In brief

McLaren Health Plan CEO recognized at conference FLINT — Michigan Association of Health Plan’s most prestigious award, the Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award, was given to Kathy Kendall, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan, with headquarters in Flint. Murdock told the award presentation audience that the award recognizes a MAHP member who has been nominated by colleagues based […]

Citizens Bank tops HealthPlus in 2nd ‘healthy competition’

GENESEE COUNTY — For the second straight year two Flint-based companies — Citizens Bank and HealthPlus of Michigan — engaged in a friendly physical activity competition against one another. The eight-week “Commit to Get Fit 2.0” culminated in a finale event held Aug. 16 at the Citizens Bank headquarters in Flint. Citizens Bank and HealthPlus employees reported their minutes of […]

Are we raising a generation of poor communicators?

Editor’s note: Gary Gould is on vacation. This is a reprint of a column which ran April 8, 2010. New columns by Gould will resume next week.

I recently had a conversation with a friend who said she believes kids today are becoming less and less capable of communicating properly because of the advent of technologies like email and text messaging. People in general, but teenagers specifically, have become dependent on texting and e-mail to talk with friends and family and they are less willing to carry […]

Church sows community garden, reaps plentiful harvest

FLINT TWP. — Could be that it’s hallowed ground or maybe just super fertile soil, judging by the bountiful harvest coming from the community garden of the Resurrection Reformed Church on Calkins Road. It’s a first-time effort for most of the 10 to 12 church members involved in the garden whose previous experience was limited to growing a few tomatoes […]

Back to the Bricks

In brief

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 Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is […]

Fair play

Lady Cavs swing into golf season

LAPEER — Carman-Ainsworth got a good early look at its girls’ golf team this past week. The Lady Cavaliers opened their season in the Lapeer Summer Tuneup last Friday at Lapeer Country Club, then returned to Lapeer County on Tuesday for a non-league triangular at Metamora Golf and Country Club. Carman shot 479 in the Tuneup to place 23rd in […]

Township board OKs fire truck purchase

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the Flint Township Board of Trustees gave approval to solicit sealed bids for a new multipurpose fire truck. Fire Chief John Ringwelski asked the board at its meeting last week to authorize taking bids to buy a new Quint pump and ladder truck costing approximately $733,000. The proposed truck’s 75-foot ladder generated a […]

Sports Shorts

Genesee Grizzlies to host tryouts GRAND BLANC — Tryouts for the Genesee Grizzlies Falcons 2011/2012 competitive basketball program will take place September 20-22. All players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their grade group. Cost is $15 fee for tryouts and includes a T-shirt. Fifth-seventh grade boys can tryout Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22, […]