Miracle League receives grant from the Community Foundation

MUNDY TWP. — The Miracle League of Greater Flint (MLGF) is the recipient of a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) that will help to fund the future Miracle League baseball field at Hill Road Park in Mundy Township. The CFGF grant for $8,000 will be designated for purchasing the specialized materials needed for the construction of […]

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Treasury: Grants available for financially distressed cities, villages and townships LANSING — Cities, villages and townships experiencing financial struggles can now apply for a grant to help fund special projects and free up tax dollars for important services, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Applications are now being accepted for the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages, and Townships (FDCVT) […]

Quit’cher … complaining

You’ve probably heard the saying, “The only constant is change.” History attributes those words to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Clearly, Heraclitus never attempted to direct that change because, had he done so, he would know there is at least one more constant: resistance to change. Anyone who has ever served on a committee, commission, council or board knows this […]

Back to the Bricks names first new chairman in 15 years

GENESEE COUNTY — At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, Nov. 6, the Board of Directors elected its first new Chairman since its inception. Steve Hobson, who has been serving as Vice Chairman of the Board, was unanimously elected. All 21 members of the Board of Directors were in attendance. Hobson said he was pleased to be now […]

Ascension Genesys to offer free screenings for lung cancer on Nov. 23

GRAND BLANC — In recognition of lung cancer awareness month, Ascension Genesys is offering a no-cost low dose CT screening of the lungs. The event will be Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ascension Genesys Ambulatory Imaging Center, 600 Health Park Blvd., Suite B (lower Level), in Grand Blanc. According to the American Lung Association, lung […]

RMI announces Empty Pink Chair total

FLINT — Regional Medical Imaging has announced the Empty Pink Chair raised $11,500 to help local women who are struggling financially as they continue their fight through treatment of breast cancer. That is a result of a community coming together, seeing the vision and taking part of this project. RMI wishes a sincere thanks to all who participated. The chairs […]

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St. Paul’s features ‘Music in the Heart of the City’ FLINT — On Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., celebrate the beginning of the Advent season with glorious pipe organ music. With over 80 ranks of pipes the Dalton Memorial Organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw Street, visitors can enjoy Nicholas Schmelter’s production of wonderful music with […]

MotorCities honors Flint’s Back to the Bricks with Its Heritage Tourism Award

LANSING — On Oct. 30he MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership honored Flint’s Back to the Bricks with its award for Heritage Tourism, part of the 6th annual Awards of Excellence during Michigan Auto Heritage Day ceremonies at the Capitol Rotunda in Lansing. Back to the Bricks is an annual Flint event which paved the road for other organizations to turn […]

Flushing hockey welcomes new co-op member

FLUSHING – The Flushing hockey co-op will have yet another look, although maybe not noticeable at first glance. The former Alliance co-op that was kids from Goodrich, LakeVille, Almont, Imlay City, North Branch and Dryden is no more and the Goodrich kids will skate for Flushing this season. The LakeVille, Almont, Imlay City, North Branch and Dryden players will now […]

Co-ops continue to stress the importance of high school hockey programs

GREATER FLINT AREA — High school hockey, one of the most expensive sports to take part in, continues to be a viable option for schools because of co-operative agreements. As school enrollment numbers continue to drop across the state and sub-varsity programs go dark or close up shop altogether, kids are still able to play for a high school team, […]