UM-Flint takes over two downtown buildings

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint has officially taken ownership of the Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center as well as one of the FirstMerit Bank buildings. Riverfront Residence Hall and Conference Center, valued at $15.5 million, is believed to rank as the University’s largest-ever single donation. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation gave the 16-story, 340,000-square-foot building to UM-Flint with support from […]

OHL finalizes decision on Firebirds’ owner Nilsen

TORONTO, ONT. – Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch has investigated the situation regarding Flint Firebirds’ owner Rolf Nilsen, and on Wednesday afternoon, finally reached a conclusion on how the league will handle the situation. Nilsen’s punishment has three different aspects of it. The first, and obviously most severe, is that Nilsen is suspended by the league from being involved […]

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Genisys Credit Union among Top 50 Best Credit Unions AUBURN HILLS – S&P Global Market Intelligence has named Genisys Credit Union one of the Top 50 “Best Performing” Credit Unions in the United States. “Genisys is proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the dedication and effort that our board, management and team devote every day to […]

2016-04-07 E-Edition

Automate me, please

Recently I got a press release which discussed how our legislators are looking at new rules of the road for autonomous, or automatic vehicles. I honestly can’t wait for the day. I used to enjoy driving, but the older I get, the more it becomes a chore. I am sure most of us have had the experience of driving somewhere […]

YouthQuest invites public to view student artwork

FLINT – An annual art exhibition featuring the work of students in the YouthQuest afterschool program is back for its sixth year and – with more than 2,000 pieces of mixed-media artwork – it’s bigger than ever. “ArtQuest: Your Story” will be on display from 3-7 p.m., April 12-14 in the Diplomat atrium, at 4110 S. Saginaw St., Flint. The […]

Party supply store now open

FLINT TWP. – Fancy cakes, glittering table settings, catered food, wine, homemade chocolates, beautiful wall decorations and other samples of what an elegant party can be all were on display at the grand opening celebration of Affairs to Remember, 4297 Miller Road, across the street from Pier 1 Imports and next door to Signarama. Owners Iva and Ian Harrison were […]

Function, Form and Fantasy: ceramics exhibit coming to FIA

FLINT — Function, Form, and Fantasy will be on view May 7 through Aug. 14. Drawn from the collection of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, this exhibition offers a unique look at the recent history of ceramics — from the mid-20th century to present day — highlighting the diversity of styles and intense creativity of expression in the medium […]

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Benefit concert for Hurley Children’s Hospital FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital and NASH FM 95.1 are presenting a benefit country concert on April 7 at Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, featuring Granger Smith & Tegan Marie to help kids and families affected by the Flint Water Crisis. All proceeds go directly to Hurley Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Children’s […]

The Calvarymen are coming

FLINT TWP. — A historic evening of music and memories is in store at the Calvarymen Quartet 60th Anniversary Reunion Concert, 6 p.m., Saturday April 16 at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Many former members dating all the way back to 1956 will be on hand for the special evening of celebration and song. Tickets […]