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YMCA seeking volunteers FENTON — The YMCA of Greater Flint is calling all volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to help get camp ready for our busy summer season. On May 7, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., 100 volunteers are needed to help us rake, weed, and paint fences and buildings on the grounds of Camp Copneconic. Families and adults are […]

2016-05-05 E-Edition

A word on that Millennial rant

By now, anyone who spends even a smidgen of time browsing social media has witnessed a rant making the viral rounds from one Alexis Bloomer – a Texan television journalist who took all of two minutes to eviscerate her fellow Millennials for their many generational deficiencies. Bloomer posted a disclaimer along with the video indicating she does not, in fact, […]

Harley Bike Night is back

FLINT TWP. — Vroom. Vroom. That’s the sound of motorcycle enthusiasts revving up for the return of Bike Night at Vehicle City Harley- Davidson, 2400 Austins Pkwy., a series of Friday night live performances featuring an array of local bands. Cybil & the Beast are set to kick off the first in the series from 6 -9 p.m. Friday May […]

A Bug’s World coming to the Sloan Museum

FLINT— Giant bugs are crawling into Sloan Museum from May 21-Sept. 4. Visitors will trade sizes with an insect to find giant animatronic bugs looming large in this interactive exhibit. Sponsored by Lush Lawn and Safari Tree, this unique exhibit gives visitors a brand new perspective on a bug’s world, as they encounter insects up close and larger than life. […]


– All week, the electronic message board in front of Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1370 West Bristol Road, has been flashing a colorful reminder that Sunday is a special day for mothers. It will be a busy day for many restaurants because Mother’s Day is the top holiday for dining out, with one in four American adults planning to do […]

In brief

Interfaith conference coming May 20 FLINT — The public is invited attend an Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference on May 20 at the Woodside Church, United Church of Christ at 1509 E. Court Street, Flint. The conference offers workshops to strengthen the knowledge and skills needed to amplify the voices of activists as an alternative to Michigan’s “religious right”. Organized by […]

C-A benefit auction draws great donations

FLINT TWP. — Richard (Dick) Lee, the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) Community Auction & Raffle last Friday, probably was not the only person to leave the event wearing a big smile. One high-bidder left with four University of Michigan footballs tickets on the 50-yard-line for the Sept. 19 game in Ann Arbor, plus […]

The 411 on Mother’s Day flowers

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that honors motherhood and provides an opportunity for men, women and children to show their mothers how much they appreciate them. The tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back more than a century to 1908, when West Virginia native Anna Jarvis held a memorial service to honor her mother, who had […]

New fire truck on order

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The township fire department is getting a new pumper truck early next year. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said it typically takes about 11 months for a new customized truck to arrive, after the order is placed. After soliciting bids for the truck, at its April 18 meeting, the township board unanimously accepted a bid […]

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