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Occupy Wall Street protests could just be the start

I’ve never been one to put much credence into the whole civil disobedience thing. I remember grumbling at striking teachers when I was in college because I still had to attend classes with clueless subs while they were out on the picket line. There was also the time students in my high school staged a sit-in to protest asbestos in […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

The new color wheel

The colors of the fall season usually feature orange, red, yellow, and brown. The colors this fall are maize, blue, green, white, Honolulu blue and silver. Yes, the Lions have restored the roar here in 2011 with a stellar 5-0 start to the NFL season. The Tigers battled Tuesday to avoid going down 3-0 to the Texas Rangers in the […]

Troubled nightspot getting reinvented

FLINT TWP. —The former Celebrations nightclub in the down-onits luck Beech Tree Plaza on Beecher Road has been gutted and brought up to code and now anchors the rejuvenated strip mall with a new name and plans to become a wholesome entertainment venue catering to an older crowd and families. Encore Sports Grill and Event Center soon will debut as […]

Hurley hosts free women’s healthy living event

FLINT TWP. — Cherita Andrews, a Flint native who is a breast cancer survivor and former participant on NBC’s “ The Biggest Loser’’ will be a featured guest at “A Day Just For You 2+2,” a women’s healthy living event sponsored by Hurley Medical Center. The free event dedicated to women will offer fun, food and fitness in a day […]

In brief

Free child safety seat inspection at Jim Waldron Buick-GMC DAVISON TWP. — The Jim Waldron Collision Center, 1146 S. State Rd., along with the Greater Flint SAFE KIDS Coalition, will offer a Free Child Safety Seat Inspection, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. First come, first served. Child must be in attendance for inspection.The inspection will take place at the […]

FSO presents Elizabeth Spector

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Elizabeth Spector, oboe, will perform at 2 p.m, Oct. 15 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Master oboist Elizabeth Spector and Flint Symphony Orchestra principal oboist Lindabeth Binkley will be performing an exciting and varied program of music for oboe […]

Students ready Empires of the World floats for the Homecoming Parade

FLINT TWP. — An assortment of brightly colored garbage bags, chicken wire, spray paint and school spirit converged on Saturday for a full day of float building by Carman Ainsworth high school students, advisors and helpers. Students are vying to score points in float design, T-shirt design and participation in a variety of Spirit Week events that will determine the […]

In brief

Breast cancer screenings GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Cancer Connection once again will provide free breast cancer screenings during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screenings are provided on a walk-in basis only. No appointments are necessary or accepted. The date of the screening is Oct. 25, from 6-7 p.m., at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Indi-Grace Rock Harvest, featuring The Hangers On, Lifted, Last Born Legend, Avenue Sky and Mindflaw, on Oct. 14. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. A Benefit for Emma will be held Oct. 15 featuring […]

Thinking Pink

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students were not too busy showing school spirit during Homecoming Week to display social consciousness too. Wednesday was Wear Pink day at Woodland Elementary School when students took time out from crazy hat/hair day on Monday, toga day on Tuesday and PJ day on Thursday to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday they […]

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