2018-02-01

Baker College to present 2018 economic forecast



FLINT – Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Rd., will hold a 2018 Economic Forecast, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m. Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2018. Presenters Paul Traub, senior business economists; and Martin Lavelle, business economist, will look at what 2018 may […]

Wedding Marketplace helps brides plan big day



GRAND BLANC – Hundreds of brides, their families and a few grooms attended the Genesee County Bridal Alliance’s seventh annual Wedding Marketplace Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Captain’s Club at Woodfield. More than 30 local wedding experts from DJs, to florists, to photographers and many more, were on hand to help couples plan their perfect day. For more info visit […]

Linkin’ Bridge to headline GDL Black History Brunch



FLINT – Linkin’ Bridge, an a cappella group finalist of America’s Got Talent, will headline Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch to be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. Linkin’ Bridge appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in November, and is best known for warm harmonies and emotional […]

In brief



Donate to the Little Free Library FLINT TWP. — Wanted: Books for Randels Little Free Library. Gently used and new books can be dropped off at Randels Attn: Little Free Library. The free library is located I front of the elementary school at 6022 Brobeck Street. — R.S. Church showing free movies FLINT TWP. — “Hidden Figures” the acclaimed movie […]

Township board facing serious sewer system repairs




FLINT TWP. — The township’s aging sewer system could be close to failure, according to a preliminary Capital Improvement Plan for Sewer and Water presented to the township board by Mike Pifer, president at Kraft Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Pifer walked the board through preliminary findings and proposed a comprehensive engineering study, at a cost of $40-50,000 to determine the […]

Art and music show to help increase addiction awareness



FLINT — Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Flint Recovery Arts & Music Show on March, 2, an addiction recovery awareness event hosted by the Recovery Community Organization (RCO) the Serenity House of Flint. The event is a $5 donation at the door. Kenneth Pops Jones, an Odyssey House therapist, will open the show. Shiba Palmer, a Certified Recovery […]

Organ donors make a difference in many lives

A new lease on life

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about the organ donor program. Right now, there are 115,805 people in […]

Hurley and Kohl’s Team Up for Free Day



FLINT – Hurley Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s will partner together for Kohl’s Healthy Kids Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 4, at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave. Kids can try fit boxing, make healthy graham cracker snacks, and enjoy free admission to the museum, which has more than 40 exhibits with hands-on experiences for children […]

Black History Month contest for C-A students returns for second year




FLINT TWP. — A Black History Month research and writing contest, inspired by posters created by a former Carman-Ainsworth student, is back for its second year. The contest, which offers cash prizes, was started last year by Recco Richardson, a former C-A school board member and the father of Randi Richardson, who graduated in 2016 and now attends Brown University. […]

Cavs boys’ basketball wins eighth straight game




FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team continued its eight-game winning streak on Tuesday night, blowing out Hamady 82-54. The Cavs went on a 27-13 run in the first quarter and never looked back. As a team, Carman-Ainsworth shot 63% from the field and went 10-for-18 from behind the three-point line. The Cavaliers also won the rebounding battle 25-14. O’Mari […]