2015-06-04

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Flaw, June 4, with Season’s After, Oblivious Signal and Sydetrakt. Tickets are $10 in advance. Framing Hanley will perform, June 5, with special guests Heartist and Mistaken for Satellites. Tickets are $12 in advance. The Rev. Horton Heat will perform June 9, […]

Rollhaven owners receive award



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Roller Skating Association International (RSAI) has awarded Danny and Kim Brown the organization’s Life Member Achievement Award, which is not given for the length of service in the industry, but for the quality of their contribution. The Brown’s are the owner/operators of Rollhaven Skating Center which also has locations in Flushing and Owosso. They were […]

Graves encourages residents to fish for free June 13-14



LANSING — State Rep. Joseph Graves today encouraged residents to take advantage of Michigan Free Fishing Weekend on June 13-14. Rep. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing fees during the summer weekend so people who haven’t fished before can try the sport out without having a license. All fishing regulations still apply. “This […]

Cardiologist joins Genesys Heart Institute team



GRAND BLANC — Noninvasive cardiologist Mark Stuart, DO, recently joined Genesys Heart Institute Physician Group. Dr. Stuart received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center (now McLaren-Oakland). Stuart is board-certified in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiology and internal medicine. Additionally, he has expertise is in […]

In brief



Weed cutting addressed FLINT TWP. — Anyone having a problem with noxious weeds or high grass in their neighborhood should notify the township’s noxious weed code enforcement officer, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. Property owners with weeds or grass higher than ten inches will be sent by first class mail a notice stating that if they are not cut […]

Loeb Trust Grant benefits Growing Up Artfully program



FLINT — The Stella and Frederick S. Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by FirstMerit Private Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC) for its twelfth annual Growing Up Artfully fundraising event. Proceeds from Growing Up Artfully will provide subsidized tickets and outreach activities for underserved area youth. These young people will enjoy a variety of […]

Trail mix



Construction has begun to link the eastern end of the Genesee Valley Trail to the City of Flint portion, which will follow the abandoned Canadian National railroad track bed from Corunna near Ballenger and end at Chevy Commons – a green space being developed on the former site of the Chevy in the Hole factory. As shown in the photo, […]

After 47 years and 77 days on the job, Skaff salesman retiring



FLINT — Hall of Fame baseball player Al Kaline spent all his 22 years in the majors with the Detroit Tigers. Future Hall of Fame player Derek Jeter spent his entire 20-year career in a New York Yankees’ uniform. Add all those years together and the total still falls a little shy of the time Hall of Fame salesman, Pat […]

Closing the generation gap, one pool party at a time



At a recent backyard get-together, my brother and his friend sat around the table looking through a book. His friend had brought the book in his bag along with his swim shorts and beach towel. That’s right. He brought a book to a pool party. I watched in amazement as the two discussed the book, writings and opinions on the […]

In brief



Flint & Genesee CVB to Hit the Road for Back to Bricks Promo Tour FLINT — The Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour is gearing up to hit the road, and the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau is hitching a ride. On June 12-16, the CVB will join a long caravan of classic cars during the Back to […]