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Event raises more than $30,000 for Food Bank FENTON — The “Women, Wine, Fashion & Finance” fundraiser, hosted by Shard Financial Services Inc, raised more than $30,000 to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s BackPack program. The Food Bank’s BackPack program ensures at-risk children have backpacks full of food to take home during the weekend. The money raised will […]

Letter to the editor

Government forcing roundabout on us just because money is there

Just read your article about government in today’s Flint Township View. I totally agree with your comments and have been meaning to write something similar to the paper, and anyone else who will pay attention. Re: Roundabout at Court & Dye. The Genesee County Road Commision has stated they don’t need our permission, but wanted Flint Township to pay part […]

The Flying Karamazov Brothers to perform at The Whiting

FLINT — The internationally acclaimed quartet, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, brings its vaudevillian comedy-and-juggling spectacle 4 PLAY to Flint for a not-to-bemissed performance April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Whiting. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at, by phone at 810-237-7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. For more information go […]

In brief

Community Mental Health now Genesee Health System GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Community Mental Health has formally changed its name to Genesee Health System. The organization unveiled its rebranding campaign last week at its main campus on Fifth Avenue in Flint. The name change highlights GHS’ growing focus on total wellness. “We offer many health services beyond mental health,” said […]

UM-Flint Theatre ends season with French Satire

FLINT — The University of Michigan – Flint Department of Theatre and Dance presents the final production of the 2012-2013 season, The Learned Ladies, April 5–7 and 12–14 at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. This 17th-century French satire lampoons intellectual pretense for the modern […]

Child Welfare Society gifts building to shelter

FLINT — Flint area women who need emergency shelter and housing for themselves and their children will soon have a new home. Shelter of Flint will be moving to the Cedar Street Children’s Center near downtown Flint as the result of a gift from the Child Welfare Society of Flint. The Child Welfare Society will turn over the 21,000 square […]

Cold putting chill on the start of golf season

AREAWIDE — Spring officially started eight days ago. So where is the golf? Mother Nature isn’t being nearly as kind as she was last year, when warm temperatures and dry conditions had golfers flocking to area courses as early as the first week of March. The warmth stuck around, too, as courses around the state experienced record numbers of rounds […]

Sports Shorts

Lapeer Storm win tourney LAPEER — The 02 Lapeer Storm went 3-0 to earn a tournament championship and gave up only one goal in the process. The Storm defeated Orchard Lake United, 1-0, the Rochester Rattlers, 4-0, and defeated Orchard Lake United in the finals, 5-1. Team members include: Mikey Mozola, Mason Cooper, Ashley Wakefield, Trey Peterson, Luke Cramer, Camden […]

Cavs’ track begins season in dominant fashion

SAGINAW — The Carman- Ainsworth track and field teams showed why they’re perennially one of the state’s best squads after an impressive performance at the Saginaw Valley State indoor meet on March 20. Several of the Cavaliers’ boys and girls placed high in their first competition of the young season. Randy Richardson took first for the Lady Cavs in the […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Holy basketballs Batman!

What the heck is going on in this wild NCAA hoops tournament? Florida Gulf Coast? LaSalle? Wichita State? I say you can remove the question marks, as these three are heading to the Sweet Sixteen. Yes, three teams with the glass slippers wrapped on tightly around their feet are still in the big dance. What a great weekend of college […]