Smiley, Stanley launch home protection plan

BURTON — Together the former mayors of Flint and Burton announced last week they will introduce a plan to help keep area residents in their homes. Dubbed the Homeowner Protection Plan, state representatives Charles Smiley (D-Burton) and Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) said that the plan would “establish a uniform process” for homeowners confronted with property tax foreclosures. “Homeowners have to be […]

Baker president and CEO named to McLaren board

FLINT — F. James Cummins, president and chief executive officer of the Baker College System, has been named to the McLaren Regional Medical Center board of trustees. “Jim’s extensive knowledge in both non-profit administration and corporate finance is a great asset to McLaren Regional Medical Center as we continually address the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment,” said […]


Mall employee arrested for embezzlement FLINT TWP. — Police are seeking a warrant for a 19-year-old Flint man, employed at Genesee Valley Center, on charges of conspiracy to commit retail fraud. It was reported to police at about 3 p.m. on March 21 that the suspect had been caught exchanging or providing gift cards to acquaintances who would later exchange […]

News Briefs

Zachrich appointed interim Atlantis principal FLINT TWP. — Smiles and chuckles greeted an announcement to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education that Bart Zachrich has been appointed interim principal of Atlantis alternative education high school for the rest of the year. Someone joked that Zachrich has retired more times than football quarterback Brett Favre. Zachrich is a retired principal from CA […]

Dental Care Team gives area woman a smile makeover

GRAND BLANC — For most, smiling is an every day occurrence. Flushing resident Hildy Reid however has hidden her smile from the world for more than 20 years due to dental problems plaguing her since she was a teenager. Now with the help of Dental Care Team in Grand Blanc though, Reid is learning how to smile and love life […]

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 […]


ONGOING Hunter Education 2011. Class sign up is the first Monday of every Month at 6 p.m. (no early signups). First class starts on sign up day at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Limited class size is 50. Donation of $7 requested. Class dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June No Classes; July […]