United Way of Genesee County named primary beneficiary for the 2021 The Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced today that the primary beneficiary of net proceeds for the fourth-annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC). The 2021 tournament will mark the third consecutive year that UWGC has been included as a primary beneficiary of The Ally Challenge. “Choosing the United Way of Genesee […]

GBCS officials roll out plans for ‘summer semester’

GRAND BLANC — In an effort to close the academic achievement gap brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Blanc Community Schools will offer an expanded summer school program. “We know that with COVID and the impact it’s had on student learning, this summer was going to be very important to us,” said Superintendent Clarence Garner. The challenges of […]

Local manufacturers are hiring; discover opportunities at next month’s virtual career fair

The VIEW from here

If you have driven around Genesee County lately, you have probably noticed a number of ‘help wanted’ signs dotting the roadsides in front of various businesses. It is a strong indication that, even in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the economy is on solid ground and businesses are clamoring for talent. Moreover, we are seeing job growth and […]

Genesee Health System CEO responds to reader’s comments

On behalf of the Genesee Health System (GHS), I would like to address questions raised by one of your readers regarding the Community Mental Health millage request on the May 4 ballot. The millage request will provide unrestricted funds to GHS to offer programs all over Genesee County in the areas of crisis intervention, social work in the public schools, […]

FISH of Grand Blanc needs your help

This past year has been one of unprecedented challenges. With your help, we have answered the increased bi-weekly food needs of some 140 people to our current weekly 500-600 less fortunate residents of the Grand Blanc School District. Additionally, we broke all records with our Christmas Program. St. Christopher’s Episcopal church in Grand Blanc has been very generous by allowing […]

Support a reasonably priced police department

As a lifelong resident of Gaines Township, I have been participating in my community for over 20 years, as a Trustee, on the Planning Commission, on the Fire Board, and as a citizen. Like many, I had originally voted against funding township police. Having learned of the need in our community, I became an enthusiastic supporter. Gaines Township has the […]

Having a police department is a waste when service is duplicated

I believe that the Gaines Township police chief and supervisor acted irresponsibly by putting the residents at risk by going on TV and announcing to all the criminals in Genesee County that Gaines Township exists, and they are laying off police. Thankfully the State Police Commander said State Police patrols would be increased in Gaines Township. And I have recently […]

A message from the Flint Institute of Arts’ Executive Director, John Henry

The FIA is the second largest museum in the state of Michigan and the fourth largest museum art school in the country. But more than that, it is your museum. For more than 90 years, the Flint Institute of Arts has been committed to making art available, approachable, and accessible to all. This is accomplished through a broad range of […]

Recognizing the symptoms of autism

Autism is a complex bio-neurological developmental disability that is complicated even further by the various ways people exhibit its symptoms. No two children with autism behave in the same way, so symptoms that are identifiable in one youngster will not necessarily be present in another. Learning the various ways that autism can manifest itself can be a good first step […]

How often to see the doctor

Routine health checkups are a key part of staying healthy. Older adults may feel like they’re always visiting one doctor or another. But what is an acceptable frequency for doctor appointments? The answer isn’t always so cut and dry, and many health professionals have mixed feelings even among themselves over the magic number. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]