2019-10-03 E-Edition

GDL, clerk raise awareness about banned books

GENESEE COUNTY — For many kids and young adults, the series of illustrated children’s novels called Captain Underpants are books they find amusing, filled with characters many of them can connect with. But according to the American Library Association, the Captain Underpants series was explicitly banned in some schools for insensitivity and being unsuited to the age group, as well […]

Deer infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) found in Genesee County

County still considering spraying as an option to combat mosquitoes

GENESEE COUNTY — A deer was discovered in Fenton Township that was reported as testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Sept. 9. Fenton Township has a robust season-long mosquito abatement program and was proactive in response to this single identified case of EEE. An additional targeted mosquito spraying was conducted within a two-mile radius of where the deer […]

Church sponsors showing of faith-based film

FLINT TWP. — The Rave Cinema, 1591 S. Graham Rd., will show the independent film Play the Flute sponsored by Grace Community Christian Fellowship on Oct. 15. Pastor Gary Cech, lead pastor at Grace Community Christian Fellowship, 3707 Davison Rd., in Flint, said he and his congregation are fans of previous films by director Rich Christiano, having shown three other […]

The Flint Festival of Quilts to blanket downtown Flint

FLINT — Don’t miss the excitement! The 24th Annual Flint Festival of Quilts will be blanketing downtown with unique histories and expressions of creativity starting Oct. 10 and running through Oct. 12. “It’s going to be an exciting three days,” smiles Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of Greater Flint Arts Council. “We have six different venues in and around the […]

Man shot to death outside apartment

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police are investigating the shooting death of a man outside an apartment complex. Police were called at about 8:47 p.m. Saturday to building 800 at Sunridge Apartments, G3348 Flushing Road. When officers arrived, they found Adrian Evans, 22, lying near the building with multiple gunshot wounds. Evans died at the scene. Further information about the […]

In brief

Giant Book Sale FLINT TWP. — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., is having a giant book sale starting today (Oct. 3) through Oct. 5. There will be a huge selection of books, DVDs, and CDs at great prices. Times are Oct. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to […]

Free breast cancer screenings provided by Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct free breast cancer screenings Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at GHCI. The screenings are open to anyone of any age. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Simply walk in and you will see a physician who will conduct the exam. If a follow-up digital mammogram is needed, it will be […]

Genesee Health Plan to receive federal grant

FLINT — The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) announced today it received a Navigator Cooperative Agreement Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist with health care navigation and enrollment in Genesee, Bay and Saginaw counties. GHP is one of 34 recipients nationwide and one of two organizations in Michigan to receive the grant. “Enrolling in health […]

State funding to support infrastructure assessment, mapping at former Delphi site

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $482,506 in grants supporting the organization’s efforts to support economic and community growth. The grants include: Defense Logistics Agency, $345,006 (Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center) Community Foundation of Greater Flint, $80,500 (TeenQuest/Summer Youth Initiative) Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Site […]