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Hundreds of hands join to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



FLINT — AmeriCorps, United Way and hundreds of volunteers from organizations, employers, schools and individual families across the county joined forces on Monday, as a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, rather than enjoy the day off doing as they pleased. Coordinated and assisted by United Way staff, including CEO Jaime Haskins, Amy Lee […]

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity announces new executive director

Margaret Kato retires after 15 years at the helm

FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) has announced Thomas Hutchison will succeed Margaret Kato as its executive director when Kato retires in February after 15 years at the helm. Under Margaret’s leadership GCHFH grew into one of the most respected Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States. “It has been an honor serving this community over the […]

Flushing Area Library Book Club

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Library Book Club will meet on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Expand your heart and mind by reading fiction, nonfiction, classics and contemporary titles. The January title is “Saints for All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan. (For Adults). — B.G.

Quilt Exhibit

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council presents an exhibit of Art Quilts by Mary Andrews; inspired by a Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix where the fabric is hand dyed, then fused and machine quilted (some are also painted and hand embroidered). The exhibit is through January at the Grafted Root Eatery in the Coach Stop […]

Stevenson to speak at Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast



FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County will host its 14th annual Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast Jan. 20 at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, 4100 S. Saginaw St., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. BBBS Director of Development Taffy L. Jones said the breakfast has two purposes – to celebrate Mentoring Month and to celebrate the good works of […]

Heavy rainfall leads to some flooding

Icy mix on Sunday causes hazardous conditions

GENESEE COUNTY — While it wasn’t the crippling ice storm many weather forecasters feared, last weekend’s heavy rain and freezing did lead to some flooded roads and basements in the area. The National Weather Service said rainfall from Friday through Saturday afternoon rainfall reports from Friday night through Saturday afternoon was recorded at 2.12 inches through 1 p.m. in Flint. […]

Cousineau, Ellenburg named to top posts with County Commission



GENESEE COUNTY — At this year’s organizational meeting, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Martin Cousineau as chair and Ellen Ellenburg as vice chair for 2020. Both Cousineau and Ellenburg were unanimously elected by the commission at its Jan. 2 organizational meeting. Cousineau takes over as chairman from Ted Henry. Cousineau, of Flushing, commissioner for District 7, said […]

Financial Plus, Swartz Creek Chamber raise donations for charities

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 16th Annual Whatchamacallit networking event on December 6, 2019 at the Financial Plus Credit Union’s Main office located at on Van Slyke Road in Flint. This highly attended holiday event attracted hundreds of community attendees, with the primary goal to raise money and donations […]

A few thoughts on what makes students successful

My name is Leanne Welch. I have been teaching at Carman-Ainsworth Schools for the past 30 years, primarily in third grade. I was recently asked to speak to a group of curriculum superintendents who had noticed that my MSTEP scores had been consistently high over the past few years. These are the thoughts I shared with them… My superintendent came […]

Two fires cause damage at Sunridge Apartments



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department responded to two fires about half an hour apart Monday at the Sunridge Apartments. Firefighters were called to 9164 Suncrest Drive at about 5:46 p.m. for a fire caused by grease left unattended on a stove. Two residents of the apartment were able to get out safely. Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said […]


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