The Jungle Book amuses children through lessons

FLINT — The Flint Youth Theatre is showing its own production of “The Jungle Book” Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. The play is taking place at the company’s Bower Theatre, located at 1220 E. Kearsley St. Like other Flint Youth Theatre productions, the blend of student […]

KISS and you, your brand will shine

There is nothing like hosting a yard sale to remind you just how much junk one can accumulate. My family and I were reminded of this fact recently when we hosted a two-day “everything must go” sale in an effort to make my parent’s empty nest a bit more empty. We sold and gave away about half of the items […]

Roads, senior center focus of block grant public hearing

FLINT TWP. — Making a wish list of township needs is hard when there are more projects that funds, but the township board and residents hammered out a proposed plan Monday during a Public Needs hearing for spending 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds. Block grant fund are provided by the federal government and can only be spent in low […]

Carman Cougars distributing winter gear for kids

FLINT TWP. — A child without snow boots or other winter gear cannot play outside during recess at school, nor make snow angels or enjoy many other winter activities. But that is less likely to happen to elementary school students at Carman-Ainsworth who will be properly outfitted for cold weather, thanks to Carman Cougars Charities Corp. The third annual Keeping […]

Halloween haunts

FLINT TWP. — Part of the fun of Halloween is having more than one place to show off costumes. Several spooktakular venues are brewing to do that this year. Coming up this weekend is a Halloween Celebration, a Barnes & Noble Bookfair fundraiser, sponsored by The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at […]

In brief

Fish fry FLINT TOWNSHIP – The Swartz Creek VFW, 3131 S. Elms Road, will serve fish dinners from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. – L.R. Broasted chicken dinner GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat broasted chicken dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the St. Joseph Parish Hall, […]

New dumping rules

FLINT TWP. — A municipal pass is now required for free dumping privileges at the Brent Run Landfill in Montrose, said Twp. Supervisor Karyn Miller. Dumping privileges are provided by Emterra Environmental, the township’s contracted waste collection service. Until recently, township residents could take a load to the landfill, once per month, as desired. But due to a change in […]

Salvation Army now accepting applications for Christmas help

FLINT — Those in need of help with toys and food for the holiday season will have the option of two locations to apply again this year. The Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance for Genesee County residents from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28 at both the Beecher […]

DEA, local partners holding Rx Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

FLINT TWP. — This weekend the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is reprising one of its most popular community programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, according to a press release. On Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the public can dispose of their unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, operated by […]

MCC hosts regional college fair

FLINT — College shopping is made easy at the Mott Community College (MCC) 33rd Annual Regional College Fair Oct. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the main campus at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint. There will also be a Transfer Fair for currently enrolled MCC students from 1 to 3 p.m. Representatives from dozens of colleges and universities […]