2017-04-06

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, […]

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 […]

In brief



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Those crazy Americans



I often find myself fascinated by things that others probably could care less about. Maybe it’s the mark of the creative personality, I don’t know. One of those things is the origin of things, mostly word origins; and how streets and other things get their names. The study of the origin of words is known as Etymology, not to be […]

Area churches, merchants plan Easter fun for kids



It’s the Easter season, the time for baskets, bonnets and bunnies, not to mention the requisite frenzy known as the Easter egg hunt. Here are some of the happenings in the Swartz Creek area: Next weekend The festivities shift into high gear on Saturday, April 15, with all kinds of fun stuff going on around the community. The Class of […]

Telling Flint, Genesee economic development story is vital



An important aspect of growing the local economy is attracting companies that are looking for markets to locate or expand their facilities. So, it is imperative to get our story – the right story – in front of key decision-makers and influencers, which, in this case, includes site selectors. And as the lead economic development agency for this region, part […]

Flint man charged with kidnapping in drug case



FLINT TWP. — On Friday, March 31, at approximately 10:47 pm, the Flint Township Police Department responded to a reported kidnapping at Flint Heights Terrace, 3064 Miller Road, according to a press release. Officers learned that a 58- year-old male City of Flint resident had been abducted at gunpoint as a result of an outstanding drug debt. Further investigation led […]