Looking for ways to stop the summer slide



For students who follow a traditional academic calendar, the summer can play one of two roles. It can be a bridge from the end of one school year to the next, or it can be a significant setback. While students from affluent families tend to see gains in their reading skills following the summer, the typical American student loses about […]

Baker College earns honor for Running Start



FLINT TWP. — Baker College is one of the first Michigan higher education institutions — and one of only 105 nationwide — that has earned national accreditation for its concurrent enrollment program for high school students. Baker College concurrent enrollment courses are available through the college’s Running Start initiative. It offers state-sanctioned programs that allow high school students to earn […]

GISD superintendent receives Friends of School Nursing Award



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hagel was recognized at the Michigan Association of School Nurses (MASN) Annual Conference for making a statewide contribution that impacts the health and education of Michigan school children. Hagel’s nomination and approval for this award was unanimous by the MASN Board of Directors. Evilia Jankowski, Coordinator of School Health Services […]

In brief



Outreach East to hold event this weekend RICHFIELD TWP. — The biggest fundraiser of the year for Outreach East in Davison is the Thunder for Hunger Poker Run and Rock Out Hunger Party. A $10 per person donation for the Poker Run includes admission to the Rock Out Hunger party and a chance to win cash prizes. Registration for the […]

City appears to be lacking in transparency



Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, fire funding is a current controversy for Grand Blanc residents. And having covered this funding debacle for several weeks, one of several egregious issues of concern was discovering Mayor Susan Soderstrom was using her personal email for city business. It’s 2017! You would think it would be common knowledge that’s unacceptable. Because […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Toolology, a tribute to Tool, June 10. Tickets are $10 in advance. Otherwise, with special guest Through Fire, will perform June 21. Tickets are $15 in advance. Tickets are available online at Paradise Express, located directly across the street from the Machine Shop […]

McLaren first hospital in region to use ‘world’s smallest pacemaker’




FLINT — McLaren Flint is the first hospital in Genesee County to use the FDA-approved Medtronic Micra, the world’s smallest pacemaker, which is about one-tenth the size of the standard model used in practice for decades. The pacemaker uses no leads and is approximately to the size of a large vitamin. It is implanted into the heart chamber via a […]

YouthQuest programs get underway



FLINT — Enrollment is underway for YouthQuest’s summer enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students in Flint and Genesee County. YouthQuest offers high-quality activities and services that encourage the exploration of new interests in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and promotes academic achievement, physical fitness, youth leadership and volunteerism. “Summer may provide a […]

In brief



Support book fair FLINT TWP. — A Book Fair fundraiser for the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) will be held on Saturday, June 17 at Barnes & Noble bookstore at Genesee Valley Center mall. The CAEF will receive 15% from every purchase in-store or online. — R.S. Volunteers needed for Flint Art Fair FLINT — The Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) […]

Lady Cavs fall in soccer district opener




DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer faced an undefeated Swartz Creek team on Tuesday in the Div. 1 district opener at Davison, and lost 9-1. Swartz Creek held a 5-1 lead at halftime. Destinee Lester had Carman-Ainsworth’s lone goal when she scored off a penalty kick in the first half. Keeper Arianna Vantine had 15 saves in net. Swartz Creek advanced […]