Celebrate National School Choice Week, enroll at C-A

FLINT TWP. — Millions of Americans will celebrate the importance of having a choice in K-12 education during National School Choice Week (NSCW), January 24-30. With an unprecedented 16,140 events planned nationwide, it will be the largest series of education-related events in US history, according to a press release from Florida-based NSCW. Events including open houses, rallies, community celebrations, roundtable […]


Chevrolet recently introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. It’s the latest and strongest example of a decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree. The new Realtree® Edition package is offered on Silverado […]

Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, promoted to Construction Services Division Manager

FLINT – ROWE Professional Services Company has promoted Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, from senior project manager to Construction Services Division manager. Lynn, a Durand resident, earned a B.S. in civil engineering at Michigan Technological University in 2000 and joined ROWE the same year; he was named an associate (company share holder) and project manager in 2009 and promoted to senior […]

Hints to beat cold and flu season

Don't be burned by poor fever advice

Elevated body temperature, also known as fever, makes many people run to the medicine cabinet. This is especially true when fever strikes a young child and parents’ concerns grow. But fevers are quite common and not nearly as harmful as many people may think. Although illnesses may bring about fevers that can be life-threatening, including malaria and dengue, more run-of-the-mill […]

The people deserve more

A tweet from Governor Rick Snyder had me stirring on Monday: “Political statements and finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the Flint water crisis.” This, of course, after he has received national criticism and a call from presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to resign from office; the latter calling it “one of the worst public […]

Be smart about antibiotic use

When used correctly, antibiotics and similar drugs known as antimicrobial agents can alleviate infections caused by various bacteria and some types of fungi and parasites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that these drugs have been used successfully for the last 70 years to treat patients with infectious diseases. But antibiotics cannot treat illnesses stemming from viruses, which […]

Flint bookstore offer multifaceted experience for customers, promotes positive change

FLINT – Ingress Yumen, a new business open on Flushing Rd., is advertised as a bookstore – but visitors have a lot more waiting for them inside. Owners and partners Derrick Gillard and Audra Parmer are on to something unique in the Flint area: instead of focusing on one particular business idea, such as books, Ingress Yumen (which means “mysterious […]

How to shorten the duration of a cold

Few things can be as uncomfortable as the common cold. In their book ‘Common Cold,’ authors Olaf Weber and Ronald Eccles say the common cold has been around since the ancient times. More than 200 virus strains can contribute to colds, but the rhinovirus is the most common. Colds produce a bevy of symptoms, including runny nose, congestion and sore […]

In brief

Salvation Army at 89 percent of goal FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]

Low-calorie foods that still fill you up

Hunger can be a difficult hurdle to clear for people looking to lose weight. While nutritious foods don’t lack for taste, many people adapting to new diets featuring healthy, low-calorie foods find themselves still hungry after meals, making it difficult for them to stay the course and reach their weightloss goals. Some low-calorie foods may contribute to hunger pangs, but […]