Village Life:  Every day, I dream of Down Time
Dec05

Village Life: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave adventure, no day complete without a conscious tablespoon at least of risky business, a routine to kickstart adrenaline, an agenda to keep me in the loop – the loop of life, baby.   I aimed to be a player.  If I didn’t push my limits a little bit, I lost a dram of self-respect.  One time I had a lot to prove and I had a drive to Be There, wherever that was. I...

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Sally Shaheen Joseph named Sybyl Award winner;  ELGA’s Karen Church also honored
Dec05

Sally Shaheen Joseph named Sybyl Award winner; ELGA’s Karen Church also honored

By Jan Worth-Nelson Sally Shaheen Joseph, a trustee of Mott Community College cited as a “tireless” volunteer whose work has touched almost every corner of Genesee County,  was named the 2019 Sybyl Award winner Tuesday night in a celebration at Factory One. Karen Church, CEO of ELGA Credit Union, was named the 2019 Lifetime Award winner. The awards recognize a top community volunteer. The celebrates Sybyl Atwood, for many...

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Flint Registry paying $50 for completed water crisis surveys
Dec04

Flint Registry paying $50 for completed water crisis surveys

The Flint Registry is increasing “thank you checks” for completing surveys about individual exposure to Flint water during the crisis  from $25 to $50 in December and January 2020. “We want everyone in Flint to benefit from the awesomeness of the Flint Registry. Thousands have already joined and gotten connected and supported to critical health and development services,”  said Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, associate...

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Customers at two area KFCs may have been exposed to Hepatitis A in November
Dec04

Customers at two area KFCs may have been exposed to Hepatitis A in November

Anyone who consumed food or drink  from the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 6021 Dort Hwy in Grand Blanc or 9230 Birch Run Road in Birch Run during two time frames in November may have been exposed to Hepatitis A from a foodservice worker employed at both places. Dates of the possible exposure are Nov. 14-16 at the Birch Run KFC or between Nov. 20-26 at the Grand Blanc KFC. “Anyone who visited KFC in Grand Blanc or Birch Run during...

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“Loads of Luv” laundry program helps kids have clean clothes; benefactor honored
Dec04

“Loads of Luv” laundry program helps kids have clean clothes; benefactor honored

Children needing access to laundry facilities and clean clothes are better off  because of the contributions of  a Flint businessman, Sheldon T. Banks of the Sheldton T. Banks Funeral Chapel. Banks was honored Tuesday by the Genesee Health Plan (GHP) for contributions to the “Loads of Luv” laundry program to ensure students and their families have access to clean clothes. The program was started by Genesee Health Plan...

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Commentary:  Three budgets, three deficits, three crises?
Dec01

Commentary: Three budgets, three deficits, three crises?

By Paul Rozycki “Flint’s ‘comeback story’ at odds with its bleak fiscal outlook” Chad Livengood, Crain’s Detroit Business, Nov. 10, 2019 “Dismal finances place future of Flint Community Schools in doubt” Mark Bullion, WJRT, Nov. 5, 2019 “With budget issues looming, Genesee County looks to sell Lake Huron property,” “Genesee County commissioners ask departments to cut budgets by 10%” Ron Fonger, MLive, Sept. 6, and Aug. 27, 2019 As we...

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