Genesee County Board of Commissioners new positions



FLINT – At its yearly organizational meeting today, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners elected the following officers: Commissioner Mark Young, 5th District – Chairman Commissioner Ted Henry, 8th District – Vice-Chairman. In addition to these leadership positions, the following committee assignments were given: Government Operations Committee: Commissioner Bryant Nolden, 1st District – Chairperson Commissioner Kim Courts, 4th District – […]

Ross to serve as acting president of Food Bank of Eastern Michigan



FLINT – Backed by two decades of experience providing healthy, nutritious food for residents and families, Kara Ross will serve as interim president of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan while the organization undertakes an executive search for a permanent replacement. The Food Bank’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ross as interim president following a personal decision by William Kerr […]

In brief



Halo Burger is helping warm up this cold Michigan winter GENESEE COUNTY — Halo Burger is giving Mid-Michigan residents a reason to applaud this winter’s chilling temperatures by offering a cup of fresh, hot coffee priced according to the daily high temperature. From now until the end of January, coffee prices will fluctuate Monday through Friday according to that day’s […]

Commit to being informed



Happy New Year! While we’re just a few days into 2018, I hope your year is off to a great start. It’s the time when many of us make new years resolutions. We’re going to exercise more, be kinder to people, save more money, lose weight and spend more time with family and friends. Whatever you have “resolved” to do […]

Library gets new 10-year lease.



FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a ten-year lease and service agreement for the McCarty Branch of the Genesee District Library, 2071 Graham Road. The township owns the building which the library shares with the Senior Citizens Center. The previous lease agreement expired Dec. 31. The new agreement is effective through Dec. 31, 2027. The lease agreement spells […]

Raise the Woof helps save dogs’ lives




BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County recently founded Raise the Woof to make the world a better place during the winter for area dogs and their owners. “When the weather changes, complaints of animal cruelty increase by about 20-25 percent,” said David Schmieder, animal cruelty investigator for the Humane Society of Genesee County. “We received 15 complaints during […]

Ennis Center’s Fostering Creativity Calendar to Benefit Kids in Foster Care for 5th Year



FLINT—Ennis Center for Children’s Fostering Creativity therapeutic arts program the organization’s fifth annual Fostering Creativity Calendar. Each month features the artwork of a child in foster care, as well as an advertisement from a community business or organization that has chosen to sponsor that month. Ennis Center Founder and President, Bob Ennis, is proud of the calendar’s success, and grateful […]

Save the Date



Church offering free movies FLINT TWP. — Hope United Methodist Church, 4467 Beecher Road (at Mill Road) holds an annual Film Fest in January and February. Films are shown on a large screen in the church parlor on Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. with discussion afterward. This year’s theme is “To Be Inspired”. The list of movies being shown is: […]

Colors can help ensure memorable wedding



GENESEE COUNTY – For many couples choosing their wedding colors offers the opportunity to showcase their personal styles and set the mood for their nuptials. Color can be a critical component when establishing the ambiance for a wedding. Some colors work better together than others, so while choosing a color scheme may seem like an easy undertaking, some couples may […]

McLaren offering seminars



FLINT – McLaren Flint is offering two free educational seminars called, “The Heart of the Matter”, on Feb. 8 and 22 at the McLaren Hospitality House, G-3170 Beecher Road, Flint. McLaren Flint interventional cardiologists and an electrophysiologist will be the featured speakers. Registration is required. Details follow. The Heart of the Matter Feb. 8 Topics: What you should know about […]