Monday, July 16, 2012

Greater Tuna Auditions announced

by: Jennifer Serwach

The Flint Community Players will hold auditions for the comedy “Greater Tuna” from 7-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Flint Community Players Workshop and Rehearsal hall at 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy. (at Miller Road). Director Steven J. Mokofsky is looking to fill the roles of two men between the ages of 25-50 and audition materials will be provided. Call (810) 235-9948 or fcptheatre@aol.com for more information. Getting involved in theatre is always a good opportunity to get more involved in the social scene of Flint.


Jennifer Serwach is a journalism student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Her articles for The Michigan Times can be found at http://www.themichigantimes.com/staff/jenny_serwach. She has a pinterest at http://pinterest.com/jenniferserwach/.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

12th Annual Paws on Parade Brunch Held

by: Jennifer Serwach

The 12th annual Paws on Parade Champagne Brunch and Charity Auction was the place to be last Sunday. It’s the largest fundraiser that the Genesee County Humane Society holds each year. For people who didn’t get the chance to go to this fundraiser, check out the news clip from ABC12 to check out all the action.


Jennifer Serwach is a journalism student at the University of Michigan-Flint.


Jennifer Serwach is a journalism student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Her articles for The Michigan Times can be found at http://www.themichigantimes.com/staff/jenny_serwach. She has a pinterest at http://pinterest.com/jenniferserwach/.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Crim Training Begins

by: Christofer Machniak

Every August, Crim Saturday — highlighted by over 15,000 people packed downtown to watch running and participate — is quite a scene in downtown Flint. What might not be visible is how the special bonds formed on that day among the runners actually begin for some in May.

Soon dozens, if not hundreds, of area runners will once again navigate downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods weekly to train for the annual Crim 10-mile race.

This recent report — on Channel 12 (WJRT) explains the annual fifteen-week training program, which is expected to attract about 1,300 participants. Organized by the Crim Fitness Foundation, runners meet every Tuesday starting next month. Along with year-round runners who train out the downtown YMCA, members of this active population often frequent downtown restaurants after their runs.

While the main deadline to signup has passed and an orientation has been held, those still interested can register while spaces remain available, according to the fitness foundation. For more information, visit crim.org.






Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flint Revival Magazine Showcases Flint Businesses

by: Christofer Machniak

Flint downtown’s is transforming and there’s a relatively new business publication — Downtown Flint Revival Magazine — that’s attempting to chronicle those changes in a positive light.

Bad economic news has made it easier to overlook the many new restaurants and a greater shift toward a college community, says the publication’s editor Dave Crabill in brief video interview about the venture that’s on the front of the website.

“Flint is going through a transition right now as we have more college students and the loft apartments are filling up the whole look and feel of downtown has really changed and I lot of people don’t understand that,” he said. “There’s a lot of great things going on.”

So far, the publication has profiled events such as Great Lakes Male Chorus Association’s concert Saturday at The Whiting to several downtown businesses including Garibella Salon and Timothy’s Pub.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekend Entertainment in Flint Ranges from Comedy to a Broadway Musical

by: Christofer Machniak

Comedian Mark Bonto performs “Comedy on Tap” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Good Beans Cafe, 328 N. Grand Traverse. The cost is $5. The cafe is in Flint’s historic Carriage Town Neighborhood. For more information, call 810-237-GOOD or email kengoodbeans@yahoo.com.


Meanwhile, mlive.com/flint is reporting—that “Avenue Q” will be at The Whiting for two shows on Sunday. Details: call 810-237-7333 or visit www.whiting.com.


For a more complete listing to upcoming events, including those held regionally, check out this community calendar at Channel 12’s website.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Cheer in Flint

by: Jennifer Serwach

American Idol contestants Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee will be putting on a show to support Whaley's Children Center. The show will be taking place at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Centre, Flint from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Downtown Flint has far more holiday decorations than last year, and that definitely makes things a bit more social and cheery. Here are some pictures of the downtown area taken by Chris Ringler in case you haven't gotten a chance to see all the decorations yet.











Jennifer Serwach is a journalism student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Her articles for The Michigan Times can be found at http://www.themichigantimes.com/staff/jenny_serwach. She has a pinterest at http://pinterest.com/jenniferserwach/.

Monday, November 23, 2009

On a more serious note

This blog generally deals with parties and social events in Flint but on a more serious note Mothers Against Drunk Driving is having a remembrance ceremony for people who have been killed by drunk driving. It's important to remember people who have been affected by drunk driving because when partying people need to remember to be safe and the consequences of what can happen when you're not safe.

Be careful this holiday season!
-Jennifer Serwach

Jennifer Serwach is a journalism student at the University of Michigan-Flint. She has a pinterest at http://pinterest.com/jenniferserwach/.