FYT brings The Wizard of Oz home for the holidays

FLINT — The Wizard of Oz is the third production in FYT’s 2013-2014 Signature Series and is on stage from Dec. 6-22. Filled with wellknown songs and beloved characters, this classic musical is a special family experience for the holiday season. The Wizard of Oz is the story of Dorothy’s journey from Kansas to Oz and back. Along with Toto, […]

In brief

Digital Amusement Park FLINT — The Longway Planetarium will hold a digital amusement park laser light show on Nov. 29 at 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Admission is adults: $5, children (3-11): $4. Join the planetarium for this internationally award winning special effects show where you will experience virtual reality type amusement park rides including a Ferris wheel, scrambler, and […]

Small town merchants welcome alternative to Black Friday

GENESEE COUNTY — Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on Nov. 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers […]

Cavs’ record season ends in semifinal loss

LAKE ORION — Carman- Ainsworth had little trouble moving the football last Saturday in its Div. 1 semifinal game against Clarkston. The problem was hanging on to it. The Cavaliers lost two fumbles and an interception, and Clarkston capitalized on each one to post a 61-26 victory and earn a spot in the state championship game this weekend at Ford […]

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth hockey opens with pair of losses

FLINT TOWNSHIP — In their first home contest of the 2013-14 season, the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey team hit the ice at Iceland Arena against Swartz Creek/Clio en route to a 10-1 loss. Flushing would find the back of the net once in the first period, however, after that it would be all Dragons. Swartz Creek/Clio recorded six goals in the […]

What’s your adaptability?

Sports View

It’s been a little bit of a trying week for many of us who lost power after Sunday’s storms blew through the area. Were you prepared? Some of my co-workers said their lights flickered, but for me and a few others, the lights and power went out instantly with no warning; pitch black and eerily quiet. And it stayed that […]

Sports Shorts

New home for venerable institution BIG RAPIDS — Ferris Sate University, the first school to offer a Professional Golf Mangement Program, will become the home for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. The decision was made after a search of more than a year and was done in association with a nonprofit corporation called the Michigan Golf Foundation. “This is […]

Trading up

Fat Guy’s Corner

November is a month where football is usually king. However, here in Motown, baseball was the king (or prince) of conversation. The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers pulled off a blockbuster deal and now Prince Fielder is headed south and Ian Kinsler is headed north. The trade is a winwin for both sides. Prince has had back-toback bad postseasons here […]


Talk about good things in small packages. The 2015 Lincoln MKC is an all-new vehicle with an all-new engine. It adds a key new option to The Lincoln Motor Company lineup of premium vehicles, an available all-new engine – a 2.3-liter Eco-Boost turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant, said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. […]


The revamped 2014 Buick Regal now arriving in dealerships features the sport sedan’s most powerful standard engine ever – and increased fuel efficiency, said Buick spokesperson Katie Bjork. Producing an SAE-rated 259 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from just two liters of displacement, the Regal has more standard horsepower and torque than the Acura TSX, Audi A4, Lexus IS […]