A look into my musical world

Sometime long before I had kids and was a little trimmer, Long Cool Woman by the Hollies became my personal theme song. Up to the age of 15, I was really only exposed to a lot of my foster mother’s favorites such as Glenn Campbell, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Cher, and Glenn’s songs still hold a lot of nostalgia […]

Cavs’ boys first, girls third at SVL Jamboree

FLINT TWP. – At the third Saginaw Valley League Jamboree at Grand Blanc lanes last Wednesday, the Carman- Ainsworth boys placed first with 29 and the girls were tied for third with 28. Individual stats were not reported. Carman-Ainsworth travels to Alert Lanes today to take on Bay City Central. – B.P.

Exhibition of bead art from South Africa tells far reaching story at FIA

FLINT – The Flint Institute of Arts begins its 90th year with the Jan. 21 opening of Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, which showcases a new form of bead art, ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The plain black fabric that serves as a foundation for […]


FCA unveils all new Ram 1500 at Detroit Auto Show

I ntegrity, courage and hard work. These are the values that the all new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup loaded up and rolled out at the 2018 North American International Auto Show Jan. 15 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. In the forest of accolades used to describe new vehicle debuts, you can lose sight of what is important, said Mike Manley, […]

Meet with the BEST in Michigan at Wedding Marketplace

GENESEE COUNTY – With more than 30 local wedding vendors, the Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) Wedding Marketplace, set for Sunday, Jan. 28, is the best place for area couples to seek expert advice when planning their big day. This year the list of wedding vendors is even more impressive said Jessica Brown, owner of Centennial Image Photography and a […]

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In brief

Church offering free movies FLINT TWP. — “Hidden Figures” the acclaimed movie about the first black women to work in the space program is among movies being shown during the annual Film Fest at Hope United Methodist Church, 4467 Beecher Road (at Mill Road). Films are shown on a large screen in the church parlor on Sunday nights at 5:00 […]

Waiting for the phone call, disappointments and success

A new lease on life

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about organ donation. I will be a lifelong advocate for organ donation […]

MCC launches STEM Scholars program with possible four-year degree tuition free

FLINT – Students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) field of study in college can potentially receive a four-year STEM degree tuition free. This is possible through a partnership between Mott Community College (MCC) and Michigan State University (MSU) as part of MCC’s new STEM Scholars program. The program launches this month and offers students pursuing […]

Sworn in

Due to recent promotions, Lt. Brad Wangler (top photo) and Sgt. Matthew Vanlente (bottom photo) were sworn in on Wednesday, January 10.