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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new newspaper in town. This is the first edition of the Swartz Creek VIEW. We are a weekly publication that will be mailed to homes in your community on Thursday. We hope to bring you the latest about your community — from the decisions made by City Council to what’s happening in Swartz […]

Carman-Ainsworth extends contracts to three teachers




FLINT TWP. — Three new teachers were hired Aug. 3 during Carman-Ainsworth’s Board of Education meeting. Recommended by Supt. Bill Haley, the board unanimously extended contracts to Brian Klein, an industrial arts teacher, Michelle Kolar, a special education teacher for the high school, and Jennifer Moul, also a special education teacher. Kolar, who was present at the board meeting, was […]

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VIEW Calendar



ART/THEATRE SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 7-8 Juried art fair hosted by the GBAC at Physicians Park, 218 Church St., Grand Blanc. Booths are 14 by 14 feet and cost $90 for GBAC members and $100 for non-members. Deadline for entry is July 31. Details: www.grandblancartscouncil. com or info@grandblancartscouncil.com. SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 Bridge to Terabithia at the Flint Youth Theatre. The Flint Youth […]

Senior coupons available



GENESEE COUNTY — If you know of a low income senior, please make them aware of this opportunity to receive fresh produce at reduced prices. Senior coupons are currently available at the Burton Senior Center . A book of coupons are $2 to be used at approved Farmer’s Markets. The guidelines are age 60 and older, a Genesee County resident […]

Lunch on Us



GENESEE COUNTY —The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Lunch is On Us, noon-1:30 p.m Aug. 11 at ITT Technical Institute, 6359 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Lunch is free but reservations are required. Call 810-600-1422 or e-mail tweissend@ thegrcc.org.— G.G.

After Hours connection



GENESEE COUNTY — An After Hours Connection will be held Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Genesee Sportsman Club, 8208 Seymour Rd., Montrose. Don’t miss this fun event with the Genesee County Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Flushing Rotary. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. There is no cost […]

Speed networking



GRAND BLANC — Chambers of Commerce of Genesee County will hold a speed networking event at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Brick Street Bar & Grill, 1223 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc. Cost is $5, includes appetizers, cash bar and casual networking. Bring lots of business cards. — G.G.

Willowbrook Manor gets award



FLINT TWP. — Willowbrook Manor nursing home, a 101-bed skilled nursing and rehab center at 4436 Beecher Road, recently received a 2010 Bronze — Commitment to Quality National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Facilities that receive the bronze award must have developed an organizational profile that shows awareness of environment and […]

Discount retailer offers big deals, savings to shoppers




FLINT TWP. — The empty building left by Burlington Coat Factory in the Genesee Crossing shopping center is now bustling with activity after Forman Mills Clothing Factory Warehouse, 3593 Miller Rd., opened its doors July 28. A crowd of nearly 50 people were waiting when the store opened its doors at 9 a.m., and managers Di Vennon and Amy Collier […]