Economists to present economic forecast

FLINT — Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2015, at 6-8 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary. The Fed presenters, Paul Traub, senior business […]

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Bridal Alliance enters fourth year of helping couples & businesses GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance is entering its fourth year of assisting local professional wedding vendors build their businesses in addition to making it easier to find and contact professional wedding vendors for couples planning weddings. With that goal in mind the Board of Directors of the […]

Flint water problems are not those of the county

Since the city of Flint went to using water from the Flint River for consumers to use for drinking and sewer, there have been misgivings about safety. Last week residents were advised not to drink the water after the strong scent of cleaning solution was found in the water treated at the Flint water plant. The city is, of course, […]

Beauty and talent search coming to Genesee Valley

FLINT TWP — Do you have a beautiful baby? Does your child have star potential? Proud parents can find out at the 2015 Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search coming 4 p.m. Saturday February 7 to center court at Genesee Valley Center mall. Florida-based Sunburst is an international competition offering more than $3 million in prizes, bonds and awards each […]

YWCA of Greater Flint announces new CEO

FLINT — Heidi McAra has been named Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Greater Fint, according to an announcement by Board President Laurie Prochazka. McAra’s appointment was effective Dec. 1, and she assumed the role fulltime Jan. 5. “Heidi brings a comprehensive skill set to the position, along with a passion for the work of the YWCA in empowering […]

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Help with literacy skills GENESEE COUNTY — Some adults in the community could use assistance with their literacy skills. Would you like to help an adult to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process? Genesee County Literacy Coalition’s training is held in two sessions, must attend both sessions. They are Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, […]

Valley Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteer of year

GENESEE COUNTY — The Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) is looking for a recipient to be given the Volunteer of the Year Award at the VAAA Annual Meeting on March 23, 2015. The Volunteer of the Year Award honors the recipient’s service and thanks them for their contributions to seniors and people with disabilities. Candidates for this award must […]

MCC Board of Trustees to meet Jan. 26

FLINT — A special organizational meeting of the Charles Stewart Mott Community College Board of Trustees will take place Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., in MCC’s Regional Technology Center, Room 1301, located at 1401 E. Court St. on the MCC main campus in Flint. The regular Committee of the Whole meeting of the Mott Community College Board of Trustees will […]

Cat Chance

State gaming license approved for animal rescue

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a state Charitable Gaming License for Los Gatos Foster Animal Cat Rescue that will allow the organization to hold a 50-50 raffle at pet stores in Flint Township. Los Gatos is based in Davison, which has no pet stores, so its adoptions are hosted every weekend at PetSmart, 4061 Miller Road, from 1-8 […]

Carman-Ainsworth crushed by Clarkston

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth is still in the early stages of rebuilding its boys’ basketball team, and that’s not a good time to take on one of the top teams in state. Sixth-ranked Clarkston came into the Cavaliers’ gym Tuesday and handed them possibly the worst defeat in school history, a 63-9 drubbing. Carman-Ainsworth had played just six games with […]