Mall scaling back on Black Friday shopping hours




FLINT TWP. – Genesee Valley Center shopping mall has announced that it will return to traditional Black Friday shopping hours and not open on Thanksgiving Day but opening times for anchor stores will vary. Day-after-Thanksgiving holiday sales known as Black Friday have been starting earlier each year. Last year, many stores opened on Thanksgiving Day. Genesee Valley Center joined the […]

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GDL to host Michigan Works! Job Fair FLINT — The Headquarters branch of the Genesee District Library will host a GST Michigan Works! Career Services Fair on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Important career information will be shared at 1 p.m., followed by individual sessions with a career counselor. Topics to be covered will include resumes and cover letters, networking […]

Keeping up with the Droneses



Cool! That was my initial response when a co-worker told me that Amazon is developing a service that would have drones deliver packages to our homes. Drones are unmanned computer operated aerial devices that range from high-level military use to low-level consumer use. Amateur hobbyists fly them for fun outdoors but commercial use is blossoming. Walmart recently applied to the […]

Kidney Foundation looking for volunteers



FLINT — The Universal Kidney Foundation a non-profit organization created to research and develop ways of treating Chronic Kidney Disease needs your help. The Universal Kidney Foundation in its efforts to knock-out kidney and related illnesses by providing information and education through community programs, technology and commerce; while promoting access to quality healthcare and the support of medical research and […]

Collingsworth Family concert Sunday at Central Church



FLINT TWP. —Continuing its practice of bringing nationally known Christian acts to town, the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road, will host the Collingsworth Family Concert 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, November 15. This will be a non-ticketed event but a love offering will be received. Now in their 29th year of musical ministry, the Collingsworth Family began […]

Calling all playwrights



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Community Players (FCP) is holding a Playwriting Competition. Open to residents of the State of Michigan, this competition aims to celebrate new/ up-and-coming playwrights, and their work. “We wish to encourage playwriting as a discipline of theatre, and to promote the production of new and original works on community stages,” an FCP press release stated. […]

Sign up for holiday fun at the annual Santa Run/Walk



GENESEE COUNTY – Ho-ho-ho and off you go to sign up for the YMCA of Greater Flint’ Annual Family Santa Run/Walk starting at noon at 411 East Third St. in the heart of downtown Flint on Dec. 5. All you have to do to register is visit flintymca.org/santarun and almost as quick as you can say Saint Nick, you and […]

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Holiday bazaar, bake sale at Congregation Beth El FLINT TWP. — The Estelle Kaufman Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road at Dye Road, Flint on Nov. 22 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Offered for sale will be a huge variety of gift ideas from numerous artists and vendors. Homemade baked goods […]

Firebirds fire coaches; rehire, issue apology




FLINT – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday in Sarnia before Flint beat the Generals for the first time ever topping Oshawa, 4-3, in a shootout. That, however, wasn’t the Firebirds top headline of the weekend as the entire coaching staff was fired and once they found out, all 24 players entered the […]

All-Saginaw Valley League



SOCCER First Team Jacob Dennis, Lapeer, 12 Eric McGeary, Lapeer, 12 Graham Hemmingway, Lapeer, 11 Jacob Schram, Lapeer, 11 Landan Chomic, Davison, 12 Zach Simpson, Davison, 10 Derrald Boggan, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Jawanza Edwards, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Quinton Pincomb, Carman- Ainsworth, 12 Reed Macksood, Powers, 12 Wolfgang Ruth, Powers, 12 Will Haran, Powers, 12 Andrew Simon, Powers, 10 Stephen Wilbur, […]