In brief



County-wide tourism organization changes name FLINT — Though the promotion of Genesee County as a destination has been the job of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since its founding, the broader reality of its mission was never reflected in the name. That will change this month as Genesee County’s tourism bureau will officially become the Flint-Genesee County Convention […]

HAP now provides extra protection for Medicare beneficiaries



DETROIT — Effective immediately, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) will provide Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan members with valueadded emergency travel assistance if they become ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, or in another country, free of charge. HAP has partnered with Assist America of Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services […]

‘… a distinction that sets us apart’



DAVISON — C&L Ward, headquartered in Davison, moved up in the rankings among the Top 500 Remodeling companies in the nation tabulated by Qualified Remodeler magazine. C&L Ward currently ranks 74th compared to 96th in 2010. The list, published annually by the magazine for the past 31 years, ranks the top remodelers by revenue. “It’s quite an achievement and an […]

The VIEW from here

Marine’s death a hard pill to swallow

Sixteen. That’s the number of men from Genesee County who have lost their life serving in the wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan these past 10 years. As I took count Tuesday, seeing the names and short biographies on each of the men who have died from here on a website, I found it hard not to want to […]

Woman hosts annual charity event in honor of late husband



GRAND BLANC — As fans for both the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans gear up for the in-state rivalry football game on Oct. 15, Melissa Danan-Rilko’s goal is to unite the two fan bases for a good cause. Danan-Rilko lost her husband, Bernard Danan, a beloved trauma surgeon at Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Regional Medical Center […]

Randels students paint mural at car dealership



FLINT TWP. — A mural created by Randels Elementary school students will be unveiled to the public along with the newly renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Chevrolet dealership at a grand reopening event on October 27. Patricia Morgan’s entire second-grade class was invited to the dealership a few weeks ago to create the colorful automotive -themed mural on one wall of […]

In brief



Genesys provides free newborn safety class GRAND BLANC TWP. — Did you know placing a baby in an unaccustomed sleep position increases the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by as much as 18 times? Did you know about one in five SIDS deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent? The […]

Abdelbasit joins Hurley Health Services and Geriatric Practice



FLINT TWP. — Nada Abdelbasit, MD a Geriatric Fellow, has joined the staff of Hurley Health Services and Geriatric Practice, with Dr. Myriam Edwards, a physician board certified in geriatric medicine, on South Linden Road. Dr. Abdelbasit graduated with an MBBS from the School of Medicine at the University of Cairo in Egypt, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine […]

HandsOn Genesee Volunteer Expo comes to UM-Flint



FLINT — HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Genesee County, brings its annual Volunteer Expo to the University of Michigan-Flint campus this week in conjunction with University Outreach. More than 30 charity and nonprofit groups looking for volunteers will be on hand to talk to people who are interested in volunteering. There will be food, door prizes and more. “It’s […]

Hot Tickets



Machine Shop concerts FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present In The Name Of — A Black Sabbath Tribute and Vulgar Display — A Tribute to Pantera on Oct. 7. Tickets are $5 at the door. Mushroomhead with Psychostick, Blue Felix, Ventana and Tenafly Viper will perform Oct. 8. Tickets are $18 in advance. The […]