Toastmasters helps people survive and thrive during one of the busiest times of the year

FLINT — For most people the holiday season tends to be one of the busiest times of the year. From Hanukah celebrations, to the annual office party, we are frequently interacting with family, coworkers, and complete strangers. While joining your local Toastmasters club won’t make your Aunt Mildred stop asking when you’ll find love and settle down, it can help […]

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State gas average is down 6 cents compared to last week DEARBORN — Gas prices in Michigan dropped 6 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.46 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 2 cents more than this time last month and 17 cents more than this time last year. Motorists […]

Man shot and killed in Red Roof Inn parking lot

FLINT TWP. — A 23-year-old Flint man died Friday after being shot in the parking lot of a Flint Township motel. Flint Township Police were called to the Red Roof Inn, 3219 Miller Road, at about 2:15 a.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Brian Green of Flint had been shot in the motel’s […]

What I wouldn’t give for an old-fashioned Christmas

As we unpacked Christmas decorations the other day, I remembered back to when I was a kid and what a magical time it was every year when my folks put up their tree and decorations. I remember how exciting it was when dad brought the boxes down from our attic, it seemed like I hadn’t seen the Christmas decorations in […]

MCC Board of Trustees approves $80 million bond proposal

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Nov. 25 to submit to voters a ballot proposal that would continue the College’s authority to issue bonds for capital improvement projects. The proposal will appear on the March 10, 2020 ballot. The new bond millage being requested is estimated to be .79 mills, for the life of the […]

Michigan State Police Flint Post ready for 7th annual ‘Stuff A Blue Goose’

FLINT TOWNSHIP — On Friday, Dec. 6, the State Police Flint Post will host the 7th annual Stuff a Blue Goose event. New, unwrapped toys and monetary donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ELGA Credit Union, 2305 S. Center Road in Burton, and 799 S. Harrison St. in Lapeer; and the Salvation Army at 1812 […]

Pink Night Palooza raises record amount

Hurley Medical Center and Pink Night Palooza founding sponsor Financial Plus Credit Union revealed the amount raised by Pink Night Palooza and 13 different mini-events hosted by caring local businesses and groups. Event coordinators, cancer survivors, local business owners, and team members from Hurley Medical Center and Hurley Foundation announced that Pink Night Palooza 2019 raised $170,000.37, a record-setting total […]

Food Bank hopes campaign will provide more than 4 million meals

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hopes this year’s holiday campaign will raise $745,000, or enough to provide over 4.4 million meals to residents of the 22 eastern Michigan counties the organization serves. The campaign was announced on Nov. 25, prior to Thanksgiving, and included recognition for the Food Bank’s partners and initiatives. “During the holiday season, we […]

emPOWER Genesee brings resource help to the public

On Friday, Nov. 22, Genesee Health Plan, Consumers Energy, Ascension Genesys and Huntington Bank officially launched “emPOWER Genesee” – a program that provides assistance with resources, healthcare and financial aid to families and individuals who pay their bill in person. Genesee Health Plan President and CEO Jim Milanowski (pictured) said, “emPOWER Genesee’s innovative approach is an excellent example of how […]

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2019 Santa Run and Walk FLINT — The Flint YMCA hosts the Santa Run, Dec. 7 from 12– 3 p.m. starting at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd St. The YMCA Santa Run is a combination of 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk a for families and the casual walker / runner. This is a fun charity event and is […]