Hamacher, Russell to lead national Medicaid seminar

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan CEO and President Linda Hamacher and Genesee County Community Mental Health CEO Danis Russell will be keynote presenters on innovations for expanding care to insured people on Feb. 7 at a national Medicaid seminar in Orlando, Fla. “Genesee Health Plan is a model for community partnerships that help people without insurance or who are underinsured […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestling wins tourney

MACOMB COUNTY — The varsity wrestling season tends to take teams to a myriad of different destinations by way of weekend tournaments. For Carman-Ainsworth, this meant traveling to the Warren Woods-Tower Invitational last Saturday for an individual event. The Cavs weren’t afraid to jump headfirst into this sea of unfamiliar faces, either, taking four individual championships on their way to […]

In brief

Skaff Save & Share Initiative raises $12,500 for area charities GENESEE COUNTY — Skaff Furniture-Carpet One has announced their three-month Save & Share initiative, launched this past October, raised $12,500 for Carriage Town Ministries, The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Whaley’s Children Center. “We were thrilled with the support we received from the community,” said Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture-Carpet […]

Weekly Fishing Tip

Bigger baits may attract bigger fish

COURTESY MI DNR What might seem like a common sense idea is not always used by anglers during winter fishing. What idea is that? Using bigger baits to attract bigger fish through the ice! While many argue fish are lethargic and unmotivated during the colder months and require a smaller bait to encourage them to bite, as a consequence you’ll […]

MCC among community colleges recognized for improving career paths

FLINT — Mott Community College is part of a select group of Michigan community colleges highlighted in a recent report issued by the Michigan Center for Student Success and Jobs for the Future. The report, Forging New Pathways, evaluates the extent to which the Breaking Through initiative has taken root and spread beyond the four Michigan community colleges that originally […]

No. 1-ranked Lady Cavs get into Valley schedule

FLINT TWP — Heading into Friday’s match at Bay City Western, the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ bowling team was ranked No. 1 in the state in Div. 1. During their match up with the Warriors, the Cavaliers fell just short in a 19-11 loss to Bay City Western. Yakira Hughes rolled a 204 and Kassidy Lord recorded a 202. Shamonica Simon bowled […]

Synagogue looking to downsize

FLINT TWP. — The end of an era may be coming soon for Congregation Beth Israel and the surrounding community near Calkins and Dye roads. For 40 years, the sprawling Jewish synagogue, on a 40-acre campus, has been a religious, education and community center. But the building and grounds have been up for sale for the past year after the […]


The 2013 North American International Auto Show opens to the general public on Jan. 19. The charity preview event, which benefits many local Detroit charities, takes place the day before. Before either event takes place, there is a beehive of activity inside of Cobo Hall, to make the glitz and glamour look flawless and seamless. So, what does it take […]


Hurley Memorial Wall honors organ donors

FLINT — The families of Michigan organ donors will be among those attending the unveiling of a new Memory Wall at Hurley Medical Center on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. The special ceremony will take place in the Main Lobby of Hurley Medical Center. The memorial wall, the first of its kind in the region, will include photos of organ […]