2017-12-28

Hurley Children’s Hospital WINS $70,000 in Vote for Miracles Contest



FLINT – Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000. Plus, Dr. Alan Klein, a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 on behalf of the Sheppy Dog Fund because Hurley won. The winnings from this contest will help us create a special treatment room at Hurley Children’s Hospital for […]

Coats for School Kids drive keeps growing




GENESEE COUNTY — Over 260 coats have been given away to children this year through the Coats for School Kids drive. Angie Ridley, realtor for Complete Realty, LLC, founded the drive about three years ago, along with Pam Ploof, who owns Mega Tan, which is in the same building as Complete. “Last year, we gave away over 70 coats,” Ridley […]

In brief



SCORE Business Counseling GRAND BLANC – The Grand Blanc- McFarlen Library will hold SCORE Business Counseling on Jan. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m., by appointment only. SCORE is a national organization that offers free business counseling to current and prospective business owners. Keith Kremer, GDL’s SCORE mentor, is available for one-hour sessions between 3 and 6 p.m. the second […]

MCC to offer Child Development Associate credential training



FLINT — The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC), Great Start to Quality Resource Centers, and Mott Community College (MCC) are bringing high quality Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ training to a community-based setting in an effort to meet the needs of busy homebased child care providers. The credential training, offered entirely online, will enable students to […]

Fire bell



FLINT TWP. –Fueled by coffee, hot chocolate, holiday music and good cheer, 26 active firefighters assisted by police officers, rang the bell and manned the Salvation Army Kettle from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Walmart store on Corunna Road, according to a report from Fire Chief Thomas Stadler. Enduring blustery conditions all day, the volunteer group […]

The Whiting offering many exciting shows



FLINT – Join The Whiting for Flint’s finest tradition as it celebrates and rings in The New Year with style, Dec. 31. The evening will include a three course dinner catered by Andiamo, dancing and live music by The Cliff Monear Group, featuring Mr. “Sounds of Sinatra” Mark Randisi, and The Motor City Horns, as well as a roaring big […]

MCC student leadership society inducts 50



FLINT – The Mott Community College (MCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), inducted 50 new members for the Fall Semester, and awarded three National Engaged Leaders recognitions and three Excellence in Teaching awards, Dec. 9. The ceremony was the culmination of a years’ worth of work. Sigma Alpha Pi is for students with […]

In brief



New Year’s party at the Senior Center FLINT TWP. — A free New Year’s Eve Afternoon Gala is being planned from 1-3 p.m., on Friday, December 29, at the Senior Citizens Center, 2071 Graham Road. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and music provided by the Fairlanes & DeVilles. Attendance is limited to 100 people. To reserve your seat, call 810-732-6290. […]

Looking back at 2017




FLINT TWP. — Two evacuations at Bishop International Airport topped the list of headlines in 2017. Other major news included an ongoing effort to change the township’s name, major steps made in economic development, technology upgrades, a new water source and a championship season for Carman-Ainsworth robotics teams. Events at Bishop Airport included a bomb scare and a terrorist attack- […]

Cavs tame Dragons




SWARTZ CREEK – The Cavaliers dominated Swartz Creek last Thursday night, winning 85-52. No stats were reported before we went to press. Carman-Ainsworth, 3-1, is off until after the holiday when it travels to Saginaw Heritage on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. — J.O.