HandsOn Genesee wins $15,000 JP Morgan Chase grant

FLINT — In a “Shark Tank” style national competition, HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Flint and Genesee County, walked away with more than $16,000 after being recognized for its innovative volunteer programming which connects people receiving cash assistance from the State of Michigan to volunteer opportunities. HandsOn Genesee is a program of Resource Genesee, a Flint-based nonprofit. The win […]

42nd Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair

FLINT — The Sloan Museum Auto Fair, held June 29, drew cars enthusiasts and others to see the 700-plus automobiles on display. The event was open to all vehicle owners as well as spectators. The show was held on the beautiful Flint Cultural Center Campus. All years, makes, models, and descriptions were welcome and those attending saw every kind of […]

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MCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center Earns National Accreditation FLINT — The Mott Community College Early Childhood Learning Center has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) through 2019. Accreditation signifies that the center has achieved excellence in providing high-quality early childhood education for young children. In order to receive accreditation, the educational environment must […]

Greater Flint Health Coalition receives $40,000

GENESEE COUNTY — The Greater Flint Health Coalition has received a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to support its Community Diabetes Registry Project. The Project aims to reduce diabetes morbidity and improve the quality of life for diabetic patients in Flint and Genesee County through the use of a community diabetes […]


FLINT TWP. — Business is literally booming along the busy Miller Road commercial corridor where Motor City Fireworks has opened a year-round store at 3490 Miller Road in the Ross Plaza, just a few doors down from Phantom Fireworks, 3392 Miller Road, an existing permanent store operating for the past few years. Meantime, Jake’s Fireworks, a temporary fireworks dealer, has […]

League changes bring new swimming co-ops

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The landscape of high school athletics in the Flint area has been constantly changing over the past few years, and with the changes implemented for this coming fall, a few new co-ops had to be created. With Lapeer East and Lapeer West combining to become the Lapeer Lightning in the fall, a major vacancy was left within […]

C-A adopts “disappointing” 2014-15 general fund budget

FLINT TWP. — “Disappointing’’ is the best word Carman Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff said he could use publicly to describe the 2014-15 budget picture. After winning major financial concessions across the board from staff last year to curb expenses, administrators expected finances for the coming fiscal year to show improvement he said. “All that was done to right the ship […]

Grand Blanc golfer wins Mancour Cup

GRAND BLANC – Alex Finsterwald shook off the bad memories of last year and a storm-interrupted sleep this year to win the Mancour Cup golf tournament this week at Flint Elks Club. The Grand Blanc senior shot par-72 on Monday and 75 on a windy Tuesday to finish at 147 and beat Swartz Creek graduate Jack Weller by one stroke […]

Second recall petition filed against twp. supervisor Miller

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in recent weeks, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller was scheduled to meet court on Wednesday for a recall attempt by a township resident. Lavonna Joyce Harris filed a petition on June 20 alleging that Miller “voted for a operations deficit budget in 2014,’’ according to documents provided by the Genesee County Elections Division. Harris […]

Thompson wins All-Star Classic

DAVISON – Tommy Thompson overcame a four-stroke deficit on the final day and won the Genesee All Star Classic on June 6-7 at Davison Country Club. Thompson, a Davison High graduate and four-year letter-winner at Oakland University, was tied for third at 147 after the 36-hole first day, then came back with a 2-under-par 70 on the final day for […]