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Michigan Film Office incentive supports project filming in Detroit LANSING — A dramatic search for what remains of a post-cataclysmic world is at the center of “North,” currently being filmed in Detroit through August. The project is eligible to receive a $139,927 incentive from the Michigan Film Office. The eligible incentive amount is based on an anticipated spending of $399,791 […]

The art of traveling abroad

Studying art for a month abroad this summer in Florence, Italy, gave me a peek into a culture that clashed completely with my American lifestyle. I was repeatedly warned about culture shock, but of course I didn’t know the extent of it until I was actually living it. I stayed in the heart of the historic part of Florence, immediately […]

National Night Out draws a bigger crowd

FLINT TWP. — Sixty lucky children walked away with free bikes, courtesy of the Target Corporation, a major sponsor of the annual National Night Out (NNO) event hosted last week by the Flint Township Police Department. “We are very pleased with the turnout,’’ said Police Chief George Sippert. “We were hopeful when we partnered with Swartz Creek and Mundy Township […]

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Robotics fundraiser offers Tigers tickets FLINT TWP. — Want to win tickets to a Tigers’ game? Enter the robotics raffle drawing for a chance to win four tickets and a parking pass, valued at $380, for the September 5 game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Seats 7, 8, 9 and 10 are in the fifth row of Section 129. Raffle […]

Traffic stoppers

Canada geese parade across Van Slyke Road

FLINT TWP. — You could say that some motorists ran afoul while driving on Van Slyke Road, just south of Bristol Road last week. The township is teeming with wildlife, but in what appears to be an unusual sighting, several large Canada geese came out of a thicket to cross Van Slyke Road to graze on the other side. Totally […]

Church to hold No-Limits Faith event

HOLLY — Pastors Anthony and Marvella Ramsey along with the Kingdom Living Church Family would like to invite the Genesee County community to join them at their annual No-Limits Faith Conference scheduled for Aug. 19-21. The event is absolutely free and everyone is welcome. The objective of the conference is to strengthen each person’s relationship with Jesus by helping them […]

C-A board moving forward with new Atlantis format

FLINT TWP. — On Aug. 3, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education approved a Seat-Time Waiver Program for Atlantis Alternative Education High School in the first step toward increasing computer-based instruction at the school, 3493 Beveridge Road. Atlantis serves grades 9-12 and is supported by the Bendle and Carman-Ainsworth Boards of Education. The board’s resolution must also be approved by the […]

World War II planes land at Bishop

The Wings of Freedom Tour came to Flint’s Bishop Airport last weekend and had on display a P-51 Mustang fighter plane, A B-24 bomber and a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. The organization, affiliated with the Collins Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to preserving “living history.” The tour also made available flights on the three planes, for a tax deductible […]

Hurley Children’s Center opens at Flint Farmer’s Market

FLINT — Less than a year has passed since Hurley Medical Center staff toured the Flint Farmer’s Market and first entertained the radical idea of locating its’ children’s center there. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, the 10,300 square-foot, state-ofthe art child-friendly facility opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, August 11. Located on the second-floor of the Farmer’s […]

Dort Honors String Quartet to perform world premiere Aug. 13

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts, in partnership with the Longway Planetarium, presents the world premiere of “Brickyard Suite,” an original composition by Catherine McMichael for the Dort Honors String Quartet. The one-night only event will take place on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. with a talk back session and dessert reception to follow the concert. Tickets for […]