2016-12-08

Dort Federal announces 2017 scholarship program



GRAND BLANC —The Dort Federal Credit Union Board of Directors announces the start of the 2017 Student Scholarship Program, which will award seven scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors or current college students seeking to continue their education. “Dort Federal sees these scholarship awards as an investment back into our communities,” said Douglas Kidd, […]

Restaurant supporting Toys for Tots campaign



FLINT TWP. -– Starting on Thursday, December 1, Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, Flint, began participating as an official Toys-For-Tots location. Owners Nick and Anastasia Pirkovic, along with the Capitol Coney Island team, invite patrons to spread some holiday joy. To help celebrate the holidays, Capital Coney Island will be offering 10% off the check to customers who […]

In brief



Next name change meeting is Dec. 8 FLINT TWP. — The fourth meeting of the Suggestion Committee which is exploring the idea of changing the township’s name will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 8 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. Representatives from the post office and an insurance agent are expected to attend to explain potential changes […]

County tops state in pet adoptions during Empty the Shelter event



FLINT TOWNSHIP – Genesee County Animal Control had the most adoptions from a single facility during a statewide effort to empty the shelters in October. The Bissell Pet Foundation sponsored the Empty the Shelter event that broke a statewide record for same day adoptions with more than 1,995 animals finding homes. Genesee County Animal Control adopted out 83 animals during […]

Knights of Columbus help keep kids warm



FLINT – Genesee County-area Knights of Columbus brought a lot of happiness, and warmth, to area youngsters with the distribution of more than 360 coats to children in need. The distribution took place Saturday, Nov. 26, at the North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Avenue in Flint. The effort was supported by the Michigan Council of the Knights of […]

Hurley vying for $50k



FLINT – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has announced a nationwide “Vote for Miracles” campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. From November 29 through December 20, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite CMN Hospital, including Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint. The top five hospitals will […]

Giving tree



A warm and fuzzy Christmas is coming to area children who will be the recipients of a scarves, hats and mittens tree now on display at the Flint Township Hall and also one at the Flint Senior Citizens Center. The annual tree (depicted) at the township hall is decked with donations made by volunteers who have been busy all year […]

Mclaren health care taps Michael Lacusta as vice president of business development



FLINT — Michael P. Lacusta has been appointed vice president of business development for McLaren Health Care effective Nov. 14, 2016. “Michael’s breadth of successful leadership in the health care industry has spanned large, integrated academic health systems, physician management service organizations and stand-alone hospitals,” said Philip Incarnati, president and CEO, McLaren Health Care. “His expertise will guide McLaren as […]

MCC recognized for offering top 2-year beauty cosmetology program



FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Associate in Applied Science degree for Hair Care Salon Management has been recognized as one of the best Cosmetology programs in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring […]

Baker College-Flint extends agreement to administer pro certification exams, GED testing



FLINT TOWNSHIP – Baker College’s Flint campus has extended its agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer based testing business of Pearson, to administer and provide accessible and secure testing for professional certifications and licensures and the GED credential. “Providing the administration and a top-notch testing facility for area residents and businesses to become more competitive in the workplace is in […]