Troubled nightspot getting reinvented



FLINT TWP. —The former Celebrations nightclub in the down-onits luck Beech Tree Plaza on Beecher Road has been gutted and brought up to code and now anchors the rejuvenated strip mall with a new name and plans to become a wholesome entertainment venue catering to an older crowd and families. Encore Sports Grill and Event Center soon will debut as […]

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Free child safety seat inspection at Jim Waldron Buick-GMC DAVISON TWP. — The Jim Waldron Collision Center, 1146 S. State Rd., along with the Greater Flint SAFE KIDS Coalition, will offer a Free Child Safety Seat Inspection, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. First come, first served. Child must be in attendance for inspection.The inspection will take place at the […]

FSO presents Elizabeth Spector



FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Elizabeth Spector, oboe, will perform at 2 p.m, Oct. 15 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Master oboist Elizabeth Spector and Flint Symphony Orchestra principal oboist Lindabeth Binkley will be performing an exciting and varied program of music for oboe […]

Students ready Empires of the World floats for the Homecoming Parade



FLINT TWP. — An assortment of brightly colored garbage bags, chicken wire, spray paint and school spirit converged on Saturday for a full day of float building by Carman Ainsworth high school students, advisors and helpers. Students are vying to score points in float design, T-shirt design and participation in a variety of Spirit Week events that will determine the […]

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Breast cancer screenings GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Cancer Connection once again will provide free breast cancer screenings during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screenings are provided on a walk-in basis only. No appointments are necessary or accepted. The date of the screening is Oct. 25, from 6-7 p.m., at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint […]

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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Indi-Grace Rock Harvest, featuring The Hangers On, Lifted, Last Born Legend, Avenue Sky and Mindflaw, on Oct. 14. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. A Benefit for Emma will be held Oct. 15 featuring […]

UM-Flint theatre opens season with The Women of Lockerbie



FLINT — The University of Michigan- Flint’s Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates its first main stage production of the season, The Women of Lockerbie, Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 5, 11 and 13 at the UMFlint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m . Written by Deborah […]

FYT’s Turning Points seeks answers about Rites of Passage



FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s production of Turning Points is an inspiring theatrical experience encouraging personal discoveries about life’s transitions from one stage to another. This is the first production in FYT’s 2011-2012 Signature Series with its season theme of RITES OF PASSAGE ENCORE: Transitions and Transformations and runs October 7 through 29. Turning Points is an original production written […]

Cavaliers absorb first Big Nine football loss



BURTON — Carman-Ainsworth’s hopes to win sole possession of the final Big Nine Conference football championship ran into a brick wall last Friday, as the Cavaliers were shut out by Flint Powers Catholic, 14-0, at Holy Redeemer Field. Carman already owns a share of the title at 4-1 and can still take the crown outright if it beats Davison at […]

Sports Shorts



Mark the date for selection Sunday Show FLINT TWP. — High school football fans will want to circle Sunday, Oct. 23 on the calendar when FOX Sports Detroit hosts its annual Selection Sunday show to reveal the postseason playoff teams. The show airs at 7 p.m. with district play beginning either Oct. 28 or 29, or Nov. 4 or 5. […]