2015-10-29

New partnership sets the stage for revitalizing Capitol Theatre



FLINT — The curtain may soon rise again at this city’s historic Capitol Theatre, thanks to a new partnership that hopes to reintroduce area audiences to the iconic Flint landmark. The Whiting and its governing body, the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), along with Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) today announced plans for restoring the theatre to its former glory and […]

Chevrolet Readies Shipment of 2016 Camaro

GEN SIX MODELS ROLLING OUT OF LANSING GRAND RIVER ASSEMBLY TO DEALERS NATIONWIDE

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LANSING, Mich. – The wait is over. Chevrolet announced on Monday it will begin shipping the all-new 2016 Camaro to dealers. The first wave of production models were scheduled to leave the plant by the end of the week and should arrive at dealerships for customer delivery by mid-November. The Gen Six Camaro is rolling off […]

Economic development expert forecasts growth




FLINT TWP. — Who wants to do business in Genesee County? A variety of current and new companies, that’s who, according to Janice Karcher, vice president – economic development, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and head of a team whose duties include attracting investors, identifying site availability, trend forecasting, and talent and job creation. Karcher spoke to the West […]

Halloween celebrations across the globe



Candy, time spent with friends and colorful costumes make Halloween a day to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Halloween also can be a lucrative time of year, as the National Retail Federation notes that Halloween spending equals roughly $6.9 billion each year. But as popular as Halloween seems, many countries do not celebrate the holiday. Halloween observances are […]

WFBA loses board member



FLINT TWP. — At its monthly meeting last week, the West Flint Business Association sadly acknowledged the death of Walt Widder, a newly appointed board member. Widder, 64, of Durand passed away suddenly on Monday, September 21. Widder also served on the board of the West Flint Optimist Club. He was retired from Financial Plus Credit Union in Flint. He […]

How to throw theme party and help break the ice



Many people do not need a reason to throw a party. Although they’re commonly held to mark momentous events, like birthdays, parties can be entertaining ways to get a group of people together just for the sake of being social. Entertaining a diverse groups of friends or even family members may challenge party hosts to find methods that encourage their […]

Salvation Army offers holiday assistance



FLINT – The Salvation Army is looking to help underprivileged families during the holiday season, as the organization accepts applications for Christmas assistance now through Oct. 30, at its Flint locations. The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program is intended to help those who “would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas,” representatives said. According to recent Census data, municipalities such as […]

Horror films perfect for holiday



A re you a scary movie buff? Do you relish in the building music and the jump-out-of-your-seat moments that unleash from you a primal scream? Many people share a love of scary movies and have made the horror genre one of the most popular. No month of the year celebrates horror movies more than October. Each October, movie theaters, television […]

In brief



Sybyl award nominations sought GENESEE COUNTY — Do you know an outstanding community volunteer? Would you like to see them recognized for their outstanding service? The Sybyl Award Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are once again being accepted for the 2015 Sybyl Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor the life of Sybyl M. Atwood. Sybyl […]

Safe costumes can prevent Halloween mishaps



Millions of people celebrate Halloween every year. Borrowed or adapted from a few different festivals that once took place in Europe, Halloween has origins in the Roman Feralia festival, the Celtic summer’s end festival Samhain, and the Catholic All Saints Day. Trick-or-treating is a significant part of the Halloween festivities, but for many people, the real delight is choosing a […]


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