‘The Folks of Flint’ grand reveal August 23rd

FLINT — The Folks of Flint, A Tribute will be hanging at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint until early October. The 58-portrait exhibition portrays the people beyond the national headlines, the heroic faces of men, women and children who have shaped Flint’s past and reflect its future. A grand reveal and VIP event on Aug. 23 will include portrait-sitters, […]

In brief

Back to the Bricks GENESEE COUNTY — The Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency hosts miles of fun at the 14th annual Back to the Bricks – Car Cruise on Saginaw St. in Downtown Flint, Aug. 18th from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. The downtown tent features games and fun for the kids and giveaways throughout the whole day! Make sure to […]

United Way of Genesee County 2018 Campaign in high gear to help residents

FLINT — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2018 annual campaign at the Flint Farmer’s Market last Tuesday with an emphasis on expanding workplace giving throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and help more than 85,000 men, women and children. United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support programs in Genesee & […]

Annual Lapeer golf Tune-Up returns tomorrow

LAPEER – Tomorrow marks the return of the annual Lapeer girls’ golf Tune-Up, held at Lapeer Country Club. A total of 14 teams will compete in, what will be for many of the them, their first match of the season. Joining host Lapeer in this season’s Tune-Up are Birmingham Seaholm, Brandon, Cranbrook, Flushing, Goodrich, Lake Orion, Lutheran North, Oxford, Rochester, […]

Flint Township celebrates 35th Annual National Night Out

FLINT TWP. — Since the early 2000s, the Flint Township Police Department has invited the public to join it every August for National Night Out. Last Wednesday, hundreds of residents flocked to the FTPD post on 5200 Norko Dr. in Flint to mingle with law enforcement and partake in this year’s festivities, which included police dog demonstrations, a dunk tank […]

Ally Challenge announces early commits

GRAND BLANC – The Ally Challenge Tournament officials announced Aug. 9 that World Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time Charles Schwab Cup Champion Bernhard Langer has committed to play in the inaugural The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for September 10 – 16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. The tournament has also received commitments from […]

Genesee County Student Theatre Showcase Production

FLINT TWP. — “You’re gonna have trouble with a capital T,” if you don’t attend the Genesee County Student Theatre Showcase (GCSTS) production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Production dates are Aug. 16-18, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Carman Ainsworth High School Auditorium, 1300 N. Linden Rd. All seats are reserved and tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com. […]

Firebirds’ Oulahen coaches his way to gold

EDMONTON – Ryan Oulahen, current head coach of the Flint Firebirds, secured a gold medal during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup this past Saturday. Oulahen was an assistant for Team Canada during the prestigious tournament, which took place from Aug. 6-11 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The gold medal game was determined by a 6-2 victory for Canada over Team Sweden, […]

Cruising to the A

A procession of classic cars roared into downtown Flushing last Friday for a Back to the Bricks Tune-Up Party at the Flushing A. Vehicles filled the parking lots and fields around the restaurant, drawing hundreds of spectators and car enthusiasts. Back to the Bricks in downtown Flint is Aug. 14 to 18. — B.G.

C-A grad Holmes signs with Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE – Gerald Holmes, an undrafted free agent rookie realized his childhood dream of becoming an NFL player when he signed with the Seattle Seahawks last Wednesday after we had gone to press. Holmes, 23, a graduate of Carman-Ainsworth and Michigan State, is a 6-foot-1, 231 pound running back who played in 11 games for the Spartans last season, racking […]