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Community turns out for grand re-opening at Sharp Funeral Home

SWARTZ CREEK — Sharp Funeral Home, a landmark in Swartz Creek and Genesee County, has risen from the ashes and has returned to serving the community with the dignity and honor for which they have long been known. The Miller Road Chapel location suffered a devastating fire on May 16, 2018. At the time, Roger L. Sharp, founder and CEO, […]

New report reveals positive impact of Hurley Medical Center on economy

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is making a significant impact on Flint and Genesee County through efforts designed to improve the overall health, wellness and quality of life for local residents. Hurley has served more than 2,000 food insecure patients in the past two years through its Food FARMacy, its Diabetes Prevention Program is at various community locations, Camp Move […]

Family-friendly “Illuminate” Event coming Sept. 21

FLINT — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Genesee County will host its 2nd Annual Illuminate Community Event on Sept. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the downtown Flint Flat lot, at the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley Streets. During the family-friendly event, Barb Smith from the Suicide Resource & Response Network will be the Keynote Speaker. Barb is […]

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TeenQuest enrollment is open for fall FLINT — TeenQuest – a pre-employment and leadership training program that prepares young people for success in the 21st-century workplace – has released its 2019-20 schedule. The first session will be held Sept. 16 to Oct. 17 and is open to all high school students ages 14-19 in Genesee County. TeenQuest is held four […]

Big check from “Big John” to benefit MCC Culinary Arts Scholarships & Study abroad

FLINT — Joseph Klobucher, brother of John “Big John” Klobucar, the founder of Big John Steak & Onion restaurants, has donated $100,000 to Mott Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. Klobucher made the donation after touring the College’s new state-of-theart Culinary Arts Institute in downtown Flint. It is the third gift to the College made by Joseph Klobucher and the Big […]

Vets get in free at The Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials recently announced complimentary admission to The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is available to members of the United States Armed Forces (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Retirees) and veterans. “We are thrilled to offer members of our nation’s armed forces and veterans the ability to attend The Ally Challenge for free,” said Tournament Director […]

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Genesee Community Health Center recognition renewed FLINT — Genesee Community Health Center (GCHC) has announced its NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition was renewed for both their Center City and Atherton East locations. “NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret […]

Al Serra Auto Plaza ranked #1 in Michigan and #4 in the nation

GRAND BLANC — Wards Dealer Business Magazine’s has released its 33RD Annual List of the Top 500 Automotive Dealerships in the Nation and it reveals that the Al Serra Auto Plaza in Grand Blanc is once again #1 in New and Used Vehicle Sales in Michigan and #4 in the nation out of nearly 18,000 across the country. “I know […]

Students gain experience with new Kettering MRC facility



FLINT — On a 21-acre parcel where the first Chevrolet rolled off the assembly line 100 years ago, Kettering University has constructed a state-of-the-art research facility known as the Mobility Research Center, designed specifically for the engineering and development of autonomous and connected vehicles and the next generation of mobility systems. The final phase of the facility was completed this […]

Sharp invites community to tour new funeral chapel



SWARTZ CREEK — A central fireplace, cathedral ceilings and ample, comfortable seating create a calming ambiance in the lobby of the new Sharp Funeral Home which opened Aug. 12, some 15 months after fire destroyed the former chapel in downtown Swartz Creek. Founder Roger Sharp, his family and employees, invite the public to view the new building during an open […]


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