Franchise customers to see increase in water rates

FLINT TWP. — Township residents who receive water from the City of Flint will see an increase in their water bills after the Township Board of Trustees approved the increase at its Jan. 10 meeting. The new rate increase affects 46 township residents who live on “borderline roads” between the township and City of Flint said Jeff Wright, Genesee County […]

FCP announces auditions for ‘Dearly Departed’

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Community Players (FCP) announces auditions for its March production of the “hysterical, redneck comedy,” Dearly Departed by Jessie Jones and David Bottrell. According to the press release, Dearly Departed prides itself on possibly having “more Southern drawl and dysfunction than Steel Magnolias, more twisted redneck humor than Greater Tuna and more family foppish foray than […]

Night skiing is right for Midwestern skiers, boarders

STATEWIDE — When Walter Stopa installed lights for night skiing at Wilmot, WI, in 1955, it was such a curiosity that “The Tonight Show” came to the ski area and filmed people skiing under the lights. Now virtually all of the Midwest’s more than 100 ski areas have lighted slopes and, as Walter’s daughter, Diane Stopa Reese, says, “Night skiing […]

Township approves Fenton Rd. watermain agreement

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is now on board for the Fenton Road Watermain Extension project after its Board of Trustees unanimously approved the agreement at its Jan. 10 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller began the discussion before the vote, saying that in 2009 the City of Burton and Flint Township paid for the engineering expenses at that time, believing stimulus […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Karaoke Night, Jan. 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. There is no cover for this show. Mushroomhead with the Rich Guzzi Psycho Hypnosis Show will perform Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. On Jan. 28 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles will perform. Doors open […]


ONGOINGHunter Education 2011. Class sign up is the first Monday ofevery Month at 6 p.m. (no early signups). First class startson sign up day at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m.Limited class size is 50. Donation of $7 requested. Classdates Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24; Feb. No Classes. March 7, 14, 21,28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, […]

Audiences will take step back into musical past with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

FLINT TWP. — Audiences will be treated to a nostalgic trip back in time when The Marvelous Wonderettes hits the stage of the Carman- Ainsworth High School Auditorium 7 p.m. Jan. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Jan. 16. Presented by the Carman- Ainsworth High School Theatre, The Marvelous Wonderettes was written and created by Roger Bean. “The girls fell in love […]

‘Fakes, Forgeries and Fun’ at the FIA

FLINT — Laney Salisbury, author of the book, Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, will be the guest lecturer at the Flint Institute of Arts on Jan. 15 at 4 p.m as part of the Bray Lecture Series. Salisbury will discuss the fastpaced and fascinating thriller about the darker side of the […]

Jr. Generals tie it at :08, lose shoot-out on Sunday

CLEVELAND — The Flint Junior Generals dropped a pair of games to Cleveland last weekend, losing, 6-2, on Saturday and then falling, 5-4, in a shootout on Sunday. Flint outshot the Junior Lumberjacks, 46-41, on Saturday, but never saw the lead after falling behind, 2-0, on two Cleveland powerplay goals in the first period. Shane Totten cut it to 2-1 […]

News Briefs

Trustees meeting FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org. — N.B. Art Guild seeking donations SWARTZ CREEK — The recently formed Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is seeking donations of money, goods and/or services for […]