Business Briefs

Shoppers can earn a gift card FLINT TWP. — Starting this week, Genesee Valley Shoppers have the opportunity to receive a $10 mall gift card with a $75 purchase at participating retailers as part of the Spring into Savings promotion. Shoppers who spend $75 (pre-tax) at aerie, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Deb, Famous Footwear, Hot Topic, Jimmy Jazz, Journey’s Kidz, rue21 […]

Wine country in our backyard

Taster’s Guild wins Chapter of the Year

LAPEER — Not many people would think of Lapeer County as wine country, but that’s exactly what it is — at least to the members of the Lapeer County Tasters Guild. And this year the rest of the country has recognized the Lapeer chapter as an outstanding organization and awarded it with the Chapter of the Year Award. Dave Ethridge, […]

Warning: Editor may appear older in person

The VIEW from here

When I came to the View Newspapers and Davison Index in the summer 2008, I had a mugshot taken which I’ve used until this week for my column. In the past month I’ve had a number of comments from readers and friends who told me I am starting to look nothing like my photo, so I decided maybe it was […]

Drop in the ‘BUCKET LIST’

Pursuit of adventure chronicled in AARP magazine article

FLINT TWP. — Her Harley- Davidson motorcycle jacket and souvenir hat from 2003 Bike Week in Daytona Beach is your first clue that Yvonne Sova, 74, is not your typical grandmother. Her “bucket list” is not typical either. That’s a “things you’d like to do before you die’’ list popularized in a 2007 movie of the same name. Sova recently […]

In Brief

Lifestyle renewal for women GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC. The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on nutrition, […]

Camp Blue Sky accepting applications for summer

Open house for campers with special needs is April 16

HOLLY — Now entering its second year as southeast Michigan’s only outdoor summer day camp for special needs kids, Camp Blue Sky is accepting applications for summer 2011 and invites parents to attend an open house on April 16 from 12-3 p.m. Camp Blue Sky is located on the grounds of YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, 7300 Hickory Ridge Rd. in Holly. […]

The Zine Scene

First ever “Zine Fest” coming to Flint on April 8

FLINT — Chris Reed has been drawing his own comics since he was 10, drawing the art, doing the writing and has even mass produced them with a photocopier. Reed still does his own comics today as an adult, but they often fall into a genre known as a “zine” — a self-published work of images or text that is […]

FIA salutes American wine on April 9

FLINT — Guests may feel a surge of patriotism as the Flint Institute of Arts hosts its 12th Annual Wine Tasting Event, Wine, an American Revolution on April 9, from 7-10 p.m. More than 50 wines will be available for tasting, many from well-known locales. Michigan will be well-represented with wines from the Leelanau Peninsula. As always, guests can sample […]

Hot Tickets

Machine Shop concerts FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present a benefit concert April 1 for the Plummer family with performances by Strawman, Wake of Destruction, Neighborhood Muscle and Paresthesia. There is a minimum $5 donation at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Drowning Pool will perform April, with Pop Evil. This show is […]


Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the Fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand […]