Watch out for second Adopt-A-Highway cleanup starting this weekend

FLINT TWP – Especially because two major expressways cross paths in the township, motorists are asked to be on the lookout beginning Saturday, July 16, as thousands of Adopt-AHighway volunteers head back to state roadways to pick up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will clean highway roadsides from July 16 to 24 during the second […]


July 18-21: Swartz Creek youth basketball camp. 2-4 p.m. Cost: $10. Details: swcrk.org, summer opportunities link. July 18-22: Flushing Soccer camp. Kids in grades pre-K through seventh are invited to attend a soccer camp at Seymour Elementary, 3088 N. Seymour Road, Flushing. Camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50 if registered by July 15, $60 if after that. Includes free […]

Capitol Theatre renovation receives $4 million donaton

FLINT – In a little more than a year, Flint’s historic Capitol Theatre should be re-opening its doors to the public, thanks in part to a $4 million grant from the Hagerman Foundation. Also, residents will be able to tour the theater during a special event scheduled for July 21 at 4:30 p.m. under the theater marquee. The Whiting, a […]


Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 1 Million Sales in U.S.

Ford, America’s truck leader, has set a new benchmark in truck capability and efficiency: More than 1 million F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines have now been sold in the United States. “We are proving that with advanced technologies like EcoBoost and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy construction, Ford continues to outperform the competition by virtually every metric,” says Doug Scott, Ford […]

The Pokemon GO craze is a mystery to me

I’ll admit I don’t know much about the whole Pokemon GO craze, despite the fact my son, Sam, has subjected me to watching at least 650 episodes of the Japanese anime program over the years. I get the premise of the show. It’s about this whiny kid named Ash Ketchum (get it? Catch ‘em) who is so determined to be […]

How to repot a plant

Gardening time is here, with people enjoying plants both inside and outside of their homes. Container gardening, which is a planting method in which flowers and other plants are grown in pots and other containers, is quite popular because of design versatility. Containers can be moved from location to location if plants are not thriving in a particular spot. They […]

Szott Ford in Holly wins 5th President’s Award

HOLLY — Steve Gabbara and his team have been on what he calls “a pretty good run.” Pretty good may be an understatement considering that Gabbara, general manager, and his team at Szott Ford in Holly recently received the Ford Motor Company President’s Award for the fourth year in a row and for the fifth time in six years. Ford […]

How to graft a favorite plant

Plants can be propagated in various ways, including grafting. Grafting involves slicing off a piece from one plant and connecting it to another to create a new plant. Grafting can be an interesting hobby, and even novice gardeners can become skilled at grafting. Grafting is actually botanical surgery. The grafted parts eventually grow together to form a single grafted plant, […]

In brief

Flint & Genesee CVB Hosts the 4th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” FLINT – How far can you stretch a dollar these days? From downtown Flint to For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, and to numerous destinations in between, that is, if you hop aboard the “Be A Tourist in Your Home Town” shuttle. Presented by the Flint […]

How to organize the pantry

Since the advent of supermarkets and warehouse stores, many food shoppers have embraced buying in bulk. Buying in bulk can help shoppers save money and avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store in search of missing ingredients, but all those extra items also necessitate more careful pantry planning. People already short on space may need to reorganize their pantries to […]