2011-03-31

Drop in the ‘BUCKET LIST’

Pursuit of adventure chronicled in AARP magazine article


FLINT TWP. — Her Harley- Davidson motorcycle jacket and souvenir hat from 2003 Bike Week in Daytona Beach is your first clue that Yvonne Sova, 74, is not your typical grandmother. Her “bucket list” is not typical either. That’s a “things you’d like to do before you die’’ list popularized in a 2007 movie of the same name. Sova recently […]

In Brief



Lifestyle renewal for women GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC. The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on nutrition, […]

Camp Blue Sky accepting applications for summer

Open house for campers with special needs is April 16

HOLLY — Now entering its second year as southeast Michigan’s only outdoor summer day camp for special needs kids, Camp Blue Sky is accepting applications for summer 2011 and invites parents to attend an open house on April 16 from 12-3 p.m. Camp Blue Sky is located on the grounds of YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, 7300 Hickory Ridge Rd. in Holly. […]

Hers is not your normal bucket list …



The Zine Scene

First ever “Zine Fest” coming to Flint on April 8


FLINT — Chris Reed has been drawing his own comics since he was 10, drawing the art, doing the writing and has even mass produced them with a photocopier. Reed still does his own comics today as an adult, but they often fall into a genre known as a “zine” — a self-published work of images or text that is […]

Township supports an Aerotropolis along I-69 corridor




FLINT TWP. — Will an Aerotropolis fly here? The Board of Trustees gave preliminary support at its meeting last week to the concept of creating a tax-exempt business corridor along the I- 69 freeway with Bishop International Airport as its hub. Proposed Aerotropolis boundaries would border the I-69 freeway from the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron to the western […]

FIA salutes American wine on April 9



FLINT — Guests may feel a surge of patriotism as the Flint Institute of Arts hosts its 12th Annual Wine Tasting Event, Wine, an American Revolution on April 9, from 7-10 p.m. More than 50 wines will be available for tasting, many from well-known locales. Michigan will be well-represented with wines from the Leelanau Peninsula. As always, guests can sample […]

Township refuses to help gas station pay water bill

Owner said spigot used by visitors to cemetery will be shut off


FLINT TWP. — Consider this your shut-off notice if you are in the habit of getting water from the Mobile Gas Station, 2518 W. Bristol Road, to water plants next door at Bristol Cemetery. A water spigot at the gas station is no longer available. The Township Board of Trustees, which owns the cemetery, unanimously declined to help pay a […]

Hot Tickets



Machine Shop concerts FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present a benefit concert April 1 for the Plummer family with performances by Strawman, Wake of Destruction, Neighborhood Muscle and Paresthesia. There is a minimum $5 donation at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Drowning Pool will perform April, with Pop Evil. This show is […]

Genesee District Library receives $97,500 grant



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has received a $97,500 federal grant to expand broadband access by providing the 19 branch system with 55 desktop computers and 10 laptops. The majority of the desktop units will be used to create a new computer lab on the second floor of the Clio Area Library, G-2080 W. Vienna Road. The […]