VIEW Sports Editor nominated for special recognition award



LAPEER — View Newspaper Group sports editor, Lisa Paine, has been nominated for the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) annual Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes special contributions to the sport of volleyball. North Branch Area Schools’ varsity volleyball coach and athletic director Jim Fish nominated Paine. His nomination letter cited Paine’s “numerous articles extolling the virtues of educational […]

Spring Arbor U celebrates new location




MUNDY TWP. — After 30 years of serving the Flint area including the past 12 years in Flint Township, Spring Arbor University (SAU) has a bigger home and even bigger plans for the future. The Christian liberal arts institution is now located at 5406 Gateway Center. Last week, university officials celebrated the move, completed in January, with an open house […]

Adventures await students in YouthQuest Summer on Road Program



FLINT – Flint middle and high school students still have time to enroll for six weeks of exploration and adventure – all at no cost — as YouthQuest gears up for its Summer on the Road program. On Mondays through Thursdays from June 22-July 30, YouthQuest middle and high school students will have the opportunity to experience the best Michigan […]

In brief



Help Genesee Habitat GENESEE COUNTY — Through the Art Van Charity Challenge, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has the opportunity through June 22to win up to $75,000. This is a fundraising competition where organizations supporting children, healthcare and human services compete to raise the most money and win cash prizes from Art Van Furniture. The organization with the highest donation […]

What if life came with warning labels?



When I hear ads on TV for prescription drugs I sometimes can’t help but wonder just why people take them — because sometimes the side-effects sound worse than the illness. You know the ads, the ones where a seemingly happy person is strolling down a beach, enjoying life while someone is doing a voiceover which describes some of the possible […]

The Boys Aren’t Backing Down

ApologetiX concert in Chesaning July 17


CHESANING — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, Twisted Sister, Jimi Hendrix, Huey Lewis & the News, ZZ Top and the Doobie Brothers are not expected to perform on Chesaning’s amphitheater stage in 2015. Their songs, and the songs of many other chart topping acts, will be parodied on that stage by that Christian parody band ApologetiX on July 17. ApologetiX is […]

View Newspaper Group designers take home six awards at CPM event



LAPEER — View Newspaper Group took home six first place awards in advertising excellence at last week’s Community Papers of Michigan annual meeting held in East Lansing on Friday, June 12. “It’s vital to our business that our graphics team be top-notch,” said View Newspaper Group Publisher Wes Smith. “Well-designed ads help our clients achieve their goals and that is […]

View Brew Fest is back!

Third annual craft beer festival set for Saturday, Sept. 19

LAPEER – Craft beer lovers mark your calendar and get your taste buds ready. The third annual View Brew Fest is set for 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. The VIP event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 also at Louie’s. “Following the success of the first two years of View […]

Carr football camp again draws large turnout




FLINT TWP. – Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn’t keep 256 kids from flocking to last Saturday’s Elite Football Camp at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. The second annual camp sponsored by former Cavs standout and current NFL player Brandon Carr was moved from the high school to the middle school this year to take advantage of larger facilities. “It’s more […]

FJGA to tee up 76th season Monday




AREAWIDE – The Flint Junior Golf Association will begin its 76th season of play next Monday at golf courses around Genesee County. About 625 kids in three divisions will tee it up at Spring Meadows, Clio, Briar Ridge, Swartz Creek, Beechwood Greens and River Forest for the first of six weeks of play. Other participating courses include Southmoor, Kearsley Lake, […]


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