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McLaren Health Plan named Top Workplace FLINT — McLaren Health Plan is among Michigan’s top workplaces in 2011, according to its employees and the Detroit Free Press. Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces recently recognized McLaren Health Plan in the small employer category at the breakfast celebration on Nov. 10. “We are thrilled that more people will get to know the […]

The VIEW from here

Remembering the 80s — totally!

I am a child of the 80s. I wish I could actually say I was born in the 80s, but I wasn’t. I did “grow up” as a teenager in that bright and flashy time period and although there are times I’d rather not think about it ( parachute pants and Howard the Duck), the 1980s were a lot of […]

State Fire Marshal warns of dangers from turkey fryers



LANSING — State Fire Marshal Ronald R. Farr urges consumers, who will be cooking with turkey fryers, to be aware of the dangers, know the safety precautions, and consider using oil-less fryers to help ensure greater safety when preparing feasts this Thanksgiving Day. “Deep frying a turkey in several gallons of hot oil over 350 degrees are as flammable as […]

There’s plenty of things to consider before moving



Moving has been ranked among some of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Despite the high levels of anxiety it can create, about 15 percent of Americans move each year. Younger people, aged 18 to 34, tend to do the most moving and go the longest distances, according to statistics. If you’re considering moving this year, it pays […]

Practice makes for perfect performances at CAHS



FLINT TWP. — Like any good show director, Chane Clingman wanted his performers to shine. He is a behavior interventionist for Carman- Ainsworth High School but also the faculty advisor for several student extracurricular activities. For example, he organizes a Fall Talent Show every year as a fundraiser for the African American Students Association and also puts on a fashion […]

Flint Institute of Music presents the Nutcracker



FLINT — The Nutcracker, the magical holiday ballet, will delight audiences in three performances — at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 3, and at 3 p.m., Dec. 4, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. This year marks 36 years of the Flint Institute of Music’s presenting of this historical ballet to the greater Flint community.The Nutcracker […]

Sale will benefit soldiers overseas



ORTONVILLE —The Ortonville Sewing Club will once again be set up in the hallway at Bueches on Nov. 26, selling items made by them or donated to them. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help soldiers and veterans by way of buying snacks and personal care items for the Desert Angels packing parties. They also make neckcoolers for […]

Genesee County Literacy Coalition looking for items



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is looking for donations of Books for a book sale. Please drop books off at Pages Bookstore with ATTEN: Marta, 132 W. 2nd St., Flint, Mi. Hours are Thursday or Friday 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-767-7243. The coalition is also looking for any items you wish to donate (books, too) for a Rummage […]

Christmas Box holding Variety Show



GENESEE COUNTY — Interested in an evening of fun and frolicking? On Dec. 4, the Jewel in Grand Blanc is sponsoring a Variety Show featuring live music, dancing, and hypnosis. The festivities run from 7-10 p.m. There will be a $10 donation at the door with proceeds going to the Old Newsboys to support their Christmas Box Program. The Old […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Whitey Morgan and the 78s, with special guests Dixie Hustler, on Nov. 25. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Hank 3 show on Nov. 26 is sold out. Tantric will perform Dec. 1 with special guests Man Made Machine and Eve […]


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