An Easter eve event

“Magic” Steve Schniers creates a balloon tiara for Alivia Latimer at the Easter Fair on Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek. Alivia attended the event with Aubrey Green and Carson Latimer. The church sponsors the fair every year to offer family fun and fellowship. One of the most popular attractions are the paper hats the church women […]

Bomb threat at Best Buy forces evacuation

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police are investigating a bomb threat made Monday afternoon to the Flint Township Best Buy store, 3660 Miller Rd. K-9 units with the Michigan State Police and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office searched the building. No bomb or other explosive materials were found. Employees could re-enter the building at about 6 p.m. Monday, and customers […]

Carman-Ainsworth to hold Town Hall Meeting regarding millage election

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools is holding a Town Hall Meeting, April 29, regarding the May 7 millage proposals. The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Carman-Ainsworth schools will ask voters May 7 to approve a 1-mill increase in the district’s sinking fund, potentially generating $750,000 a year from 2019 […]

Secretary Benson releases report on recommendations for branch offices

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently released a report on her observations and recommendations upon completing a tour of all 131 secretary of state branch offices in Michigan. At a news conference at Cadillac Place in Detroit, Benson spoke about visiting all branch offices in Michigan’s 83 counties and talking with customers and employees about how to improve […]

Flushing runner completes his 50th straight Boston Marathon

FLUSHING — Flushing resident Mark Bauman has made his mark in the national marathon record books. Last Monday, he became just the second runner in Boston Marathon history to finish the race for at least 50 consecutive years. Bauman, 69, has qualified and raced in the Boston Marathon every year since 1970. This year, he finished the race at around […]

Peter Levine and local health care champions honored at Genesee Health Plan awards dinner

FLINT — The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) honored local health care champions for their commitment to increasing access to health care coverage in Genesee County during the 2019 Health Care Hall of Fame Awards on April 12 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. Peter “Pete” Levine, Executive Director of the Genesee County Medical Society (GCMS), was […]

In brief

Open house celebration FLINT — The Greater Flint Toastmasters Club 2826 will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house on April 29 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. Third St. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Toastmasters gives members the opportunity to practice their public speaking, improving communication and building leadership skills. Come […]

Parental expectations: when enough is enough

I t’s a big year in the Button house with our daughter graduating from college and our youngest son graduating from high school in the next few weeks. There are conversations, all of which boil down to a single question: “So, what’s next?” My children’s answers reflect the fact that they are taking their lives into their own hands. Kristina […]

Providing youth with a sense of belonging, community

In my last column, I highlighted some of the different ways that afterschool programs support our current and future workforce. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role youth programs play in creating a sense of community and belonging for participants. Recently, a YouthQuest student shared that one of his favorite things about the afterschool program is the […]

HAP partners with Livongo to help Medicare Advantage members manage diabetes

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan announced it has partnered with Livongo, a whole person platform that empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, to provide HAP Medicare Advantage members with a more personalized experience to help them better manage their diabetes. HAP Medicare Advantage members who have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes […]