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HealthPlus sets standards for quality, satisfaction FLINT — Sometimes great things really do come in smaller packages. Take HealthPlus of Michigan, a health benefits company that recently shed two lines of business and reorganized into a leaner organization with a tighter product focus. Today it shared that its quality ratings are in the top 12 percent of health plans across […]

A personal approach to customized insurance services

FENTON — “It takes great people to provide great insurance services and at Brown & Brown, we have many of the best,” said Douglas Shepson, CIC, Executive Vice President and head of the Brown & Brown Insurance office. Understanding today’s myriad of insurance options can be confusing, especially with so many products, variables and levels of risk. At Brown & […]

Longway offers unique entertainment options

FLINT — Longway Planetarium, one of our area’s most unique educational and entertainment venues, features diverse programming year-round. This weekend is no exception with a trio events of interest to stargazers, undersea enthusiasts and classic rock head trippers. The First Fridays at Longway series this Friday will present “A Really Strange and Mysterious Star.” The universe is full of mysterious […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery Presents Matthew Zivich

FLINT – The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Saginaw area artist Matthew Zivich titled The Americana Series. His work will be in the gallery through Oct. 13. In addition, Zivich will give a public gallery talk on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Visual […]

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Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus to hold rehearsals GRAND BLANC — Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus rehearsals will be at the Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center, 12632 Pagels Dr. The chorus meets most Tuesdays (except in December) from 7-9:30 p.m., and performs all around the community. Details: Call 844-370-6470. — G.G. Gamble on a difference at Casino Night FLINT— The Old Newsboys […]


The 37th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival will conclude this weekend, Oct. 3-4, in Hollygrove, off Dixie Highway in Groveland Township, just south of Grand Blanc. The annual event had excellent weather and a huge turnout of thousands the weekend before during its Harvest Huzzah days. Here is a look at some of the events, shows and costumed lords and ladies […]

Waza Flo soccer team to relocate to Flint

FLINT – Professional soccer is coming to Flint. Waza Flo, formerly Detroit Waza Flo, announced at a press conference Tuesday at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center that it is moving the franchise to Flint for the upcoming season. Team co-owner Dominic Scicluna addressed the media and invited guests following brief comments from Dort Federal Event Center General Manager […]

Swimmers make finals in County meet

FENTON – Natalie Cook placed in the championship finals of two events to lead Carman-Ainsworth at the Genesee County Invitational swim and dive meet last Saturday at Fenton. Cook, a sophomore, finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:33.04, just over one second behind champion Zoe Rogers of Grand Blanc. Earlier, Cook was fourth in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.04. […]


GOLF Carman-Ainsworth finished third in a Saginaw Valley League crossover golf jamboree last Thursday, shooting 209 at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Alanna Gleason shot 49, Madysen League 51, Mikaila Garrison 54 and Taylor Jarnigin 55 for the Cavaliers. No.1-ranked Div. 2 Midland Dow was first with 179, edging ninth-ranked Div. 3 Powers Catholic by two strokes. Mount Pleasant shot 229. […]

Sports Shorts

Flint Hall of Fame to announce inductees GRAND BLANC TWP. – The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame will announce its 2015 inductees next Wednesday, Oct. 7, in a press party at the Genesys Athletic Club/Banquet Center. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., and the public is invited. The seven new inductees, along with three teams, will be formally […]