Thomas the Tank Engine pays visit to Crossroads, Huckleberry Railroad

FLINT — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad on Aug. 18-20 & 25-27. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel. Day Out with Thomas is a […]

Random ramblings from a worried mother

Normally being angry about politics is good fodder for a column, but given the current political environment, all my righteous indignation has just worn me the heck out. So I will give that a rest and just give you some (Warning!) random ramblings from the inner recesses of my brain today…. I am thrilled as heck about Back to School […]

Szott Ford earns President’s Award

HOLLY — Szott Ford takes great pride in providing exceptional service to the community they call home, and far beyond. And because of their attention to customer service, the dealership recently won the President’s Award for the sixth time. This year’s award marks the fifth consecutive year the dealership has been presented with one of the plaques for their outstanding […]

Food Truck Festival set for Friday, Aug. 4

GRAND BLANC — The First Fridays Food Truck Festival will have another festival day on Friday, Aug. 4 with a Rock and Roll theme and 24 food trucks! The event includes live entertainment, children’s activities including a sand art craft, yard games, chalking, coloring sheets and bounce house, food trucks and outdoor seating. The festival takes place in the parking […]

In brief

Community Resources announces Dobbs as CEO DETROIT — Michigan Community Resources’ (MCR) Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Shamyle Dobbs to serve as its Chief Executive Officer, filling the vacancy created when Jill Ferrari stepped down to return to real estate development. Dobbs assumes the CEO role after serving with Michigan Community Resources for 10 years, most recently […]

Adaptive golf program to host pro-am scramble

Michigan Adaptive Golf will host an 18 hole (par 3 format) scramble at Swartz Creek Golf Course, 1902 Hammerberg Road, Flint, on Friday, September 15, 2017. Registration will be at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration required by September 4 and can be made by calling (810) 342- 5560. Participants may sign up individually, in twosomes, […]

Grand Blanc Art Fair arrives Aug. 5-6

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council will host the 19th annual Art Fair at Physicians Park in Grand Blanc Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6. The event, presented by View Newspaper Group, features nearly 40 artists exhibiting their finest works. Along with art, crowds can enjoy live entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. and great food. “This year’s event […]

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4th annual luncheon Raising Kids After 60 FLINT — Catholic Charities, Valley Area Agency on Aging and Genesee Health Plan have partnered to present the 4th annual “Raising Kids After 60” luncheon July 26, from 12-3 p.m. at Riverside Tabernacle, 429 NB Chavez Dr., Flint 48503. This event is no cost to Kinship Caregiver adults and their families. Children are […]

Skype gripes

Twp. board debates meeting attendance policy using technology

FLINT TWP. — In a first for the township board meeting, one physically absent trustee attended via Skype — a computer app service that enables virtual two-way communication such as face-to-face personal chats or business conference calls. But the technological innovation did not go over well. Trustee Tom Klee, via Skype, apologized for not being able to be physically present […]

Athletic directors shuffle around area schools

GENESEE COUNTY – With the many offseason changes that schools and leagues in the area have been experiencing since the conclusion of the spring season, Carman- Ainsworth and Flushing added on to the list with the additions of new athletic directors after the departures of their respective athletic directors. Carman-Ainsworth’s Kevin Foltz is headed to Flushing, being replaced by longtime […]