Professionals honored at the 6th Annual Art of Achievement Awards

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau today presented Art of Achievement Awards to 17 exemplary businesses, community leaders and hospitality professionals for their significant contributions to the region’s success in 2019. A sold-out crowd of nearly 375 people packed the Flint Institute of Arts where Master of […]

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) […]

New facility to provide services to GM

FLINT TWP. — Construction of a new facility that provides “upfitting” services to the General Motors assembly plant is planned in Flint Township. Ground Effects, which provides automotive accessories, plans to build a new 100,7450-squarefoot facility on a 25.18- acre site at the east side of Van Slyke Road, between West Bristol and West Hemphill roads. Completed vehicles will be […]

Board approves purchase of new fire truck

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved spending $496,521.71 for a 2020 Sutphen Monarch Pumper fire truck. Fire Chief Tomas Stadler said the new truck will replace a 1996 KME and 1991 Pierce Pumper Fire Truck, both of which are past the recommended 20-year service life for fire apparatus. According to Stadler, the purchase is in […]

Genesee Health Plan to offer extended office hours

FLINT — 2020 Open Enrollment through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange – also known as (Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare) – began Nov. 1 and Genesee Health Plan(GHP) is here to help Genesee County residents enroll in health care coverage. GHP will also offer extended office hours to accommodate those who cannot enroll during normal business hours. “Health coverage is […]

Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up

GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will open enrollment for the Christmas Box Program, Nov. 4. The Christmas Box program has been serving families throughout Genesee County since 1924. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr., in Flint from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and runs through Dec. 20. Please contact the Old Newsboys at […]

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Fall Craft Show FLINT — The Waterbrook Christian Academy,6100 Richfield Rd., will hold a Fall Craft Show, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $2 at the door. There will be many vendors. They are still accepting vendor applications by calling 810-577-8096. Sponsored by the WCA PTO. — G.G. Gov. Whitmer signs proclamation marking November as Homeless Awareness […]

New airport director named at Flint Bishop Airport

FLINT TWP. — The Bishop International Airport Authority recently voted unanimously to appoint Nino Sapone, A.A.E., currently it’s Interim Airport Director as the permanent Airport Director effective immediately. Win Cooper, Chairperson of the Board, “We are excited to have Nino at the helm! Bishop Airport has many positive things happening. Nino is at the top of the list. We welcome […]

The dark side of ‘Pinktober’

Take off the pink-colored glasses and take in the reality of Pinktober

GENESEE COUNTY — Everyone supports the fight against breast cancer; that fact is indisputable. But the pink ribbon bandwagon may be slowing down as more and more women are saying “stop” – stop to the cutesy slogans and the ocean of pink paraphernalia available for purchase and profit every year in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month originated back in the […]

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