Master Gardener Garden Tour is June 23

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County’s largest Garden Tour is just around the corner! Please join the Master Gardener Association in touring eight gardens demonstrating a passion for gardening on Genesee County’s Northeast side from Davison to Otisville, June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The ticket and directional arrows will help guide guests on this self-guided tour. Guests will see a variety […]

United Way provides assistance after tornado

FLINT — United Way of Genesee County, serving Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, will be providing a $20,000 emergency assistance grant to the American Red Cross of Mid-Michigan and East Central Bay Chapters. The grant will allow the American Red Cross to assist with basic needs for those affected by the recent severe weather. Individuals affected by the recent tornado should […]

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GHP essay & scholarship contests GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is accepting entries for its fourth Annual Health Heritage Essay Contest, open to all students in Genesee County in grades 6-12 on the subject of family medical/oral health history with a focus on oral health and the power of a healthy smile. Essays can be submitted by Friday, […]

Atypical eagle scout project to have long impact on district

GRAND BLANC — As a general rule, many Eagle Scout projects come loaded with yards of lumber, measuring tape, hardware and sometimes even heavy lifting. But 17-year-old Mason Coon of Grand Blanc high school went a totally different route—despite his interests in mechanical engineering. Something else Coon is interested in is ALICE training, which teaches law enforcement and school staff […]

Flint Institute of Music hosts 48th Annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition

FLINT — The 48th Annual William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition for Classical Piano took place at the Flint Institute of Music on March 2. The international competition attracted contestants from China, Israel, Taiwan and the United States. All are students or recent graduates from major schools of music in the United States. 16 contestants vied for the $6,000 first […]

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Dual seminar features land bank director FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is on Michelle Wildman, who has been the Executive Director of the Genesee County Landbank since November, 2016 and will present an update on the landbank, March 15, at 10 a.m. […]

Local gymnasts cartwheel for a good cause, boost children’s health care

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Three Hurley Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Miracle babies tumbled with friends this week at Grand Blanc Gymnastics to raise money for Hurley Children’s Hospital to help babies like them with a week-long Tumblethon. One of the children Taylor, from Burton, started out at Genesys Hospital on Nov. 9, 2011. She has now been tumbling for […]

YMCA Camp Copneconic offers more than great summer camps

FENTON — There’s more to YMCA Camp Copneconic than just summer camps. Nestled among 700 acres of wooded lakefront property in Fenton, the facility operates year-round hosting school and scout groups, church retreats, conferences and trainings, holiday parties and teambuilding events — in addition to its popular lineup of summer day and overnight camps. School programs include day and overnight […]

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Stefan Stolarchuk showcases the unique versatility of the bass trombone FLINT — A rare performance of a bass trombone in a solo performance setting will take place Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall. The free concert will feature works by Pascal, Pederson, Brahms, Ewazen and Peeters; culminating in an exhilarating trombone […]

Mark Farner and band kick off 50th Anniversary Tour at the Capitol Theatre

FLINT — During his growing up years, former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner enjoyed watching bands play at Flint’s historic Capitol Theatre. Decades later, he will be returning to his hometown of Flint to perform on the Capitol stage for the first time. Farner, along with his American Band and special guest The Guess Who, will kick off his […]

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