2015-09-24

Country Corn Maze returns



CORUNNA – The Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Rd., is open for its 15th season. The 2015 theme is “To God and Country, Washington’s Prayer” and features four mazes with 7.8 miles of paths. Farm Tracks Maze for beginners and young children. A new Treasure Hunt Maze is also included, just look for hidden Treasure, competing against your friends […]

Fall chimney cleaning tips



Homeowners whose homes have fireplaces understand that a little more maintenance goes into autumn prep work for their homes than for those homeowners without fireplaces. Readying the fireplace for another season of use requires some upkeep. A clean fireplace and chimney is the best defense against hazardous conditions that can cause a chimney or home fire. For those who did […]

How do you perceive death?



That question starts a conversation most people don’t like to have, according to Dr. B.J. Miller, executive director of San Francisco’s Zen Hospice Project that specializes in end-of-life care. Having cared for thousands of dying people, Miller has identified two key helpers – love and perspective. Being loved speaks for itself. The perspective part is where many of us struggle. […]

HealthPlus sets standards for quality and customer satisfaction



FLINT – Sometimes great things really do come in smaller packages. Take HealthPlus of Michigan, a health benefits company that recently shed two lines of business and reorganized into a leaner organization with a tighter product focus. Today it shared that its quality ratings are in the top 12 percent of health plans across the nation and it’s just one of four […]

Bounce house, wagon rides on tap for PAWS fundraiser

Paint, wine parties planned to raise funds for shelter

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The third annual Fall Festival to benefit PAWS animal rescue will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2295 Seymour Road, south of Corunna Road in Clayton Township. Entry donation is $5. Children age 12 and younger are admitted free. Festivities include bake sales, cake and pie auctions, a bounce house, face […]

WAZA FLO soccer team relocating to Flint



Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 12:45 p.m. — FLINT –– WAZA FLO, the only professional soccer team in Michigan, will relocate to the Dort Federal Event Center. The announcement was made at a press conference at 11 a.m. today at the Dort Federal Event Center. Formerly the Detroit WAZA FLO, WAZA FLO plays in the Major Arena Soccer League and won […]

In brief



McLaren invites women to Breast Health Event FLINT — Area women are invited to a pre-breast cancer awareness month event at the McLaren Imaging Center on Sept. 24. Attendees can take advantage of free clinical breast examinations and ask clinicians questions. No appointment is necessary. A patient accounts expert will also be on hand to answer health insurance questions, or […]

At the movies



“Home,” a science fiction fantasy film about a race of aliens who conquer Earth, will be shown during Family Movie Night at Dye Elementary School, 1174 S. Graham Road. Presented by Mobile Discovery Theater, the computer-animated film will be shown on an inflatable screen on the school playground, sort of like a drive-in meets IMAX. It features Jim Parsons, Rihanna, […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Otherwise Sept. 25, with special guests Like a Storm, Season After and First Decree. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Blood, Guts and Gore 2015 tour presents Wednesday 13 on Oct. 2. Tickets are $15 in advance. For tickets to all […]

Millage campaigning ramping up




FLINT TWP. – Efforts are ramping up to push for passage of two township millage renewals on the November ballot. Township voters will be asked to renew a .25-mill Fire Safety Protection Equipment millage for five years and a .50-mill Road Millage for ten years. Both are due to expire December 31. A half-page informational leaflet has been created to […]