2015-01-08

C-A Middle School hosting Hurley Teen Health Check



GENESEE COUNTY – The Hurley Children’s Hospital Teen Health Checks are potentially saving lives. As a result of these free community screenings, dozens of students in Genesee County have either been told to stop playing sports immediately or to follow up with their physicians because a potentially life-threatening condition was detected. Carman Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Road, is […]

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Try Hockey Day BURTON – The Greater Flint Hockey Association is offering a Try Hockey Day on Jan. 18 at Crystal Fieldhouse from noon-1 p.m. The UM Flint hockey team’s members will also be helping out. Anyone participating that day gets free admission to UM Flint’s game at 3:30 courtesy UM Flint hockey. – L.P. Get your tickets now AUBURN […]

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Gleaner Community Service Awards tonight FLINT TWP. — The Gleaner Greater Flint Area Arbor has selected three very active volunteers to honor this year at its Community Service Recognition Awards (CSRA) Dinner and awards presentation, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8 at Ballenger Auditorium of McLaren Hospital – Flint, 401 S. Ballenger Highway. The Senior CSRA recipient is Harry Mitchell, recognizing […]

It’s time for a change

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I have a bone to pick about high school basketball. More specifically, how the games are scheduled. I firmly believe that it’s time for a change and it’s all to benefit the fan bases and the families of the kids playing. When the switch in seasons happened in 2007, all schools tried to give the girls’ teams their own nights […]

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Reiki master channels energy to promote relaxation and healing


SWARTZ CREEK – Pat Williams is a skeptic about “pretty much everything.” So when long-time friend Lisa Lewis suggested Williams try Reiki, the Vernon Township woman was a little nervous. “I thought, ‘Yeah, right,’” she said. But one session with Lewis, and Williams became a believer. “I got so relaxed,” she said. “At the end, it was like a cold […]

Sports Creek Raceway crosses the finish line




SWARTZ CREEK – Sports Creek Raceway is closed, the land and buildings are for sale, its fixtures are being parted out and its food supply is being donated to a local food pantry. “The only way there will be a race track here again is if someone comes in and buys it and runs it as a race track,” said […]

Salon expands services



SWARTZ CREEK — Hair to Toe Studio recently welcomed Shelley Drury to its staff. Drury, of Durand, specializes in hair care for African-American clientele. Services include shampoos, thermals and curl reforming. She soon will add relaxers to her repertoire. Drury, who uses Design Essentials products, was trained at Regency Beauty Institute in Flint Township. Hair to Toe is owned by […]

Plymouth Whalers sold to IMS USA, Inc of Flint

Whalers will relocate to Perani Arena for 2015-16 season

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015; 11:12 a.m. — PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League have been sold to IMS USA, Inc., owners of Perani Arena in Flint. The Whalers will relocate to Perani Arena for the 2015-16 season. See our print edition for the full story or go to www.mihomepaper.com.

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Circus Park, twp. partner for medical develpment CLIO — Members of the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center have implemented a planning process to develop the 104-acre plot with I-75 frontage into a regional medical village. The Elf Khurafeh Shriners have partnered with Vienna Township to submit a grant application to the Federal Economic Development Administration. This application, if approved would allow […]

Drop in gas prices has us laughing all the way to pumps




It started a few weeks ago. We all began to notice it was costing a little less every time we went to the pumps to gas up. When gas dropped below the $2 mark for the first time in what seemed like forever and it was costing about half as much to fill our tanks — I began to wonder […]


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