2011-10-06

HandsOn Genesee Volunteer Expo comes to UM-Flint



FLINT — HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Genesee County, brings its annual Volunteer Expo to the University of Michigan-Flint campus this week in conjunction with University Outreach. More than 30 charity and nonprofit groups looking for volunteers will be on hand to talk to people who are interested in volunteering. There will be food, door prizes and more. “It’s […]

Abdelbasit joins Hurley Health Services and Geriatric Practice



FLINT TWP. — Nada Abdelbasit, MD a Geriatric Fellow, has joined the staff of Hurley Health Services and Geriatric Practice, with Dr. Myriam Edwards, a physician board certified in geriatric medicine, on South Linden Road. Dr. Abdelbasit graduated with an MBBS from the School of Medicine at the University of Cairo in Egypt, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine […]

In brief



Genesys provides free newborn safety class GRAND BLANC TWP. — Did you know placing a baby in an unaccustomed sleep position increases the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by as much as 18 times? Did you know about one in five SIDS deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent? The […]

Randels students paint mural at car dealership



FLINT TWP. — A mural created by Randels Elementary school students will be unveiled to the public along with the newly renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Chevrolet dealership at a grand reopening event on October 27. Patricia Morgan’s entire second-grade class was invited to the dealership a few weeks ago to create the colorful automotive -themed mural on one wall of […]

Public hearing held for 2012 general fund budget



FLINT TWP. — The township expects to pay more for fire services next year but expenditures for police service will remain about the same. That’s part of the proposed 2012 budget picture presented at a public hearing Monday night at the township board meeting. Faced with steadily declining property tax revenues, the township will dip into its fund balance to […]

The VIEW from here

Marine’s death a hard pill to swallow

Sixteen. That’s the number of men from Genesee County who have lost their life serving in the wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan these past 10 years. As I took count Tuesday, seeing the names and short biographies on each of the men who have died from here on a website, I found it hard not to want to […]

‘… a distinction that sets us apart’



DAVISON — C&L Ward, headquartered in Davison, moved up in the rankings among the Top 500 Remodeling companies in the nation tabulated by Qualified Remodeler magazine. C&L Ward currently ranks 74th compared to 96th in 2010. The list, published annually by the magazine for the past 31 years, ranks the top remodelers by revenue. “It’s quite an achievement and an […]

HAP now provides extra protection for Medicare beneficiaries



DETROIT — Effective immediately, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) will provide Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan members with valueadded emergency travel assistance if they become ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, or in another country, free of charge. HAP has partnered with Assist America of Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services […]

In brief



County-wide tourism organization changes name FLINT — Though the promotion of Genesee County as a destination has been the job of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since its founding, the broader reality of its mission was never reflected in the name. That will change this month as Genesee County’s tourism bureau will officially become the Flint-Genesee County Convention […]

Vehicle City adds motor sports dealership



FLINT TWP. — They share the Vehicle City name and local ownership but business is completely separate at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership and a new Motorsports store in the same complex on Austins Parkway off Miller Road. Harley-Davidson corporate is strict about the association with other brands, said Brianna Hoover, Vehicle City marketing director. “Harley-Davidson has to be separate. We […]