Longway Planetarium will host 50th anniversary moon event

FLINT — Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., will host a family event with hands-on activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20, with hands-on activities from 12-4 p.m. At Apollopalooza, families can design their own lunar vehicles, and get hands-on exploring moon craters, moon phases, and more. Seven Ponds Astronomy Club will […]

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McLaren Flint Auxiliary offers rewarding volunteer opportunities FLINT — The office of the McLaren Flint Auxiliary Volunteers invites others to join their talented and dedicated team. Opportunities are available in more than 25 different areas. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteering is a win/win: you give of your time, but the rewards are great. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity […]

When death comes

The truth is, I’m glad she died. There, I said them, the four words you’re not supposed to say, not if you’re a decent human being. Certainly not if you’re a daughter saying them about your mom. These words are true, however, because my mother suffered terribly for many, many years. When she became ill and incapacitated six-and-a-half years ago, […]

Being a Big Brother/Big Sister helps youth get started in life

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of our series on Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Flint. This week we look at becoming a Big and the Littles out there looking for someone to connect with.) GENESEE COUNTY — Dr. Bobby Mukkamala of Flint said when his own twin sons were halfway through high school, he decided to become a […]

Many “littles” await a Big Brother or Big Sister

GENESEE COUNTY — Although there are dozens of kids in Genesee County waiting for Big Brother or Big Sister mentors, Sebastian,10, is one of the lucky few who, before he even had a chance to be interviewed for this story, got his big brother, Jerry Warner. It was perhaps serendipitous, that Warner’s wife, Lynn, is big sister to Sebastian’s sister, […]

Boats4Vets returns for another summer

FENTON — Boat4Vets, an organization dedicated to thanking Veterans by opening their docks to those who have served, will be hosting an event on July 27 at Skipper Bud’s, located at 14016 Fenton Rd., free to Veterans and their families as a way of showing appreciation and support. This event, made possible by sponsors and donations, will take place from […]

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12th Annual Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival FLINT — The Mid-East Festival and Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church host their 12th Annual Festival July 19-21 (Friday: Noon-Midnight, Saturday: Noon-Midnight, Sunday: Noon- 6 p.m.) at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Rd., Enjoy fresh Middle Eastern food, new kids games, beverage tents, entertainment, music, and […]

Flint All-Stars ousted from Connie Mack tourney

FLINT—The Flint All-Stars were eliminated in the Connie Mack National Qualifying Tournament on Friday afternoon, losing to the Saginaw Means 6-3. Keith McGregor of Saginaw Heritage High School pitched a complete game for the Means. “Good, timely base hits by the Means sealed the deal,” said Flint coach Steve Faculak, who also coaches baseball at Carman-Ainsworth. The loss knocked the […]

FJGA’s Mancour Cup won by Grand Blanc’s Ajimal

GRAND BLANC – The Flint Junior Golf Association (FJGA) handed out its final major award of the season, the Mancour Cup, for the high school-aged Jack Nicklaus group at Flint Elks Lodge #222 this week. The opening round was held Monday with play wrapping up with the second round on Tuesday. Scores for Tuesday’s final round were not available in […]

Greene looks good for Tigers in All-Star Game

Fat Guy Corner

The American League wins the All-Star game for the seventh straight time, 4-3. The American League has now won 11 of the last 14 Midsummer classics. The hometown kid, Shane Bieber, of the Indians, took home the MVP award pitching one inning and striking out the side. The Detroit Tigers’ pitcher, Shane Greene, pitched a scoreless inning, which was nice […]