The Salvation Army recognizes Skaff, Heidebreicht-Benson, with awards

GENESEE COUNTY — Dick Skaff has been named the 2016 Jack Hamady Humanitarian Award Recipient, while Chris Heidebreicht- Benson received the 2016 Hands of Mercy Award at the Salvation Army’s recent Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner. The prestigious Jack Hamady award was created in honor of Hamady’s entire life, based on the theory that hard work breeds success. Advisory Board President, […]


The Mopar brand continues the celebration of its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the limited-edition Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. The vehicle offers a pair of hand-painted, custom, show car trim options. Only 80 models will be available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue, with another 80 in Pitch Black/Billet Silver, in a nod to 80 years of the Mopar brand. The […]

MCC Programs recognized as Children’s Champions

FLINT — Two Mott Community College (MCC) programs were honored as Children’s Champions at the Priority Children Children’s Champion Awards breakfast Feb. 8. The JAG/JMG & LEAP program was recognized as a Champion in the category of “Opportunities to Develop Life Skills for Youth,” and the College’s Motherly Intercession Service Learning Initiative was recognized in the category of providing “Volunteerism […]

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A failed or late New Year’s resolution better than none

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, how’s everybody doing on theirs? I know they can be difficult. I failed miserably on my resolution to give up white chocolate. My mom started exercising this year. I wonder how long she will last? Sometimes, I visualize myself sharing a yoga class with my sister, but with the cold weather I find a good […]

Vic Canever Chevrolet wins award

Receives General Motors Green Dealer Recognition Award for second straight year

FENTON — Vic Canever Chevrolet of Fenton is proud to announce they have earned the Green Dealer Program Award from General Motors for the second consecutive year. The award is given to dealerships to recognize their eco-friendly activities. To qualify for the award, dealerships must undergo a self-assessment process and then implement a wide range of environmental and sustainable initiatives […]

Publicom wins Best of Show award

EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, won a national Best of Show award and 14 national creative awards, in the 13th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition, the most of any agency in Michigan. The Best of Show winning entry was a capabilities brochure created for Michigan Orthopedic Center, Lansing. The other winning entries were […]

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Free program in Flint to help residents manage diabetes FLINT — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting a free health workshop in Flint from Feb. 22 to April 5 to help individuals with diabetes improve their health and manage their symptoms. The Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (Diabetes PATH) class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. […]

Rave Cinema to host special screening of “Allegiance”

FLINT TWP. —GeorgeTakei is probably best known as Mr. Sulu from the “Star Trek” television series, but another side of this actor is brought to light in a musical play called “Allegiance.” Inspired by Takei’s real life experience, the play tells the story of a fictional Japanese American family who along with 120,000 other Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps […]

MCC students & faculty to offer free tax preparation

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will again participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsors the VITA program which offers FREE tax preparation (Federal, State and Local) to qualifying individuals that make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their […]