In brief

Forward Together meeting planned FLINT — The Forward Together Steering Committee will host its first public meeting; a Visioning Summit on Economic Prosperity. The event will be held May 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Baker College, Flint Campus in the gymnasium. It’s open to the public and community members are encouraged to invite their full network to attend. Doors open […]

Occasionally life takes a detour

My college graduation is this Saturday. I finished my master’s degree at Central Michigan University, and the commencement ceremony is set for 1 p.m. When I started working on this degree, I envisioned wearing the cap and gown and the very awesome-looking stole that drapes around your neck and down your back. I had waited until my five children were […]

Keeping the river clean

FLUSHING — Dozens of volunteers pitched in Saturday morning to help pick up trash and debris near the Flint River in Riverview Park and the Flushing Township Nature Park. The clean-up efforts were part of the annual Flint River Stewardship Day, a large-scale beautification project hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC). Altogether, the FRWC and its volunteers cleaned […]

Flint Wind Symphony Orchestra to celebrate longtime member

FLINT — During its Cinco de Mayo concert this weekend, the Flint Wind Symphony Ensemble will celebrate the career of one of its long-time members, bassoonist Patricia Legg. Legg, a Flint resident, is about to reach her 50th year of membership with the ensemble. She joined the FWSE when it was known as the Flint Civic Wind Ensemble on March […]

In brief

Andy’s Attic Annual Sale begins soon DAVISON — Andy’s Attic Annual Sale will be held behind St. John’s Family Center, 505 N. Dayton, in all the tents and yellow barn. This is a fundraiser, not a garage sale. Some and see the large selection of items they have to purchase. The sale will be held May 16,17,22,23 and 24 from […]

Celebrate 100 years of the DNR with the Recreation Passport

Michiganders have always loved their parks. Initially, the state was dependent on gifts of lands by donors. However, by the 1920s, if expansion was to continue, there was a realization that the state would need a long-term funding source to purchase more land. Financing these lands was not always easy. In 1957, the state Conservation Commission asked the Michigan Legislature’s […]

Former and current UAW members spearhead recent petition effort

FLINT — Ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell made national headlines in April when he pleaded guilty to charges of bribery and misappropriation of union funds. Now, a group of former and current United Auto Workers members are hoping to purge all references to Jewell at the local and national UAW levels. Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, along with local UAW […]

Alumni Tourney closes Polar Palace with a bang

LAPEER – The final event at the Polar Palace brought thousands out to the arena throughout the weekend as the ninth annual Mid-Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament took to the ice. There were also several games played at Burton’s Crystal Fieldhouse. The festivities concluded with the championship games in the three separate brackets. It began with Flint Powers Catholic […]

Cavs’ soccer topped by Lapeer

FLINT – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ soccer team swallowed a 7-1 Saginaw Valley League loss to Lapeer at home last Wednesday. Details were not made available. The Cavaliers were at Davison after Wednesday’s deadline and are at the Birch Run Tournament on Saturday. – B.P.

April games bring better playoff games

Fat Guy Corner

The month of April has passed and we move into the month of May. The first round of the NHL and NBA playoffs are over and it’s on to the second round. We will look into the matchups and make some predictions. The NFL draft has been concluded so we will look into the Lions selections. It’s also the first […]