C.S. Mott Foundation grants $662,000 to support local safety-net services

FLINT — For a second year in a row, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has made a series of special, year-end grants to help its home community of Genesee County address local needs for food, housing and utility assistance, and other safety net services. The nine grants, totaling $662,000, will be made to: • Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee […]

Remembering my mother

The VIEW from here

This week marked five years since my mother passed away and I’ve found myself thinking a lot about her. Naturally I’ve missed her, but more than simply missing my mother I’ve missed the person who really helped me hold it together when times were tough and who, ultimately, held my entire family together. When my mom passed away on Dec. […]

Baker College of Flint hosts regional leadership conference

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) on its campus on Jan. 7, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Approximately 505 area high school BPA student members from 22 area high schools will participate in the event, competing for regional awards in more than 50 categories. The categories include computer networking […]

New bill allows 16-year-olds to donate blood

GENESEE COUNTY — Thanks to a new bill that passed in the House recently, the American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region will soon be able to accept blood donations from 16-year-olds who have written parental/guardian consent. The American Red Cross is excited to spread awareness that blood donation is something a 16-year-old student can do to make a […]


AAHL takes control of Loggers

After the Polar Palace Arena in Lapeer was not able to annouce its new owner of the Lapeer Loggers hockey team at the close of business on Monday, Jan. 3, the AAHL issued the following statement: The All American Hockey League (AAHL) announce today that due to mounting debt the AAHL is forced to step in and seize control of […]

In Brief

Health department urges caution with gastroenteritis on the rise   GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County has been experiencing an increase in gastroenteritis cases. The viruses that cause gastroenteritis, such as norovirus, can be easily spread by food, personto person contact, or contaminated surfaces or objects. The Genesee County Health Department would like to make sure that everyone stays healthy this […]

Residents preparing for State Police careers

FLINT TWP. — Matthew Joseph Kalakay and Jonathan Andrew Miller were two of 38 prospective troopers that reported to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy in Lansing on Dec. 26 for the first day of the 122nd Trooper Recruit School. The two residents will participate in the first class held since 83 members of the 121st Trooper Recruit School […]


SUNDAY, JAN. 16 West Moon S t r eet, written by Rob Urbanati at 6 p.m. at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint, is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details/tickets: 810-237-1530 or www.thefim.org.

HealthPlus workers donate more than $4,000 to the Food Bank

GENESEE COUNTY — For the past several years, female HealthPlus of Michigan employees — who comprise 86 percent of the health benefit company’s workforce — are given the opportunity to go “nylons-free” during the hot summer months in exchange for a contribution to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Many of those women participated in the unique fundraiser in 2010, […]


EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., Swartz Creek. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-635-3684.