McLaren, Ascension Genesys make changes to visitor policy due to widespread flu

GENESEE COUNTY — For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, McLaren Flint and Ascension Genesys are implementing temporary visitor restrictions to limit the spread of influenza and other respiratory infections. Influenza is currently reported as widespread across the state of Michigan. Visitors, especially children, may not know they have the flu. They may not be showing flu symptoms and […]

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Dort Federal Credit Union converts to statewide charter, changes name GRAND BLANC — Effective Jan. 1, Dort Federal Credit Union changed its name to Dort Financial Credit Union. The name change is a result of the credit union being granted a conversion from a federally chartered credit union to a state charted credit union. Membership for Dort Financial Credit Union […]

Hurley welcomes the first Genesee County baby of 2020

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center welcomed the first Genesee County baby of 2020 at 3:29 a.m. The baby boy weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measures 20.5-inches. Wyse (pronounced Wise) McMillian was born to mother Masharry (pronounced Mah-shar -ee) McMillian of Flint and joins four big sisters and two big brothers. Wyse’s delivery was quick and without incident, but mom […]

Kildee announces federal grants to help mid-Michigan families reduce dependency on public assistance housing

FLINT— Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, recently announced federal grants to help Michigan families currently living in public housing or voucher-assisted housing further their education, gain marketable job skills, and increase their income through their current jobs. The federal grants, awarded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Family Self- […]

Sloan Museum receives grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation

$250,000 to support re-imagined Carriage to Car exhibits

FLINT — Sloan Museum has received a grant of $250,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support re-imagined Carriage to Car exhibits in the new Sloan Museum of Discovery, opening in late 2021. As Sloan Museum renovates and expands, every aspect of its 25-year-old static history exhibits will be re-imagined in an interactive and immersive style. While the story of […]

Girls on the Run is looking to expand

GENESEE COUNTY — Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently looking for new sites to host programming. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running. Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently […]

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Music in the Heart of the City

FLINT — On Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer will present an organ recital, “A Russian Journey” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St. With more than 80 ranks of pipes the Dalton Memorial Organ at the church will produce wonderful music under her superb musicianship and masterly technique. The […]

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Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Institute of Music host the excitement of live classical music at Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street. Pre-concert Activities at 1 p.m., Matinee Concert at […]

MMG employees extend warm wishes through donations this winter

GENESEE COUNTY — This past holiday season, the employees of McLaren Medical Group (MMG) spread holiday cheer by donating items to the Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee County Sister Claudia Burke Center for Hope located in Flint. Employees donated new and gently used items to the center over the course of several weeks with a grand donation delivered a […]

Grant to help Genesee County kids experience STEM camps at Kettering University

FLINT — A recent $2,500 grant from the Child Welfare Society of Flint will help Kettering University provide STEM-themed experiences and opportunities to Genesee County elementary, middle and high school students through its Pre- College Programs. The funds will be used to help cover the cost of attending summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business. […]

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