High energy CEO sets fast pace in moving McLaren forward

FLINT — Chad Grant is a man on the move. Exuding high energy and a determined sense of purpose, McLaren Flint’s new CEO has hit the ground running in gaining a full perspective about the culture, community and comprehensive level of services at McLaren Flint. “McLaren Flint has a longstanding reputation as a leader in providing high quality clinical care […]

Genisys Credit Union teams with Food Bank to feed students in need

GENESEE COUNTY — Recently Genisys Credit Union partnered with The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Backpack Program to provide nourishment to students of the Elmer Knopf Learning Center, located in Flint and operated by the Genesee Intermediate School District. Over $8,000 in donations were provided by the Genisys staff and its members, helping to feed approximately 100 students. The students […]

Frederick Armenti first to receive Physician Recognition Award

FLINT — Frederick Armenti, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, was recently honored for his outstanding performance and professionalism among the medical staff at McLaren Flint. He is the inaugural recipient of the hospital’s Physician Recognition Award. Armenti was nominated for the award by his peers. One of his nominators submitted the following: “Fred is a proven leader of the Medical Staff […]

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Government lending seminar for lenders FLINT — “Government Lending Seminar: Structuring Your Loan to Close the Deal” designed for commercial loan officers, credit officers, loan administrators and any others associated with business lending. It will be offered in Flint, April 26, 9-11:30 a.m. at Kettering University. The seminar is co-sponsored by the I-69 Trade Corridor regional office of the Michigan […]

Legalities of township name change process uncertain

FLINT TWP. — What happens next to a proposal to change the township’s name may depend on the advice of the township attorney. A specially appointed committee has been meeting since September to hash out the pros and cons of changing the township’s name, converting to a city or leaving things as they are. After months of fact-finding, the committee […]

Scrapbooking for Little Lambs

Fundraiser planned to raise money for second mobile response unit

FLINT TWP. — About a year ago, the Little Lambs Closet of the West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road, held a scrap-booking event to raise money to make cosmetic improvements to its Mobile Everything Response Vehicle (MERV), a used 26-foot recreational purchased in 2015. The vehicle was used to help the Little Lamb’s Closet take its […]

Several countywide events planned during Child Abuse Prevention Month

GENESEE COUNTY — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and on Monday kicked off the Paint Our Town Blue public awareness campaign, spearheaded by Whaley’s Children’s Center, the Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Priority Children and the Ennis Center for Children, Inc., and Hurley Medical Center. This collaboration of nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, and residents aims to raise awareness about the […]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint provides support to Flint Regional Science Fair

FLINT —The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Countywide Youth Advisory Committee, has generously provided a $5000 grant to support the 2017 Flint Regional Science Fair. “The FRSF Board wishes to thank the Community Foundation’s youth grantmakers for their wonderful support of our fair that encourages and rewards student interest and achievement in science endeavors outside the classroom,” said John Wambaugh, […]

Section of U.S. 23 named after fallen soldier

MUNDY TWP. — A portion of Highway US-23 will be named in honor of Sgt. Joe Johnson under legislation signed Thursday. March 30, by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to a press release. Sgt. Johnson, a 2004 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School, was killed while serving in Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. “Sgt. Johnson is a true American hero who […]

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Marbles Tournament for boys and girls age 7-14 SWARTZ CREEK — The marbles club at New Life Wesleyan Church in Swartz Creek on Linden south of Maple is having a tournament April 9 at 10:30 a.m. for boys and girls who reside in Genesee County, aged 7 to 14, on June 10. The boy and girl winner will be eligible […]