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Michigan job growth fueled by apprenticeships MICHIGAN – More than one-third of Michigan’s job growth will be through apprenticeships over the next five years, said United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, in an online post Last week, Governor Rick Snyder welcomed United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to West Michigan to see how the state is connecting employers […]

Dort Federal Credit Union makes awardwinning financial literacy program free

GENESEE COUNTY — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Dort Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to 158 teachers and thousands of students in 177 elementary, middle and high schools in the Flint area completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy […]

Women’s Expo on tap

Over 150 exhibits at Dort Federal Event Center this weekend

FLINT – Ladies, get ready for the Time of Your Life as the Women’s Expo takes over Dort Federal Event Center this weekend. The fun begins this Friday, Sept. 8 at noon and runs until 7 p.m. and starts up again Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. “We at Cumulus Broadcasting are so excited at […]

Letters to the editor

We encourage letters from our readers. We reserve the right to edit your comments and ask you to try to limit them to 400 words or less. Please sign your letter and include a phone number. E-mail letters to ggould@mihomepaper.com. ‘Forever GI Bill’ brings brighter future to our veterans Today’s veterans not only deserve but need the expanded GI education […]

Let the good times roll

You and your bicycle are invited to come out for the inaugural Flint Township trail run. Now that I have your attention, I regretfully must confess that the event does not actually exist yet. I am throwing the suggestion out there to see if there is any interest. The idea first came to me a few years ago. I drive […]

City to seek grants for trail extensions

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek City Council has green-lighted a plan to seek state funding to extend the Genesee Valley Trail from the eastern city limits to Winshall Park. The city will apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program grant through the Department of Transportation, and seek a Recreation Passport Grant from the Department of Environmental Quality. The trail extension […]

In brief

Habitat for Humanity presents ReStore GENESEE COUNTY — The first edition of the ReStore Round-Up, an email newsletter from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is now available online. It features new merchandise, sales and coupons for the Habitat ReStore, 101 Burton Street in Flint. This month, the site is posting brand new items from Ethan Allen Furniture available for sale […]

Enrollment underway for YouthQuest’s afterschool enrichment program

FLINT – Registration for YouthQuest – an afterschool program administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – is underway at multiple school districts in Genesee County including Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools The program is expanding this year to Bentley Community Schools. Now in its eighth year, YouthQuest offers engaging activities and services that encourage academic achievement; physical fitness; the […]

Board reinstates pre-election meeting in November

FLINT TWP.—In a rare occurrence on its yearly meeting calendar, the township board will hold its regular meeting on the eve of the November 7 election. In recent years, board meetings on the Monday before any elections have been canceled – resulting in only one board meeting during that month – generally in May, August and November. The board unanimously […]

Schuette reminds residents to be on alert for scammers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding Michigan residents to exercise caution in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately whether it is selling a flood damaged vehicle or taking donations meant for disaster relief, scammers choose times of disaster to take advantage of hard working well meaning citizens. “Hurricane Harvey has inflicted disastrous results on the state of […]