Genesee County Cancer Connection offers free prostate cancer screenings

GENESEE COUNTY — During September — National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — the Genesee County Cancer Connection will sponsor free prostate cancer screenings for men. Screenings will take place from 6-7 p.m. on these days: • Sept. 14 and Sept. 29, Great Lakes Cancer Institute – McLaren, 4100 Beecher Rd., Flint. • Sept. 16 and Sept. 21, Genesys Hurley Cancer […]

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International Exchange students coming to Michigan this Fall GENESEE COUNTY — A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from more than 30 countries and attend local high schools. The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, […]

General Motors Foundation contributes $5,000 to BB/BS

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint is among nine Genesee County nonprofits to receive funding from the General Motors Foundation. At a check presentation Aug. 20, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint received $5,000 to strengthen its oneon one mentoring program. Funding from the GM Foundation will support mentor and mentee recruitment and training efforts, screening, […]

Township board votes 4-3 to approve repair of road

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board approved a location change of repairs of Dye Road asphalt and shoulder repair from Calkins Rd. to Beecher Rd. at its Aug. 9 meeting. The motion came after an initial attempt to table the decision. After motion to table was denied 2-5, with Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker dissenting, Trustee Frank Kasle […]

Hurley trauma patient turned RN is Hurley’s 2010 Trauma Golf Ambassador

FLINT — Tim Hubbard’s life changed dramatically on Jan. 6, 2002. Tim, his brother Todd and his father were working on their stalled truck on rural South Baldwin Road in Oakland County when a car going 60 mph lost control and struck Tim and his brother, propelling them into the air and leaving them both critically injured. Tim’s brother suffered […]

2nd Annual Davison Dog Walk coming

DAVISON — The 2nd Annual Davison Dog Walk is planned for Aug. 29, at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park. This is a perfect opportunity to bring community, dogs and dog lovers, together while benefiting C.A.R.E., a local animal non-profit rescue organization. Last year, C.A.R.E. had more than 60 dogs and pet owners register for this event. This year’s event will […]

Michigan residents interested in appliance rebate program should act soon

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan residents interested in replacing an old appliance with a new energy efficient one and receiving a rebate from state program should act soon because 60 percent of the rebate funding has been expended. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) today announced that more than 75,000 Michigan citizens have received rebates on purchases […]

Michigan Wellness Center offers information, help for getting medical marijuana card

FLINT TWP. — When Michigan voters passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, the law made it legal for people with certain illnesses to use medical marijuana. To help residents obtain information and register for a medical marijuana card, owner Nick Panessidi opened the Michigan Wellness Center, 3095 S. Dye Rd., Suite A, on June 7. Panessidi, a resident […]

Cavalier cheerleaders to perform at Genesee Valley Center for pep rally

FLINT TWP. — Shoppers of all ages in search of the some motivation for the fall and back-to-school season won’t want to miss Genesee Valley Center’s Pom Pon Pep Rally Event 11 a.m. Aug. 28 in the center court of the mall. Shoppers will witness high energy routines from the some of the area’s best pom pon and cheerleading squads. […]

GenNET expands online services

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Network for Education Telecommunications (GenNET) is growing its menu of available learning resources for students with the addition of Michigan Virtual School (MVS) online courses. Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), as the fiscal and operating agent for GenNET, solidified the agreement on behalf of the 22 GenNET member districts. The partnership is a result of […]