2016-01-14

Demolition of Showcase Cinemas begins




BURTON — The final curtain is being lowered on Showcase Cinemas. Crews began demolishing the vacant building January 6, and the process is expected to take about a month to complete. The former theater opened in 1980 and was once the only multiplex movie theater in Genesee County, before a second Showcase opened in Flint Township, off Corunna Road. Flint […]

In brief



Salvation Army nears goal with days remaining FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]

Vic Canever Chevrolet earns GM Green Dealer Award



FENTON — Richard Canever, owner and president of Vic Canever Chevrolet, started working at his dad’s car dealership when he was 15. “I fell in love with the business,” he said. “I knew back then that this is the direction I wanted to go in my life.” Canever did take his life in that direction and built on the successful […]

Kroger stores sponsoring scholarship contest again



GENESEE COUNTY — Kroger announced last week that it is now accepting applications for its 9th annual “I Can Make History,” contest, open to all students in grades 4 to 12 in Michigan. Kroger stores offer the annual contest in connection with February as Black History Month, to recognize “African Americans who have significantly contributed to our country in the […]

FYSO to hold meet orchestra night Jan. 14



FLINT — The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra will put on a “Meet The Orchestra” concert Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at The Whiting. The ‘for youth, by youth’ concert will provide a lively introduction to all of the instruments in the orchestra and how they work together to produce beautiful music. The evening’s program will feature several popular pieces, including […]

In brief



Baker College of Flint hosting blood drive Jan. 18 FLINT — In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Baker College of Flint is planning multiple community service projects and activities on Dr. King’s birthday, Jan. 18. Maureen Miller, coordinator of the Baker College MLK Jr. Day of Service, hopes that by the end of the day the […]

Wealth without millions



All day Saturday I watched the posts roll buy on social media, things like: “I’ve got my tickets! When I win, I’m going to …” And they would go on to describe all the elaborate, joyful things they would do with $900 million. Wednesday’s drawing was for a reported $1.4 billion, and if you’re reading this, I didn’t hit the […]

GDL to offer expanded story time



FLINT — In an effort to increase childhood literacy in Genesee County, the Genesee District Library (GDL) has expanded its children’s story times, and added a new story time class called Baby Steps, which is geared specifically for babies. The GDL now offers story time five days a week, in five different time slots, in 11 different branches. With nearly […]

Tree planted for township beautification cut down, stolen




FLINT TWP. — Rather than drive to a Christmas tree farm, store or lot, apparently someone took a look at a large, healthy blue spruce pine tree growing at the northwest corner of Graham and Corunna roads and decided it would make a nice Christmas tree. Township officials want to find out who chopped down the tree just before Christmas. […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Pop Evil, Jan. 14, performing the “Up” record in its entirety. Trivium, with special guests DevereauX and Avenue Sky, will perform Jan. 20. Tickets are $2 in advance. Doors open for all shows at 7 p.m. Details: Call 810-715-2650. — G.G. Entertainment […]