BCBS, government agencies announce new program to help Michigan students get healthy

DETROIT— Michigan K-12 schools are invited to apply for an innovative program that supports children’s health by providing students, teachers and administrators with the tools they need to create a healthy school environment. The program, Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness, is the result of a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of […]


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 The Dryden High School Athletic Boosters will hold their annual golf outing Sept. 19 at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $80 per golfer, which includes 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn and dinner after the round. Dinner only costs $25. All proceeds benefit Dryden’s athletic programs. […]

Festival of Quilts weave rich tapestry of emotion

FLINT — Experience the breathtaking display of emotion Sept. 10-12 as the Flint Festival of Quilts returns to the city to celebrate its 21st year. “We have an incredible line-up of festivals each summer, but this one might just be my favorite,” smiles Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Arts Council. “While quilting dates back to ancient […]

Oilers slip away from Cavs in second half

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth led for most of the first half and took a three-point lead into halftime, but the Cavaliers wound up dropping a 31-13 decision to Mount Pleasant in a Saginaw Valley League football game last Friday at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. The Cavs were up 13-10 at intermission on two long touchdown runs by senior quarterback Josh Jackson. […]

Speedway reopens

FLINT TWP. — On Thursday, September 10, the rebuilt Speedway convenience store, 1499 S. Linden Road at Corunna Road, will reopen for business, according to Stefanie Griffith, Communications Manager at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The station has been closed since early June for a three-month demolition and rebuild that is typical of Speedway’s prototype remodels of its area locations. The new […]

Chrysler celebrates with style


With two of the brand’s three vehicles either recently renewed – from the refreshed flagship and iconic 300 full-size sedan earlier this year, to the completely new 200 mid-size sedan last year – Chrysler is gaining momentum. Add to that the upcoming sixth-generation of the vehicle that created the minivan segment more than 30 years ago, coming next year, and […]

WFBA entering 26th year

FLINT TWP. — After a summer hiatus, meetings of the West Flint Business Association will resume at noon on Wednesday, September 16. The guest speaker will be Todd Slisher, director of Sloan Longway. He will talk about the recent Longway Planetarium renovation, highlights of the recently completed Flint Cultural Center Master Plan and special announcements about the Sloan Museum. Also, […]

In brief

Security CU sponsors Bikes on the Bricks FLINT– The motoring fun continues this summer as Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) sponsors the ninth annual Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show and police riding competition in downtown Flint, Sept. 11-13. “Over the years, Bikes on the Bricks has become one of Flint’s most recognizable community events,” said SCU President and CEO […]

Influence and politics

One of the most often heard complaints about politics these days is that of influence of one side over another. In the melting pot of ideas, it can be difficult to sort out what is best for every person, without offending a whole bunch more. There really is no way to avoid influence in politics, really, all we can do […]

Wigs for wonderful women

GRAND BLANC — Debra Ann Meek might wish you would never have to want a wig but that being on the order of deity, she knows she can scale that down to being able to make it so you don’t have to choose between having a wig and any other option. Meek, the owner of Mirror Image Consignment, located at […]