Big MO, Team 314 faced off with other area robotics teams

FLINT — Big Mo and Team 314 from Carman-Ainsworth High School participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics District Competition held March 4- 5 at Kettering University. The two-day competition drew more than 2,500 visitors over the course of the event. This year’s contest, entitled “Logo Motion,” required the robots to maneuver on the […]


SATURDAY, AUG. 20 “Aging with PPS” educational post-polio confrence at the Genesys Confrence & Banquet Center. Hosted by the Michigan Polio Network Inc. Details: 313-885-7855.

O’Dea named grand marshal of St. Pat’s celebration

FLINT — Like father, like son. In being named the 2011 Grand Marshal of the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Genesee County, James Patrick O’Dea is following in his father’s Irish Catholic footsteps. His father James Fredrick O’Dea served as grand marshal in 1988. Both are members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sullivan & O’Sullivan division. As […]


MAY 10-11 Research trip with the Flint Genealogical Society to Fort Wayne, IN. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members. Tickets on sale in January. Details: 810-655-4957.

‘Seaing our dream’

GRAND BLANC— For most people, seeing is believing. Yet, a group of 51 visually impaired individuals would disagree after returning home from a tropical vacation where they witnessed their dreams come true through the simple touch of caring hands. The group, along with seven volunteers, set sail on Feb. 12 for a sevenday Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the 3,600 passenger […]


THIRD THURSDAY MidMichigan Christian Singles meeting at Glad Tidings Tabernacle, 4475 S. Linden Rd., Flint Township. All faiths welcome. Details: Kathy Brackenridge, 810-743-2165.

RV, spring home show partner up

BURTON — The Flint RV and Camper Show will join the Spring Home and Garden Show this year at the Perani Arena March 18-20. Ordinarily two separate events, the economy made the decision to combine the shows easy. “This makes it a little bit easier for us as an association to financially handle a show in Flint,” said RV show […]


Free Indeed 12 step recovery group at 7 p.m. everyTuesday at Faith Tabernacle, 1225 S. Center Rd., Burton.Details: 810-743-0001.Celebrate Recovery program with dinner at 6 p.m. andgroup at 7 p.m. every Friday at Central Church of theNazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. Details: 810-235-5671.Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets on the firstand third Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. […]

Business Briefs

WFBA luncheon, meeting FLINT TWP.— Supervisor Karyn Miller will be the featured speaker at the West Flint Business Association (WFBA) luncheon and meeting March 16 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd. Miller will talk about the state of Flint Township. There will be a question and answer session following. The lunch begins at noon, followed by the meeting from […]


Avalon hospice needs some friendly folunteers to visit withhospice pationets, hold their hand, listne to stories, watchmovies and assist with a meal or light housekeeping.Training classes are Tuesday evenings Sept. 21-Oct. 12.Details: Candy, 810-733-7250 or 800-664-6334.Genesee County Parks is looking for donations of new orgently used egg cartons, plant pots, fishing equipment,buttons, scrap fabrics, paper towel and toilet paper rolls,sunglasses, […]