Switch Bakery wins over customers with its vegan sweet treats

SWARTZ CREEK — It’s not everyday that a graphic design major turns into a baker. But such was the case of Swartz Creek resident Ben Schmitt and his budding bakery business, Switch Bakery. Schmitt, who graduated in 2009 from the University of Michigan- Flint with a degree in graphic design, decided to go the culinary route during his final semester […]

Halloween at the orchard

GOODRICH — With Halloween on Sunday, locals have one last weekend to participate in all the fall happenings before the season comes to a close. Porter’s Orchard, a local favorite this time of year, has a variety of old-fashioned family activities running through Oct. 31. Visitors are welcome to take part in their hayrides around the farm and picking their […]


SEPT. 10-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Upper Peninsula and North Baldwin BMU. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall wild turkey hunting season for permit holders. OCT. 9-31 Pheasant hunting season in Zone 1. OCT. 20-NOV. 14 Phesant hunting season in Zones 2 and 3. NOV. 15-30 Firearm deer hunting season. DEC. 1-JAN. 1 Archery deer hunting […]

Business Briefs

Weight loss contest GRAND BLANC — FitZone for Women is rewarding hard work, even in tough economic times. Laurie and Mark Alli, owners of three FitZone for Women clubs in Grand Blanc, Livonia and Waterford, are running a weight loss challenge between the gyms. The biggest weight loss loser will win $5,000. It has been a six-week challenge and the […]

Bluegrass band takes first time out to Lapeer

LAPEER — Music lovers will want to reserve tickets in advance for the next concert at the PIX Theatre in downtown Lapeer. The bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, will play Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is one of the most recognized and accomplished bluegrass bands around. Lead singer and founding […]

No matter what your views are get out and vote

The VIEW from here

With the November general election less than a week away, I’m offering a gentle reminder to everyone to please get out there and vote. It doesn’t matter what your political views are. It doesn’t matter who you want to cast your vote for. The right to vote is there and all to often we don’t exercise it. People have given […]

Hurley Medical Center kicks off patient Family Centered Care

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is pleased to join other hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country in commemorating the Fourth Annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in October. Across the country, healthcare organizations will engage in a variety of activities designed to empower patients, strengthen their patientcentered practices, publicly proclaim their commitment to patient-centered care, and reflect on their efforts […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Oct. 29, The Gracious Few with American Bang and The Hangers On. Tickets are $10 in advance. On Oct. 30, Devil’s Night, it’s the annual Deadfest Bash. Details have not been announced. On Oct. 31, Halloween night, Mushroomhead will perform with […]

Sports Update

Harriers fall just shy of state meet

The Carman-Ainsworth cross country team fell just shy of sending Lauren Foote to the state meet, while the small boys’ squad did not field a full team, placing its runners out of the top 15 qualifying spots. The state meet takes place Saturday, Nov. 6 at Michigan International Speedway.  

Cinnabon opens at GVC

FLINT TWP. — Flint residents now can enjoy Cinnabon’s world famous cinnamon rolls filled with the company’s signature Makara Cinnamon with the Sept. 21 opening of a shop in Center Court at Genesee Valley Center. Cinnabon’s beloved Classic Rolls, Caramel Pecanbons, Minibons, Cinnapacks and CinnabonStix, all of which are made fresh every hour, are offered at the new retail location […]