Local restaurants get creative on serving customers

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As we know, restaurants have been hit hard during since the onset of the pandemic. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association in September, sales for restaurants were down 34 percent on average. However, amidst this struggle many local restaurants have found ways to keep customers coming. In mid-November indoor dining was limited by the Michigan Department of […]

New Year’s traditions from around the world

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As 2020 drew to a close, I became curious about New Year’s traditions around the world, perhaps because I listened to Christmas documentaries for hours while baking about a zillion Christmas cookies. Anyway, I discovered some interesting information that I think still rings true even though we rang in the new year seven days ago. Most of the traditions center […]

Trump is evil, “wrong-headed”

I read a letter written to Viewpoint dated Dec. 10 stating that an election investigation is warranted. I am also a citizen of Grand Blanc with a different viewpoint and a response to this nonsense. Most Americans realize the current occupant of the Oval Office is a liar, a narcissist, a racist and the worst person to ever serve our […]

Investigation of ballot tampering unwarranted

A recent letter to the editor asserted that an election investigation is warranted. I don’t think so. There are layers of protection to guard elections. Having served as an Elections Official in the past, I can offer some facts from my experience. Every election, some things go wrong. Standard procedures, though, keep things on the proper track, from selection to […]

Remember When …

In 2021 we start a new chapter. We have all gotten a chance to really, “find ourselves” in the lockdown — heck, you couldn’t get away from yourself. How did we handle a crisis like this lockdown, the Great Depression or a war? America has been living in fear of the unknown and we need to know it will be […]

Get ready for a rebound

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To say the least, 2020 has been a tumultuous and challenging year. Normality was turned on its head as our country suffered through the pandemic and political strife and reeled from shutdowns, stay at home orders and school closures. Our day-to-day lives were altered in profound ways by the necessity for social distancing and mask wearing, while Zoom calls, virtual […]

Remember When …

New Year Day 2021 will be a start of new beginnings for all of us. Like never before, the playing field of life has changed for not just one family, but for all the world, because of the lockdowns of 2020. Memories the past year is of have taught us to be kind, be patient, help those in need and […]

Hands-on activities build confidence around STEAM-related subjects

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Last month, YouthQuest mailed out packages to hundreds of students participating in its afterschool program. Each box was filled with materials and tools to use while following a series of live, virtual lessons centered on science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM. These activities were part of STEAMQuest, a weeklong event designed to give YouthQuest students the space to […]

Chamber thanks community for its support

Editor’s note: Due to the circumstances of the past year and the nature of this heartfelt thank you to the Flushing community, the View is allowing extra space for the Chamber’s letter. In a year where few things have felt normal, we spent months planning and preparing to deliver at least one of our town’s annual festivals this month. The […]

The “Darkest Day” is here

We’re used to this time of year providing us with those darkest days, thanks to the winter solstice. This year it truly has significant alternative meaning. However, much like the influence of the solstice, there are now much brighter days ahead. We have turned the corner and more light (at the end of the tunnel) is visible, thanks to science […]

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