End of an Era

Workers taking down the signs on the Sears store at Genesee Valley Center, Sept. 20. The store is now cleared out and closed.

Township voters in Creek schools will vote Nov. 6

FLINT TWP. — If you’re a Flint Township resident living in the Swartz Creek school district, you’ll be heading to the polls Nov. 6 to decide a 3.9 mill ballot proposal for safety, code compliance, technology and facilities upgrades. Rodney Hetherton, assistant superintendent of Swartz Creek schools, addressed the West Flint Business Association, Sept. 20, during its monthly meeting. During […]

Lobbyists address pot legalization vote at recent WFBA meeting

FLINT TWP. — Recreational marijuana use could be legalized by Michigan voters when they go to the polls on Nov. 6. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act will be on the ballot in November and, if approved, it will legalize the recreational use of marijuana, as well as establishing laws for growing, cultivating, regulating and taxing cannabis. Jenn […]

GDL to participate again in organ donor event

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library will once again take part in Michigan Libraries for Life, a registration drive to educate patrons about organ donation. Shalonda Griffin, community relations coordinator with Gift of Life-Michigan, said several branches of the GDL will participate in the program, Oct. 9-15. Michigan Libraries for Life was started in 2010 by the Taubman Health […]

Genesee Health Plan hosts free health and safety event

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) hosted a Member Fun Day last Saturday for current and former members at its S. Linden Road office in Flint. The free event featured health screenings, immunizations, car seat checks and activities for kids. Families also had the chance to win raffle prizes and learn about new GHP programs and services. “We are excited […]

In brief

GDL Board Meeting is Oct. 15 FLINT — The Genesee District Library Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Headquarters branch, 4195 Pasadena Ave. The meetings are open to the public. — G.G. MCC Fine Arts Gallery hosts alumnus & Flint artist Pauly M. Everett FLINT — The Mott Community College […]

Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club hosts the Ninth Annual Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer event

GRAND BLANC — The Ninth Annual Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer event was held last Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club in support of the Hurley Medical Center Breast Cancer Navigation Fund. The fundraiser, held from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., consisted of a number of activities for attendees, including a skeet and sporting clays shoot. Guests […]

McLaren Flint named a top Michigan hospital by U.S. News & World Report

FLINT — McLaren Flint, the 378-bed tertiary health care facility serving all of Genesee County, has been named one of Michigan’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. McLaren Flint was the only hospital in Genesee County to be included on the comprehensive annual list. The list also announced three common adult conditions and procedures in which the hospital […]

Miracle-Ear Celebrates 70th anniversary

FLINT TWP. — Miracle-Ear Center will be celebrating the company’s 70th anniversary with a variety of special event offers. During the month of September, free hearing evaluations, product demonstrations, and special anniversary pricing will be offered to customers and the local community. Individuals who schedule an appointment for a free hearing evaluation or a product demonstration during this event will […]

HAP honored for initiatives to improve health

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan’s proficiency in managing the health and wellness of its most vulnerable members has been honored by the Michigan Association of Health Plans. At the 2018 Pinnacle Awards reception in Lansing on Sept. 18, HAP took home two awards for its work in chronic disease management and clinical service improvement, both of which represent HAP’s ongoing […]