2017-03-02

Genisys donates to BackPack Program



On hand during the check presentation from Genisys Credit Union to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s BackPack Program at the Elmer Knopf Learning Center were Reeda Gutwald, Co-Chairperson Backpack Program, Elmer Knopf Learning Center (EKLC); Marianne Skunda, Principal EKLC; Paula Hoppe, Genisys Credit Union Clio Branch Manager; Jaimi Scrivener, Teacher EKLC; Kathleen Payton, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Program […]

Senior services a priority at Hurley

Program to be funded at upcoming ball


FLINT — A Motown Benefit Ball will be held to benefit Hurley Medical Center’s senior services, helping the hospital meet the healthcare needs of a growing population. Rasha Nakhleh, MD, a geriatrician at Hurley, said in the past century, there has been a truly remarkable increase in the number of people 65 and older. She said in 2014, there were […]

Baker College opens 2017 spring enrollment



FLINT TWP. — Enrollment for 2017 spring quarter is now open for new and returning students at Baker College’s Flint Township campus, 1050 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. On-ground classes begin April 3; two sessions of online classes begin March 30, and May 11. Baker College has day, evening, weekend and online classes for degree and certificate programs in the areas […]

Oral health providers, state officials release report on dental care for children



LANSING — To wrap up Children’s Dental Health Month, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition today unveiled the Checkup on Oral Health: Age One Dental Visits report. The numbers released reveal a dramatic need for increased education and access to providers for young children on Medicaid across Michigan. Sourced the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the data is […]

Catholic Charities to host St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch fundraiser on March 16



FLINT — In the spirit of the Feast of St. Patrick, Catholic Charities will once again host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch fundraiser, offering up thousands of lunches. Each box lunch will consist of a delicious corned beef sandwich, stacked high with the traditional Irish staple and Swiss cheese on rye bread, plus chips, coleslaw, a pickle and […]

Baker showcases student work at AutoRama 2017



FLINT TWP. — When the lights turned on at Cobo Center recently for the opening of Detroit AutoRama 2017, the three vehicles renovated or built by Baker College students shown brightly – inside and out. “There’s no better way to communicate the quality of Baker College’s training than to show it,” said Mark Heaton, with Baker College admissions. “The lights […]

Titanic Tribute Night April 15



FLINT — The Sloan Museum will offer a Titanic Tribute Night on April 15, from 5:50-7:30 p.m. to memorialize the RMS Titanic on the 105th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. There will be educational activities, hands-on-stations, a lifeboat drill, a memorial wall and more. Fee includes admission to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition during the event. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors […]

Packing a paczki



Local retailers were stocked up and ready to meet public demand for the traditional Fat Tuesday indulgence of eating paczkis. Donna’s Donuts on Bristol had boxes stacked to the ceiling awaiting incoming orders for the sweet treat. Local Kroger stores also had a special area set up to serve the baked goods. Eating paczkis on Fat Tuesday is a last […]

In brief



MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature Student Work FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an All Media Exhibition featuring the selected works of Mott Art and Design Students. Their artwork will be in gallery through March 14. The outstanding work for this exhibition was selected by the […]

Two police officers resign




FLINT TWP. — The ongoing seesaw between recruitment and retention continues for the township police department which accepted resignations last week from two patrol officers. Officer Alexander Knopp resigned to take another job and Officer Nicholas Pohl did not successfully complete field training, said Police Chief George Sippert. Knopp joined the department in August 2014 and Pohl was hired last […]