WFBA names scholarship winners for 2011

FLINT TWP. — Recipients from Swartz Creek, Davison and Holly were winners of $2,500 college scholarships for 2011, awarded by The West Flint Business Association at its monthly meeting. From its inception in 1991 to date, the annual WFBA Scholarship program has awarded $91,000 to 45 recipients, said John Folts, chairman of the scholarship committee, who introduced each winner. Steven […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the CD Release Bash for Mindflaw, May 27. Tickets are $5 in advance. The Summer Survival Show comes to The Machine Shop June 4 with Inhale Exhale, Judgment, Wilson, Suffer the Truth, Hillside Barrier and Exilius. Tickets are $5 in advance […]

Healthy living show comes to Woodland Elementary

FLINT TWP. — FOODPLAY, a national award-winning theater show promoting healthy eating and exercise habits, brought its cast of colorful characters, juggling feats and motivating message and music to Woodland Elementary School on Wednesday, thanks to the Michigan Nutrition Network. FOODPLAY delivered a serious message in a fun, entertaining format. Childhood obesity rates have doubled among elementary school children and […]

African Children’s Choir coming to Mt. Morris

MOUNT MORRIS — The African Children’s Choir will perform in Mount Morris, June 29 at Trinity Assembly of God, 4363 W. Mt. Morris Rd. The group, consisting of children ages 7-11, travel the world to perform, educate and inspire. These are children from the poorest countries on the planet but whose rich voices have been heard by international leaders and […]

Public invited to free program on COPD

FLINT — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma, is the third leading cause of death in America. In an effort to raise awareness about pulmonary conditions, McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is hosting its annual free community educational program in June; reservations are required. The program is scheduled for June 13 from 10 a.m.-noon […]

Flint Youth Theater to hold auditions for Great Expectations

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre announces open auditions and technical interviews for Great Expectations. Based on one of Charles Dickens’ best-loved novels, Great Expectations will be directed by FYT Associate Artistic Director Walter Hill and performed on the FYT stage July 22-Aug. 6. Auditions and technical interviews are open to all students in grades seven and above and will be […]

News Briefs

Soon-to-open resale store now buying clothing FLINT TWP. — Plato’s Closet, a resale store for 20-somethings opening later this summer, has announced it is now purchasing gently-used, quality clothing to stock the store. The store is looking to buy brandname clothing and accessories for guys and girls including shoes, belts, purses, jewelry and other teen items. Sellers receive cash on […]


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 and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 […]

Goodwill opens doors at new store on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — Barbara Smith, 80, of Flushing and her husband rose at 6:30 Saturday morning and were among about 20 early-bird shoppers, including one from Birch Run, who stood out in the rain waiting for the 9 a.m. opening of the new Goodwill store at 4340 Miller Road. It’s Goodwill first and only store on the west side of […]

Film Clips

(M. P. — Michael Phillips; G. W. — Glenn Whipp; K. T. — Kenneth Turan; R. M. — Roger Moore; S. L. — Sheri Linden) Bridesmaids Annie (Kristen Wiig), an unemployed pastry chef, is a bit of a sad sack. When her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), recruits Annie to be her maid of honor, Annie’s ego gradually absorbs a […]