McLaren Flint offers free seminar on makoplasty hip and knee replacement

GRAND BLANC — McLaren Flint invites area men and women to attend a free seminar on Makoplasty Hip and Knee Replacement,” on July 18, at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, G-9057 South Saginaw, Grand Blanc. Seann Willson, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, who is fellowship trained in lower extremity reconstruction and hip and knee replacement, will discuss minimally invasive […]

Dort Federal Credit Union presented the Governor’s Service Award

GRAND BLANC — On June 5, Dort Federal Credit Union was presented with the prestigious Governor’s Service Awards in the Corporate Community Leader category. Dort Federal Credit Union was nominated by the United Way of Genesee County for their dedication to making a lasting and continuous impact in its communities. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the Governor […]

Lovegrove building for sale, ‘Holland Square’ plan on hold

SWARTZ CREEK — There’s a twist in the plan to improve the city-owned property at Miller Road and Holland Drive: the adjacent Lovegrove building is now for sale. “This changes things,” City Manager Adam Zettel told members of the Downtown Development Authority last week. “This is a rare opportunity.” Roy Hodge manages the building on behalf of the estate of […]

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Business and education leaders discuss Marshall Plan for Talent partnerships FLINT — More than 75 educators and business leaders gathered here last week for a Marshall Plan for Talent workshop where they discussed opportunities to revolutionize Michigan’s education and talent development system. Business, K-12 and higher education participants discussed needs, potential barriers and partnerships necessary to help form consortia that […]

Flint Pride in the Park Festival is back

FLINT — An annual community festival sponsored by Wellness Services, Safe Space Ally Center, UM-Flint, Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, American Liver Foundation, Good Beans Café, and Greater Flint Arts Council will present its 8th Annual Flint Pride in the Park Festival on June 23 at Riverbank Park, located at 328 Saginaw St., Flint. Guests are invited to come out […]

Clay Shoot for organ donation

The Gleason Community Foundation held its first Clay Shoot to raise money for organ donation awareness, June 15. The event, held at the Grand Blanc Huntsman Club, 9046 Irish Rd., drew 94 shooters and there were many sponsors and volunteers. Special guests were Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic candidate for governor, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The winner of the shoot […]

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Car wash to support football team FLINT TWP. — Stop by to support the C-A Football Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 in the parking lot at Patsy Lou Williamson dealership, 5111 Corunna Road. A $6 donation is asked per vehicle. All proceeds benefit the C-A football team. Details are on the C-A Football […]

Five Reasons to Celebrate Summer

A h, summertime is in full swing. For the next three or so months, we Michiganders get to take advantage of the seasonal change and all its warm-weather trappings, whether that means teeing up at the golf course, planning getaway trips or taking the kids out to the local playground. Of course, the season does present its own set of […]


Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year arrives June 21. The dawn’s early light will begin at 6:07 a.m. Some of the most colorful sunsets also occur around solstice time. And don’t forget to check out your shadow at noon when you will cast the shortest shadow thanks to the solstice. […]

From biggest to smallest, league changes aplenty coming in 2018-19

AREAWIDE – Conference changes within the area have been going on for several years now and this coming school year will be no different. Leagues fall apart, leagues emerge, teams move on to a more beneficial situation and teams literally get voted out of their league. Announced last summer, a new league will emerge this fall known as the Mid-Michigan […]