HAP’s annual Boots for Kids drive launched Monday

FLINT — Area residents should be on the lookout for HAP’s big orange boot that celebrates the start of HAP’s annual Boots for Kids Drive. From Monday, Nov. 20, through Feb. 28, HAP will collect new boots to ensure local families have the proper footwear to stay warm this winter. Since the program began in 2008, HAP’s Boots for Kids […]

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Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has held their annual Holiday Campaign

FLINT – For more than two decades, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has held their annual Holiday Campaign in order to help provide food for the men, women and families in 22 counties throughout east Michigan during the holiday season. This year, the Food Bank officially kicked off the annual campaign on Nov. 1 and remains committed to changing […]

Holiday brings on old-fashioned fun

HOLLY — Billed as the oldest, longest running Dickens Festival in the United States — 2017 marks the 44th. year of the Holly Dickens Festival — a holiday favorite which continues to bring enjoyment to all ages. Continuing momentum after remarkably strong 2014 revival and spectacular 2015 and 2016, festival organizers state they are well on their way to continue […]

The Whiting and Flint Institute of Music present holiday show line up

FLINT – The Whiting is gearing up for the holiday season, with a number of perennial holiday classics set to premiere at the auditorium in the coming weeks. The exciting line-up of musicals, performances and shows scheduled at the Whiting and Flint Institute of Music for this holiday season include the Nutcracker Tea, The Nutcracker Ballet and Holiday Pops featuring […]

Fire Station No. 2 named for former fire chief

FLINT TWP. – In celebration of 50 years of public service, Fire Station No.2, 3327 Flushing Road, was officially dedicated on November 14 as the Donald S. Rowley Fire Station, in honor of a retired fire chief. The township board voted in September to name Station No. 2 in Rowley’s honor and Station No. 1, 5331 Reuben Street, to honor […]

Flint Cultural Center will host their annual Holiday Walk

FLINT – For years, the Flint Cultural Center (FCC) has been a destination for visitors of all ages to experience entertainment, embrace knowledge and dream beyond the world they know. During the holiday season, the FCC takes this mission to heart, offering an array of activities to help foster education, entertainment and enjoyment. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-8 p.m., […]

EDC recommends boundaries for proposed Downtown Development District

FLINT TWP. – Hoping to meet an early 2018 deadline to expedite matters, the Economic Development Corp. has recommended boundaries for the township’s proposed Downtown Development District (DDA) and two Corridor Improvement Associations (CIA). A DDA is required to have contiguous boundaries so the two CIA’s are being proposed to extend economic development funding to other commercial areas in the […]

In brief

Old Newsboys needs helpers FLINT —The Old Newsboys is in need of volunteers to help with their annual newspaper sale on Friday, Dec. 8. Call 810-744-1840 if you are able to assist us with the mission of “Let No Child Be Forgotten!”. The organization is looking for persons 18 years and older to captain corners and/or stand on corners taking […]

Holiday of Hope event intended to make holidays brighter for pets and people

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County presents its 7th annual Holiday of Hope event Dec. 2, and the staff at the organization hopes the event will be positive for both humans and animals. “People can’t normally go to the mall with their animals,” Brooks said. “If people don’t have kids and their animal is their kid, they want […]