2011-07-21

Join in the fun at The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp



FLINT — The Salvation Army welcomes area youth to take part in lots of exciting activities during two summer day camps for area children, each providing opportunities to participate in fun, creative activities, while under adult supervision and guidance. The Salvation Army Beecher Corps Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 3-14 and continues until Aug. 12. This camp […]

Township suffers fourth homicide this year



FLINT TWP. — The township police department logged its fourth homicide this year and second in 16 days with the death Monday of Ryan Patrick Pinkston, age 36, a resident of Flint Township, who died at McLaren. Medical Center where he was being treated after being shot multiple times, according to a press release. Pinkston was critically injured during a […]

Secrets to government contracting seminars



FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by Todd Olson, Program Director of the […]

Robertson to host district office hours July 22



LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc Twp.) will host office hours with constituents at three locations within the 26th District on July 22, the lawmaker said recently. “If you have a concern about state government or seek to share comments about an important issue these meetings are for you,” said Robertson. “I encourage any person who needs help […]

Carman-Ainsworth seeking common schedules for elementary schools



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth administrators are looking at a common start and dismissal time for all of its five elementary schools in the fall. The proposed start time is 8:45 a.m. and dismissal would be at 3:59 p.m., Superintendent Bill Haley announced at a recent board meeting. Having all buildings and teachers on the same schedule would make it easier […]

Last shuttle mission marks the end of an era



I remember as a 14-year-old boy waking up early on a Sunday morning, April 14, 1981, to sit in front of my parent’s television and watch history unfold. Since watching the test trials of the space shuttle back in the 1970s — when they would take the orbiter up on the back of the 747 and let it go so […]

Mid-East Festival adds more diversity to menu



FLINT TWP. — Would you like fries to go with that? “Yes” could be the answer for the first time because of efforts made to offer a more diverse menu at the annual Our Lady of Lebanon Mid- East Festival last weekend on the grounds of the Maronite Catholic church on Calkins Road. The bulk of the menu still had […]

Reunion raises funds for Genesys cancer patients



GRAND BLANC — Genesys, in partnership with the Holly community, sponsors the eighth annual Reunion with a Cause, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at Holly High School. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to help Genesys cancer patients with special financial needs. The evening begins with a celebration walk for all cancer survivors […]

McLaren offering nutrition education classes



FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Weight Loss-Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.” This series of five, one-hour classes will cover: healthy food choices, exercise, portion control, grocery shopping/ food labels, and fast food/eating out. The classes also include handouts and participants are given a pedometer. The cost for the series of classes is $35. These classes […]

Kidney cancer support group



FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave, Flint. (off Robt. T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman LMSW,DCSW,BCD, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is open to the […]