Greater Opportunities to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’

For the previous six years, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted a daylong event to expose residents and non-residents to some of the wonderful attractions and venues we have in our community – and all for only $1. The event, called “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town,” attracted more than 1,000 patrons annually for a […]

Genesee County pursues new state psychiatric hospital

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a plan that could bring a new mental health facility to mid-Michigan. At a public works committee meeting held last Wednesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to advocate for the construction of a new state-funded psychiatric hospital in Genesee County. Originally, the state had planned to construct a […]

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MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application. Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of mothers, […]

McLaren Flint Celebrated Nurses with Annual Margaret McLaren Awards Ceremony

FLINT — McLaren Flint ended Nurses Week by honoring five members of the nursing team May 10, at its annual Margaret McLaren Nursing Awards of Excellence. The event is held in honor of Margaret McLaren, RN, who served as Superintendent of McLaren General Hospital and its predecessor, The Women’s Hospital, for 27 years. When McLaren General Hospital opened in October […]

Genesee County first responder named Michigan EMS Practitioner of the Year

Wayne Blossom of Medstar Ambulance Honored at Michigan EMS Expo

BOYNE FALLS — The Michigan EMS Practitioners Association Friday honored Wayne Blossom of Medstar Ambulance in Genesee County as its EMS Practitioner of the Year. Each year, the association honors an EMS provider who goes above and beyond to save lives and advance the emergency medical services profession at the annual Michigan EMS Expo. This year’s expo was held in […]

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GCDC welcomes new Surface Water Management Division Director FLINT — The Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office (GCDC) welcomes Tom O’Hara, who was appointed as a Deputy Drain Commissioner overseeing GCDC’s Surface Water Management Division. O’Hara replaces longtime Director Jim Gerth, who is retiring after 44 years of service to Genesee County. O’Hara has worked at the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s […]

Skaff collecting food for the Humane Society

MUNDY TWP. — Skaff is celebrating its 108th anniversary by partnering with CARS108 to help the Genesee County Humane Society. They hope to collect enough food to Feed the Furbabies at the Humane Society for 108 days. Bring in your donation of pet food for the Humane Society and Skaff will give you a $50 Skaff gift certificate. (One per […]

27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger is May 11

GENESEE COUNTY — With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 11. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year’s drive resulted in carriers collecting 71.6 million pounds of […]

Ally Challenge announces 2019 charity beneficiaries

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren met with their tournament partner Ally Financial Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer Andrea Brimmer, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and Dan Sullivan, President of HNS Sports Group last week to announce the two primary benefiting charities for the 2019 event. Chosen were United Way of Genesee County (UWGC), and […]

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New director selected to lead Unemployment Insurance Agency LANSING — Steve Gray, 57, a professor and attorney with 30 years of expertise in unemployment insurance and administrative law, has been selected to lead Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). “It’s an honor to have someone with such intense dedication and understanding of Michigan’s unemployment system stepping up to lead the Unemployment […]

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