The Fright FilmFest returns for its third year

FLINT — Oct. 12 will bring the return of Flint’s only film festival timed perfectly for Halloween. The Flint Fright FilmFest brings a full day freaky fun to Flint and Genesee County for only five bucks! Short horror films from around the world will be featured throughout the day culminating in ceremony that will award six winners for their outstanding […]

Genesee Health Plan to host sixth annual drive-thru immunization event

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) announced today it will host its sixth annual Genesee Health Plan Drive-Thru Flu and Immunization event on Oct. 11 from 3-6 p.m. The event will take place at Genesee Health Plan’s office located at 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint. “The Drive-Thru Flu and Immunization event is a unique and convenient way for Genesee County […]

McLaren Health Plan awarded Pinnacle Award

FLINT — For the 14th time since 2003 – and the fifth consecutive year – McLaren Health Plan has been awarded a Pinnacle Award from the Michigan Association of Health Plans. The ceremony took place at a reception held Sept. 24 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. Nine Michigan health plans from across the state submitted 28 ground-breaking programs demonstrating […]

In brief

Secretary of State offices collecting food donations LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently announced all Secretary of State branch offices will be collecting nonperishable food items as part of the annual Harvest Gathering campaign. The campaign begins today and runs through Nov. 15. “Secretary of State offices have been participating in the Harvest Gathering for 20 years, and […]

Seeking and sharing joy in a bleak world


There are some shelves in my kitchen where I display my treasures. But they are not collections of copper pans or handmade pottery or ceramic roosters. Rather, they are my books of poetry. When I am waiting for the pot to boil or the onions to sauté, I’ll reach for one of them and let its words speak to my […]

Local priests among 17 named as having abused minors




GENESEE COUNTY — Two former Davison and Burton priests are among 17 priests whose names were released by the Catholic Diocese of Lansing last week as being “credibly accused of abusing a minor.” According to David Kerr, director of communications for the Diocese of Lansing, Joseph Emile Aubin served as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison […]

Safehouse Saturday

FLINT — Skaff Furniture Carpet One is partnering with the local YWCA to help victims of domestic violence. Dick Skaff, president of the Skaff home furnishings operation, said that his family supports the YWCA’s efforts to empower women, and domestic violence is one of the most compelling issues the organization tackles. On Oct. 12, Skaff will hold a special event, […]

Local woman named Ms. Black Fit & Fine 2019




FLINT TWP. — Patty Williams’ mother inspired her to enter the third annual Ms. Black Fit & Fine pageant. She died of a heart attack at the age of 54, the same age Williams is now. Williams’ mother had had heart palpitations and had seen a doctor just days before her death, only to be told there was nothing wrong […]

Old Newsboys receives a $5,000.00 grant

GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint have been providing Christmas gifts to Genesee County’s needy children since 1924. With the help from our friends at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, 250 children will be sure to receive a Christmas Box from the Old Newsboys of Flint this Christmas. Each Christmas Box contains a sweat suit, 2 pair […]

‘Ring for Bling’ is Back!

SOUTHFIELD — The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division has once again partnered with iHeart Media to bring back the popular volunteer recruitment initiative “Ring for Bling.” The campaign offers metro Detroiters a chance to win one of six diamond pendant necklaces from Lucido Fine Jewelry when they volunteer as a red kettle bell ringer this Christmas season. Volunteers who register […]