2019-07-11 E-Edition

Big Brothers Big Sisters organization seeks to match area youth with mentors

(Editor’s note: Next week, View Newspapers will feature stories on a couple of area “Bigs,” as well as bios on some “Littles” still awaiting mentors.) GENESEE COUNTY — Like many kids his age, an 11-year-old Flushing resident named Jake is eagerly looking forward to filling the summer months with as much fun as possible. Described by his mom as an […]

Registration Event at MCC July 20

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is hosting an Enrollment Saturday Event July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flint campus to help students complete the necessary steps toward enrollment for the Fall Semester. “Our goal is to provide our current students, and prospective students, an efficient and seamless opportunity to enroll for the upcoming semesters,” said […]

A Day Out With Thomas at Crossroads Village, August 16-18, 23-25

GENESEE TWP. — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. Children are invited to spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Crossroads V & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray […]

SART aims to better protect victims of sexual assault

FLINT — Members of Genesee County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) on July 10 will sign a protocol defining the roles of law enforcement, local hospitals and service agencies in providing comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault in Genesee County. The ceremony will include remarks by SART partners, as well as the signing of the protocol. The event begins […]

Woman’s feral cats upset neighborhood

FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township neighborhood is going to the cats, and frustrated homeowners are asking the Flint Township Board of Trustees to do something about it. At the board’s July 1 meeting, two residents of Trotwood Lane asked the board to consider changing its ordinance on the number of animals allowed to be kept in a home because […]

In brief

Space Art Workshop FLINT TWP. — Create beautiful, spacethemed artwork while learning about the night sky. Build a comet, use liquid watercolor to paint a starry scene, and learn about eclipses while making a chalk project. (Ages 4-12). At the Genesee Valley Center, July 31 at 5 p.m. — G.G. Bike Night at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson FLINT TWP. — The […]

Be a champion for Flint & Genesee

A re you familiar with the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s “FACES of Flint & Genesee Business” Q&A series? It’s one of the ways that our team regularly highlights the human personas driving local businesses and brands. One thing I look forward to is reading how these businesspeople answer the question, “How would you describe Flint & Genesee to an outsider?” […]

Blight, nuisance ordinances enforced

GAINES TOWNSHIP — Enforcing blight ordinances continues to keep township officials busy, especially now that the building and mowing seasons are underway. In June, 11 residents were notified that they were violating various township regulations, including blight ordinances. Ordinance #86 requires property owners to cut grass and weeds that are more than 6 inches tall. Noxious weed notices were posted […]

Treasury: More than $1.9 billion in state income tax refunds issued for 2018

LANSING — More than 3.3 million state income tax refunds were processed for the 2018 tax year that provided taxpayers with over $1.9 billion, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. As of mid-June, the average taxpayer refund was $571, up from last year’s $552 average. To date, more than 4.8 million returns have been processed by the state Treasury […]