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Boating for veterans to hold annual event FLINT — Boat4vets is having its 5th annual outing on July 13 with a 10 a.m. sign-in time. It is FREE to our veterans. It takes place on Lake St. Claire on Harsens Island and is hosted by the Idle Hour Yacht Club. They will also have the second annual outing on Aug. […]

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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Hurt, with special guests Smile Empty Soul, Boy Hits Car, and Frequency 54, June 21. Tickets are $15 in advance. Lifted’s Reunion Show is June 22. This is a Low Dough concert. The third annual Summer Solstice Arts Celebration is June […]

Genesys presents talk on hip and knee arthritis

GENESEE COUNTY — “Take charge of your arthritis” is a free talk offered by Genesys June 26, from 2-3:30 p.m., at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center. Michael Sorscher, MD, orthopedic surgeon on staff at Genesys, will discuss causes and symptoms of arthritis, normal hip and knee function, effects of arthritis on the hip and knee, diagnosis, and treatment options. He […]

Volunteers needed for Sloan Museum Auto Fair

FLINT — Volunteering at the Auto Fair is a great opportunity to show support for the work the Sloan Museum is doing to preserve our shared automotive history. It is the largest fundraising event for the automotive collection and archives of the Sloan Museum and Buick Automotive Gallery. Come and meet new people, make new friends, and serve your community; […]


Finding the perfect garden style for your home

A personal garden is only limited by the constraints of a person’s imagination. The vast array of plants and flowers available from all over the world can turn anyone’s yard into a melange of functional spaces. When designing a garden, many homeowners do not know where to begin. Much like decorating the interior of a home, how a garden landscape […]

C-A board member resigns, replacement sought asap

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board is on an expedited mission to fill one board opening by its July 16 annual organizational meeting. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Recco S. Richardson, Ph.D., effective July 1. Richardson, a licensed psychologist, said he is stepping down to spend more time with his two daughters who will be […]

Skaff reaching new heights with Flying Dutchmen

HOLLAND — During his days competing for the Carman-Ainsworth varsity swim and dive team, Erick Skaff dominated the rest of the Big Nine like few before him ever had. Now that the Cavaliers have moved on to become members of the Saginaw Valley League, those accomplishments may feel a little bit dated to everyone but Skaff, who parlayed those prep […]

Township lowering the boom on frequent fireworks

FLINT TWP. — The township board took the first step toward defusing fireworks fervor that at times can be a neighborhood nuisance since a new state law went into effect last year granting more privileges for fireworks sales and usage. State law allows fireworks to be used the day before, day after and day of a major holiday. It also […]

U-M Club returns for annual golf outing

ATLAS — Because the University of Michigan Club of Greater Flint helps endow athletic and academic scholarships while also providing scholarship assistance to students at UM-Flint, its work is never done. The organization does have ways of supporting itself, though, including its Annual Sports Dinner and Golf Day at the Atlas Valley Country Club on Monday, the club’s largest fundraiser […]