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 […]

Flint Folk Music Society hosting Celtic Winter Concert on Nov. 7

FLINT TWP. — A chance to hear beautiful music played on more than 30 unusual instruments is coming to town when Four Shillings Short, a folk music duo, appear in concert from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 2474 S Ballenger Hwy. Sponsored by the Flint Folk Music Society, the concert offers family entertainment for […]

Santa Claus is coming to town

FLINT TWP. — Santa Claus will arrive at Genesee Valley Center mall at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, November 6. Flint Township Firefighters will escort Santa and his reindeer to the Outdoor Village at 6 p.m. Santa will greet guests and then ride the Mini Express train through the mall to his holiday home in Center Court. Families can enjoy complimentary […]

In brief

Davison Class of 1985 to hold reunion Nov. 7 DAVISON — The Davison High School Class of 1985 will hold its 30 year class reunion Nov. 7 at the IMA Brookwood Golf Course, 6045 Davison Rd., at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, $75 per couple. There will be a buffet, a DJ, a cash bar and a photographer […]