Hurley Children’s Hospital offer free teen heart checks

FLINT – In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Hurley Children’s Hospital is offering FREE Teen Heart Health Checks to students ages 13 to 19 on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market. This special program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also […]

Top reasons to not celebrate Columbus Day

1. Christopher Columbus was terrible: It’s become pretty cliché at this point to note, because it’s been done to great effect by everyone from famous historians, but Christopher Columbus was a terrible human being. On his return trips to the Americas, Columbus forced the natives to bring him gold. When someone brought him gold, he gave the person a little […]

In brief

Small business workshop “Financial Management” FLINT – A free “Financial Management” workshop for small businesses will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Oct. 14, from 1-4 p.m. “Financial Management” is designed to help small business owners. It introduces basic accounting concepts and how to apply financial information that helps small business owners manage a business more effectively. Key […]

Soothing power of sharing

I can feel the pull every time an opportunity arises. It locks me down, whispers to me, speaking directly to the pleasure center of my brain while I try to bypass the urge—I need to take a picture of this. Fumbling in the pocket of my jeans for my phone, swiping through my applications, finding a place with the best […]


FLINT — Pink Night was held Oct. 1 at Blackstone’s in Flint. It was a night to celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors and those who were taken from us. The group’s goal is to educate as many men and women on early testing and financial assistance as possible, while raising monetary funds to support the American Cancer Society’s […]

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Elms Road staff uses nautical theme to teach leadership skills

SWARTZ CREEK – Second-grader Emma Mossman, who wants to be a cheerleader when she grows up, tugged at the lanyard around her neck and proudly showed off the badge she earned last week at Elms Road Elementary. “It’s for listening and following directions,” said Emma, who added that those behaviors are representative of one of the seven habits of highly […]

In brief

Hazardous waste collection date set for Oct. 17 GENESEE COUNTY — The fall Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Drop off sites will be at the (former) Showcase Cinema East, 5205 E. Court St. in Burton and at the Flint East – Water Service Center, […]

Genesee District Library – Flint Township

Used Book Sale FLINT TWP. — Friends of Flint Township-McCarty will hold a used book sale on Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m., and Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s the perfect chance to find your next great read. Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library will hold its annual Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash […]

Golfers head into rugged regional

DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth faces a mountainous task in what will likely be its final golf competition of the season today. The Cavaliers will play in the Div. 1 regional tournament at Davison Country Club in what is, without question, the toughest regional in the state. The field includes the top two ranked teams in Div. 1 in No. 1 Rochester […]

Harvest time

Pumpkins are one of the official signs of autumn and the pickings are showing up all over town including this patch for sale in the yard of a home on North Linden Road. Sorted by size, the prices range from $3 to $5. Payment uses an honor system in the form of a small wooden collection box nailed to a […]