Down on the Farm



For much of my life, I’ve had the privilege of living on a family farm. More specifically, a 10-acre spread tucked away in the countryside of Lapeer County. Down on the Gagnon farm, my folks and I have raised miniature horses, chickens and a tribe of barn cats. We’ve also tended to a large vegetable garden and, at times, an […]

Coast Guard officer makes surprise homecoming to Flushing




FLUSHING — After several months out at sea, coast guardsman Mason Herr made an unexpected return home on Sunday. Herr, a Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Coast Guard, surprised his family and friends by appearing during the morning service at the Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene. The Flushing native was greeted with hugs from his parents […]

‘The Folks of Flint’ grand reveal August 23rd



FLINT — The Folks of Flint, A Tribute will be hanging at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint until early October. The 58-portrait exhibition portrays the people beyond the national headlines, the heroic faces of men, women and children who have shaped Flint’s past and reflect its future. A grand reveal and VIP event on Aug. 23 will include portrait-sitters, […]

In brief



Back to the Bricks GENESEE COUNTY — The Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency hosts miles of fun at the 14th annual Back to the Bricks – Car Cruise on Saginaw St. in Downtown Flint, Aug. 18th from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. The downtown tent features games and fun for the kids and giveaways throughout the whole day! Make sure to […]

United Way of Genesee County 2018 Campaign in high gear to help residents



FLINT — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2018 annual campaign at the Flint Farmer’s Market last Tuesday with an emphasis on expanding workplace giving throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and help more than 85,000 men, women and children. United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support programs in Genesee & […]

Annual Lapeer golf Tune-Up returns tomorrow




LAPEER – Tomorrow marks the return of the annual Lapeer girls’ golf Tune-Up, held at Lapeer Country Club. A total of 14 teams will compete in, what will be for many of the them, their first match of the season. Joining host Lapeer in this season’s Tune-Up are Birmingham Seaholm, Brandon, Cranbrook, Flushing, Goodrich, Lake Orion, Lutheran North, Oxford, Rochester, […]

Ally Challenge announces early commits



GRAND BLANC – The Ally Challenge Tournament officials announced Aug. 9 that World Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time Charles Schwab Cup Champion Bernhard Langer has committed to play in the inaugural The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for September 10 – 16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. The tournament has also received commitments from […]

Firebirds’ Oulahen coaches his way to gold




EDMONTON – Ryan Oulahen, current head coach of the Flint Firebirds, secured a gold medal during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup this past Saturday. Oulahen was an assistant for Team Canada during the prestigious tournament, which took place from Aug. 6-11 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The gold medal game was determined by a 6-2 victory for Canada over Team Sweden, […]

C-A grad Holmes signs with Seattle Seahawks



SEATTLE – Gerald Holmes, an undrafted free agent rookie realized his childhood dream of becoming an NFL player when he signed with the Seattle Seahawks last Wednesday after we had gone to press. Holmes, 23, a graduate of Carman-Ainsworth and Michigan State, is a 6-foot-1, 231 pound running back who played in 11 games for the Spartans last season, racking […]

Golf Outings



Golf Outings is provided by View Newspaper Group to give area service clubs, charitable organizations, non-profits, sports booster clubs and other civic and community organizations an opportunity to publicize their golf outings. If your group or club is hosting a golf outing to raise funds for a charitable or community cause, email your outing information to: avandaele@mihomepaper.com. Submissions subject to […]