2012-07-19

In brief



Genesee County Literacy Coalition used book sale FLINT — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is having a used book sale Aug. 17-18. The sale will be open from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Pages Bookstore, just west of South Saginaw St. on 2nd St. Books of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and […]

Tee Time



SATURDAY, JULY 28North Branch July 4th Fireworks Committee four person scramble at WASHAKIE GOLF & RV RESORT.Last year’s event raised $3600 for this year’s fireworks display! Tee off at 8 a.m. Cost: $75 per person, includes streak dinner catered by Bryan’sSupermarket. Details: Bob Bryan at Phone: 810-793-6106 or robert_ 15573@msn.com. SATURDAY, JULY 2818-hole golf scramble to benefit the Scott HeverlyMemorial […]

The VIEW from here

Bird watching brings back fond memories

Growing up, my father was in poor health. Years of smoking, back in the days before people knew the long-term effects of tobacco products, took its toll on his lungs and he was diagnosed with emphysema in his late 40s. As a result of his poor health, my father wasn’t able to do a lot of the things other dads […]

Bone-dry conditions in state urge safe burning



LAPEER COUNTY — Michigan has barely seen about 1.5-inches of rain since June 2, so the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources is asking residents to use caution with fires this summer, as some regions of the state face dangerously dry conditions that are not expected to see any relief in the coming week. “Warm temperatures and a lack of moisture […]

Mid-East Festival draws a big crowd




FLINT TWP. — Organizers of the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival wrapped up another wellattended event on Sunday and have announced plans to do it again next year. Crowds gathered last weekend on the church grounds for the three-day outdoor cultural celebration at 4133 Calkins Roads were treated to a fireworks display, socializing, dancing, refreshments from beer and food […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



2013 SRT Viper GTS-R to Race In Ohio The 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will make its first on-track race appearance Aug. 4 at the Mid-Ohio (Lexington, Ohio) Sports Car Course, SRT Motorsports officials announced last week. “We’re thrilled to return to the world-class competition in the American Le Mans Series with our flagship American supercar,” said Ralph Gilles, President and […]

In brief



Flint Children’s Museum offers Magical Mid-Summer Saturdays FLINT — Families looking for fun activities for the kids this summer should visit the Flint Children’s Museum on July 28 for its first ever Magical Mid-Summer Saturday. The one-time event includes live magic shows by popular performers including Nickelodeon’s Michigan Entertainer of the Year, Mark Rosenthal with Animal Magic, and children’s magician, […]

CALENDAR of events



ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. FRIDAYSFavorite Fridays with Mother Goose at the Flintchildren’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave.,Flint from 1-3 p.m. Details: Call Kimberly […]


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