Carman-Ainsworth robotics edges closer to state championship

YPSILANTI — The Megatron Oracles (Big MO) Team 314 edged closer to another appearance in the Michigan state championship for FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC). The team finished with an 8-4 record for 12th place out of 41 teams this past weekend at the competition hosted at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti. Big MO was the first pick of the fourth […]

C-A officials explain May 7 millage proposals to WFBA

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth will take two millage requests to the voters May 7, one to increase the millage collected for the district’s sinking fund and the other a measure an override of the Headlee Amendment. Superintendent Eddie Kindle and Assistant Superintendent Russ Parks took the district’s case to the West Flint Business Association, March 21, where they explained what […]

Spring Home and Garden Show returns

FLINT — The Spring Home and Garden Show, coming to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center this Saturday and Sunday, is sure to have something for everybody. Local companies and dozens of experts will be on hand to share ideas and advice to help with area residents’ home improvement projects. Home improvement professionals and lawn and garden experts will […]

Grand Blanc man awaits kidney donor

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Greg Jones said he always thought having diabetes and being on dialysis was something older people had to worry about, until he was afflicted with renal disease in his mid-30s. Now 40, Jones is on the waiting list for a kidney as his own continue to fail, forcing him to undergo both in-center and at-home dialysis […]

New businesses under construction on W. Maple Avenue

FLINT TWP. — Two new business are under construction on West Maple Avenue in Flint Township. The Grounds driving range and pro shop began construction on 43 acres last March. The business will include a single-level 3,300-square-foot driving range with about 30 tees, including 10 covered and heated tees; a simulator; pro shop; and vending machines for pop and snacks. […]

Easter Egg hunt coming March 30

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township and Genesee Valley Center will host the Second Annual Flint Township Easter Egg Hunt March 30 at Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. There will be four age categories for the Easter egg hunts, and all hunts will start at 10:30 a.m. This year there will be 10,000-12,000 eggs to find, and the Easter Bunny […]

Public hearings set for development districts

FLINT TWP. — Two public hearings to create industrial development districts in Flint Township are set for April 1 at Flint Township Administration Building meeting room, 1490 S. Dye Road. The Flint Township Board of Trustees scheduled the public hearings for 4047 Market Place and West Maple Avenue during its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey […]

Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays

GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its 2nd Annual Organ Donation Essay Contest. Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of organ donation. Students are encouraged to […]

Helping to connect employers and prospective job candidates

Facilitating connections. It is central to our mission at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Talent recruitment is one area where that task perhaps hits closest to our homes and individual communities. Specifically, I am talking about helping employers with open positions find motivated, qualified job candidates to fill them; and vice versa. You may have seen or heard […]

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On-the-spot health care is a tap away with new McLarenNow Telehealth Service

FLINT — When you’re sick or have a minor injury, it isn’t always convenient to get dressed, drive to a walk-in clinic, wait to be seen, and deal with insurance on the way out. McLaren Health Care has introduced a solution that can connect you with a virtual doctor visit from anywhere, at any time. McLarenNow is a new program […]