Senior open house, financial aid workshop



FLINT TWP. — Baker College of Flint will hold its 2011 Senior Open House/Financial Aid Workshop Feb. 5. The event is designed to help area college-bound high school seniors and their parents understand and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2011-2012 academic year. The workshop is free of charge and open to all high school […]

Ruby and Me…

The VIEW from here

For any of you who know the story of “Marley & Me” it’s the story of newspaper columnist John Grogan and his dog Marley. The book, and movie, are based on Grogan’s newspaper columns he wrote chronicling the life of his big, sweet, lovable, yet destructive yellow lab. I have a sort of canine “pal” myself, but she’s no Marley. […]

Volunteers give their time at Humane Society



BURTON — In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers gathered at the Genesee County Humane Society for its “Give a Day, Make a Difference” event. During the event, which ran from noon-3 p.m., volunteers worked on various projects throughout the Humane Society, such as cleaning out the mechanic’s room, making catnip toys, putting away Christmas items, painting adoption […]

In Brief



Robertson’s Senate office is open and ready for business LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson announced that his Lansing office is open and ready to meet the needs of constituents in the 26th Senate District. “I hope that if someone needs assistance, they will contact my office,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “I always tell my constituents to make me […]

HealthPlus names Helms VP of Provider Network Development and Business Intelligence



FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has promoted Erik Helms to the position of vice president, provider network development and business intelligence. Helms, who most recently served as the company’s senior director of business intelligence and program management, will oversee the development and expansion of the HealthPlus provider network and health system/provider relationships. He will also oversee the HealthPlus Business Intelligence […]

Did you know?



Though it’s difficult to call it official, the 2004 wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is considered the most expensive wedding in history. With a final tab of $60 million, the wedding included invitations mailed in silver boxes, rooms at a five-star Paris hotel and performances by pop singer Kylie Minogue. That final price tag dwarfs […]

GREASE is the word

Beloved Broadway show coming to The Whiting


FLINT — For two nights, audiences will be dazzled with the sights and sounds of Grease at The Whiting. Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, this new production, direct from Broadway, brings all of the familiar and favorite characters to the stage. Audiences will take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Dirty Rotten Imbeciles on Jan. 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. Non Point with Straight Line Stitch will perform Jan. 29. The show is $15 in advance. For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, Paradise […]

Community Briefs



Rusty Wright Band to perform for Adopt a Pet MUNDY TWP. — The Rusty Wright Band and The Lava Room will host a fundraiser for Adopt a Pet Inc. of Fenton at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. The Lava Room, lG-2520 Hill Rd., is located in the Shap’s Restaurant building. The Lava Room entrance is at the rear of the building. […]

Film Clips



( M. P. — Michael Phillips; G. W. — Glenn Whipp; K. T. — Kenneth Turan; R. M. — Roger Moore; S. L. — Sheri Linden) Black Swan Mainlining Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet score like a drug addict, this film pushes Nina (Natalie Portman), a Manhattan ballerina devoted to her craft, to the brink of insanity and then a couple […]


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