A year in review of major happenings

FLINT TWP. — Looking back at news coverage this year, The Flint Township View delivered stories about opening a casino, regulating medical marijuana use, building a recreational trail, the closing of a major bookstore, three family homicides and much more. Read on to review some of the highlights. The year began with a new garbage collection service by Richfield Management […]

Dance floor approved for Bar Louie

FLINT TWP. — Dining room space at Bar Louie could be getting tighter in coming months but the fun on tap will get broader. Entertainment and dance permits recently granted to the business by the township Board of Trustees will allow it to use part of its dining room floor for dancing and entertainment. The upscale bar and grill located […]

More than 200 Michigan-based branch locations collecting gently-used phones

GENESEE COUNTY — In support of deployed military men and women, 231 Bank of America branch locations will collect gently-used mobile phones to benefit national charity Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. Funds raised from donated devices will allow Cell Phones for Soldiers to bridge the communication gap for Michigan-based military families during deployments with free calling cards, allowing loved ones […]

IMA Winter Bridal Show coming Jan. 7

BURTON — The IMA Winter Bridal Show will be held Jan. 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd. Register to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Gaines Jewelry or Bachelor’s Golf Outing for eight at IMA Brookwood Golf Club — plus much more — all for $5 per person. Featured will […]

Commit to Fit! Weight loss challenge registration open

GENESEE COUNTY — The first annual Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is a community-wide challenge that will take place over the 8 week period of Jan. 2-Feb. 29. The 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge, which is available free of charge to any resident who lives or works in Genesee County, seeks to promote healthy living and celebrate […]

MCC extension campuses go smoke-free on Jan. 1

GENESEE COUNTY — As of Jan. 1 all of the Mott Community College extension centers will have a no-smoking policy, part of a step-by-step move toward a completely smoke-free institution for all MCC locations. Smoking will not be permitted indoors or outdoors at the MCC Northern Tier Center, located at 4082 W. Vienna Road in Clio; MCC Lapeer Extension Center, […]

The VIEW from here

An analysis of my 2011 resolutions

I wrote a column about one year ago regarding my New Year’s Resolutions for 2011. In light of past years, when I haven’t exactly had a great success rate, I decided this year to look back at those resolutions and graded myself on how I did. • I’m not going to take up smoking. Still going strong with this one. […]

Davison alum, former anchor, now author

GENESEE COUNTY — A one-time local Halloween story has climbed the ranks to yearround children’s book for second time-around author Michael J. Thorp. “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry: Or the Practically True Tale of How the Huckleberry Railroad got its Name,” penned by radio personality and former news anchor Thorp, was completed in mid- November. The tale of the […]

Living healthier workshop for those with disabilities

GENESEE COUNTY — While individuals with all types of abilities are struggling to improve and maintain their health, people with disabilities face similar challenges as well as unique challenges when it comes to their health and well-being. The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), Genesee County Community Mental Health (GCCMH) and The Disability Network (TDN) are collaborating with other community stakeholders […]

McLaren offering Nutrition Education Classes

FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Weight Loss: Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.” This series of four, one-hour classes will cover: healthy food choices/portion control; exercise; grocery shopping/label reading; and fast food/eating out. The classes also include handouts and participants are given a pedometer. The cost for the series of classes is $30. These classes are […]