Automate me, please



Recently I got a press release which discussed how our legislators are looking at new rules of the road for autonomous, or automatic vehicles. I honestly can’t wait for the day. I used to enjoy driving, but the older I get, the more it becomes a chore. I am sure most of us have had the experience of driving somewhere […]

YouthQuest invites public to view student artwork



FLINT – An annual art exhibition featuring the work of students in the YouthQuest afterschool program is back for its sixth year and – with more than 2,000 pieces of mixed-media artwork – it’s bigger than ever. “ArtQuest: Your Story” will be on display from 3-7 p.m., April 12-14 in the Diplomat atrium, at 4110 S. Saginaw St., Flint. The […]

Party supply store now open




FLINT TWP. – Fancy cakes, glittering table settings, catered food, wine, homemade chocolates, beautiful wall decorations and other samples of what an elegant party can be all were on display at the grand opening celebration of Affairs to Remember, 4297 Miller Road, across the street from Pier 1 Imports and next door to Signarama. Owners Iva and Ian Harrison were […]

Function, Form and Fantasy: ceramics exhibit coming to FIA



FLINT — Function, Form, and Fantasy will be on view May 7 through Aug. 14. Drawn from the collection of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, this exhibition offers a unique look at the recent history of ceramics — from the mid-20th century to present day — highlighting the diversity of styles and intense creativity of expression in the medium […]

In brief



Benefit concert for Hurley Children’s Hospital FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital and NASH FM 95.1 are presenting a benefit country concert on April 7 at Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, featuring Granger Smith & Tegan Marie to help kids and families affected by the Flint Water Crisis. All proceeds go directly to Hurley Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Children’s […]

The Calvarymen are coming



FLINT TWP. — A historic evening of music and memories is in store at the Calvarymen Quartet 60th Anniversary Reunion Concert, 6 p.m., Saturday April 16 at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Many former members dating all the way back to 1956 will be on hand for the special evening of celebration and song. Tickets […]

Curtain Call



Give a final round of applause to the cast of “Ever After” which is being called one of the best productions so far by the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater group. The hilarious parody of famous fairy tales was staged last week over three nights. Here is a photo of the cast.

Get your tickets now for C-A Education Foundation fundraiser



FLINT TWP. — In recognition of his 37-plus years of service, Richard (Dick) Lee will be the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation Community Auction & Raffle for Kids, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 E Bristol Rd, in Burton. Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) is […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Josh Thompson, with special guests Tweed and Dixie and the John Vance Band, April 14. Tickets are $20 in advance. Fear Factory, with special guests Soilwork, Spades and Blades and Martryd, will perform April 15.Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open for […]

Prep alumni hockey tournament coming up




LAPEER – The sixth annual Mid- Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament will take place April 8-10 at both the Polar Palace in Lapeer and Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. The tournament will feature 23 teams representing 13 schools in Lapeer and Genesee counties. The teams are comprised of two age brackets. There will be an 18-and-over squad and a 30-andover […]