FYT offers holiday treat with A Year With Frog and Toad

FLINT — A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical, is the third production in FYT’s 2012-2013 Signature Series and is on stage through Dec. 23. A Year with Frog and Toad is a Tonynominated musical with music written by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale and based on the books by Arnold Lobel. It follows the adventures […]


The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29. The Fusion emerged on top of “an exceptional field of finalists,” including the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV and the Toyota Prius c. A recent story in Consumers Report disputed the […]

C-A principal second in a row to win state award

FLINT TWP. — Detra Fields, principal of Dye Elementary School in the Carman-Ainsworth school district, has been selected by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) to receive a Regional Honors Award. At the MEMSPA state conference in Detroit last weekend, Fields was recognized as Principal of the Year in Region 10 for her educational leadership and commitment […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Taproot, Dec. 15. Also featured will be special guests Digital Sun, Prospect Hill, Dory Drive and 3 Pill Morning. Tickets are $15 in advance. All That Remains will perform Dec. 20 with the bands Until Solace and After the Minor. Tickets […]


Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand will produce a new commercial van for the North American market. Called the ProMaster, the 2014 model will go on sale next fall. The ProMaster will join the smaller Ram Cargo Van, or C/V, rounding out Ram’s product line-up with a full-size commercial van. “The Ram ProMaster further strengthens our commercial line- up, offering a full […]

In brief

Mall presents Breakfast with Santa FLINT TWP. — Families are invited to join Santa for breakfast at Genesee Valley Center. It will be held in the upper-level Food Court at Genesee Valley Center at 8 a.m. , Dec. 15. After breakfast, children can visit with Santa and receive a special gift, while supplies last. Reservations are required; please call 810-732-4000. […]


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A giving tree blooms

FLINT TWP. — Mittens, hats and scarves decorating a special tree at the back of the township hall meeting room are being collected for needy children at Carman-Ainsworth schools. Organized by the Flint Township Clerical Union, AFSCME 1918-01, this is the second year for the Mitten Tree donation drive, said a township clerical employee. However, it is the third year […]