Pets make great gifts for you or a loved one

Many people consider giving a pet as a gift for the holidays. I propose a furry critter can also be one of the best possible Christmas presents for yourself, as well. A pet is capable of loving when nobody else can. However, a pet, like a child, requires time, money and attention. The decision to present oneself or someone else […]

Spooky Trails announces results of food drive

GAINES TOWNSHIP – For nearly a decade, Spooky Trails has been committed to a mission of “scaring hunger away” by hosting a food drive for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan throughout the weekends of October. This year’s drive resulted in a collection of 2,560 pounds of food. Over the past nine years, a total of 38,326 pounds of food […]

Entries sought for ’17 Miss Hibernia scholarship pageant

GENESEE COUNTY – Young women of Irish descent are invited to enter the Miss Hibernia 2017 scholarship pageant. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 22 and never married. Contestants will be required to attend the screening interview at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Kathy’s Restaurant in Flushing, as well as the Pre-St. Patrick’s Day party where […]

Baker College-Flint extends agreement to administer pro certification exams, GED testing

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Baker College’s Flint campus has extended its agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer based testing business of Pearson, to administer and provide accessible and secure testing for professional certifications and licensures and the GED credential. “Providing the administration and a top-notch testing facility for area residents and businesses to become more competitive in the workplace is in […]

MCC recognized for offering top 2-year beauty cosmetology program

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Associate in Applied Science degree for Hair Care Salon Management has been recognized as one of the best Cosmetology programs in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring […]

Mclaren health care taps Michael Lacusta as vice president of business development

FLINT — Michael P. Lacusta has been appointed vice president of business development for McLaren Health Care effective Nov. 14, 2016. “Michael’s breadth of successful leadership in the health care industry has spanned large, integrated academic health systems, physician management service organizations and stand-alone hospitals,” said Philip Incarnati, president and CEO, McLaren Health Care. “His expertise will guide McLaren as […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes otolaryngology specialist FLINT — Cynthia Hayes, an otolaryngology specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Hayes is in practice at ENT & Plastic Surgery Associates. Hayes completed residency in otolaryngology and facial plastics through Genesee Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. She earned her medical degree through Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Hayes […]

Hurley vying for $50k

FLINT – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has announced a nationwide “Vote for Miracles” campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. From November 29 through December 20, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite CMN Hospital, including Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint. The top five hospitals will […]

Knights of Columbus help keep kids warm

FLINT – Genesee County-area Knights of Columbus brought a lot of happiness, and warmth, to area youngsters with the distribution of more than 360 coats to children in need. The distribution took place Saturday, Nov. 26, at the North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Avenue in Flint. The effort was supported by the Michigan Council of the Knights of […]

County tops state in pet adoptions during Empty the Shelter event

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Genesee County Animal Control had the most adoptions from a single facility during a statewide effort to empty the shelters in October. The Bissell Pet Foundation sponsored the Empty the Shelter event that broke a statewide record for same day adoptions with more than 1,995 animals finding homes. Genesee County Animal Control adopted out 83 animals during […]

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