2014-04-10

Cardinal rules for career success



FLINT TWP. — Forget what you were taught in kindergarten about being polite and learn to push your way up to the front of the line when it comes to planning for the future. Being assertive was one of the many career strategies shared with a group of juniors from Carman-Ainsworth High School during a field trip on March 27 […]

Not making enough pay in Congress, find another job




I had a good laugh last week. I read in the Washington Post where Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said in an interview members of Congress are “underpaid” and can’t afford to live “decently” in Washington. The punchline: Members of Congress make $174,000 per year currently. Amusement quickly faded for me as I thought about this comment, then I just became […]

Eye care practice to build expansion




FLINT TWP. — Michigan Eye Institute (MEI), 4499 Town Center Parkway, is envisioning an expansion.. It have received preliminary approval from the township Planning Commission to add approximately 8,000 square-feet to the west side of the building for a new surgical area, according to Tracey Tucker, township building director and planning commission coordinator. “We have not received construction plans as […]

Healthier U campaign aims to educate



FLINT —HealthPlus recently announced one of its most ambitious projects to date: a campaign designed to get all of its members age 18 and older, some 140,000 of them, to complete an individual wellness assessment and engage in a tailored health-improvement program. Dubbed “Healthier U,” the campaign is the brainchild of the company’s health and lifestyle management team, which champion’s […]

In brief



Meijer changes Simply Give GRAND RAPIDS — In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer has announced it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest. To celebrate the enhancement of its program, the Grand Rapids-based retailer […]

West Side Story at the Whiting




FLINT — West Side Story is coming to The Whiting April 18-19, and there are still a few tickets left for the public to witness the stage production of what is praised as one of the premier love stories of all time. It has been more than 50 years since it endeared forever fans by way of Broadway, with its’ […]

Law Day observance supported



FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has adopted a proclamation supporting the annual Law Day observance sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association. Each year on May 1, Law Day is set aside by bar associations nationwide to educate the community about the rule of law and its role in preserving freedom, according to a press release. This year’s theme […]

School year extended to June 13



FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools has added two days to the school year to make up for snow days taken during a record-setting harsh winter,. “We have experienced a very difficult winter in terms of the weather, which resulted in school being cancelled more often than any time in recent history,’’ said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, in a recent letter […]

In brief



Kidney cancer group to meet April 30 FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speakers: Kate Kraft, M.D., Pediatric Urologist, University of Michigan. Danielle Slanec Williams and daughter. The topic will be “Children’s Kidney Cancer: A Program on Wilms Tumor.” The meeting is […]

United Way invests more than $1.7 million in 33 local programs



GENESEE COUNTY — United Way of Genesee County will invest more than $1.7 million, over the next three years, in 33 local programs that support the development of financial stability, improve access to basic needs, encourage healthy life styles, promote high educational opportunities and ensure that the residents of Genesee County are connected and engaged with their community, according to […]