Christmas at Crossroads

Village may improve, but still transcends time

FLINT — Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic opening night is just around the corner! Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., present Holiday Magic starting on Friday, Nov. 25 from 4-9 p.m. Things always seem to change, and some upgrades have occurred to the event. Yet, because Christmas at Crossroads has been one of mid-Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions since 1984, many things […]

Get ready to Shop Small this Saturday

GENESEE COUNTY — The countdown to Christmas is officially on and for millions that means it’s time to shop! Local merchants are joining forces once again this year to encourage consumers to shop local this holiday season, especially during Small Business Saturday, which is set for Saturday, Nov. 26. American Express started this promotion in 2010, and it’s grown bigger […]

Committee mulls township name change vs. becoming a city

FLINT TWP. — Would changing the township’s name impact zip codes and mailing addresses? What about insurance rates? Those questions and more are on the agenda to be answered at the Dec. 8 meeting of a committee established in September to explore changing the township’s name, converting to a city or leaving things as they are. The group has officially […]

Winterfest is coming Dec. 3

FLINT TWP. — The giving and sharing spirit of the holiday season will come together once again at the Carman-Ainsworth 9th annual Winterfest, 2-6 p.m., Dec. 3 in the middle school cafeteria, 1409 Maple Avenue, organized by Men at W.O.R.K. Admission is free to the annual fete but donations are requested in the form of a non-perishable food items, gently […]

Old Newsboys of Flint preparing for another successful Paper Sale

GENESEE COUNTY – The Old Newsboys of Flint’s Paper Sale, a staple in the Genesee County area since 1924, is returning December 9 in spite of a new Michigan Attorney General opinion preventing charitable solicitation from vehicles in the roadways. Chris Hamilton, executive director for The Old Newsboys of Flint, said the organization is going to find other means of […]

In brief

C-A Education Foundation seeks nominees FLINT TWP. — If you know a special person that goes above and beyond in supporting Carman-Ainsworth students, the school district, or the greater C-A community, please consider nominating them for some much-deserved recognition. The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) is seeking nominees for its spring 2017 Honoree and Silent Auction event. The nominee can be […]

#OptOutside on Black Friday; state parks free entry statewide

Joining the movement to get even more people to #OptOutside on Black Friday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas, 138 state forest rustic campgrounds and parking for hundreds of miles of trails and feebased boat launches. The #OptOutside movement was […]

Son taking driver’s test a test on parents’ nerves

Henry is taking his driving test. I am in the back seat because for some reason they make a parent come along these days, and I lost the coin flip with the lovely yet formidable Marcia. “Better you than me,” she said. “I’d be so nervous I’d cry.” I’m not crying but I’m jumpy, to be sure. It’s nerve-wracking to […]

MCC student photographers make the holidays picture perfect

FLINT – Mott Community College students, faculty and staff want to help make the holidays picture perfect for the community. Once again the Photography students will provide free, professional-quality photo portraits to the community during the Sixth Annual Help Portrait Event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Event Center on MCC›s Flint campus, 1401 E. Court […]

Area businesses honored with Art of Achievement awards

FLINT – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau honored local businesses and hospitality providers for their contributions to the wellbeing and success of our region in 2016. About 350 people gathered at the Flint Institute of Arts where Steve Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging Systems and Chair-Elect of the Chamber’s Operating Board, presented […]