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McLaren welcomes family medicine specialist FLINT — Rose Hall, DO, a family medicine specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Hall is in practice at McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency Program. Hall completed residency through Genesys Family Medicine in Grand Blanc. She earned her medical degree through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Hall is accepting […]



Professional Gen-Xers don’t always drive SUVs, but when they do they drive Ford Explorer Sport, according to a new vehicle customer study by MaritzCX. Data from the study shows the vehicle has the highest percentage of Gen X buyers of any nonluxury SUV in the United States, reflecting this group’s preference for exclusivity and performance at a great value. With […]

Local nature preserve the site of a future ‘Treehouse Masters’ episode

BURTON — For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum in Burton has revealed a brand new, 330 square-foot treehouse on its property built by the crew from Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters”. The episode detailing the building process is set to appear sometime in January 2017. Danielle Fulcher, marketing specialist for Genesee County Parks, said the whole operation took approximately one month to […]

Baker College: Problem solvers wanted in engineering, business

FLINT — Two vocations that often rely on one another tend to attract peo­ple with a similar desire: To solve prob­lems benefiting their communities. The vocations are business and engineering. Business turns to engineers to con­ceptualize and develop solutions to societal needs. Engineers depend on business leaders to overcome problems encountered in bringing these products to market. That’s a key […]

HAP pledges support of Crim Festival of Races

FLINT — The 40th Annual Crim Festival of Races, one of Flint’s largest annual events, is coming up next week, bringing with it tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Flint. This year, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), which merged with HealthPlus earlier this year, is pledging its support of this Flint hometown favorite with the 2017 title sponsorship of the […]

2016-08-25 E-Edition

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Therapy dog training classes GOODRICH — Mid-Michigan therapy dogs will host training classes at the Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Dogs can be any size or breed, of good temperament, well socialized and have basic obedience skills. Dogs will be tested for the Canine Good Citizen Certification. For more information visit www.midmichigantherapydogs.com or call Kathie […]

6 students added to CAHS Academic Hall of Fame

FLINT TWP. —As a final act of high achievement, six members of the Carman- Ainsworth Class of 2016 were inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame last week. Four of the six attended the school board meeting last week to accept the plaques that will be added to a growing gallery of high achievers displayed on a designated wall at […]

“H.M.S. Pinafore”

Kearsley Park Players set sail Aug. 25-28

FLINT — The Kearsley Park Players’ summer season continues with the Gilbert & Sullivan musical romp “H.M.S. Pinafore” to be presented at the historic Kearsley Park Pavilion for one weekend only, Aug. 25-28. When it first opened in London in 1878 “H.M.S. Pinafore” was an immediate triumph and became Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international sensation with numerous productions on both […]

New charter school hosts open houses and orientation

FLINT TWP. — Rita Cheeks, superintendent of the Genesee STEM Academy, 5240 Calkins Road that is scheduled to open September 6, is reaching out to her new community. Established four years ago in Flint, the charter school is moving into the former Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue and will offer K-8 education this school year. Speaking at the township board […]