2016-01-28

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CAHS students attend Detroit auto show



FLINT TWP. — Business Management and Administration (BMA) students from Carman-Ainsworth High School participated in Education Day last week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Students visited Cobo Hall, participated in career-related workshops and toured the auto show. Education Day began at the 2005 NAIAS as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and […]

Wedding Marketplace

helps couples plan their perfect day

GRAND BLANC — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) presented the fifth annual Wedding Marketplace noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Future brides and grooms filled the Captain’s Club at Woodfield as they met with area vendors including bakers, DJs, bridal shops and more. The event benefited Wish Upon a Wedding, the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing […]

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Tickets selling for annual school parent dances FLINT TWP. — Dye/Randels and Rankin/ Dillon elementary schools are getting ready for their annual Daddy/Daughter & Mother/ Son dances. Dye/Randels will host its 9th annual dance on Friday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 pm. The Rankin/Dillon Elementary dance is on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $20 per couple and $3 […]

Reminder: Flint Twp. water is safe to drink




FLINT TWP. — Now that Flint’s water crisis has made national news, concerned calls about township water have been pouring in, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, in remarks last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Miller offered reassurance, just as she did last October when medical news first surfaced that lead content in Flint water […]