Red Carpet Affair

World’s Greatest Office Party

The 31st annual World’s Greatest Office Party, presented by Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending, was held Dec. 3 at Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Mundy Township. The event is a benefit for Whaley’s Children Center in Flint. There was “live” photo shoots on the red carpet, exciting entertainment, strolling paparazzi, a private VIP green room and even a best […]

More holiday blues



Well it’s the holidays. Ho, ho hum. I’m not feeling it. I’m not looking for sympathy. If I think someone feels sorry for me, I will feel worse. Nor do I need anyone to cheer me up. Good intentions notwithstanding, I don’t need more pressure to be joyful. It’s already everywhere. The air itself is lousy with good cheer, joy […]

Thrills & chills at opening of Sub Zero




GRAND BLANC — This isn’t your mama’s yogurt shop! Gleaming chrome and giant gas cylinders hallmark the science behind Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yog urt shop now open at 11419 S. Saginaw St. But the ingredients will keep the pleasure side of your brain just as happy. According to co-owners Michael and Aundrey (pronounced On-dray or Andre’) Markee, fresh […]

Toy safety urged by county Health Department



GENESEE COUNTY — As we enter the holiday season, the Genesee County Health Department asks everyone to be a responsible Santa. Following are some tips to use when shopping for children on your gift list: Age-appropriate: check the label when looking at toys to make sure that the toys are for the specified age of the child who is receiving […]

In brief



Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up is underway FLINT— Enrollment in the Old Newsboys of Flint’s Christmas Program runs through Dec. 23. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. Sign-up hours are from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed from 12-1 p.m. daily). Sign-up will also be open Dec. 5, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. […]

Firefighters surpass fundraising goal




FLINT TWP. — With a goal to surpass $10,000 raised last year, township firefighters spent the day on December 5 in front of the Wal-Mart store on Corunna Road, collecting money toys and clothing for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. Even Buddy, a Dalmatian who belongs to one of the firefighters, came out to support the cause. The final […]

Grammy-award winning musician performing this weekend in Flint



FLINT TWP. — Grammy and DOVE Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is bringing his “JOY: The Christmas Tour” to a concert at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for general admission, $35 for artist circle and $55 for VIP. They can be […]

Donations sought for hat, scarf and mittens tree



FLINT TWP. — A Christmas tree now on display in the meeting room at the Flint Township Administration building is decorated with hats, scarves and mittens lovingly made or acquired during the year by members of the AFSCME Clerical Union. The group has sponsored similar trees for several years. The local also is accepting donations of more hats, scarves and […]

In brief



MCC music program students present Holiday Concert FLINT — The Mott Community College Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and Brass Ensemble will be joining together to celebrate an evening of holiday cheer on Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium on the main campus in Flint. Selections will include classics such as “Merry Christmas […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present I Prevail, with special guests XXI and Versus Me, Dec. 10. Tickets are $18 in advance. Indie-Grace Promotions presents A Very Metal Christmas for Toys for Tots, Dec. 11. Performing will be Absorbed, Avenue Sky, Shadows of Doubt, the Demise of the […]