Snow and Santa arrive

Santa Claus arrived at Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township, Nov. 15, riding aboard a Flint Township Fire Department truck. He brought holiday cheer and a slight accumulation of snow. The event, held outside the mall, featured a display of real reindeer, Christmas carolers and the lighting of the mall’s Christmas tree.

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2018 Annual Santa Run FLINT — Hosted by First Choice Heating & Cooling Services, a 5k Santa Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd St. The YMCA Family Santa Run/Walk is an untimed 5K and one-mile event for the entire community! Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit […]

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Flint School of Performing Arts unveils new music therapy program

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts is now offering music therapy sessions to address a wide scope of health-related needs that affect mid-Michigan residents. Last Monday, the FSPA held a community-wide open house at the Flint Institute of Music to introduce its new program and its newly hired music therapist, Breanne Bishop. “The mission of the Flint School […]

Christmas trees brighten the season

Decked out in tinsel, lights, ornaments, and garland, Christmas trees are enduring symbols of the holiday season that boast a rich history. Evergreen trees have been used to celebrate winter festivals for thousands of years, and eventually became associated with Christianity. Plants and trees that remained green all year held special meaning to ancient peoples, and were purported to keep […]

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Nutcracker Ballet brings joy and memories to Flint

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music invites the public to revel in the joy and magic of the Nutcracker ballet, a holiday classic and family favorite with professional dancer, Ingrid Silva. The annual production, presenting the combined talents of Flint School of Performing Arts, Collage Dance Collective and the Flint Symphony Orchestra, will take the stage at The Whiting […]

Weeks of holiday fun for residents in the Dickens Festival events

HOLLY — The oldest, longest running Dickens Festival in the United States continues with the 2018 season, marking the 45th year of everyone’s favorite time of the year! Continuing momentum brings this fun and event-filled celebration back again for the enjoyment of young and old. Set in Historic downtown Holly, the annual festival spans three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

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Flint Symphony Orchestra brings Christmas cheer with Holiday Pops

FLINT — Catch the holiday spirit with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Chorus and community singers, and hosts Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin of ABC 12 as they come together to bring you festive favorites. Get your Student Rush Tickets! On the day of the performance purchase up to two tickets at $12 each. Must be purchased in […]