Flint Cultural Center breaks ground on K-8 academy

FLINT — Local and state leaders gathered at the campus of the Flint Cultural Center Tuesday morning to break ground on a public, nonprofit charter school that will serve kindergarten through eighth grade students. City of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, along with State Senator Jim Ananich, were among the dignitaries who performed ground-breaking honors on the Flint Cultural Center Academy. […]

McLaren Flint nurse reunites with man she helped to revive on airline flight

FLINT —Three months ago, registered nurse Kathryn Yombik boarded a morning flight out of Detroit, taking along her three-year-old son, niece and mother for a fun-filled vacation at Disney Land in Orlando. Little did Yombik know that the unexpected was about to occur. As the Spirit Airlines plane was taxing on the runway, a fellow passenger began to experience a […]

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Third Annual Burgers & Brews FLINT — Burgers & Brews will be back on June 29 from 5-8 p.m. Join the fun in Buckham Alley, 114 W. First St. for the ultimate burger competition. Vote on our celebrity burger creations to name the best burger in town. Featuring last year’s winner Timothy’s Pub aiming to win 3 years in a […]

Pink Par-Tee at Warwick Hills


Threatening rain on Saturday did not dampen community support for the C-A Football Car Wash fundraiser held in the parking lot of Patsy Lou Williamson dealership at Linden and Corunna Roads. Organized by the C-A Football Parent Club, team members pitched in with a goal to help support their off-the-field activities. Proceeds are used to feed the high school football […]

Suspected Robber arrested

FLINT TWP. — Police have arrested a suspect for the robbery of an elderly citizen last week. Police reported on June 22 that the 75-year-old victim was robbed after visiting a bank. While the victim was inside the bank, a 21-yearold suspect allegedly entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and waited in the back seat. When the victim returned to his […]

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Hurley Food FARMacy expanding to help more people FLINT — The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded Hurley Medical Center an $85,800 grant to expand its Food FARMacy to address food insecurity in Genesee County. Launched in August 2017, Food FARMacy has provided immediate food assistance to over 700 people. In November, screenings and referrals for food assistance were offered […]

Ferris Wheel welcomes 39 local entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses to downtown Flint

FLINT — Downtown Flint was abuzz recently as Flint Ferris Wheel, and the Skypoint Ventures’ family of companies, announced the arrival of 39 new businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students. The 39 businesses officially moved in to Cowork at Ferris Wheel where they will have access to a number of essential business services, support and resources all in one building. “Flint […]

Barnes Named Deputy General Counsel of HAP

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan has announced the appointment of Will Barnes as deputy general counsel. In this position, he is responsible for managing the in-house legal department of HAP, an operating division of Henry Ford Health System. Barnes has 15 years of experience of in-house counsel for the health care industry. His work with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations […]

McLaren welcomes two physicians to staff

FLINT — Vuong DuThinh, Phd, MD, electrophysiologist, board certified in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, and Sophie Toya, MD, pulmonologist, board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, have joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. DuThinh is seeing patients at Regional Cardiology Associates, PLC, located at 3399 Pollock Road in Grand Blanc. Dr. Toya is seeing patients at […]