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Charitable Trust renews Golf Classic support FLINT — The Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by First Merit Private Bank, has generously provided a $4,000.00 grant to the YWCA of Greater Flint in support of the YWCA’s 18th Annual Golf Classic. The event is being held at Atlas Valley Country Club on Monday, July 27. “The YWCA is thrilled […]

Some thoughts from my much-needed vacation

I didn’t realize how badly I needed a vacation — a real, genuine red blooded, American vacation — until I found myself sitting in a chair on the beach in Grand Haven State Park with the sun beating down on me, warm breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan and the sound of waves rolling into the shore. It was at […]

A happening place

FLINT TWP. — Outdoor events at both Vehicle City Harley Davidson and the Sonic Drive-In restaurant next door drew a large crowd to Miller Road at Austin Parkway last Friday night. The gathering at Vehicle City is part of its summer long Friday Bike Night event which has been going on since May. Held on the grounds of the sprawling […]

Flotilla offers fun in the sun on Flint River

FLINT — Everyone is invited to sit back and relax at the second annual Flint River Flotilla. At the event, individuals will bring flotation devices to enjoy a leisurely float down the river. The Flotilla will take place, Aug. 8 and is a fundraiser for the Flint River Corridor Alliance (FRCA). FRCA Director Janet Van De Winkle said, “The Flotilla […]

In brief

Longway Planetarium to hold scavenger hunt FLINT — Get ready for round two of Longway Planetarium’s Catch a Fallen Star family scavenger hunt happening on July 17. To participate, simply like Longway Planetarium’s Facebook page or follow them at LongwayP on Twitter and look for clues. Six star-shaped containers will be hidden in the greater Flint area for a total […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature The Paramedic, It Lies Within and Bad Chapter headlining the Music Over Matter Tour, with special guests Meridians, Our Vices and The 2nd System, July 17. Tickets are $10 in advance. Nonpoint, with special guests Vicariant and Polychromatic, will perform July 18. […]

Free summer meals for youth

FLINT TWP. — The USDA is offering free summer meals to kids and teens countywide. Nearby sites include Dye Elementary School, 1174 Graham Road; West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court Flint; Cambridge Square Apartments, 4490 Brendenshire Court Street near Beecher Road; Sunridge Apartments, G-3348 Flushing Rd., and Bethel United Methodist Church, 3901 Ballenger Hwy. Most provide breakfast […]

30 years running: Crim 30-Year Club recognizes runners devoted to 10-mile race

FLINT — Tens of thousands of runners have participated in the Crim Festival of Races since its inception in 1977, but there is a very small group of runners who have devoted almost half their lives or more to the popular road-racing event. The Crim 30-Year Club is comprised of just over 100 people who have run or walked the […]

Tiebreakers decide Henrickson Award winners

ATLAS TWP. – After four of the girls and two boys in the Jack Nicklaus group tied at the end of the round during Flint Jr. Golf Association play at Atlas Valley Country Club on Monday, tiebreakers were used to decide the winners. As FJGA’s Bill Hense described the outcome, Flushing’s Kerrigan Parks and Brooke Thomas, Davison’s Kamryn Johnston and […]


SATURDAY, JULY 25 The 10th Annual New Life in Christ Lutheran Church golf outing/scramble will be held July 25 at WASHAKIE GOLF CLUB & RV CENTER, North Branch. Cost of $240 per foursome includes 18 holes, cart, buffet awards dinner, door prizes and much more. Registration at 8 a.m., with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Details: Dale Corpe 810-688-9107. SATURDAY, […]