2020-01-23 E-Edition

Police investigating shooting death at air park

No charges brought against shooter at this time

FLINT TWP.— No charges will be filed against a 39-year-old Flint woman who fatally shot a 43-year-old Flint man, Jan. 18, at the Planet 3 Extreme Air Park, 3450 Miller Rd. According to Lt. James Baldwin, the shooting happened at 10:33 p.m. and the suspect was taken into custody by Flint Township police within one minute of the 911 call. […]

Basketball game disrupted by armed youth to resume February 10

FLINT TWP. — A boys’ basketball game that started Dec. 13, 2019, finally will resume after being interrupted when police spotted a fan with a gun in the crowd. Grand Blanc and Carman- Ainsworth, two of the top Division 1 teams this season, will resume play at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Carman-Ainsworth. The original Dec. 13 game was suspended […]

Hundreds of hands join to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

FLINT — AmeriCorps, United Way and hundreds of volunteers from organizations, employers, schools and individual families across the county joined forces on Monday, as a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, rather than enjoy the day off doing as they pleased. Coordinated and assisted by United Way staff, including CEO Jaime Haskins, Amy Lee […]

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity announces new executive director

Margaret Kato retires after 15 years at the helm

FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) has announced Thomas Hutchison will succeed Margaret Kato as its executive director when Kato retires in February after 15 years at the helm. Under Margaret’s leadership GCHFH grew into one of the most respected Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States. “It has been an honor serving this community over the […]

In brief

Book Club FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., will hold book club on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. This group will meet and discuss a wide variety of fiction that is selected monthly. The group is open to the public. — G.G. Federal Financial Aid 101 FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library, […]

Flushing Area Library Book Club

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Library Book Club will meet on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Expand your heart and mind by reading fiction, nonfiction, classics and contemporary titles. The January title is “Saints for All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan. (For Adults). — B.G.

Quilt Exhibit

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council presents an exhibit of Art Quilts by Mary Andrews; inspired by a Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix where the fabric is hand dyed, then fused and machine quilted (some are also painted and hand embroidered). The exhibit is through January at the Grafted Root Eatery in the Coach Stop […]

Application is an important part of the learning process

Today’s workers place high priority on professional development. In a survey of LinkedIn professionals, many reported the “opportunity to learn and grow” as the most inspiring aspect of their job. It also showed that nearly half of respondents dedicated between one and five hours to learning each week. How these workers go about learning varies. They might read an article […]

Variety is the spice of life and change is the only constant

You know the old saying, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes and it will change.” Well, it’s not just the weather—as we grow older, we start to realize the one true constant in life is change and sometimes it comes fast and hits hard and other times, it’s just a slip into a different frame of reference. As you […]