Flint Community Players announces 82nd season

FLINT TWP. — Back in 1929, a group of local performing got together with the vision of presenting quality, theatrical productions to the Flint community. Eighty-two years later, Flint Community Players (FCP) announces its 82nd season with a line-up guaranteed to even the most discriminating theatergoers. “We are one of the top 10 oldest community theaters in Michigan,” said Steven […]

Kids never outgrow the “I wants”

The VIEW from here

I spent the weekend with my kids recently and I was reminded of the difference between grown-up and kid economics. For kids they want everything they see and they are oblivious to cost because, don’t you know, money apparently grows on trees. For adults we hear a cash register “ch-chinging” in the background every time we take our kids somewhere. […]


SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 Bridge to Terabithia at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details/tickets: 810-237-1530 or www.thefim. org. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 24-25 Backstage sale at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: 810-237-1530 […]

Helping Haiti

CA grad spends two weeks volunteering in Haiti

FLINT TWP. — When Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in early January this year, many people around the world reached out to support the country and its people. While many donated money for various Haiti relief funds, one Flint Township resident spent two weeks in August volunteering in the country. Carman-Ainsworth graduate Sumita Joseph, 19, said she initially wanted […]

All-American hockey team approved for Lapeer

BATTLE CREEK – A new All- American Hockey League team, the Lapeer Professional Hockey Club, was accepted by the AAHL Board of Governors on August 22. The expansion team, that will be named either the Lapeer Loggers or the Lapeer Chiefs after the online voting is completed next week, will begin playing this winter at the 1,200-seat Polar Palace. Opening […]

Column was a slap against religious freedom

This probably won’t make your paper because it’s too much of the truth but I hope you read it anyway: After reading your article in regards to the mosque building in New York City, I am amazed at how you are downgrading something you supposedly stand for. You state your “all for religious freedom” and how “it’s wrong to blame […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution,Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-241-5258. WEDNESDAYS Word […]

In Brief

Spaghetti dinner for Madison SWARTZ CREEK — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6273 MIller Rd., for Madison Lasley, 1, of Flint Twp. Lasley was diagnosed July 1 with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML). She and her parents, Becky and Joe Lasley, are preparing for a bone marrow transplant by the end of October […]

Cavs sputter out of starting gate

GRAND BLANC — Carman- Ainsworth led briefly in the second quarter, but struggled to move the ball and eventually bowed to Grand Blanc, 21-7, in the football season opener for both teams last Friday. The Cavaliers went up, 7-6, on Jesse Johnson’s fumble recovery in the Grand Blanc end zone and Connor Storm’s extra-point kick. But the Cavs couldn’t score […]


MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS Free community gym […]