Optimists treat MSD students to breakfast with Santa



CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Santa loves all children, but a special group of youngsters brought tears to the big guy’s eyes last week. For more than 30 years, the West Flint Optimist Club has hosted breakfast with Santa for youngsters who attend the Michigan School for the Deaf. On Dec. 20, 38 children had the chance to meet Santa and communicate […]

Buckham Gallery moving to new home



FLINT — When the Buckham Gallery first opened in 1984, its founders weren’t sure it would be open more than a year. Now, 34 years later, the gallery is moving from its original home at 134 ½ W. Second St. to its new, ground-level digs across the street at 600 S. Saginaw St. #103. Lynn Penning, gallery director, said the […]

New green LED lighted sticks added to GCRC snow plows for safety

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Road Commission recently equipped its snow plow trucks with the newest technology to help improve visibility when plowing snow covered roads. The GCRC has added a 4-footlong green LED Lighted Stick to the end of the wing plows. The new stick lights are 48-inches-long and vertical, compared to the old lights that were 5-inches-long […]

Area students nominated to attend U.S service academies

FLINT — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has announced his nominations for the U.S. service academies for the class of 2023. Members of Congress annually nominate students from their district to attend service academies and, if selected, these students will receive a free education and earn a commission in the U.S. military or be selected to serve in the maritime industry. […]

Board accepts retirement of longtime employees



FLINT TWP. — Loren Colbert and Kristi Hunt were recognized by the Flint Township Board of Trustees for their years of service at the Dec. 17 board meeting. Colbert, a captain with the Flint Township Fire Department, has served the community for 35 years, having joined the department on Jan. 17, 1983. Hunt, a 23-year full-time clerical employee for the […]

In brief

Board approves Genesee Metropolitan Alliance appointment FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of the following representatives to the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance; Elected Official – Supervisor Karyn Miller; Citizen Representative – John Whiteside; TAC – Mike Pifer; and, Alternate – Tracey Tucker. The board also authorized payment of dues in the amount of […]

Effective leaders are always learning


Earlier this month, I attended a luncheon recognizing nine professionals in Flint and Genesee County. The cause for celebration was their recent completion of Leadership NOW, an introspective leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County. At first glance, the cohort members seemed to have little in common. Some worked […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital WINS $70,000 in Vote for Miracles Contest

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000. Plus, the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, advisor and a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 because Hurley won. Voters could vote every day at voteformiracles.org. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. […]

Old Newsboys Night at the Flint Firebirds, Dec. 29

FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint will team up with the Flint Firebirds, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. for the Firebirds game at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to benefit Old Newsboys. Try your puck luck and purchase 50/50 tickets while watching the Flint Firebirds battle with the […]

State’s website wins national award

LANSING — Michigan’s improved MI Bridges portal– the self-service website where residents apply for public assistance benefits, manage their cases and explore community resources – has been named a recipient of the International Data Group’s 2019 Digital Edge 50 Awards. “Between the technological innovations, collaboration between organizations and focus on customer needs, the significance of MI Bridges’ effective use of […]


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