Atypical eagle scout project to have long impact on district

GRAND BLANC — As a general rule, many Eagle Scout projects come loaded with yards of lumber, measuring tape, hardware and sometimes even heavy lifting. But 17-year-old Mason Coon of Grand Blanc high school went a totally different route—despite his interests in mechanical engineering. Something else Coon is interested in is ALICE training, which teaches law enforcement and school staff […]

Flint Institute of Music hosts 48th Annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition

FLINT — The 48th Annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition for Classical Piano took place at the Flint Institute of Music on March 2. The international competition attracted contestants from China, Israel, Taiwan and the United States. All are students or recent graduates from major schools of music in the United States. 16 contestants vied for the $6,000 first […]

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Dual seminar features land bank director FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is on Michelle Wildman, who has been the Executive Director of the Genesee County Landbank since November, 2016 and will present an update on the landbank, March 15, at 10 a.m. […]

Local gymnasts cartwheel for a good cause, boost children’s health care

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Three Hurley Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Miracle babies tumbled with friends this week at Grand Blanc Gymnastics to raise money for Hurley Children’s Hospital to help babies like them with a week-long Tumblethon. One of the children Taylor, from Burton, started out at Genesys Hospital on Nov. 9, 2011. She has now been tumbling for […]

YMCA Camp Copneconic offers more than great summer camps

FENTON — There’s more to YMCA Camp Copneconic than just summer camps. Nestled among 700 acres of wooded lakefront property in Fenton, the facility operates year-round hosting school and scout groups, church retreats, conferences and trainings, holiday parties and teambuilding events — in addition to its popular lineup of summer day and overnight camps. School programs include day and overnight […]

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Stefan Stolarchuk showcases the unique versatility of the bass trombone FLINT — A rare performance of a bass trombone in a solo performance setting will take place Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall. The free concert will feature works by Pascal, Pederson, Brahms, Ewazen and Peeters; culminating in an exhilarating trombone […]

Mark Farner and band kick off 50th Anniversary Tour at the Capitol Theatre

FLINT — During his growing up years, former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner enjoyed watching bands play at Flint’s historic Capitol Theatre. Decades later, he will be returning to his hometown of Flint to perform on the Capitol stage for the first time. Farner, along with his American Band and special guest The Guess Who, will kick off his […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature Cynthia Greig

FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of video, photography and sculpture by Detroit area artist Cynthia Greig titled Impossible Architectures. Her work will be in the gallery through March 12. In addition, Greig will give a talk about her work on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m., […]

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March 17 deadline BATTLE CREEK —The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to join us for our Luck of the Irish Casino bus trip fundraiser! The fun leaves St. Mary’s Swartz Creek on April 2 at 10 a.m. arriving at Firekeepers Casino and returns at 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per person and includes $20 in gaming and $5 […]

High winds cause some power outages, damage

GENESEE COUNTY — Consumers Energy had to call in about 1,600 employees, workers from three other states, to help deal with storm relayed power outages around Michigan, Sunday. Crews were working Monday to restore power to 50,000 Michigan homes and businesses following winds that reached 60 mph swept across Michigan. Since Sunday morning, about 110,000 customers have been impacted by […]

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