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Genesee County Literacy Coalition FLINT TWP. — Would you like to help an adult learn to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process? Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training. Training is held in two sessions — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sept. 27 and Oct. 5. The training will be held at Trinity […]

YouthQuest program receives $4,000

GENESEE COUNTY– The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest program has been awarded a $4,000 grant to support youth literacy, according to a press release. The grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will go toward the purchase of the Discussions4Learning curriculum, which will help improve reading and vocabulary skills for students at YouthQuest, a comprehensive, free after school […]

Television has changed a lot since Cosby

It was 30 years ago this week The Cosby Show debuted on NBC. The show is credited with reviving the sitcom genre, which fizzled in the early 80s, and with paving the way for other African-American comedies like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and In Living Color. For the average viewer it gave many of us who grew up […]

County prosecutor WFBA talk covers spouse and child abuse, crime and more

FLINT TWP. — Under Michigan law, the highly publicized whipping Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson gave to his 4-year-old son minimally meets the definition of third degree child abuse, according to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, in a speech last week to the West Flint Business Association. Helping the WFBA celebrate its 25th year. Leyton covered a range of topics including […]

I-69 Thumb Region honors local exporters from seven counties

GENESEE COUNTY – CFI Medical, based in Fenton, with a warehouse and distribution center in Flint Township, was among six businesses recognized last week with an Exporter of the Year award, presented during the 2014 I-69 Thumb Regional Summit, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The I-69 Thumb Region includes Genesee, Lapeer, Huron, […]

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Speakers available from Flint & Genesee County Chamber FLINT — The Speakers Bureau is one of the key services that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers to the Flint & Genesee region. It’s a great opportunity for the Chamber to keep the community abreast of positive news, new developments and opportunities. The primary goals of the Speakers Bureau […]


From “Shhh!” to an energetic buzz Libraries ain’t what they used to be It’s 1975 and I’m walking into my local library in western New York. It’s quiet. Morgue quiet. I pass the card catalog on the way to the circulation desk where a librarian looks at me suspiciously, much like a store clerk eyes a shoplifter. She says nothing, […]

Lowe’s beautifies area “one island at a time”

FLINT TWP. — An unsightly patch of “worn down” grass at a traffic island on Taft Street was transformed last week by a beautification team from Lowe’s home improvement store. Lowe’s Heroes is a nationwide program in which a team of employees volunteer time and effort to making a difference in the community, said Dan Karpinski, manager of the Corunna […]

Huey Lewis and The News are coming kickoff The Whiting’s season

FLINT – Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s greatest rock & roll bands and they are kicking off The Whiting’s 2014-2015 Season as part of the Diplomat Pharmacy Concert Series at The Whiting on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and […]

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Craft show at Davison High School DAVISON — The 24th Annual Davison High School Arts and Crafts Show will be held Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The show benefits the Davison Wrestling Boosters. Details: Call 810-658-8080 daytime or 810-658-0440 after 6 p.m. – G.G. Kidney Cancer support group Oct. 15 FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan […]