Precisionism and Beyond at FIA

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will open the landmark exhibition Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond on May 7 and it will continue through Aug. 7. Organized by the FIA, this is the first major retrospective of the preeminent “Precisionist” painter’s works. It makes its final stop here after completing a year- long tour of east coast museums. Edmund […]


SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTS Private land-only licenses are good for the April 18-May 1 Hunt 0301, that includes the majority of the lower portion of the Lower Peninsula, mapped out as Hunt Unit ZZ in the 2011 Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Digest. The Guaranteed Hunt Period, Hunt No. 234 is statewide and runs May 2-May 31. It is valid for […]

Teachers learning to use new interactive projectors

FLINT TWP. — “Oh that is so cool.’’ “It’s awesome.’’ “Slick.’’ Comments like those made recently in a Carman-Ainsworth classroom can be music to a teacher’s ears but those were teachers talking. About 25 teachers have spent the past few weeks — 12 hours total — in a computer lab after school and one weekend learning to use new interactive […]

Hiring a limo service? Be sure it’s licensed with the state

FLINT TWP. — Planning a wedding? Going to the prom? If you’re thinking about hiring a limousine service for your special event, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to remind you to make sure the service is properly licensed. Limousine operators in Michigan are required to be licensed, carry sufficient liability insurance and undergo annual safety inspections on all […]

In the Round exhibition coming to Buckham Gallery

FLINT — This month, the exhibition at Buckham Gallery explores the world of Shakespeare where power, lust, betrayal, vengeance and magic come together. Through the intricate pairing of live performance and art installation, In the Round brings one of Shakespeare’s most haunting visions to life. The In the Round exhibition presents an art installation that reflects themes explored in William […]

C-A may lay off 22 teachers due to budget cuts

FLINT TWP. — Twenty-two teachers in the Carman-Ainsworth school district have been notified of potential layoffs, following approval of a resolution by the Board of Education at a special meeting April 20. The action is attributed to uncertainty about next year’s state budget and the local economy’s impact on enrollment, Superintendent Bill Haley said in a statement. Additional concerns created […]

UM-Flint and Kettering share win in second annual Recycling Challenge

FLINT — It was Flint’s own version of March Madness as four local colleges, Baker College, University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint), Kettering University, and Mott Community College (MCC) competed this past March in the second annual Recycling Challenge. This year’s Recycling Challenge was a little different than last year’s competition using a recycling trailer or “roll-off” container that was placed on […]


CHILDREN FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Storytime with Miss Susan at the Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Details/registration: 810-653-2022 or www.thegdl.org. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Korean Martial Arts demonstration, with traditional forms, self-defense techniques and a special appearance by Kung Fu Panda at the McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, at […]

Second annual car and bike show at Baker CTT

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host the 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle show on May 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event, which will be held at The Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. Free parking and shuttle service […]

Coupon crazy for Catholic charities

FLINT — In these challenging economic times, many have jumped on board the coupon craze to cut grocery costs and further stretch household budgets. In addition to families saving money, Catholic Charities’ is also reaping the benefits, as savvy coupon shoppers donate excess items to the Community Closet, a Catholic Charities program that distributes toiletries, clothing and household goods to […]