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Stefan Stolarchuk showcases the unique versatility of the bass trombone FLINT — A rare performance of a bass trombone in a solo performance setting will take place Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall. The free concert will feature works by Pascal, Pederson, Brahms, Ewazen and Peeters; culminating in an exhilarating trombone […]

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Kettering University to host FIRST Robotics Competition

FLINT — Forty of Michigan’s top high school robotics teams will square off at the FIRST Robotics Competition District Event #2 at Kettering University on March 7-9. The competition, which will be held in Kettering’s Recreation Center, is free and open to the public. Thursday will be an inspection and set-up day, and qualifying matches will take place Friday and […]

Salvation Army announces 2018 Hands of Mercy Award recipient

FLINT — Major Randy Hellstrom recently presented the 2018 Hands of Mercy Award to Mr. Scott Ward, currently the Chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board joining in 2016 and has served on the Property and Facilities Committee he also served on the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee. The Hands of Mercy Award was established in 1964 by the Genesee County […]

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DEQ continues investigation into airport groundwater contamination

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gave an update to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, March 4, on its investigation into the discovery of PFAS at a former landfill located at Bishop International Airport. Paul Bucholtz of the MDEQ addressed the board and assured the community the state is doing all it can to find out […]

Lady Cavaliers move on in district play

LAPEER — Carman- Ainsworth crushed any hopes that the Grand Blanc girls’ basketball team had of moving in the district tournament when it soundly thumped the Bobcats 56-18 in the district opener Monday. Grand Blanc (15-6) found itself in a deep hole falling behind 12-2 after the first quarter. Carman- Ainsworth (16-5) outscored Grand Blanc 13-6 in the second to […]

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Paczki paradise

FLUSHING —The Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Fat Tuesday with its annual paczki eating contest at Bueche’s Food World in Flushing. Nine contestants attempted to devour as many paczkis as they could in three minutes. Defending champion Russ Buck dominated from the start, wolfing down 5 ½ paczkis to claim first place once again. LeeAlan Weddel came in second […]

Phillies sign Harper to record contract

Fat Guy Corner

The baseball world has a new record contract in the books. The Philadelphia Phillies have signed former Washington National outfielder, Bryce Harper, to a 13-year, $330 million deal. That’s enough cheddar to put the state of Wisconsin out of the cheese business! The baseball world was ready for Harper to sign, as we are now into spring training, here in […]