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Square One’s Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge coming to Kettering University

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

FLINT — Fifty Michigan high school teams will compete in person and virtually as part of Square One Education Network’s 14th Annual Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge at Kettering University this month. The statewide competition will be May 18-19 at the Kettering University’s Mobility Research Center, utilizing the test pad and track. Of the 50 competing teams, 25 will participate virtually […]

McLaren Flint offering ‘Be Stroke Smart’ Live Webinar

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

FLINT — No one chooses to have a stroke, but everyone can learn the signs of one. The community is invited to join Aniel Majjhoo, MD, board-certified interventional neurologist, and Medical Director of Neurosciences and the McLaren Stroke Network at McLaren Health Care, for a live webinar to discuss what a stroke is, who is at risk for one, and […]

New interactive exhibit exploring aerospace innovation coming to Sloan Museum

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

BURTON — Sloan Museum is bringing flight and space exploration to life with a new exhibit that launches visitors into the future of aerospace technology and air travel. Above and Beyond, an interactive experience exploring innovations in aerospace, will debut May 15 at Sloan Museum, located inside Courtland Center Mall. The exhibit is presented nationally by Boeing and sponsored locally […]

26th Annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk coming May 22

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

FLINT — On May 22, the Genesee County Medical Society Alliance, the Pi Delta Chapter STTI Nursing Honor Society and Sovita Credit Union will be hosting the 26th Annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic (GCFMC). Runners, walkers, and supporters of the GCFMC will meet at the Mott Community College Events Center located at […]

The NFL schedule arrives, a horse racing scandal and a look at Detroit sports

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

The NFL schedule will be released on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. (passed my deadline). I, for some strange reason, like watching the release of the NFL schedule. I love looking at the Monday Night Football schedule and Sunday Night Football schedule. All of us NFL fans realize the Sunday night games carry the better matchups on the football field. […]

New Day Foundation donates funds for mammograms

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — Did you know the bankruptcy rate among cancer survivors is 260 percent higher than those who live without cancer? New Day Foundation for Families is a statewide organization dedicated to helping relieve some of the financial burden of families dealing with cancer. New Day works in partnership with Michigan hospitals and cancer centers such as Genesys Hurley […]

Glenna Marie Jackson

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

GLENNA MARIE JACKSON, 79, of Davison, passed away on May 9, 2021, at McLaren- Flint. Family will receive visitors on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Burial will take place after visitation in Thetford Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer […]

Mary Joel Smith

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

MARY JOEL SMITH, 75, of Otisville, lost her battle with COPD on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Mary was born in Detroit, the fourth of nine children on December 7, 1945 to Dorothy (nee O’Brien) and Richard Larson Seward. She was raised in Michigan, Oregon and California, returning to Flint, MI […]

Hugh Edward Johnson

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

HUGH EDWARD JOHNSON, 74, of Grand Blanc, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Ascension Genesys Hospital. In accordance with Hugh’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Hugh was born in Flint, Michigan, on October 9, 1946, the son of Mr. and Mrs. […]

‘Walk With Us’ Day of Service kicks off May 30

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | May 13, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — One year after joining an historic march in Flint Township, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson is planning to launch a countywide service project to help unify and beautify the community. Swanson, along with Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies and numerous volunteers from around the county, will take to the streets of Flint and beyond for a “Walk With […]