Hurley Children’s Hospital celebrates surprise donation to #SantaCares campaign

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital partnered with several local credit unions to launch the #SantaCares Campaign during the holidays in 2019. In a surprise announcement, CO-OP Financial Services has announced a $10,000 donation towards this effort. CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org) is a payment and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. Prior to […]

McLaren Flint welcomes new physicians

FLINT — McLaren Flint welcomes five new physicians to its staff. They include: Dr. Farouk Belal, Dr. Peter Sabbagh, Dr. Shaheen Alanee, Dr. Christian Hyde and Dr. Mustafa H. Hassan. Farouk Belal, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is an interventional cardiologist who is board certified in both cardiology and interventional cardiology and specializes in peripheral vascular disease. Belal is seeing patients at […]

Unemployment numbers dropped in Michigan during November

GENESEE COUNTY — The recall of workers on layoff due a strike in the automotive sector contributed to a reduction in the number of unemployed in Michigan in November 2019, according to the Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. The impact was particularly strong locally where Genesee County’s unemployment rate declined by a full percentage point to 3.8 percent […]

Chrome & Ice car show set to return in February

GENESEE COUNTY — The fifth annual Chrome & Ice indoor car show is set to return Feb. 7, 8 and 9, and, according to organizers, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Sponsored by General Motors and brought to you by Dort Financial Credit Union, with special thanks to ABC12, Chrome & Ice will feature more than […]

Goodrich woman returning to American Idol February 16

GOODRICH — A Goodrich woman is getting a second chance to wow the judges on the reality show singing competition “American Idol.” Genavieve Linkowski, 21, announced in a YouTube video last week that the show contacted her to audition for the new season that begins airing Feb. 16 on ABC. “I have once again auditioned for ‘American Idol,’ ” Linkowski […]

Community Foundation awards $300,167 in grants to support the 2020 Census count

FLINT — In 2020, there is nothing more important that ensuring a complete count of all residents in Flint and Genesee County. A complete count means adequate congressional representation and the right flow of federal resources to meet the needs of our county’s most vulnerable residents. Being counted helps communities create jobs, provide housing, fund K-12 education, prepare for emergencies […]

In brief

Depression/bipolar disorder support group FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit […]

Sloan among other state projects to receive state funding

LANSING — Projects which will support growth and economic opportunity in three communities around Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. In total, the projects are expected to generate a total investment of $30.6 million and create 16 jobs in Michigan. Flint Cultural Center Corporation plans to renovate and expand […]

Harlem Globetrotter visits kids at Hurley Children’s Hospital

FLINT — Harlem Globetrotters star Briana “Hoops” Green paid a special visit to kids at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint on Monday. Green, a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team since 2017, dazzled patients at Hurley’s pediatric unit with a variety of ballhandling skills and tricks. She also brightened each kid’s day with words of encouragement, while showing […]

Lost Voices concert for Whaley Children’s Center

FLINT — Lost Voices and Whaley Children’s Center in Flint announce a concert Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music (1025 E Kearsley St.). The goal is to raise funding to bring the life-changing Lost Voices program to the girls and boys at the Whaley Children’s Center in 2020. The Concert in the MacArthur Recital Hall […]