Arts & Lifestyles

Being a Big Brother/Big Sister helps youth get started in life


(Editor’s note: This is the second part of our series on Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Flint. This week we look at becoming a Big and the Littles out there looking for someone to connect with.) GENESEE COUNTY — Dr. Bobby Mukkamala of Flint said when his own twin sons were halfway through high school, he decided to become a […]

Many “littles” await a Big Brother or Big Sister



GENESEE COUNTY — Although there are dozens of kids in Genesee County waiting for Big Brother or Big Sister mentors, Sebastian,10, is one of the lucky few who, before he even had a chance to be interviewed for this story, got his big brother, Jerry Warner. It was perhaps serendipitous, that Warner’s wife, Lynn, is big sister to Sebastian’s sister, […]

Boats4Vets returns for another summer

FENTON — Boat4Vets, an organization dedicated to thanking Veterans by opening their docks to those who have served, will be hosting an event on July 27 at Skipper Bud’s, located at 14016 Fenton Rd., free to Veterans and their families as a way of showing appreciation and support. This event, made possible by sponsors and donations, will take place from […]

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12th Annual Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival FLINT — The Mid-East Festival and Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church host their 12th Annual Festival July 19-21 (Friday: Noon-Midnight, Saturday: Noon-Midnight, Sunday: Noon- 6 p.m.) at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Rd., Enjoy fresh Middle Eastern food, new kids games, beverage tents, entertainment, music, and […]

Gaines K of C preps for 17th annual pro rodeo



GAINES — The 17th annual Gaines Community Rodeo returns with a new event and a new attraction July 19 and 20. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council, Reed City-based Flying Star Rodeo will bring professional rodeo action to the Gaines Area Lions Club Pine Hill Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. both nights. “This is a great family […]

Lunch and Learn

Amy Bacon, health educator at Hamilton Community Health Network, celebrated the seventh anniversary of her heart transplant with a Lunch and Learn recently. Bacon shared her personal story and encouraged people to become registered organ donors. A Gift of Life Michigan representative was on-hand to answer questions as well.

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Talent needed FLINT — The Sam Duncan Scholarship Fund is hosting their annual talent program at the University of Michigan-Flint Theater on Sept. 14 again this year. If you, or someone you know, is a talented singer, musician, dancer, etcetera, and is available to perform please call Mike at 810-516-7463. — P.S. Cooking with kids! FLINT — Commit to Fit […]

Michigan State Police help children with cancer attend summer camp

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police is partnering with Camp Quality Michigan to support children diagnosed with cancer across Michigan. Michigan State Police are volunteering and raising money to help support summer camp experiences for 180 children effected by cancer in Michigan. The goals for the Michigan State Police Adopt-a-Camp Campaign is $50,000 and 20 State Police volunteers between […]

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Art at Applewood FLINT — The Mott Applewood Estate hosts a Bring Your Lunch & Learn series at Applewood July 5 from 12 – 1 p.m. at 1400 E. Kearsley Street. This event features a covered seating area and walking tour on the Charles Stewart Mott family estate exploring their love for art. Learn about the art at Applewood through […]

Hill Road park project underway

Plans include accessible baseball field, walking trail


MUNDY TWP. — When Mundy Township officials updated their master plan for parks and recreation in 2015, they pledged to “take an active role in the delivery of recreational opportunities.” By then, the gears already had been in motion for a couple of years, and planning was underway for the first phase of a 100-acre park to be built on […]


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