GDL partners with Camp Copneconic for Harry Potter themed day camp

FLINT — Calling all Harry Potter wannabees: there are still a few spots open in the YMCA Camp Copneconic Harry Potter-themed day camp. The Genesee District Library (GDL) and YMCA Camp Copneconic have partnered once again to offer this specialtythemed day camp. Adventures in Imagination will immerse third through sixth graders in in the Harry Potter book series. “This is […]

Community Fund awards Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County is pleased to announce it has received a $1,211 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Flushing Area Community Fund. These funds will support the agency’s efforts to build strong community through one to one mentoring relationships. The Flushing Area Community Fund has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

Local speaking club shares bagels and education

Share Breakfast with the Toastmasters

FLINT TWP. — If you like to start your day by feeding both body and mind, the Genesee Toastmasters have just the event for you. “We welcome guests every Wednesday morning,” says the club’s Vice President of Public Relations, Carrie Treder-Chapman. “Once a quarter, though, we like to ‘break bread’ with our community, and we invite them in for breakfast.” […]

Remembering time spent abroad

The days I spent in my first tour of West Germany 1979-1980 were really idyllic, at least 40 years later they seem to be. Turned 19 in the middle of that posting, and I was probably more blissfully ignorant than most of my peers, having come from a fractured childhood—spent partly in a family of the hippie-minded— and then being […]

Michigan State Police help children with cancer attend summer camp

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police is partnering with Camp Quality Michigan to support children diagnosed with cancer across Michigan. Michigan State Police are volunteering and raising money to help support summer camp experiences for 180 children effected by cancer in Michigan. The goals for the Michigan State Police Adopt-a-Camp Campaign is $50,000 and 20 State Police volunteers between […]

In brief

Art at Applewood FLINT — The Mott Applewood Estate hosts a Bring Your Lunch & Learn series at Applewood July 5 from 12 – 1 p.m. at 1400 E. Kearsley Street. This event features a covered seating area and walking tour on the Charles Stewart Mott family estate exploring their love for art. Learn about the art at Applewood through […]

Flint Junior Golf Association season gets underway

FLINT – The Flint Junior Golf Association’s (FJGA) first competition of the year kicked off last Monday, June 24, across all eight of its groups at various golf courses throughout Genesee County. Area high schoolers competing in the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus group began their season at Flint Golf Club, with both Elizabeth Gibbs of Goodrich and Grace Hoffman of Kearsley […]

Bucks fall to Cincinnati after clinching berth in Milk Cup final

CINCINNATI – The Flint City Bucks soccer team lost to the Cincinnati Dutch Lions 3-1 on Sunday. Both teams went scoreless in the first half before the Dutch Lions scored three straight goals to start the final frame. Alexander Greive scored Cincinnati’s opening goal at the 55:00 mark of the second. Reece Hands provided the assist. Jorge Guinovart was assisted […]

Firebirds continue busy offseason

FLINT – It’s been an active summer for the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds, most recently with the announcement of captain Ty Dellandrea’s invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development camp. Dellandrea is only one of 43 players invited, which will take place between July 27-Aug. 4 in Plymouth. The players competing are looking to make Canada’s team for […]

Brooklyn Nets looking to buy next NBA title

Fat Guy Corner

Can it really be the Fourth of July already? I mean, summer just arrived literally last week with some sun and serious heat! I sit here on a Sunday night due to early deadlines this week and wondered what to write about this week? Well, guess what? The NBA free-agent frenzy is crazy, as players are on the move. The […]