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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michigan family brings craft from the past to public

BURTON — Rachel Sadowski and her mother, Arlynn Sadowski, will offer a Basic Soap Making class at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Burton Memorial Library. “It’s a more fun version of chemistry class,” Rachel Sadowski said. In addition to learning to make soap, participants will get a little lesson on the history of soap-making. Long ago, people made […]

Police seek help finding missing twp. woman

FLINT TWP. — Police are seeking info about a township woman reported missing on July 17. Brianna Vibert, 24, is 5-feet-9 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has red hair and brown eyes. Township police initially reported that Vibert was last seen at the Marathon gas station, 3635 Miller Road, on Saturday July 15 at approximately 1 a.m. where she […]

In brief

National Night Out Tuesday FLINT TWP. — The police department is inviting everyone to attend its annual National Night Out event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 on the grounds of the Flint Police Department and adjacent Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. National Night out is a community safety event spearheaded by the National Association of […]