scored a team-high 18 points, while […]