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MY Can’t Miss List September 2014

MY Can’t Miss List September 2014

FIA Art School Open House September 10 ♦ 4-7pm Flint Institute of Arts Bikes on the Bricks September 12-14 Downtown Flint Art On Tap September 13 ♦ 4-8pm Flint Institute of Arts “The Wiz” Beginning September 18 New McCree Theater Art at the Mill September 19 Linden Mill Hero Round Table September 19-20 The Whiting…

September 2, 2014

Publisher's Letter

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As I write this letter, Flint just finished hosting another Crim Festival of Races, on the heels of a fantastic 10th Annual Back to the Bricks that had Downtown revved up for a whole week. Crim participants and spectators turned out in force and luckily, the weather cooperated (if you like humidity). The…

September 1, 2014

My Downtown

Bikes on the Bricks 2014September 12-14, 2014

Bikes on the Bricks 2014September 12-14, 2014

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the state and beyond will converge on S. Saginaw Street for full-throttle festivities! Friday Police Officer Training – Flat Lot 10am-5pm T-shirt & Saturday Ride Registration 10am-7pm Live music – Riverbank Park Amphitheater 4-10pm   Saturday T-shirt & ride wristband sales 8am Ride registration Vehicle City Harley-Davidson 8-11am Police-Escorted Ride leaves Vehicle City…

September 1, 2014

My Arts

The Amazing Stegman

The Amazing Stegman

Over the past 80 years, comics have woven themselves into the fabric of American culture, creating a modern mythology. New characters become gods, worshipped by readers and non-readers alike for the values they personify: Batman as the epitome of human ingenuity and vengeance, Superman as justice and virtue, Wonder Woman as feminism and nobility of…

September 1, 2014

My Thoughts

Purse-pective

Purse-pective

I hate carrying a purse. In high school and even in college, I loathed the female obsession with purses so much that I used a wallet. Finally, when it became necessary to carry medication with me, I borrowed a purse from a friend. It was a simple design – brown leather, not too flashy –…

September 1, 2014

My Giving

Dine with Your Canine!Humane Society’s 10th-Annual Ties & Tails Event

Dine with Your Canine!Humane Society’s 10th-Annual Ties & Tails Event

Dust off your tuxes and primp your pooches! It’s time for the Humane Society of Genesee County’s Ties & Tails “Dine with Your Canine” fundraiser. The black tie optional event will take place on October 4 at Downtown Flint’s Riverfront Banquet Center. “We wanted to get that Downtown vibe for this year’s event,” says Terry…

September 1, 2014

My Sport

The Old Man and the River

The Old Man and the River

Al Widing, Jr. thought his 89-year-old father had faced the challenging 120-mile AuSable River Canoe Marathon for the last time. He was wrong. “Most weekends, I travel to my parents’ house in Mio where dad and I spend time paddling on the AuSable together,” said Widing Jr., a Linden resident. “Starting this spring, just about…

September 1, 2014

My Small Town

Hard CoreA New Kind of Scrumpy

Hard CoreA New Kind of Scrumpy

There’s something sweet happening at Almar Orchard in Flushing. The 150-year-old apple orchard is expanding its production of J.K. Scrumpy, a hard cider beverage that has become extremely popular all around the world. The story of this scrumpy is one of family tradition, hard work and foresight. It all began with current owner Jim Koan’s…

September 1, 2014

My Finances

Position of Strength

Position of Strength

Five years have passed since the financial collapse of 2008 and ‘09. During that financial crisis, difficult lessons were learned by investors and investment advisors alike. One of the most important lessons is to operate your financial investments from a position of strength. A prime example of this strategy in action is the concept of…

September 1, 2014