Cadette Troop collecting items for Adopt-A-Pet

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Cadette Troop (1)1754 will be out in the area later next month, collecting items for its Silver Project which will benefit Adopt-A-Pet. The troop is collecting unscented cat litter, canned kitten food, dog and cat toys, collapsible cages, cleaning supplies (paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent), stamps (for mailing out information on our different programs), 55-gallon […]

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Family Fun Day to benefit children in Genesee County

FLINT TWP. — “I’m pretty sure ours is the only beach party going in November,” laughs Old Newsboys of Flint’s Executive Director, Chris Hamilton discussing the upcoming event. On Nov. 6 from 12-5 p.m., the Old Newsboys will partner with several area businesses to host their second annual Tropical Smoothie Café Santa Beach Party fundraiser. Hosted in the LinCor Plaza […]

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Community invited to meditation concert

FLINT TWP. — The community is invited to an Evensong Candlelight Meditation Concert 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Rd. The concert, hailed as “a truly uplifting experience,” features Norma Gentile’s classically-trained voice assisted by chanting, a choir of Tibetan singing bowls and a Schruti Box, which is a devotional instrument in India. Attendees are […]

Junior Generals struggle in showcase

BURTON — The Flint Junior Generals played four games in four days in the CSHL Showcase last weekend at Ice Mountain Arena, losing, 5- 4, to St. Louis in a shootout Friday, 7- 4, to Chicago on Saturday, 5-2, to St. Louis on Sunday and, 7-3, to Chicago on Monday. Flint led Friday’s game, 4-1, after two periods on two […]

News Briefs

Township trick-or-treat hours FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has set its Halloween trick-or-treat hours from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Details: Call the township at 810-732-1350. — N.B. Township offices to be closed Veterans Day FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. The office will reopen with normal hours on […]

18-point buck taken by North Branch hunter

NORTH BRANCH — Kyle Bonner, 21, of North Branch will have quite the “tail” to tell for some time after bagging this beauty on October 23 at 6:20 p.m. in North Branch. Bonner says the buck has been known in the area for the last two years with many locals videotaping the deer last year. This time around Bonner made […]

Switch Bakery wins over customers with its vegan sweet treats

SWARTZ CREEK — It’s not everyday that a graphic design major turns into a baker. But such was the case of Swartz Creek resident Ben Schmitt and his budding bakery business, Switch Bakery. Schmitt, who graduated in 2009 from the University of Michigan- Flint with a degree in graphic design, decided to go the culinary route during his final semester […]

Halloween at the orchard

GOODRICH — With Halloween on Sunday, locals have one last weekend to participate in all the fall happenings before the season comes to a close. Porter’s Orchard, a local favorite this time of year, has a variety of old-fashioned family activities running through Oct. 31. Visitors are welcome to take part in their hayrides around the farm and picking their […]