Charles Stewart Mott Foundation awards $4.9M in grants to FCC

FLINT — In an ongoing effort to provide school children, families and residents in Mid-Michigan with opportunities to enjoy the visual arts, live music, dance and theater, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted $4.9 million to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and Flint Institute of Music (FIM), according to a press release. The […]

Dressed to Impress

2016 Chevy Colorado Special Models

On the street or on the trail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss bring bolder choices to customers looking to make a visual statement with their truck. The special editions roll into Chevrolet dealerships this fall, with distinctly tailored appearances that blend custom design cues with Colorado’s popular options and accessories. The Midnight Edition evokes the […]

Texas Roadhouse opens on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — Judging by the overflow of vehicles in the parking lot Monday evening, the new Texas Roadhouse restaurant, 4140 Miller Road, is going to be a hot spot. Plans were announced in July 2014 to build the 7,162 square-foot steakhouse on the site of a former car dealership. DA Real Estate Group of Southfield are the developers for […]

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off today

Race week news conference features awards, local track star

Flint, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 – The seventh annual Crim race week news conference today set the stage for the 39th running of the famous 10-mile Crim race this weekend. The news conference was held at HealthPlus’ headquarters in Flint.   After opening remarks from Michael Genord, M.D., who assumes the role of HealthPlus president and CEO Sept. 1, area business leaders, […]

Genisys Makes a Difference for Food Bank

GENESEE COUNTY — Genisys Credit Union which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, recently Made a Difference for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” Campaign. Genisys Credit Union was a proud supporter of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in their “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” Campaign! […]

In brief

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 […]

In brief

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 […]