MCC student photographers make the holidays picture perfect

FLINT – Mott Community College students, faculty and staff want to help make the holidays picture perfect for the community. Once again the Photography students will provide free, professional-quality photo portraits to the community during the Sixth Annual Help Portrait Event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Event Center on MCC›s Flint campus, 1401 E. Court […]

Area businesses honored with Art of Achievement awards

FLINT – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau honored local businesses and hospitality providers for their contributions to the wellbeing and success of our region in 2016. About 350 people gathered at the Flint Institute of Arts where Steve Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging Systems and Chair-Elect of the Chamber’s Operating Board, presented […]

Annual Whatchamacallit networking event raises money for Old Newsboys, Food Bank

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Whatchamacallit networking event from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Financial Plus Credit Union’s main office, G-3381 Van Slyke Rd. This premier event aims to raise money for the Old Newsboys of Flint and nonperishable food items for the […]

In brief

MCC celebrates apprenticeships FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) on Nov. 18 in the Regional Technology Center on the main campus in Flint. “Michigan appreciates the value of apprenticeships and is committed to expanding opportunities for greater participation,” Calley said. […]

‘Nutcracker’ with a twist

The Whiting presents hip hop interpretation of holiday classic

Flint – The Whiting will present “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The show, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” kicked off its second […]

FYT presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’

FLINT – Flint Youth Theatre will take audiences on a journey of imagination and wonder this holiday season with their presentation of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.” “We’re so excited to bring this new adaptation of ‘Willy Wonka’ to life on stage,” stated Samuel Richardson, Education & Administrative director at Flint Youth Theatre. “It’s the tale that you know and love […]

In brief

Life after dark at Sloan FLINT – Join Science Alive and their live animals at Sloan Museum for a look at the amazing adaptations necessary for “Life in the Dark” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Sloan Museum. Meet a live sloth, alligator, porcupine, python, skunk and more. All participants must register in advance at sloanlongway.org. $9 adults, […]

The benefits to buying local this holiday season

Holiday shopping dominates many people’s free time between the day after Thanksgiving and the final days before Christmas. While many people may shop ‘til they drop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those days still account for a relatively small amount of the hundreds of billions of dollars that are spent each holiday season. Shoppers now have a bevy of […]

Christmas at Crossroads

Village may improve, but still transcends time

FLINT — Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic opening night is just around the corner! Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., present Holiday Magic starting on Friday, Nov. 25 from 4-9 p.m. Things always seem to change, and some upgrades have occurred to the event. Yet, because Christmas at Crossroads has been one of mid-Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions since 1984, many things […]

MHSAA opposes Big Ten Conference decision to play Friday night football

EAST LANSING – John E. “Jack” Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, said on Nov. 2 that he is “disappointed and disheartened” by the Big Ten Conference announcement that it will play and televise football games on Friday nights beginning with the 2017 season. Friday night football remains one of the strongest and longest-standing traditions in […]