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Flint Banjo Club to perform Banjorama in Davison

DAVISON — What started as a handful of self-described “banjo nuts” getting together to play after a rough winter in 1967 has become a club of more than 50 members. The Flint Banjo Club, considered one of the best clubs in the United States, has also established a long history of holding its annual Banjorama. The event, in its 35th […]


SEPT. 1-30 Early Canada Goose hunting season. SEPT. 10-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Upper Peninsula and North Baldwin BMU. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 10-12 Outdoor Weekend’s 3-D Championships. Part of annual Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend, Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, Imlay City. Friday, youth championship for ages 9-15. Saturday is team championship, Sunday is individual open championship. Must register […]

Gould Engineering merges with Fleis & VandenBrink to expand engineering services in eastern Michigan

FLINT TWP. — Gould Engineering merged with Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc. Aug. 30 to expand its offering of engineering and construction management services in eastern Michigan. Fleis & VandenBrink is one of the top engineering firms in western Michigan with more than 125 employees. Their headquarters are in Grand Rapids, with a satellite offices in Traverse City, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, […]


Rumors sets the tone for 82nd season of Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — Get ready for loads of laughter and fun when Flint Community Players (FCP) kicks off its 82nd season with Rumors Sept. 9-11 and 17-19 at Bower Theater. Written by Neil Simon, Rumors involves miscommunication, mayhem and complete chaos surrounding a New York dinner party. “Can the deputy Mayor of New York (who lies nurturing a flesh wound, […]

9/11 still lingers

The VIEW from here

(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2009.) Every generation seems to have that moment in time they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard some astonishing news. For Baby Boomers it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. For the Greatest Generation it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For my […]

Wyatt Earp Records celebrates 30 years in business

FLINT TWP. — Since original owner Doug Earp opened Wyatt Earp Records, G-5204 Corunna Rd., on July 22, 1981, music lovers have been flocking to the store to fulfill all their musical needs. When Earp passed away in 2004. his partner, Al Steele of Flint Township, kept the doors open for the fans and has been providing the same, quality […]

Township to upgrade police booking system

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will receive an upgrade to its “Crossmatch” system after the township’s Board of Trustees authorized the upgrade at its Sept. 7 meeting. Police Chief George Sippert submitted a letter to the board in support of the upgrade. Sippert said the system, which is located in the booking area of the police department, […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Arcadia with Thick As Thieves on Sept. 10. This is a low dough concert. On Sept. 11 is Nonpoint with Egypt Central, Abused Romance and Virginia Gray at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. Colt Ford with Whitey Morgan and […]

Business Briefs

IMA to hold Fish Fry Fridays BURTON — The IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Centeris offering “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” dinners on Fridays Sept. 10 and 24 and on Oct. 8 and 22 from 4-7 p.m. The “All You Can Eat” dinners include choice of fried or baked fish, french fries, coleslaw, garden tossed salad, tartar sauce, rolls […]