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 or www.thefim.org.

An evening with Jeff Daniels

Actor hopes for repeat performance from the audience at The Whiting

GENESEE COUNTY — Jeff Daniels may best be described as a raconteur when performing his musical stylings on stage. Daniels, who’s starred in big screen films such as “Terms of Endearment,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “Bloodwork,” on Broadway with a recent stint in the play “God of Carnage,” as well as productions at the Purple Rose Theater in his hometown […]

Random thoughts and observations

The VIEW from here

Trying to sit down and compose my column this week, I found myself overwhelmed with all that has happened in the past week. Life, job and the world around me have all sort of run together recently. Here’s a look at my jumble of thoughts: • I was told this week by a reader I shouldn’t call a dismissed public […]


MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Bingo at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Scrabble Club, 5-7:45 p.m. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board […]


Concerts at Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Ed Kowalczyk of Live with Thriving Ivory, Miggs and Frequency 54 on Sept. 24. Tickets are $25 in advance. On Sept. 25 is a Johnny Cash Tribute with Shawn Barker and Cash O’Riley at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. For tickets to […]


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.

The Whiting heads “Into the Wild” with Jack Hanna

FLINT — The Whiting is thrilled to present Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, presented by Nationwide Insurance as part of its 2010-11 season on Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15-$39 and can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810-237- 7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. The Whiting is […]

District learns of declining enrollment

FLINT TWP — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools learned the district has experienced a steady decline in enrollment over five years after Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations, gave a presentation to the board of education at its Sept. 21 meeting. Parks gave an overview of the district’s population and subgroups, reporting that the district currently has 4,573 students. Five years […]


Local tap dance competition offers dancers cash prizes

FLINT — Tapology Tap Competition offers local dancers the chance to be seen and judged by Tap dance stars of stage and screen. Three winners will take home $500 cash prizes. The Tap Competition is accepting registration for percussive dancers in the Youth category ages 7-11 years old, and the Senior category ages 12–18. New this year is a category […]

Twp. still seeks funding for Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — With more than $25,000 raised so far, Flint Township still needs approximately $17,000 in funds to help finance the Genesee Valley Trail. At the Sept. 20 Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said she had submitted an application to the Ruth Mott Foundation, requesting $12,000 for the trail, and should receive notification by the end of […]