‘Playing with nostalgia’

Local artist gives unique spin on toys with works at exhibition

OWOSSO — For Tim Kranz, letting viewers bring their own interpretations to his art is essential. With all of his toy-oriented images, the Swartz Creek native and oil artist likes to play with nostalgia and each person’s individual psychology. “I let the viewers take their own interpretation,” he said. “No matter what you’re thinking, it’s just toys.” Art lovers will […]


JANUARY 7-9 Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. Details: 248-662-0012.

Suspect charged in Nerredia St. homicide

FLINT TWP. — Martenza Xavier Thompson, 22, of Flint, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Thomas Martin Stauffer, 40, of Flint. The incident took place in Flint Township on Jan. 12 at 6:35 p.m. when officers from the Flint Township Police Department were dispatched to 2365 Nerredia St. for a shooting that had just occurred. Upon […]

In Brief

Hurley Auxiliary celebrates 55th birthday FLINT — Hurley Medical Center Auxiliary members will celebrate the organization’s 55th birthday at their luncheon Feb. 15 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger, Flint. During 2010, the group’s 159 members donated a total of 40,000 hours of volunteer work in their 19 separate services. A check for $100,000 will be given to […]


MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Club meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’ s Presbyterian Church on Davison Road. Details: Ryan Edwards, 810-653-0723 or Neicy Kowalczyk‚ (810) 877-8474. Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines chorus is looking for female singers for membership openings. Rehearsals are at Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison, from 7- 10 p.m. Details: 810-742-0977 or […]

Fun at the circus

Five things your dentist really wants you to know about your mouth

Have you ever wondered what your dentist really wants you to know about the health of your teeth, gums and mouth? Below are five tips that can help improve your oral hygiene, as well as make your next dental appointment something you can feel confident about. Brush longer Learning how to brush your teeth properly is the first step to […]


TUESDAYS Russell Wayne Project, acoustic music, at Legends, 3235 Thompson Rd., Fenton, from 6-10 p.m. WEDNESDAYS Duffy Connolly every Wednesday night at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison.

Agency to count the Genesee County homeless

GENESEE COUNTY — Metro Community Development wants to know how many homeless people there are in the county on Jan. 26. On that day local volunteers will take to the streets for the annual “Homeless Point in Time Count” for Flint and Genesee County. Jerry Leslie, spokesman for Genesee County Metro Community Development, said volunteers and workers for the agency […]

A moment in time

Hurley unveils contents of cornerstones at Sloan Museum

FLINT — In 1927 you could stay in a room at Hurley Hospital for $5.41 a day. To apply for a job to be a nurse back then you only needed an elementary school education and had to fill out a one-page application. These are just a couple of the discoveries made by the staff at the Sloan Museum in […]