HAP Welcomes Naim Munir, M.D. as CMO



DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) has appointed Naim Munir, M.D. as senior vice president and chief medical officer, effective Aug. 1. “Dr. Munir is a welcome addition to HAP’s senior leadership team, which is collectively responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the company,” said William Alvin, president and CEO. “He is a highly seasoned clinical health plan […]

Gas prices on the rise



GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have risen 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67 a gallion, according to gasoline price website www.MichiganGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Michigan during the […]

Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching



LANSING — Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit have less than one month left to apply for assistance, said state Sen. Dave Robertson. The deadline is Sept. 30. “I encourage residents of Genesee and northern Oakland counties who qualify for assistance to apply for the Home Heating Credit,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “Winter is coming and this […]

United Way holds Corvette giveaway



GENESEE COUNTY — Win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in a raffle drawing for United Way of Genesee County. An anonymous donor has provided a Crystal Red Metallic/Cashmere Corvette demo car with approximately 3,800 miles on it. It has a Leather interior, 6.2 Liter 430 HP Engine, Automatictransmission,2LTpackage,Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels. The donor will pay the sales tax. The winner […]

Ten years later memory of 9/11 lingers



(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2009.) Every generation seems to have that moment in time they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard some astonishing news. For Baby Boomers it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. For the Greatest Generation it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For my […]

UM-Flint remembers 9/11 with ceremony



FLINT — A simple ceremony consisting of poetry, a bagpiper playing Amazing Grace and a candlelight vigil will dedicate a special display at the University of Michigan-Flint called “We Will Never Forget” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The windows near the Saginaw and Kearsley Streets entrance to the University Pavilion (UPAV) are (will be) covered […]

Hurley is Hospital of Choice for MCC team athletic injuries



FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is proud to announce that we have formed a partnership with Mott Community College and are now the hospital of choice for athletes in team sports requiring medical care, off the field. As part of a major teaching medical center, Hurley Medical Center is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases […]

Elemental Fashions

Local artist’s clothing designs to be featured at Flint Art Walk


GENESEE COUNTY — In a world full of differences, art has an uncanny ability to unite people from all over, and Cinthia Montague, Carrie Tourgee and Lois Schneider are living proof of that. All from different areas — Montague from Flint, Tourgee from Davison and Schneider from Goodrich — each found their lives have become intertwined because of art, and […]

Piece of the World Trade Center to be featured in Memorial



FLINT — Mott Community College Dedication of 9/11 Memorial Featuring a Piece of The World Trade Center to Honor Local First Responders, Sept. 11 at 2 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Mott Community College is using the dedication of a memorial featuring a piece of the World Trade Center destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, which […]

Kidney cancer support group



FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave, Flint. (off Robt. T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman LMSW,DCSW,BCD, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is open to the […]