Topping Off ceremony held at Flint Assembly shop

FLINT — Midwest Steel and Iron Workers Local 25 conducted a symbolic “topping off” ceremony to signal the completion of steel work on Flint Assembly’s new paint shop, according to a press release. Raising an evergreen tree to the last beam erected is a builder’s tradition said to acknowledge safe completion of the work with no harm befalling the workers. […]

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Flint named bicycle friendly community FLINT — The City of Flint has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community for its bicycle promotion, education, infrastructure and pro-bicycle policies. Flint joins a leading group of communities that are transforming neighborhoods across the country. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly […]

Sen. Ananich elected next leader of Michigan’s Senate Democratic Caucus

Sen. Hood chosen to serve as Floor Leader

LANSING — The Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus on Nov. 6 elected State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) to serve as its next leader and State Senator Morris Hood III (D-Detroit) to serve as Floor Leader, according to press release. Their leadership terms will begin when the members elected to office in the Nov. 4 election are sworn in next January. “Our […]


Carman-Ainsworth Men’s Choir to sing at U-M Hill Auditorium

FLINT TWP. — The world-renown University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Men’s Glee Club has invited the Carman- Ainsworth Chorale Men’s Choir to sing with them at their season opening Fall Concert on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Hill Auditorium on the Ann Arbor campus, according to Faith Yassick, C-A Choir director, in a press release. The […]

YouthQuest program focused on areas of greatest need

FLINT TWP. — After a two-year run, YouthQuest, the after-school enrichment program is no longer being offered at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. “YouthQuest – at the middle school level – is resourced for about 50 students. And, at Carman- Ainsworth, we had much lower attendance,’’ said Elaine Redd, director, Communications & Public Relations, for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of […]

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Genesee District Dental Society receives ADA Golden Apple Award GENESEE COUNTY – Early last month, the American Dental Association (ADA) made the announcement of the 2014 Golden Apple recipients. The awards are in recognition of dental society volunteers and staff for outstanding activities and excellence in leadership. The Genesee District Dental Society was the recipient for excellence in dental health […]

HealthPlus board appoints interim president, CEO

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan’s Board of Directors has appointed Nancy Jenkins, HealthPlus vice president of community programs and customer experience, to fill the role of president and chief executive officer on an interim basis, effective immediately. Jenkins replaces Bruce Hill in his role as president and CEO. Chairman of the Board, Miles Owens, stated on behalf of the entire […]

Hockey legends celebrate home

FLINT — When this weekend rolls around, the comfort of home may feel quite like a long sit in the penalty box for area sports fans, if they decide to pass up participation in an exciting event expected to pulsate with social energy inside Perani Arena and Event Center. The Flint Generals vs. Team Genesee County Alumni Hockey Game, Nov. […]

Township firefighter OK’d to join county HazMat team

FLINT TWP. — A township on-call firefighter will be nominated to serve on the county HazMat team, under an agreement with the county, recently approved by the township board. With approval requested by Fire Chief John Ringwelski, a Memorandum of Understanding agreement basically sets terms for liability and how hazardous materials expenses will be handled. Each HazMat member remains an […]

University of Michigan-Flint runs record to 10-4

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey club has been quite successful in its short history. In fact, just two years ago, Michigan-Flint played for an American College Hockey Association Div. 3 national championship. This season, UM-Flint stands at 10-4 and several Grand Blanc and Goodrich grads have contributed in a major way. UM-Flint, currently in fifth place in the […]