Township board pays its membership dues

FLINT TWP. — It pays to belong so when it comes to annual dues for various memberships deemed worthwhile, the township board is not cutting back, despite a tight budget. The bill is more than $41,000 for two membership dues the township board agreed to pay. The bulk of that payment —$40,972 – went to the Flint Area Narcotics Group […]

Holiday Walk

Annual event a tradition for Flint-area families

FLINT — A tradition 31 years in the making, the annual Holiday Walk will fill Flint’s Cultural Center with festive lights, music and more Dec. 2. “It’s something that we pride ourselves in and we love doing it every year,” said Crystal Dillard, campus coordinator for the Flint Cultural Center Association. The Holiday Walk, a free community event, kicks off […]

Board may consider controversial begging ordinance next week

FLINT TWP. — After months of discussion and tweaking, a controversial proposed Begging and Soliciting Ordinance may be ready for township board consideration at its Monday, Dec. 1 meeting, according to Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. But Miller said she hopes that people first read and understand what is being proposed. The board started out with one plan, that passed first […]

In brief

Young People’s Ballet Theatre will host Santa FLINT – The Young People’s Ballet Theatre will present its annual holiday program Dancing Thru a Winter Wonderland. This wonderful program will be performed Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at The Paavilion, 5251 Commerce Rd., Flint, home of the Young People’s Ballet Theatre. New this year, the dance of the […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

For many years, HealthPlus of Michigan has lit up the corner of Linden and Corunna Roads with this dazzling light display on trees silhouetting the multi-story building. The twinkling lights create a festive mood for the coming weeks of celebrating the holiday season.

Holiday Pops returning Dec. 20-21

FLINT — The Holiday Pops, featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra, directed by Enrique Diemecke, conductor, and hosted by ABC12’s Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin, will be held Dec. 20-21. The annual Christmas show will be held at The Whiting, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast live on ABC12. It will also be held Dec. 21, at 3 […]

Black Friday shopping frenzy starts Thursday

FLINT TWP. — Starting times for the madhouse shopping day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday have been creeping forward each year until it no longer starts on Friday or even at midnight. K-Mart and Big Lots stores will among be the first out of the gate this yearwitha6a.m.and7a.m.opening, respectively, on Thanksgiving Day. Big Lots plans to remain open until […]


Libraries Inspire Gratefulness L ong before I worked for the Genesee District Library, I was a faithful patron. Several times a week, I would find my way to my local branch to write, read, listen and think. Sometimes as I wrote, frustrated by words that went together like a mismatched outfit, I would wander the library for ideas, grabbing my […]

In brief

Kildee elected by colleagues to serve as Regional Whip WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint Township has been elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Regional Whip for the Midwest Region in the 114th Congress. The new and expanded role for Congressman Kildee will position him to advocate for the Midwest region in Congress as well […]

Generals’ alumni game draws big numbers

FLINT — For the first time since 2010, the Flint Generals took the ice at Flint’s Perani Arena on Saturday afternoon. No, the franchise hasn’t returned, but several of their legendary players laced up the skates once more for an alumni game between the Generals alumni and the Genesee County All- Stars. The Generals alumni won the contest, 4-1. The […]