WFBA accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarship awards. Each year, the business networking group awards $2,500 scholarships to three Flint area students as follows: • High School Community Service Scholarship • Curbco/Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce Scholarship • Adult Learner Student Scholarship The scholarships are not primarily based on financial need […]

HealthPlus presents “Water’s Extreme Journey”

FLINT – HealthPlus is the presenting sponsor of Water’s Extreme Journey, an exciting new exhibit at Sloan Museum that transforms visitors into raindrops on a quest to stay clean. From Jan. 23-May 8, adults and children can visit the museum and choose their route through an interactive maze of different water paths. Through play, scientific inquiry and art, Water’s Extreme […]

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3rd Annual Flint & Genesee ‘Meet the Buyer’ for 2016 FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Region 6 PTAC and the I-69 Thumb Region, are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Flint & Genesee Meet the Buyer event. And the number of prospective buyers is up nearly 50 percent – from 21 to 31 […]

Pearl Jam, partners pledge $300,000 to aid water crisis

GENESEEE COUNTY — Pearl Jam and the band’s manager Kelly Curtis have pledged a donation of $100,000 to The United Way of Genesee County to aid in the support of Flint, Michigan residents during the area’s current water crisis, according to a press release. A close group of the band’s friends and partners including Glaser Progress Foundation, Live Nation, Brandi […]

Baker College invites community to celebrate

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will present events on Feb. 6 and 17 in recognition of Black History Month. The public is invited. The events feature gospel music and ethnic food, with proceeds donated to local not-for-profit organizations. “Baker College is committed to giving back to its community through events such as these in which we are honored to […]

McLaren officials say its water meets safety and quality standards

FLINT – With continued focus on water quality in the City of Flint, McLaren Flint is reporting that regular testing of its water system for bacteria and lead shows that the water supply at McLaren Flint is well within safety and quality standards. The hospital has taken aggressive measures over the past 18 months to safeguard and reinforce the quality […]

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Child trauma workshop offered to caregivers FLINT TWP. — Genesee Health System is offering a Parent Workshop series to teach ways to help children who have experienced trauma which can lead to changes in behavior that interferes with their learning and relationships. The first of four quarterly six-week workshops began Wednesday, January 27 and will continue each week through March […]

Skaff Furniture, Serta Restokraft join forces to aid in Flint crisis

FLINT — Skaff Furniture-Carpet One and Serta Restokraft Mattress Company partnered up to deliver a 53-foot semitruck packed with 36,432 16-ounce bottles of water at 5402 Hill Dr., Friday morning last week for aid in the Flint crisis. A release to the press said plans for the project came to fruition when Skaff was contacted by President and CEO Larry […]

Ceremony honors officers involved in 2015 shooting

FLINT TWP. — Officer shot. Those distressing words triggered a concerted response by law enforcers to a dangerous scene unfolding just over a year ago at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. “More often than not, law enforcement is s team effort in which members of different units come together with a common goal,” said Police Chief George Sippert, at […]

Lady Cavaliers rout Owosso, eye Lapeer

OWOSSO – Carman-Ainsworth had little trouble winning a non-league girls’ basketball game at Owosso on Tuesday night, but the focus quickly shifted to this weekend for the Lady Cavs after the game. Carman-Ainsworth beat Owosso 53-13 to post its fifth win in six games and improve to 8-3 for the season. But the Lady Cavs had to get right back […]