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Firefighters bring Thanskgiving to needy

FLINT TWP. — Four struggling families — one from each of the four elementary schools in the Carman-Ainsworth school district — will have a free Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy, courtesy of the Flint Township Firefighters Association. The association has provided the dinners for more years than Ryan Woods, association president, can remember. The heat-and-eat meals are purchased at Thompson Creek […]

Answers about health care reform

FLINT TWP. — Todd Chaney does not have all the answers yet about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), because they are still being sorted out. But he gave a concise, easy-to-understand 30-minute presentation to the West Flint Business Association last week on what is known about sweeping health care changes coming next year. “The government has […]

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UM-Flint, Flint Rotary Club host ‘Economic Forum’ FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management (SOM) and the Rotary Club of Flint invite the community to “The Economic Forum” on Dec. 13, in the Northbank Center Grand Ballroom at 432 North Saginaw St., Flint. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a lunch buffet served at 11:30 […]

Giving thanks for the little things in life

Thanksgiving is that time of year when we’re supposed to sit back and think about all the things in our lives we have to be thankful for. It doesn’t seem right we only take one day a year to be thankful for what we have, we should always keep in mind those things we are grateful for — no matter […]

Holiday Magic begins Nov. 29

BURTON — Opening night of Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic is Nov. 29 at Crossroads Village. The day after Thanksgiving will be a time to celebrate the holidays with fireworks, a sing-a-long and the lighting of the Tree of Lights. There will be thousands of lights in the trees of Crossroads Village that will look like “tiny stars” for visitors […]

Christmas at Crossroads

FYT brings The Wizard of Oz home for the holidays

FLINT — The Wizard of Oz is the third production in FYT’s 2013-2014 Signature Series and is on stage from Dec. 6-22. Filled with wellknown songs and beloved characters, this classic musical is a special family experience for the holiday season. The Wizard of Oz is the story of Dorothy’s journey from Kansas to Oz and back. Along with Toto, […]

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Digital Amusement Park FLINT — The Longway Planetarium will hold a digital amusement park laser light show on Nov. 29 at 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Admission is adults: $5, children (3-11): $4. Join the planetarium for this internationally award winning special effects show where you will experience virtual reality type amusement park rides including a Ferris wheel, scrambler, and […]

Small town merchants welcome alternative to Black Friday

GENESEE COUNTY — Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on Nov. 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers […]

Cavs’ record season ends in semifinal loss

LAKE ORION — Carman- Ainsworth had little trouble moving the football last Saturday in its Div. 1 semifinal game against Clarkston. The problem was hanging on to it. The Cavaliers lost two fumbles and an interception, and Clarkston capitalized on each one to post a 61-26 victory and earn a spot in the state championship game this weekend at Ford […]