Hamilton Community Health Network collaborates in community cleanup project

FLINT — Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) received a $1 million Community- Based Crime Reduction grant in 2017 to help with the reduction of crime and to revitalize targeted areas in North Flint. The grant was awarded by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). This is all in an effort to make the area safer for […]

Genesee County home to unique wedding venues


Having attended several weddings in recent years, I wasn’t too surprised to learn that the number of ceremonies and receptions held in non-traditional venues – including historic homes, museums and parks – is on the rise. In fact, according to The Knot Real Weddings Study, only 22 percent of nuptials were held in religious institutions in 2017. Thankfully, Flint & […]

Henry Ford Transplant Department celebrates 50 years



DETROIT — Organ transplant has come a long way since doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit performed their first kidney transplant, Jan. 4, 1968. Today, Henry Ford is in the top 10 percent of transplant centers in the United States, performing all kinds of organ and tissues transplants. The hospital and its staff celebrated the 50th year of their […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to host Donovan Entrekin

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Flint-area artist and former MCC student Donovan Entrekin title ‘Attempted Artworks: Paintings and Drawings.” His work will be in the MCC Fine Arts Gallery from Nov. 5 through Nov. 20. In addition, Entrekin will give a […]

In brief

2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018- 19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is: Ric Mixter will present “The Most Famous Rescues on the Great Lakes,” on Friday, Nov.16, 2018, at 10 a.m., featuring the Coast Guard’s finest moments, including the tragic career of […]

Last days for sign-up for Salvation Army Christmas assistance

FLINT — This is the last chance for families living in Genesee County needing Christmas assistance with toys and food, to ensure a blessed Christmas holiday for their children, should come and apply for The Salvation Army’s 2018 Christmas Assistance program. The last sign-up day will be held Nov. 13, and Nov. 14 both days from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at […]

Hurley Medical Center announces election results for board officers

FLINT — At their annual meeting in October, the Hurley Board of Managers elected the following slate of officers: Jason Caya, Chair; Frances Gilcreast, Vice Chair; Tom James, Treasurer; and Charlotte Edwards, Secretary. Jason Caya was appointed to the Hurley Board of Managers in May 2014. Since being appointed to the Hurley Board, he has served on various Board Committees […]

Firebirds host Veterans night

BURTON — In honor of Veterans Day, the Flint Firebirds hockey team is inviting local veterans and their families to be their guests on Friday, Nov. 9, when the Firebirds will face off against the Soo Greyhounds at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center at 7 p.m. The special evening will include a ceremonial puck drop, featuring Major General Michael […]

Lady Cavs make run, lose in district finals



FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team ended its season in the district championship, losing to Flushing 25-13, 25-11, 25-20 last Friday. The game was held at Carman-Ainsworth, after originally being scheduled to take place at Saginaw Heritage. Flushing advanced to the regional semifinals, where it faced Petoskey on Tuesday after deadlines. Areyana Harrison had a team-high four kills, followed by […]

Firebirds fall behind early in weekend losses



FLINT — The Flint Firebirds are still in search of that elusive first win following a 7-4 loss to the Ottawa 67’s at the Dort Federal Event Center on Saturday. The 67’s attacked quickly, notching a pair of goals in the game’s first 16 minutes. Jake Durham answered with a power play tally late in the opening frame. Ottawa added […]