Genesee County turns 175 with homage from Crossroads Village

BURTON — Genesee County is ready to commemorate a time before the area became famous for its “horseless carriages” and lumber was floated down the Flint River for processing at mills. The county will celebrate its pre and post-Civil War era history in two upcoming weekends at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad. “A lot of places are cutting activities so […]


7th Annual Bikes and Bands Event canceled CLIO — Due to issues the 7th Annual Bikes and Bands Event for June 11 at Shrine Circus Park in Clio has been canceled. Organizers offer apologies for the cancellation of this event. — G.G. Adult and kid Zumba classes GOODRICH — Every Tuesday & Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 […]

Hard times means less host families for exchange students

Organization looking for help in C-A district

FLINT TWP. — A tighter economy could be curbing interest in hosting foreign exchange students in the Carman-Ainsworth School District, said Margaret Bouchard, a volunteer area representative for Youth For Understanding (YFU), one of the oldest and largest cultural exchange organizations. YFU was founded in 1951 and is well-established in Genesee County but has not been able to find a […]

Buckham Gallery hosts Flint City Theatre production of MacBeth

FLINT — Buckham Gallery hosts Flint City Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth, or The Scottish Play. MacBeth, one of the bard’s great (and murderous) tragedies, explores themes of power, ambition, deception, treachery and fate. Performances will take place 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21 and Friday-Saturday, May 26-28 at the gallery, 134 W. Second St. in Flint. The […]

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Bid letting for trail is June 3 FLINT TWP. — Bid letting for the Genesee Valley Trail is scheduled for June 3 when eligible contractors can vie for the project, according to a plan update from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, presented by Township Supervisor Karyn Miller at the Township Board meeting Monday night. Reading from an email, Miller […]


CARDS AND GAMESEVERY 3RD FRIDAYEuchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights ofColumbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd.,Swartz Creek. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and playbegins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-635-3684.CHURCHTUESDAYSKnit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church.Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566.Revolution, Teen […]

Goodwill celebrates 80 years; moves store from Burton

BURTON — One of Burton’s two Goodwill locations is in the process of moving from the corner of Saginaw and Bristol Roads to Miller Road in Flint. The store will shut down today and reopen two days later on Miller Road. Last week, inventory was being reduced with a 50 percent off sale. The move comes just weeks after Goodwill […]

Lady Cavs face stiff competition at regional

SAGINAW — After earning just two points at last season’s girls’ tennis regionals, the Carman-Ainsworth squad has its hands full again this year with defending champs Midland Dow in the mix at the No. 1-8 regional along with Auburn-Bay City Western, Davison, Flint Northern, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Midland, Saginaw Heritage and Traverse City West. Regionals take place today and tomorrow […]

Menards now open in Davison

DAVISON TWP. — Menards, 7410 E. Court St., opened for business Monday night after a brief “board cutting” ceremony held just inside the main entrance to the 240,000-square-foot store. The May 16 ceremony, which involved the cutting of a piece of lumber instead of the traditional ribbon, marked the end of more than three years of planning, construction and outfitting […]

Cavaliers get first conference victory

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Powers varsity baseball team was able to wrestle away the first game of a Big Nine doubleheader from Carman-Ainsworth on Monday, 15-5, only to see the Cavaliers come back and swipe the second, 12-9. With the Chargers scoring 11 runs in the second inning of game one, Jake Weissend gave a solid effort for Carman-Ainsworth […]