2015-11-26

Thankful for the ‘sweet, simple’ moments in life



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone — even if you’re simply passing through to find the Black Friday ads! This has certainly been a tumultuous year for me, from losing a job without warning to finding a new team to be a part of: great, brilliant people that I enjoy being around, a new beat to cover — and about a dozen great […]

Favorite holiday shows coming to The Whiting



FLINT — ‘Tis the season when the Flint Symphony Orchestra joins talented local and guest performers to bring two traditional crowd-pleasing holiday shows to the stage at The Whiting. First up, is the annual world-class performance of “The Nutcracker,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. Then the holiday […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Tantric, with special guests the Reaktion, Lindsy Says and Mindflaw, Nov. 27. Tickets are $12 in advance. Corrosion of Conformity, with special guests Saviours, Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band and Mothership, will perform Dec. 2. Tickets are $20 in […]

Good things happen when we shop local



Our area small businesses are owned and operated by our neighbors—maybe even friends or family. They genuinely care about the well-being of our community because it’s their home too. These business owners are among the first to offer their communities a helping hand. Small businesses donate about twice as much per employee to charitable organizations as large businesses. When you […]

Hotel approved for Pirate’s Park redevelopment




FLINT TWP. — A four-story hotel with a small convention center, a three-story climate controlled storage facility and a 80-unit assisted living facility are slated to replace the long-standing amusements at Pirates Park, 4175 Miller Road, after about 25 years of operation. Last week, the Flint Township Planning Commission approved a multi-million dollar, three-phase Planned Unit Development (PUD) presented by […]

Firebirds upset OHL’s best, Erie, 2-1 on weekend




FLINT – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds made league headlines once again on Sunday; this time for the right reasons. Flint upset the OHL’s top team, the Erie Otters, 6-5 in Flint. It all began just five minutes into the game, when Zach Grzelewski fired one home to give Flint an early advantage. Will Bitten added his 11th of […]

Walking in a winter wonderland

Cultural Center free holiday walk features music, shows, crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa


FLINT — The Flint Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Walk is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. The festivities are free, but those who are able are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or personal care item, to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The 33-acre Cultural Center campus will be awash in holiday […]

Holmes key in MSU’s win over Ohio State



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carman- Ainsworth grad Gerald Holmes ran in a 2-yard touchdown with 12:03 left in Michigan State’s game against Ohio State last Saturday at Ohio. Holmes’ score tied the game at 14-14 and with time expiring, kicker Michael Geiger booted in a 41-yard field goal to give MSU the 17-14 win over its arch rivals. Holmes had 14 […]

Get ready to gobble, gobble



This turkey was one of many who made their way to area dinner tables this Thanksgiving, thanks to Spratt Farms in Goodrich.

Be an ethical hunter – buy a license before you go out and don’t loan kill tags



LAPEER COUNTY – Conservation officers with the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources urge deer hunters to engage in an ethical hunt: Buy a license before going out and don’t loan kill tags. Every deer hunting season, DNR conservation officers encounter individuals engaged in unethical hunting practices and tackle many cases of individuals buying a hunting license after harvesting a deer […]