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MY Can’t Miss List – October 2014

MY Can’t Miss List – October 2014

Flint Zombie Walk October 4 Downtown Flint Ghosts & Goodies Beginning October 4 Crossroads Village Flint Art Walk October 10 Downtown Flint Huey Lewis & The News October 18 ♦ 8pm The Whiting First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair October 18-19 Flint Institute of Arts Flint Horror Con October 25 Riverfront Banquet Center Vampire…

October 1, 2014

My Giving

Pink Night   Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pink Night Thursday, October 2, 2014

The whole town turns pink on October 2! You can help Financial Plus Credit Union, Chassé Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio and other sponsors raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by attending Pink Night. The 8th-annual event will include Blackstone’s fare, silent and live auctions, dancing, drink specials and an “artistic, yet conservative…

October 1, 2014

My Music

Rockin’ Out Flint Style

Rockin’ Out Flint Style

For Genesee County music lovers seeking the best in rock, metal and outlaw country, The Machine Shop Concert Lounge is the place to be! Located on South Dort Highway in Flint, The Machine Shop is the brainchild of brothers Kevin and Craig Zink, a couple of rock ‘n rollers who wanted to showcase Flint’s many…

October 1, 2014

My Arts

The Art of Observation

The Art of Observation

At Suzanne Johnson’s studio in Grand Blanc, a rainbow of sparkling stones glitter like a treasure trove. Deep rubies, sparkling sapphires and multi-colored tourmaline shine from their settings. Suzanne’s approach to creating jewelry is as rare as the stones on display, and has made her famous in Genesee County. Today, Suzanne is known for designing…

October 1, 2014

My Small Town

Farm Fresh & Family Friendly

Farm Fresh & Family Friendly

There’s nothing better than a bustling farmers’ market at the peak of harvest season! Vendor booths spill over with a bountiful array of luscious fruits and vegetables and tables burst with vivid colors, fresh yellow and white sweet corn straight from the farm, deep purple beets, and ripe red tomatoes. Large watermelons tempt you to…

October 1, 2014

My Community

MSD on a Mission

MSD on a Mission

Michigan School for the Deaf has shared a long, illustrious history with the city of Flint. While many early institutions for the deaf were created to protect their charges, the mission at the Flint school has always been to prepare its students for life in the world, not shield them from it. Today, MSD continues…

October 1, 2014

My Thoughts

Glorious Fall!

Glorious Fall!

Yes, summer has faded away all too soon. But I haven’t put away the golf clubs just yet, hoping for some warm Indian Summer Saturdays to take that last swing of the year. While summer is easy living, fall brings peaceful contentedness. The days are growing shorter and shorter and the crispness in the air…

October 1, 2014

Publisher's Letter

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers, I’m writing this from my home office in Florida, where I’ve been doing business for a few days. My daughter recently relocated to the Sunshine State and as lovely as the year-round green can be, she definitely misses all the great things about fall. I really think I’d miss the seasonal changes we…

October 1, 2014

My Thoughts

Hallowed October

Hallowed October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” –Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables I feel the same way as Anne, shuddering at the thought of skipping from mischievous September, with days that are often blazing hot,…

October 1, 2014