Third Person to debut at FIA

FLINT — Third Person, an all-star drama from Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis, will launch the 2014–15 Friends of Modern Art film series Sept. 5–7 at the Flint Institute of Arts. The first two months of the annual ninemonth FOMA weekly series also include an Irish comedy, The Bachelor Weekend (with Sherlock TV co-star Andrew Scott); an award-winning documentary, Herb […]

Student volunteerism can have positive impact … and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young peo- ple grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. […]

Patsy Lou Williamson opens new venture

FLINT TWP. — Catsup goes with mustard. Salt goes with pepper. Wine goes with cheese. Hmmm. What side item goes well with a car dealership? How about a gas station and car wash? Voila! Patsy Lou’s Express Stop, a new BP gas station and car wash on Corunna Road at Eggleston Avenue, has opened. Located across the street from Patsy […]

Hero Round Table returns to Michigan

FLINT — The Hero Round Table will return Sept. 19-20, with an expected turnout that nearly triples last year’s crowd. The Round Table is the world’s largest conference dedicated to teaching people to be heroes. This year’s conference brings together experts on whistle blowing, psychology, education and personal development to give attendees practical know-how in creating heroism in their own […]

Security Credit hosts Support Our Troops drive

FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host the third annual “Support Our Troops” donation drive, as the nonprofit prepares to send care packages to United States soldiers overseas. Donations will be accepted at SCU’s nine offices in mid-Michigan and two offices in metro Detroit from Sept. 2-Oct. 24. Operation Care Package […]

How to help distracted students in today’s tech driven world

Today’s students have more gadgets at their disposal than ever before. As technology like tablets and smartphones have become more prevalent in the lives of adults, such devices also have become more commonplace in the classroom. Some kids thrive when teachers utilize technology to enhance lesson plans, while others may be distracted by access to technology. According to the National […]

In brief

Code Michigan returns for second year, grows LANSING — Software developers are invited to participate in the state’s Code Michigan event this October for an opportunity to build mobile and web applications and win cash prizes. “Code Michigan is an exciting opportunity for civic-minded developers and designers to help reinvent Michigan’s government by creating mobile and web apps for the […]

MCC accredited as a Mich. Corrections training site

FLINT — The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has named Mott Community College (MCC) an approved training site for the Michigan Corrections Training Program Academy. “We are excited to be one of only six accredited sites statewide to offer the program,” said Chuck Thiel, director of the Southern Lakes Branch Campus in Fenton, where the training will be conducted. “The […]

Kids growing up make me feel old

When my daughter went on her first date, I didn’t feel old, just ready to be the stereotypical overprotective dad. When she started high school I also didn’t feel old, as much as I was nostalgic because she attends the same high school I graduated from. When she took driver’s training and received her license, I was proud but worried […]

C-A grad is a DARK HORSE

FLINT TWP. — Local viewers of “Dark Horse Nation,” a new reality television series on the History Channel may spot a familiar face. Bryan Wiggs one of the featured characters on the weekly show is a 1998 Carman-Ainsworth High School graduate. He also is the son of Ann Saunders, a C-A school board member. The show, which began airing on […]

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