2014-07-24

Kearsley Park Players present ‘Pirates of Penzance’ at Crossroads



FLINT — Flint’s Kearsley Park Players take to the stage again in the Gilbert & Sullivan musical classic “Pirates of Penzance”. This rollicking comedy features pirates, beautiful maidens, comic policemen, a star-crossed love affair and some of the best music in the history of musical theater. Opening at Crossroads Village’s historic opera house, shows will run August 1, Saturday August […]

In brief



Area women invited to Camo and Lace event FLUSHING — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace for “Paddle, Picnic and Peeps”, on Aug. 16 starting at 9 a.m. Camo and Lace is partnering with Redbeard’s Canoe and Kayak Livery, 103 E. Main Street, Flushing, for this outdoor adventure. Camo and Lace is a woman’s group that encourages […]

Summer 2014 programs for Genesee County children, teens



FLINT — Typically viewed as a time for rest and relaxation, the long days of summer can present challenges for families and children looking to fill those hours with safe, engaging activities that won’t stretch tight budgets. High-quality programming is particularly critical for school-age children and youths, many of whom can fall victim to the “summer slump,” which can have […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — On July 25, The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature 80s Beach Night with Ironsnake. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Andrew Wood Benefit will be July 26, with Houndstooth, Shadows of Doubt, Diesect and 419. There is a minimum $5 donation. For tickets to all shows go […]

State police investigating officer who shot suspect during traffic stop




FLINT TWP. — Dominique Charon Lewis, 23, of Flint, has been identified as the person fatally shot by a township police officer during a traffic stop last week. On July 16, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a Flint Township police officer conducted a traffic stop on Flushing Road near Eldorado Street, according to a press release issued by township police officials. […]

Flushing golfers sweep Mallon Cup titles




FLINT – Two young Flushing High players swept the Mallon Cup Challenge on Monday at Flint Golf Club. Junior Joe Montpas, 16, won the boys’ championship with a 2-underpar 70, and sophomore Kerri Parks, 14, took the girls’ title with a 5-over-par 80 in the final major tournament of the Flint Junior Golf Association season. The event had been scheduled […]

Canceled board meeting puts beggar’s ordinance on hold




FLINT TWP. — Street beggars and charities that would be affected by the township’s pending Begging and Soliciting Ordinance got a reprieve Monday. The township board meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum. Four members of the seven-person board were absent or on vacation. Agenda items included the begging ordnance, which, if approved, will ban soliciting from motorists […]

Three-peat in Genesee Ladies Classic




GRAND BLANC – Lindsey McPherson won her third straight championship in the fourth annual Genesee Ladies Classic golf invitational, shooting 71-74-145 in the 36-hole event June 27-28 at Flint Elks Club. McPherson, a Powers Catholic graduate now playing for Michigan State University, beat Donna Benford by nine strokes to top the 16-player field. Benford’s 76-78-154 won the Senior Division for […]

A look at some of the races in the Aug. 5 primary election



Michigan’s 5th Congressional District Republicans Allen D. Hardwick of Davison and Tom Whitmire of Flushing will square off in the Aug. 5 primary for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 5th Congressional seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Kildee (D-Flint). Kildee is unopposed in the primary. Whitmire did not respond to our questionnaire. Allen D. Hardwick Age: 50 Hometown: Born in […]

MHSAA Participation Dips Slightly; 4 Sports Set Records



EAST LANSING – Participation in high school sports in which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association decreased slightly for the third straight school year in 2013-14, following a continuing trend of declining member school enrollments. However, nine MHSAA sports saw increases in participation from 2012-13, and four sports set records for the second straight school […]