The struggle to remain Alpha of the household

A few months ago I reported here we had gotten ourselves a dog. For me it had been years since I had a dog of my own and I remember as a young person it seemed far easier to raise a puppy. Gunnar came to us when he was only a little more than two months old. A tiny little […]

Wellness, Health & Fitness

Jon Gordon brings his positive energy to Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY — Jon Gordon, business consultant, motivational speaker and best-selling author, is bringing to Genesee County his message on the power of positivity to build businesses and organizations. Gordon will talk about how “Enthusiasm: Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them During the Ride,” from 8- 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at Kearsley High School. There is no cost to attend […]

Furniture Row stores closing

Blue Cross of Michigan extends hours

11 walk-in centers open through Jan. 31

GENESEE COUNTY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is extending the hours of its 11 walk-in centers statewide to provide customers with an additional way to get help with confirming their new health plan enrollment and premium amounts, making payments and related customer service questions. The extended hours run through Jan. 31, when centers will be open Monday through […]

In brief

AARP Foundation to provide tax assistance LANSING — This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not […]

13th Annual Black History Month brunch

Award winning singer Regina Belle to headline event

GENESEE COUNTY — Tickets are on sale for the Genesee District Library’s 13th Annual Black History Month brunch, 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Center West in downtown Flint. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading program for kids and teens. This year’s brunch will feature fourtime […]

Basketball player’s art collection on display

FLINT — A contemporary art exhibition is new to the Flint Institute of Arts. The “Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot & Kimberly Perry Collection”, which is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, will be on display from Jan. 26 through April 13. The exhibition features the artwork from 36 African- American artists and […]

In brief

Flint City Derby Girls to hold tryouts GRAND BLANC — The Flint City Derby Girls are having open tryouts Jan. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Rollhaven, 5315 S. Saginaw St. They are accepting new and experienced skaters (18+). Details: e-mail flintderby@gmail.com. — G.G. McLaren Health Care earns accredition FLINT — McLaren Health Care has earned full […]

NAIAS Education Day brings youth, auto industry together

DETROIT— Students from all grade levels -elementary to college – are invited to attend the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Education Day 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Now in its ninth year, NAIAS Education Day is a back-to-basics, handson experience designed to attract students to the vibrancy of today’s automotive industry, according […]