Blanketing the community

Hundreds of volunteers like those shown here at Davenport University turned out Monday to help make security blankets in recognition of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The no-sew fleece blankets will be donated to Project Linus to console traumatized, ill and needy children. Davenport met its goal to make 80 blankets. Volunteers also made blankets at Baker College […]

Township upgrading BS&A software system

FLINT TWP. —A $56,245 upgrade to BS&A software was unanimously approved by the township board Monday night, and is expected to integrate and improve accessibility of building, tax and assessment records, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. Information she presented to the board explained that the cost is included in the 2014 budget and would be paid over two years. […]

Flushing business gets snowplowing contract

FLINT TWP. — Michigan DPW of Flushing is now officially the snowplowing contractor for six township properties. The township board on Monday awarded a one-year contract to DPW which was the sole bidder to submit correctly during a bid solicitation period begun in late December. That is when township officials discovered that its previous contractor had retired. In the interim, […]

McLaren Cancer Institute in Flint gets recognition for quality care

FLINT — The Medical Oncology practice at McLaren Cancer Institute in Flint has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. McLaren Cancer Institute Flint is […]

Emergency response to storms criticized

FLINT TWP. — It’s tough living without power for nearly a week. It’s tough trying to drive on unplowed streets covered with nearly 18 inches of snow for several days. Hardships created by a recent spate of harsh winter weather has a lot of people questioning how recovery efforts were handled by Consumers Energy, the Genesee County Road Commission and […]

Goodwill holds Veteran Resource Summit

FLINT — The Veteran Resource Summit will take place Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 501 S. Averill Ave., Flint. The event will gather multiple veteran resource vendors together at one location. Any veteran looking to obtain a better understanding of the benefits available to them should attend. It is open to all veterans and their family members who […]

In brief

Literacy tutor training offered at Trinity United FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training for volunteers who want to help adults learn to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process. The training will be held in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and […]

Program builds positive force in the community

I was recently introduced to a new program in Genesee County which organizers hope will teach young people about caring for others and reaching out a helping hand when they can. It’s called I’m Concerned About the Blueberries and it is launching a new student ambassador program expected to result in hundreds of random acts of kindness around Genesee County. […]

Mayor talks ‘Master Plan’ at meeting

FLINT TWP. — Creating an “Innovation District” to attract a core of residents and businesses near downtown Flint is a key economic development goal of the City of Flint’s new Master Plan, said Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, who shared highlights from it last week at the West Flint Business Association meeting. The 500-plus-page document is the city’s first comprehensive Master […]

Yeo & Yeo announces merger with Hungerford

GENESEE COUNTY — Yeo & Yeo, a leading Michigan-based fullservice accounting firm, and Hungerford & Co. of Southgate have merged. The combined firm, which will operate under the Yeo & Yeo name, will extend Yeo & Yeo’s reach in the Southeast Michigan region. The merger added approximately $2.4 million in revenue to Yeo & Yeo, which last year earned more […]