Wellness center specializes in alternative therapies

FLINT TWP. — Clients walking through the door of A New You Holistic Wellness Center, 1346 W. Bristol Rd., are welcomed by the uplifting scent of Joy essential oil, relaxing music and a colorful array of merchandise intended to augment the good vibes of the healing environment. “You know you have stepped into a place where it is all about […]

Genesys, Hurley and McLaren-Flint partner with GFHC

GENESEE COUNTY — To better serve the Flint and Genesee County community, the area’s three hospital systems, Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint have partnered with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) — a new federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to better understand the communities they serve and strategically invest […]

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UM-Flint to open new geographic center FLINT — Besides providing valuable information to student and faculty researchers, a new center under construction in the UM-Flint Earth and Resource Science Department (ERS) could aid local and regional government and private businesses in making important decisions. Faculty committees and Provost Gerard Voland recently approved the development of a Geographic Information Systems Center […]

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Firework vendors talk about new laws

FLINT TWP. — Nothing says the Fourth of July like a fireworks display which a change in state law last year lit up even more for consumers choices. For fireworks fans who don’t want to wait until dark, there is a new category this year called daytime fireworks. It is a 200 gram repeater that shoots up into the sky […]

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Local families needed to host exchange students GENESEE COUNTY — Area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year as part of an exchange student program. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They […]

Former Cavalier running in Europe

LEUVEN, BELGIUM — The path David Gibson followed to put himself in the position to compete in five track and field meets this month in Belgium for Athletes in Action was a varied one. While this journey may have begun while competing for Carman- Ainsworth, Gibson parlayed that opportunity into a scholarship to Xavier University in Ohio, where he just […]

High school athletes prepare for downtime of summer

LAPEER COUNTY — The summer “dead period” or downtime is a period of seven full consecutive calendar days after school is out in June and after a school’s participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association tournaments is completed where coaches and players can have no contact related to their particular sport. Each high school in the state determines its seven […]

Warriors, Junior Generals to be under same umbrella

FLINT — Other than both teams playing in the same city, the Michigan Warriors and Flint Junior Generals didn’t have much of a relationship, if any. That could change soon, and possibly involve some sort of affiliation, as Firland Management, which already operates the Warriors, will now be in charge of running the Junior Generals. The Warriors, a member of […]


Sports Shorts

MESA Panthers win college showcase championship KALAMAZOO — After going 4-0 against highlyranked U-17 teams from Illinois, the MESA Panthers brought home the trophy at the KISS College Showcase on June 23. MESA notched a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blast, then blanked Midwest United, 3-0, to move on to the championships against last year’s winner, Windy City Pride 45, […]