Choose lighter fare this Thanksgiving



Statistics indicate the average Thanksgiving dinner exceeds 3,000 calories. That is more calories than a person should eat in an entire day, much less a single meal. Many people admit to indulging on bigger portions and more fattening foods come the holiday season, but choosing some lighter fare this Thanksgiving can make the meal healthier without sacrificing taste. Although there […]

How to reduce your risk for diabetes



Millions of people across the globe suffer from diabetes, a term used to describe a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood pressure resulting from the body’s cells not responding properly to insulin and/or inadequate insulin production. According to researchers at Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, if the spread of type 2 diabetes continues […]

Animal Emergency Hospital serving community for almost 30 years



Animal Emergency Hospital, 1148 E. Bristol Rd., has been serving the surrounding communities of the greater Flint area for 28 years. AEH was founded in 1985 by 18 Genesee County veterinarians who wished to offer after hour emergency services to the community. AEH has been privately owned since 2004 and under new ownership since 2011. It was originally located on […]

Grand opening celebration

DM Burr ribbon-cutting event shows off company’s expansion and new showroom


FLINT TWP. — Prizes, giveaways and product specials are being offered to the public throughout a grand opening event, Oct. 18-25, at the D.M. Burr showroom, 3449 Miller Rd. The celebration kicked off last Thursday with a ribbon-cutting sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and catered by Famous Dave’s barbecue. “We started back in 1998 and have […]

MCC Ballenger lecture series on Financing Your Business conference



FLINT — The founders of St. Luke N.E.W. Life Enterprises, Inc. of Flint, Sister Carol Weber and Sister Judy Blake, will deliver the keynote address for the Financing Your Business conference, the fourth installment of the 2012-13 Mott Community College Eminent Persons Lecture Series: Create, Build, Succeed: An Entrepreneurship Conference. The program is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., Oct. 25 at […]

In brief



A night dedicated to Michigan beer, wine, food FLINT — Country Smoke House and Townsquare Media are proud to present the 2nd Annual Michigan Food, Beer, and Wine Fest on Nov. 9, 3-9 p.m., Perani Arena in Flint. The event will feature more than 100 various Michigan beers and wines. There will also be premiere area food vendors along with […]

Maul exhibit atGuild Gallery




SWARTZ CREEK — Gaines Township artist Greg Maul will have a oneman art show at the Swartz Creek Area Art Guild Gallery. The show opens Sunday. Maul, also known as Stickman, has been a Guild member since it was founded, said President Nancy Olds. “His unique approach and technique in abstract 2-D wall art is colorful and thought-provoking,” said Olds. […]

In brief



Senior home hosting kids Halloween party FLINT TWP. —Genesee Gardens Independent Senior Living Community, 4495 Calkins Road, will hold its Annual Safe Trick or Treat Event from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 26. The party provides a safe environment for a candy pass by residents, games, prizes and fun for all ages, There will also be pumpkin carving and light snacks […]

MCC’s 2013 Regional College Fair set for Oct. 24



FLINT — The Ballenger Field House at Mott Community College will be buzzing on Oct. 24, when hundreds of students from across the region will flock to the Flint campus for MCC’s Regional College Fair. The College’s 30th Annual Regional College Fair is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Field House on the MCC main campus in Flint, 1401 […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Deadground Productions’ Deadfest with Rot Mouth, While Rome Burns, From This Day Forward, AllDay Monday and Vicariant, Oct. 25. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Red Stone Souls with special guests The Muggs and Tripp N Dixie […]


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