Flint Pride in the Park Festival is back

FLINT — An annual community festival sponsored by Wellness Services, Safe Space Ally Center, UM-Flint, Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, American Liver Foundation, Good Beans Café, and Greater Flint Arts Council will present its 8th Annual Flint Pride in the Park Festival on June 23 at Riverbank Park, located at 328 Saginaw St., Flint. Guests are invited to come out […]

Clay Shoot for organ donation

The Gleason Community Foundation held its first Clay Shoot to raise money for organ donation awareness, June 15. The event, held at the Grand Blanc Huntsman Club, 9046 Irish Rd., drew 94 shooters and there were many sponsors and volunteers. Special guests were Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic candidate for governor, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The winner of the shoot […]

In brief

Car wash to support football team FLINT TWP. — Stop by to support the C-A Football Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 in the parking lot at Patsy Lou Williamson dealership, 5111 Corunna Road. A $6 donation is asked per vehicle. All proceeds benefit the C-A football team. Details are on the C-A Football […]

Five Reasons to Celebrate Summer

A h, summertime is in full swing. For the next three or so months, we Michiganders get to take advantage of the seasonal change and all its warm-weather trappings, whether that means teeing up at the golf course, planning getaway trips or taking the kids out to the local playground. Of course, the season does present its own set of […]


Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year arrives June 21. The dawn’s early light will begin at 6:07 a.m. Some of the most colorful sunsets also occur around solstice time. And don’t forget to check out your shadow at noon when you will cast the shortest shadow thanks to the solstice. […]

From biggest to smallest, league changes aplenty coming in 2018-19

AREAWIDE – Conference changes within the area have been going on for several years now and this coming school year will be no different. Leagues fall apart, leagues emerge, teams move on to a more beneficial situation and teams literally get voted out of their league. Announced last summer, a new league will emerge this fall known as the Mid-Michigan […]

Get ready to choose next Michigan governor

FLINT TWP. — The deadline to register to vote in the August 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Monday, July 9, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Voters will select candidates for the next Michigan governor. Nine candidates including Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians are listed on the ballot. For a list of candidates, visit: vote.michigan.gov Township Clerk Kathy Funk has posted voting information […]

Flint’s Oulahen on coaching staff of Under-18 Team Canada

CALGARY – Flint Firebirds’ head coach Ryan Oulahen will now have yet another accolade to add to his resume. Oulahen, a former Detroit Red Wings’ prospect, will be a member of the Canadian National Summer Under-18 Team’s coaching staff. The U-18 team will compete in the Hlikna Gretzky Cup from Aug. 6-11 in Edmonton and Red Deer. Giles Bouchard will […]

Planning Commission postpones marijuana decision until December

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission has decided to table until the end of the year a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance amendment that would allow specified medical marijuana businesses to operate in Flint Township . After months of deliberation, the township board last month referred the ordinance to the Planning Commission for review and a recommendation. The ordinance would […]

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back Opens

The PGA Tour U.S Open and the Shinnecock Hills golf course provided excitement– and frustration–for all the PGA golfers this past weekend. The man in the end was Brooks Koepka, who became just the seventh player to win back-toback U.S. Opens. The last time that was done, was 1988-89 by Curtis Strange. The fact Brooks was seven over par after […]