2015-07-16

A happening place




FLINT TWP. — Outdoor events at both Vehicle City Harley Davidson and the Sonic Drive-In restaurant next door drew a large crowd to Miller Road at Austin Parkway last Friday night. The gathering at Vehicle City is part of its summer long Friday Bike Night event which has been going on since May. Held on the grounds of the sprawling […]

Flotilla offers fun in the sun on Flint River



FLINT — Everyone is invited to sit back and relax at the second annual Flint River Flotilla. At the event, individuals will bring flotation devices to enjoy a leisurely float down the river. The Flotilla will take place, Aug. 8 and is a fundraiser for the Flint River Corridor Alliance (FRCA). FRCA Director Janet Van De Winkle said, “The Flotilla […]

In brief



Longway Planetarium to hold scavenger hunt FLINT — Get ready for round two of Longway Planetarium’s Catch a Fallen Star family scavenger hunt happening on July 17. To participate, simply like Longway Planetarium’s Facebook page or follow them at LongwayP on Twitter and look for clues. Six star-shaped containers will be hidden in the greater Flint area for a total […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature The Paramedic, It Lies Within and Bad Chapter headlining the Music Over Matter Tour, with special guests Meridians, Our Vices and The 2nd System, July 17. Tickets are $10 in advance. Nonpoint, with special guests Vicariant and Polychromatic, will perform July 18. […]

Annual rite of summer



In what has become a much-anticipated summer outing for the entire family, the annual Mid-East Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Road, will bring a variety of free activities to the area this weekend. A fireworks show, a raffle, authentic foods, live bands, dancing and more are among cultural offerings at the event. Admission is […]

Free summer meals for youth



FLINT TWP. — The USDA is offering free summer meals to kids and teens countywide. Nearby sites include Dye Elementary School, 1174 Graham Road; West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court Flint; Cambridge Square Apartments, 4490 Brendenshire Court Street near Beecher Road; Sunridge Apartments, G-3348 Flushing Rd., and Bethel United Methodist Church, 3901 Ballenger Hwy. Most provide breakfast […]

Willowbrook Manor seeks rezoning




FLINT TWP. — Interested parties will have at least two more chances for input before a rezoning takes effect at Willowbrook Manor Nursing Home, 4436 Beecher Road. After a public hearing last week, the township Planning Commission approved a request to rezone two adjacent parcels from single family residential to multi-family residential. Willowbrook is buying the vacant parcels with the […]

30 years running: Crim 30-Year Club recognizes runners devoted to 10-mile race




FLINT — Tens of thousands of runners have participated in the Crim Festival of Races since its inception in 1977, but there is a very small group of runners who have devoted almost half their lives or more to the popular road-racing event. The Crim 30-Year Club is comprised of just over 100 people who have run or walked the […]

New format being considered for alternative high school




FLINT TWP. — Enrollment is down at Atlantis Alternative High School, 3493 Beveridge Road, and Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff would like to find a way to attract more students and make the program more efficient. In a preliminary report to the board last month, Tunnicliff said Atlantis enrollment has steadily declined over the past two years. At the same time new […]

Tiebreakers decide Henrickson Award winners




ATLAS TWP. – After four of the girls and two boys in the Jack Nicklaus group tied at the end of the round during Flint Jr. Golf Association play at Atlas Valley Country Club on Monday, tiebreakers were used to decide the winners. As FJGA’s Bill Hense described the outcome, Flushing’s Kerrigan Parks and Brooke Thomas, Davison’s Kamryn Johnston and […]