Johnson receives national award for promoting organ donation



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The national organ donation advocacy group Donate Life America recently awarded Secretary of State Ruth Johnson its DMV Innovation Award for her and her office’s efforts to promote organ donation and encourage people to join the state’s donor registry. Johnson praised and thanked Secretary of State staff, Aug. 28, during the announcement at the Flint Area […]

Board approves street and parking projects




FLINT TWP. – Projects to renovate the parking lots at the Flint Township offices, the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center/McCarty Library and several streets in the Judd Road/VanSlyke Road area were approved Sept. 4 by the board. The board approved a $180,000 project to reconstruct the senior center/library parking lot, $37,000 to renovate the parking lot at the township offices, including […]

Precious moments



Residents, family members and staff at Springvale Assisted Living enjoyed a special celebration marking the 1-year anniversary of the senior living facility in Swartz Creek. Springvale currently has 21 residents and is accepting applications for more. Residential units are available for independent senior living, assisted living and memory care for individuals and couples. Food service is available and activities are […]

Medical memoir means to help patients, medical school students




FLUSHING – Flushing Township resident Darla Nagel thought this after a doctor’s appointment that left her frustrated: “Doctors shouldn’t be allowed to make people so miserable.” It was one of a string of appointments as she spent more than two years seeking a diagnosis for and relief from an illness that developed overnight when she was 19. To help other […]

MSP Flint Post to host 3rd annual Citizens’ Academy



FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Flint Post is pleased to announce their 3rd annual Citizens’ Academy, which will begin Monday, Oct. 1, and end Monday, Nov. 19. The free, eight-week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law […]

In brief



Beecher Class of 1963 holding reunion FLUSHING — The Beecher High Schools Class of 1963 will hold its 55th class reunion, Sept. 8. At the Flushing Masonic Temple, 349 S. Seymour Rd. at 6 p.m. All Beecher Bucks from the classes of the 1960s are invited. Guests should bring their own beverages and snacks to share, all setups are provided. […]

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile food pantry in September



LANSING — Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for September at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in […]

Not too late to go back to school



FLINT — It is back-to-school time for everyone—including students who have stopped or dropped out of high school, are at risk of dropping out, or don’t have enough credits to graduate. Mott Community College’s (MCC) Gateway to College program can help these students get back on track and complete their high school diploma, while simultaneously earning college credits toward an […]

Pink Night Palooza returns Oct. 4



FLINT — Great fun for a great cause returns this year on Thursday, Oct. 4 when Pink Night Palooza takes over the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. Pink Night Palooza gives you the power to change lives right here in Genesee County. Funds raised during the dynamic night out, stay local, helping local women. That means your neighbors, friends, family, even […]

UM-Flint to bring [IN] on the Road Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Pitch Competition to Grand Blanc



GRAND BLANC — The University of Michigan-Flint’s Office of Outreach is bringing one of its signature programs, the [IN] on the Road business bootcamp, and a business pitch competition to Grand Blanc. This is part of the larger project coming to the City of Grand Blanc – the pop-up business park on Grand Blanc Road, which is being supported by […]


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