In brief

You’re invited to Summerfest FLINT TWP. — Summerfest, a community celebration featuring fun for all ages will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 13 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Events include a free cookout, live music, inflatables and water slides. — R.S. Back to the Bricks Tune-up moving to new location FLINT TWP. […]


Someone called the cops on Steve von Foerster. The former head of vehicle engineering for Ford Motor Company wasn’t thrilled, but he understood why. On an otherwise peaceful morning in his suburban Detroit neighborhood, von Foerster had just backed a Shelby GT350 Mustang out of his driveway. As the car’s V8 engine thundered, an annoyed neighbor set aside their coffee […]

C-A students to benefit from $3M grant for programs

GENESEE COUNTY — As families around the country face the potential loss of local afterschool programs, children in Flint will have continued access to afterschool and summer learning opportunities over the coming year, thanks to a $3 million grant announced last week by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grant provides support for YouthQuest, a comprehensive afterschool and summer program […]

2017-08-10 E-Edition

Police Blotter

Runaway found FLINT TWP. — On Thursday, August 3, the Flint Township Police Department was notified by the Toledo Police Department, Ohio, that they had located 13-year-old, Aireona Smith. Aireona Smith was reported as a runaway to the Flint Township Police Department on August 1, 2016 and had been missing since. The public was asked for assistance in locating her. […]

Car show returns to fire hall

MUNDY TOWNSHIP – Classic cars will cover the grounds of Mundy Township’s Fire Station 2, 4011 W. Hill Road, for the 8th annual Mundy Township Firefighters Association car show, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. There is a $5 entry fee for participants. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 75 cars. Trophies will be awarded for […]

McLaren welcomes pediatric specialist

GENESEE COUNTY — Faisal Mawri, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Mawri completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and residency through Hurley Medical Center in Flint. He received his medical degree through Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Mawri […]

McLaren Flint Recognized on National Level

The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH) recently recognized the McLaren Flint Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program as a finalist for National Partial Hospital Program of the Year. Mark Sak, Program Manager, and Ken Deighton, Director of Behavioral Health Services, accepted the award July 16th at the AABH Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The Adolescent Partial Hospital Program provides intensive […]

In brief

Serra Automotive acquires Draper dealerships GRAND BLANC — On Aug. 7, Serra Automotive finalized the purchase of Draper Chevrolet and Draper Toyota in Saginaw. The new dealership names are Serra Chevrolet and Serra Toyota but many of the faces inside each store will not change. The Serra Saginaw group will be led by Rob Draper and Executive Manager Kevin Cassidy. […]

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-toschool activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are […]