FYT looking for students to audition for Wizard of Oz

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre, 220 E. Kearsley St., announces open auditions and technical interviews for The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This play will be directed by Rodney Creech and performed on the FYT stage Dec. 6-22. FYT is looking for […]

From the cutting room floor …

The VIEW from here

(This column is a reprint from 2009) S itting here each week trying to come up with a topic for this column isn’t always easy. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head and I run with it, other times I ponder various thoughts and suggestions until that light bulb goes off over my head and I start typing. Many […]

Storage solutions

A-Plus business opens on Fenton Road

FLINT TWP. — On one of few vacant lots left along busy Fenton Road, Basil Andoni of Swartz Creek saw an opportunity to open his third business location. A-Plus Self Storage opened at 4484 Fenton Road just north of Maple Road about a month ago, said Andoni, who also owns two similar storage facilities on Court Street in Davison and […]

Going all out for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Graff Chevrolet Durand donating proceeds from sales, service

DURAND — Graff Chevrolet Durand, 9009 E. Lansing Rd., is making strides against breast cancer during the month of October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here is what Graff Durand has in store to help raise awareness and donations: • A $10 donation from Chevy for each test drive (Nov. 2 and11 still remain) • A $25 […]

In brief

HealthPlus rated third in nation, first in state FLINT — HealthPlus is rated No. 3 in the nation for customer service, according to survey results from the national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® program. In addition, the same survey rated HealthPlus the highest in Michigan in: Rating of personal doctor, customer service, getting needed care and getting care […]

Bands, horses and more turn out for C-A HOMECOMING PARADE

FLINT TWP. — It was a banner week of celebration for Carman-Ainsworth Schools capped off by the annual Homecoming Parade on Van Slyke and Maple roads. Riders on horseback and appearances by Miss Michigan Princess scholarship pageant winners were among parade highlights. Township fire and police vehicles also made their annual appearance. YouthQuest and robotics clubs were parade entries made […]

In brief

McLaren Diabetes program to hold health fair FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Self Management Program is partnering with Sanofi-Aventis for its ninth annual free health fair. This year’s event will feature Riva Greenberg, who will present “Taking Control.” Riva is a real patient with real A1C control who will provide real inspiration for having better blood sugar control. The program is […]

Hot Tickets

Live entertainment at Louie’s LAPEER — Louie’s Sports Tavern, 3301 Davison Rd., will feature Team Trivia Begins every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Prizes for winners each night 1st-3rd place. Louie’s Sports Tavern will feature the Seahawks vs. Cardinals football game at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17. Entertainment for Oct. 18 will be Chris Brantley at 9:30 p.m. and Drew Machak on […]

Emterra requesting contract extension with Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Almost a year after taking over garbage service, Emterra Environmental USA is asking the township board to consider a contract extension and other minor changes. Last November, Emterra took over existing garbage service contracts in Flint Township and other Genesee County municipalities after purchasing bankrupt Richfield Management LLC. Richfield had a four-year contract with Flint Township that […]


Cavaliers get payback win over Powers

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth avenged a painful defeat from last year and took a big step toward the Saginaw Valley League- South Division football title with a 28-10 homecoming win over Flint Powers Catholic last Friday. Jevonte Alexander rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries as the Cavaliers improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in […]