Meijer announces teacher discount for this year’s back-to-school season

GENESEE COUNTY — As teachers gear up for back-to-school season, Meijer is making it a little easier by offering a 15 percent discount on classroom essentials to teachers. The teacher discount applies to all Meijer stores and extends all summer long and into the school year, from now through Sept. 28. According to National Center of Education Statistics, 94 percent […]

Loeb Charitable Trust awards $5K to MCC’s Early Childhood Program for outdoor play area

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Huntington Bank, to help develop an age-appropriate outdoor play and learning environment for the College’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Learning Center. “It is important that young children have opportunities for outdoor play and exploration as part of their overall […]

Longway Planetarium will host 50th anniversary moon event

FLINT — Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., will host a family event with hands-on activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20, with hands-on activities from 12-4 p.m. At Apollopalooza, families can design their own lunar vehicles, and get hands-on exploring moon craters, moon phases, and more. Seven Ponds Astronomy Club will […]

In brief

McLaren Flint Auxiliary offers rewarding volunteer opportunities FLINT — The office of the McLaren Flint Auxiliary Volunteers invites others to join their talented and dedicated team. Opportunities are available in more than 25 different areas. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteering is a win/win: you give of your time, but the rewards are great. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity […]

Be a champion for Flint & Genesee

A re you familiar with the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s “FACES of Flint & Genesee Business” Q&A series? It’s one of the ways that our team regularly highlights the human personas driving local businesses and brands. One thing I look forward to is reading how these businesspeople answer the question, “How would you describe Flint & Genesee to an outsider?” […]

Blight, nuisance ordinances enforced

GAINES TOWNSHIP — Enforcing blight ordinances continues to keep township officials busy, especially now that the building and mowing seasons are underway. In June, 11 residents were notified that they were violating various township regulations, including blight ordinances. Ordinance #86 requires property owners to cut grass and weeds that are more than 6 inches tall. Noxious weed notices were posted […]

Treasury: More than $1.9 billion in state income tax refunds issued for 2018

LANSING — More than 3.3 million state income tax refunds were processed for the 2018 tax year that provided taxpayers with over $1.9 billion, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. As of mid-June, the average taxpayer refund was $571, up from last year’s $552 average. To date, more than 4.8 million returns have been processed by the state Treasury […]

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Summer Feeding Program providing free meals

More than 60 sites in four counties set up for kids to find free meals this summer

FLINT — For many students and families, the end of the school year also means the end of access to low-cost or free meals through schools’ free and reduced lunch programs. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Summer Feeding Program exists to fill that gap. The Summer Feeding Program provides free meals to kids at sites in Genesee, Gladwin, Lapeer, […]

In brief

Chamber to host 25 professional development opportunities FLINT — In support of the region’s workforce, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host 25 professional development opportunities during the second half of the year. The new workshops, which kick off in early July, will cover a variety of topics including communications, financial planning, grant writing, leadership development, marketing and […]

Temptations musical gives back to Flint Water Festival

FLINT — Tony Awards nominee Temptations musical “Ain’t Too Proud” gives back to the fourth annual Flint Water Festival. Even though they will not be able to attend the festivities, there will be a special video presentation, autographed memorabilia, and a pair of show tickets for the charity auction from playwright Dominique Morisseau, the cast and producers of the twelve […]

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