Health Alliance Plan acquisition of Trusted HP – Michigan approved

DETROIT — Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a nonprofit health plan and operating unit of Henry Ford, announced that HAP’s acquisition of Trusted HP – Michigan has received all regulatory approvals and the acquisition became effective on Sept. 13. Henry Ford and HAP announced in June that HAP had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trusted […]

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Gov. Whitmer declares this Clean Energy Week LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a proclamation declaring September 23-27 Clean Energy Week, this week. “Across our state, we’re seeing cleaner and readily abundant forms of energy powering homes and businesses,” said Whitmer. “Many Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses are already leading the way in becoming clean energy leaders. It’s clear that […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber, CVB applaud excellence

I t’s nearly time for the Art of Achievement Awards that are sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau; and, I hope that you are as excited as I am. The awards present a great opportunity to applaud business and community leaders and hospitality professionals who have raised the […]

Michiganders say the darndest things

f you’re a native of Michigan, or have lived here for many years, you’ve probably become fluent in our state’s very own collection of slangs and colloquialisms…without even realizing it. That’s right. We Michiganders have developed what’s called the Michigan Accent. Basically, it’s a mashup of Upper Midwest and Ontario accents, complete with terms and rearranged phrases that are characteristic […]

Hands-on conservation: lake sturgeon released into the Flint River

FLINT — Dozens of Genesee County residents got to participate in an historic conservation event last Saturday by releasing juvenile lake sturgeon into the Flint River. In all, 125 hatchery-reared sturgeon were reintroduced into the Flint River at the Mott Park Recreation Area as part of an effort to restore the species to the Saginaw Bay Watershed. The event was […]

McLaren Flint to host annual “Community Resource Day” Oct. 10

FLINT — McLaren Flint’s Case Management team is hosting its annual “Community Resource Day” on Oct. 10. In these tough economic times, Case Managers and Social Workers are an even more vital link between patients and the community resources they need for a range of health care needs. To bring these resources together in one place McLaren’s Case Management Department […]

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Fall Harvest Festival FLINT — The Applewood Estate and the Ruth Mott Foundation invite you to their annual Fall Harvest Festival at Applewood on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley St. This free family event will host a variety of activities such as cider and apple tasting in the heirloom orchard, animals in […]

Elder law attorney Thomas to host free workshops October 8

FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is […]

Wild Kratts Creature Power exhibit opens at Sloan Museum this weekend

BURTON — Wild Kratts: Creature Power!, an interactive exhibit based on the popular PBS Kids series, opened this past weekend at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. In this exhibit – created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the Kratt Brothers Company – kids and families explore four animal habitats and the creatures within them. This adventurous exhibit, which […]

Cavaliers’ woes continue against Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC – The Carman- Ainsworth football team failed to score a point for the third-consecutive week, losing to Grand Blanc 22-0 last Friday. Dennis Underwood opened the scoring for the Bobcats on a one-yard touchdown run at the 1:23 mark of the first quarter. Reed Fuller then ran the succeeding two-point conversion into the end zone, making it 8-0. […]