‘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 […]

Get ready to Shop Small this Saturday

GENESEE COUNTY — The countdown to Christmas is officially on and for millions that means it’s time to shop! Local merchants are joining forces once again this year to encourage consumers to shop local this holiday season, especially during Small Business Saturday, which is set for Saturday, Nov. 26. American Express started this promotion in 2010, and it’s grown bigger […]

Owen Sound snaps Firebirds’ win streak

FLINT – The Flint Firebirds were riding a wave of success, winning four in a row and five of their last six until the Owen Sound Attack came to the Dort Federal Event Center on Friday. Flint tried to climb back but couldn’t seem to get any traction in a 5-2 loss. In fact, Flint fell into a big hole […]

Committee mulls township name change vs. becoming a city

FLINT TWP. — Would changing the township’s name impact zip codes and mailing addresses? What about insurance rates? Those questions and more are on the agenda to be answered at the Dec. 8 meeting of a committee established in September to explore changing the township’s name, converting to a city or leaving things as they are. The group has officially […]

Owosso to join Flint Metro League

FLINT – The Flint Metro League principals voted Owosso into the league as its ninth member on Oct. 2. Owosso joins the Metro League effective with the 2017-18 school year. The vote was unanimous and Owosso, currently a member of the Capital Area Activities Conference, saw its Board of Education approve the move out of the CAAC on Oct. 24 […]