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Free flu shots, health screenings and more available to public FLINT — HAP is working to keep Flint-area residents healthy with the Fit for Fall Health Fair on Oct. 27. The fair will be held at the Flint Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will include cooking demonstrations, health screenings, health insurance advice and a Halloween costume contest with […]

Work stoppage

The Genesee County Road Commission said construction operations on the Mill Road Bridge over the Flint River in Flint Township has been suspended due to an ongoing state-wide labor dispute. The Operating Engineers Local 324 and the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) are currently in negotiations over bargaining privileges. This lockout effects dozens of projects statewide, including Interstate 69 […]

Dr. Joseph Cacchione named Ascension Michigan CEO

STATEWIDE — Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, has accepted the role of Senior Vice President, Ascension Heal thcare, and Ascension Michigan Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Cacchione has been serving as interim Ascension Michigan CEO since April 2018. During this time, he has enthusiastically visited each of the ministries that make up Ascension Michigan and engaged with associates, leaders and physicians as […]

Forgive me while I try to work through forgiving others

This is not a sermon; it’s just me trying to figure out something that’s been on my mind. I’ve been pondering forgiveness. It started when I decided I needed peace, and I thought forgiveness would be a good starting point. When I really thought about it, though, I realized I wasn’t sure exactly what forgiveness meant. Many people have hurt […]

GFWC Flushing Women’s Club looking for new members

FLUSHING — Do you live in the Volunteer Spirit? Do you like giving back to your community? Then we have just the organization for you. GFWC Flushing Women’s Club has been involved in the community since 1966. We provide support to community, county and international charitable groups such as Flushing Christian Outreach, Restoration Place, the USO, and this year, the […]

Enchanted Fairy Garden tour to benefit local family

FLUSHING —This Saturday, Flushing residents Denise and Dave Jones will be inviting the community to take a stroll through their backyard garden for a good cause. Tucked away on the Joneses’ Elms Road property is an enchanted trail, featuring a wide variety of fairy houses and an array of flowers and sculptures. Winding around a half-acre of pine trees, the […]

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Parker Norris Benefit LAPEER — The family of Parker Norris will be holding a fundraiser on Sept 22. at RayC’s Harley-Davidson of Lapeer from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will raise medical funds for Norris, a professional motorcycle racer and Flushing native who was seriously injured in a crash back in June. Donations can be made at the door. […]

Handle With Care Program begins this school year

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Chiefs of Police Association, Genesee Intermediate School District, Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Easter Seals, Genesee Health System (GHS), Whaley Children’s Center and Michigan Department for Health and Human Services Genesee County office have all collaborated to launch a Handle With Care pilot program in Genesee County schools for the 2018-19 school year. The Handle […]

Resource officer introduced to Board

Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter introduced the township’s new Community Resource Officer to the Board of Trustees, Sept. 17. Ofc. John Chisa, a 15-year-veteran of the department, 15 years, will be the new CRO responsible for neighborhood watches and more community events. His current task, Chisa said, is updating the department’s webpage.

Consumers rep details how to report burned out street lights

FLINT TWP. — For nearly two years, resident and business owner Kevin Stiff has come before the Board of Trustees twice a month to complain about street lighting in the community. At the Sept. 17 meeting, Consumers Energy sent a representative to address the concerns of Stiff and other residents. Kyle McCree, Community Affairs Manager with Consumers Energy, said the […]