2011-12-29

DNR reminds snowmobile, ORV operators to ride safely



LAPEER COUNTY — Although we don’t yet have enough of the white stuff on the ground, soon enough snowmobilers and ORV operators will be tooling around on machines. Michigan winters provide perhaps one of the most beautiful times of the year to get outside. However, whether riding a portion of Michigan’s groomed snowmobile trails or riding an off-road vehicle (ORV) […]

Living healthier workshop for those with disabilities



GENESEE COUNTY — While individuals with all types of abilities are struggling to improve and maintain their health, people with disabilities face similar challenges as well as unique challenges when it comes to their health and well-being. The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), Genesee County Community Mental Health (GCCMH) and The Disability Network (TDN) are collaborating with other community stakeholders […]

Genesee County Literacy Coalition is Looking for



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is looking for donations of Books for a book sale. Please drop books off at Pages Bookstore with ATTEN: Marta, 132 W. 2nd St., Flint, Mi. Hours are Thursday or Friday 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-767- 7243. The coalition is also looking for any items you wish to donate (books, too) for a […]

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 four, one-hour classes will cover: healthy food choices/portion control; exercise; grocery shopping/label reading; and fast food/eating out. The classes also include handouts and participants are given a pedometer. The cost for the series of classes is $30. These classes are […]

Baker College celebrates 100 years



BURTON — A few miles from their Saginaw Street origins, Baker College staff, alumni and students marked the school’s 100th year anniversary last Tuesday with a centennial celebration. “It’s been one heck of a unique story,” said Baker College of Flint President Julianne Princinsky. “One hundred [years] attests to the fact that we must be doing something right.” In 1911, […]

Forum/Center recieves $10,000 gift



FLINT — The American GI Forum/Hispanic Technology and Community Center is the recipient of another gift from the same donor that surprised the center with a donation this past summer. The center recently received a check in the amount of $10,000 from the same foundation that made a $7,000 donation in July, 2011. The donors wish to remain anonymous. Eduardo […]

In brief



Scrapbook crop at United Methodist Church SWARTZ CREEK — The United Methodist Women of Swartz Creek UMC are having the third annual Scrapbook Crop on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The price is $28 for a table, a mini breakfast, lunch, favors and door prizes. Space is limited. Reservations are held when payment is made. Send check and name […]

Baker College inducted into the Legion de Lafayette



FLINT — Baker College was recently welcomed into the National Guard Educational Foundation’s (NGEF) Legion de Lafayette. The benefactor medal and certificate that was awarded during a special induction ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Washington, D.C., signifies and honors Baker College’s permanent membership into the Legion de Lafayette of the National Guard. The Foundation’s mission is to […]

Flint financial crisis may impact waterline project



GENESEE COUNTY — Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright said he doesn’t see the delayed approval of the proposed Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline from Port Huron to Flint as a setback. “ We’ll just go with the flow,” said Wright. “ We know the project will benefit the people, lower their costs and create jobs.” Delays in the proposed estimated $605 million […]

Hot Tickets



Machine Shop concerts FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball & Psycho Circus Sideshow featuring It Lies Within, Given Six and 5kultu3 on Dec. 31. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. EnTOURage featuring As They Sleep and It Lies Within, with special guests […]