Survivors of Suicide Annual Walk for Hope



MIDLAND – Survivors of Suicide is hosting its annual “Walk for Hope” on Aug. 6 on the campus of Northwood University in Midland. The purpose of the 5K walk/run, where more than 1200 people are expected to participate, is to raise awareness and funding for mental health and suicide prevention, intervention and aftercare, according to Barb Smith, Director of Survivors […]

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation surpasses $1 billion in grants for Flint



FLINT — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has surpassed $1 billion in total grantmaking related to the greater Flint area since the organization was established in 1926. Adjusted for inflation, the figure would be more than 2.3 billion in 2016 dollars. A $3.2 million grant to the Crim Fitness Foundation for ongoing support of a community education initiative put the […]

In brief



New leadership driving state’s economic development strategy LANSING – Called a “natural choice” to assume the top post at the state’s chief economic development organization, Jeff Mason was approved today by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation executive committee as the organization’s new CEO. He assumed the position immediately upon approval. Unanimous approval comes two weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder recommended […]

Passport facility application denied




FLINT TWP. – A township application to become a U.S. Passport Facility has been denied by the U.S. Department of State National Passport Center. Last month, the township board gave a green light to Clerk Kathy Funk to pursue an opportunity to become a Passport Acceptance Facility which can reportedly bring in up to $14,000 a year in revenues, through […]

Police called to late-night domestic disturbance



FLINT TWP. – A domestic disturbance and standoff on Thursday July 6 ended with the arrest of a 21-year-old Mt. Morris Township man, according to a police report. At approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, Flint Township Police were called to 2049 Mill Rd. for a domestic disturbance in progress. The first officers arriving on scene were informed by […]

Charter school is growing in square footage, enrollment




FLINT TWP. – The township Planning Commission has granted approval to the Genesee STEM Academy (GSTEMA), 5240 Calkins Road, to erect a temporary modular classroom building on the east side of the main building. GSTEMA is a charter school established five years ago in Flint before relocating last summer to the former Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue. Last year, the […]

Rock the Kettle with the Salvation Army kicks off



FLINT – The Salvation Army serving Genesee County is announcing the 2017 Rock the Red Kettle of HOPE Campaign is underway locally. The goal of this campaign is to raise $10,000.00 to benefit families in Flint and Genesee County. Please contact Joy at 810-232-1684 to discuss ways you or your business can help us “Do the Most Good”! Many families […]

Save the Date



Flint Youth Theatre to Host Season Announcement Party FLINT —The public is cordially invited to the Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for the 2017-18 Season Announcement Party! This event will be held at the Flint Youth Theatre, located at 1220 E Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan, and is free to attend. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres […]

Flint Firebirds adding to 2017-18 roster




FLINT – The Flint Firebirds continue to improve their squad this offseason, and during the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, they looked to bolster their blue line. They did just that by selecting Nikita Alexandrov in the first round, 25th overall. The Russian defenseman will fit in well and fill a void left by the departures of Alex Peters and […]

Genesee Area Conference getting complete makeover






GENESEE COUNTY — Members of the Genesee Area Conference-Red – Goodrich, Lake Fenton and Corunna – were left on the outside looking in when they were informed that as of June 20, the remaining member schools, Durand, Montrose, LakeVille, Byron and Mt. Morris were leaving to form a new league. Joining the former GAC-Red schools in the newly created Mid-Michigan […]


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