Award-winning musical coming to The Whiting

Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

FLINT — The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s Spamalot, will visit the fair city of Flint for two performances at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21-22 at Flint’s Premier Performing Arts Venue, The Whiting. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner […]

Financial trouble looms

The VIEW from here

Genesee County is in trouble. I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure that out. Honestly, the whole state is suffering from major economic woes, but the troubles right here in our own backyard seem to be mounting. Case in point — the Genesee County Board of Commissioners will consider a budget today for 2011 that includes about […]

Wings of Love provides in-home care and more

SWARTZ CREEK — For Susan Wiley, helping others has always been a part of her life. After spending 38 years in sales and marketing, Wiley found herself laid off. “I decided to go where my heart was,” she said. Following her heart, Wiley created Wings of Love, an in-home care business, five years ago. Wings of Love, which is a […]

Crapo Farm celebrates 150 years this Saturday

SWARTZ CREEK — As a way of remembering Crapo Farm, the community is invited to attend the Swartz Creek Crapo Farm Sesquicentennial Celebration 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2 at Mary Crapo Auditorium. The event, which is free to the public, includes presentations from four speakers, lunch, a trip to the old silo on Hill Rd. and a trip to the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature The Metal Kings Breast Cancer benefit on Oct. 1. On Oct. 2 is the Caged Aggression Cage Fights at 7 p.m. On Oct. 6 is Halestorm. Tickets are $15 in advance. For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, Paradise Express […]

Richardson Consulting offers youth behavior treatment program

FLINT — Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., 6309 N. Saginaw St., offers a Youth “Behavior Treatment” Day program beginning Oct. 29. The program, which is geared for male and females ages 7-12, is an intensive, 30-day weekend program that utilizes treatment groups, counseling and pyscho-educational activities. The program will address various childhood issues and experiences, including school suspensions, depression/bipolar, lying/stealing, […]

In Brief

ABC12’s Larry Elliott to speak about the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald FLINT — Larry Elliott, co-anchor of ABC12 News This Morning and ABC12 News at Noon, is the featured speaker at the Mott Community College Fridays at Applewood Lecture Series on Oct. 8. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with the presentation to follow in the auditorium of […]

Community Briefs

Acrylic paint workshop at Boundless Arts GRAND BLANC — Mary Beth Schiros will present “Expand Your Horizon With Acrylic Painting” at Boundless Arts, 12235 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, on Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. This workshop will present an overview of acrylic paints and mediums, such as gesso, grounds, pouring and glazing mediums. Local artist Mary Beth Schiros […]

Swartz Creek Chamber, Agroscaping partners with Eli Foundation for networking event

SWARTZ CREEK — Fall has arrived in the greenhouse as Agroscaping, Inc., 6443 Grand Blanc Rd., hosts the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Fun Networking event 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30. The event, which serves as a networking opportunity for chamber members as well as newcomers, features a variety of prizes and refreshments. As a special twist, the networking […]

Upcoming events at For-mar Nature Preserve

Oct. 2 — F.A.N.s (Family Adventures in Nature): Harvest Festival For-Mar’s annual celebration of the harvest season! Hay wagon rides through the arboretum and preserve, activities and crafts for children, cider and doughnuts for sale, apple cider making, and old fashioned children’s games and a mystery trail walk. You can bring an already carved pumpkin and enter it to win […]