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Sybyl Award nominees named GENESEE COUNTY — Eleven people have been nominated for Resource Genesee’s annual Sybyl Award. The award honors the life of Sybyl M. Atwood, who served for more than 40 years as the program director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee. Atwood died in 2007. Sybyl’s sense of community and boundless energy influenced and strengthened […]

Halloween, my favorite time of year

I’m a Halloween fanatic. I have always loved this time of year, maybe even more than Christmas, because there’s just something about jack-o-lanterns, black cats and witches I find to be a lot of fun. I’ve always had a thing for Halloween. As a kid my mom used to put up Halloween decorations around the house and I would get […]

Mall Trick or Treating draws a big crowd

FLINT TWP. — This year the Genesee District Library joined forces with the Flint Public Library to draw a much bigger crowd on Saturday for the annual Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. “We distributed over 1,700 goodie bags with 12,250 pieces of candy this year,” said Kristen Cassabon, mall marketing manager. “I think we can […]

“Hot Flash Havoc” is coming to Flint

GENESEE COUNTY —”Hot Flash Havoc”, an entertaining and enlightening documentary about menopause, will be featured at a movie party from 6 -8:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at Bower Theater, 1220 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center. Hosted by McLaren Flint, the award-winning film will provide a crash course on what women need to know about menopause. Featuring real women […]

Clinton fires up local Dems to get out the vote

FLINT — “Wherever people treat each other right…where they recognize their special individuality but embrace our common humanity, wherever people have honest and open disagreement for the purpose of reaching the best decision and they work together, good things are happening,” former President Bill Clinton said Oct. 22 in Flint. He called out for people to work with America’s natural […]

In brief

Genesys presents free talk on hip and knee pain GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Orthopedic Services will present a free talk on hip and knee pain, Oct. 29 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center – Health Park campus. Michael Sorscher, MD, orthopedic surgeon on staff at Genesys, will discuss the causes […]

Stolen vehicle recovery report

GENESEE COUNTY — August and September were busy months for auto thieves and GAIN, the county’s auto theft unit, kept busy bringing many of them to justice, according to an activity report provided to the Flint Township Board. The Genesee Auto-Theft Investigation Network (GAIN) is administered by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, and is made up of detectives and support […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Devil’s Night with Avatar, Oct. 30, with special guests GivenSix and After the Minor. Tickets are $10 in advance. On Halloween, Oct. 31, Ironsnake will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance. Country Night is Nov. 1, featuring Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, […]


Giant spiders and skeletons hung from trees; ghouls, zombies, witches and other masked terrors handed out candy from a graveyard plot, and a fanged clown board waited at the finish line as a werewolf (aka girl’s track coach David Thrash) led a wolf pack of children and parents around the 1 1/2 mile cross-country track on Saturday at Carman-Ainsworth High […]

Libraries are ‘all about that bass’

“Hey, Mom, can I have some money?” my daughter asked. (If this isn’t a common question in a household of teenagers, I don’t know what is.) “For what?” “I want to buy Beyoncé’s song, ‘Diva,’ from iTunes.” I suggested she download it for free from the library instead. My daughter scoffed. “You cannot download Beyoncé from the library, Mom.” And […]

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