Miss Hibernia scholarship applications now available

FLINT – Entry forms are available for the 2016 Miss Hibernia pageant. More than $2,500 in scholarships will be awarded to the top three honorees in the contest sponsored by the grand marshals of the Flint St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The pageant is open to women age 16 to 22 years who are of Irish descent. Contestants must attend the […]

Firebirds suffer 4th loss in a row

SARNIA, ONT. — The Flint Firebirds hit the road on Sunday for a key West Division contest, and despite a valiant comeback, dropped their fourth consecutive game with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Sarnia Sting. Sarnia opened the scoring near the midway point of the opening period with Ryan McGregor’s fourth goal of the season. The score […]

Southwest Airlines increases flights in Flint

FLINT TWP. — Getting to Florida this summer just got easier. Officials at Bishop International Airport announced last week that Southwest Airlines is returning nonstop service to Orlando. FL (MCO) from June 5, 2016 – August 5, 2016 on Saturdays only. This service is in addition to the three flights per day the airline will be flying to Chicago/Midway (MDW) […]


BOYS’ BASKETBALL While the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team took early control of its Saginaw Valley League contest at Lapeer on Tuesday, the Lightning kept battling back to keep the Cavs lead under double digits. That’s what made the fourth quarter play of Ja’Kavien Lewis so invaluable as he scored twice at key times in the middle of the session […]

Capitol Coney Island celebrates the holidays with Santa Claus

FLINT TWP. – Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, will be hosting a special guest, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 19. Santa Claus will drop by for a visit. Owners Nick and Anastasia Pirkovic, along with the Capitol Coney Island team are inviting the public to stop by. To celebrate the Holidays, Capitol Coney Island […]


Ford And Corning Introduce Industry-First Gorilla Glass Hybrid Windshield Technology On All-New Ford GT Supercar

What started as a lightweight concept technology is about to become reality for Ford GT customers when the all-new supercar debuts the Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield – a tough, durable, scratch-resistant window that is about 30 percent lighter than traditional glass. Developed by Ford and Corning, Gorilla Glass hybrid window will be used on both the windshield and rear […]

Salvation Army at 37% of goal with just days remaining

FLINT — The Salvation Army Red Kettles are filling up at a much slower pace this year, however; the need for our services by our community continues to escalate. With October weather and temperatures in November, many are just now facing cold and in need of coats and assistance later than last year. Families that were able to live with […]

In brief

25th annual community Holiday Dinner FLINT — The Genesee County Bar Foundation and Bar Association 25th Annual Community Holiday Dinner is scheduled for tonight (Dec. 17), from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., downtown Flint. The free dinner will feature a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Children will have their photographs taken with Santa Claus […]

My Christmas tastes are a little offbeat

(Editor’s note: This column originally ran at Christmas in 2011) I love a good, down home Christmas as much as the next guy. Holiday traditions like giving gifts, getting together with family and enjoying classic Christmas songs and movies are all part of the season. But as much as I cling to these old traditions, I have also found over […]

Flint declares disaster over lead in the water

FLINT — Thousands of bottles of water arrived Dec. 15 in Flint as the city continues to struggle with its water emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent two semis loaded with bottled water to Flint from Maryland. The water was being held in a warehouse by the federal government in case of a natural disaster on the east […]