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 […]

Teen suicide prevention help available

FLINT TWP. — For young people who think about ending their lives, there is help and hope. That was the urgent message Valerie Southall of Flint, brought to a suicide prevention event held last week at Beef & Barley on Linden Road. Southall is the community liaison for Stonecrest Center, an impatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center in […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-Red Football

FIRST TEAM OFFENSEElijah Hunt, QB, Lapeer, 11Caleb Ruffin, RB, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Brian Bach, RB, Lapeer, 12Tyler Minor, RB/QB, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Chris Jacobs, OL, Bay City Central, 12Caron Ruffin, OL, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Christian Thorn, OL, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Anthony Herbert, OL, Lapeer, 12Brandon Murawa, OL, Lapeer, 12Kalebb Perry, WR, Mt. Pleasant, 11Tyler Wills, WR, Lapeer, 12Luke Delong, WR, Midland, 11Shamond Halbert, P/QB, Flint Northwestern,11 FIRST TEAM […]

Steady tourism growth reported in Flint & Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY —Hotel revenue in Flint & Genesee saw increases in September and year to date, pointing to a strong tourism industry in the county, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which includes the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Smith Travel Research (STR) reported that hotel revenue was up 6.3 […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-South Tennis

TJ Abraham, 2s, Flint Powers, 10Alex Schneider, 3s, Flint Powers, 12Kairo Noronha, 1s, Flint Southwestern, 11Myles Taylor, 2s, Flint Southwestern, 11Malachi Noronha, 3s, Flint Southwestern, 9Dylan Graves, 1s, Lapeer, 12Justin Hackett, 2s, Lapeer, 12 HONORABLE MENTION Evan Walker, 3s, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Luke Moore, 4s, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Christian Anderson, 1d, Flint Powers, 11Wally Perkins, 1d, Flint Powers, 12Sam Petrarca, 4s, Flint Powers, 10Charlie […]