New holiday venue for local families

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Local families now have a new option in Grand Blanc to help celebrate the holidays. Dan and Kerri Hajek are owners of Santa’s Farm, located at 7097 Vassar Road between Perry and McCandlish. The 10 acres features a unique indoor venue for a “Visit and Pictures with Santa at the Farm” for families to create wonderful […]

View Newspaper Group 2019 events raise more than $36,000 for area nonprofits

More than $109K raised through seven years of signature events

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group wrapped up its 2019 event season two weeks ago when it handed off a check for $6,000 to FARR (Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network, Inc.). The funds were raised at Bottles, Brews & News, View Newspaper Group’s craft beer and wine fest, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Rackham Park in downtown […]

Carman-Ainsworth Marching Band boosters look to raise funds

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers Band Boosters is conducting a number of fund-raisers to help the Blue Brigade Marching Band return to the State Championships next year. During the next two Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, patrons of Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, can have 20 percent of their bill directed to the Cavalier Band Boosters. On Friday, Nov. […]

Officer retiring after 25 years with police department

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Thomas Rye retired Oct. 30 and was honored at Monday’s Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting. Rye served as an officer for 25 years and was awarded a proclamation for his service by township Supervisor Karyn Miller and his badge and an engraved pistol by Chief Kevin Salter as Flint Township police officers […]

Tenant, landlord locked in dispute over heat

Woman refuses to move to allow repairs

FLINT TWP. — Seventy-five-year-old Annie Moss has been sitting in her apartment with no heat for the past couple of weeks, trying to stay warm by bundling up in blankets and running two space heaters and two warming fans. The management at West Court Ranches apartments, 4233 W. Court St. in Flint Township, says they have been prepared to move […]

JROTC program growing at Genesee Career Institute

GENESEE COUNTY — Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) may be a path for many into the military after high school, but it is also a proven way to instill leadership, team building and self-discipline among its young recruits. The JROTC is in its third year at the Genesee Career Institute, G-5081 Torrey Rd., and the ranks of the program […]

Maureen LaFontaine, auto matriarch and philanthropist, died October 28

FLINT — When Maureen LaFontaine walked through one of her family’s dealerships in the LaFontaine Automotive Group, you could feel her presence as she talked with employees and addressed many of them by name. That’s the kind of relationship she shared with so many people, and why there was such a sense of loss at her unexpected passing on Monday, […]

Burton man recognized as oldest living guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

BURTON — It took three trips to Arlington National Cemetery, but Burton resident Jack Eaton finally has been recognized as the oldest living Sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Eaton, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, spent the morning of Oct. 23 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where he saw for the first time a plaque commemorating […]

McLaren Health Care unveils cancer-killing proton therapy technology

FLINT — Cancer patients in mid- Michigan now have access to cuttingedge radiation oncology treatment at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint. Located on the campus of McLaren Health Care’s Karmanos Cancer Institute, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center is one of 28 proton therapy centers in the United States and only the second of its kind in Michigan. The […]

Carman-Ainsworth High School Marching Band returns to State Championship

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth High School Blue Brigade Marching Band has qualified for the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship on Nov. 2 at Ford Field in Detroit. The Blue Brigade has appeared in four MCBA State Championship competitions, last competing in 2014. “Returning to the Championship is a testament of the hard work and dedication these young […]

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