GVC announces blood drive

FLINT TWP. — Michigan Blood invites the public to help save lives by giving blood from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Center Courts, located in the Genesee Valley Center, G-3341 S. Linden Rd. Every three seconds, someone needs blood and on average, one out of every seven people entering the hospital will need blood. Michigan Blood must collect 300 pints […]

Family fun guaranteed at Pumpkins in the Pines

GRAND BLANC — Looking for a fun time this fall season? Head to Trim Pines Farm, 4357 E. Baldwin Rd., for Pumpkins in the Pines. Running now through Oct. 31, Pumpkins in the Pines gives families the chance to have an adventure in the pumpkin patch, along with a hayride in the field. Attendees can also select their own pumpkins […]

Curious George

World’s favorite mischievous monkey coming to Flint

FLINT — Curious George, the irrepressible little monkey who has captured children’s hearts for generations, jumps into action when he takes the stage in the inaugural tour of Curious George Live! Curious George swings onto the stage at Perani Arena, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Nov. 2–3. Starring in his own original live musical stage production for the first time ever, Curious […]

A generation ill prepared

The VIEW from here

Over a recent weekend I started to think about people my age and just how many of them are struggling today with issues I’m not sure we were prepared to deal with. High rates of divorce, unemployment and the recurring story of starting your life over again in your early-to-mid 40s is something I hear of more and more. The […]

Goodwill publicizes recycling efforts, green efforts

GENESEE COUNTY — When Goodwill talks trash, it’s a good thing. The company recently highlighted its recycling efforts, publicizing the tons of recycled and reclaimed material it prevents from going into landfills every year. “When people donate, shop or work at Goodwill, they set in motion a whole series of earth-friendly activities,” said Kathy Rometty, community relations manager for Goodwill […]

In Brief

Loeb Charitable Trust supports Flint Women & Girls Day 2010 FLINT — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) received a $1,000 grant from the Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Citizens Bank Wealth Management, to support Flint Women & Girls Day 2010. Flint Women & Girls Day celebrates and honors the women and girls of Genesee County […]

Works of Oklahoma sculptor Matthew Boonstra featured in MCC exhibit

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Sculptor Matthew Boonstra titled Autodiscomfort. His work will be in the gallery through Nov. 2. Matthew Boonstra is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma and worked recently as a part-time instructor in drawing […]

Hurley kicks off PFCC this month

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is pleased to join other hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country in commemorating the Fourth Annual Patient Family-Centered Care (PFCC) Awareness Month in October. Across the country, healthcare organizations will engage in a variety of activities designed to empower patients, strengthen their patient-centered practices, publicly proclaim their commitment to patient-centered care, and reflect on […]

Pet parade in Frankenmuth this weekend

FRANKENMUTH — The 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade at Raining Cats and Dogs will take place Oct. 23. Dogs and (maybe a few cats!) will be dressed up in their Halloween costumes and will “trick or treat” up and down Main Street in Frankenmuth. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for best and most original costume. The […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will have Rehab with Ty Stone on Oct. 22. Tickets are $15 in advance. On Oct. 23 Trapt will perform, with Fifth Way and Dive, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance. On Oct. 29 The Gracious Few will perform with American […]