Still able to give thanks despite the tough year

The VIEW from here

I’m going to be honest — 2010 was a pretty rough year. I wanted to write a column this week giving thanks for the things that make life worthwhile — much as I did last Thanksgiving — and I found myself having a hard time coming up with something like the silly, funny and often heartfelt list I gave last […]

News Briefs

Barnes & Noble Bookfair for C/A Band FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Band announces its Barnes & Noble Bookfair 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at the store’s Genesee Valley Center location. To download a voucher to help support the band, visit www.carman.k12.mi.us. — N.B. Township offices closed FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Nov. 25-26 in […]

The Flint Institute of Music presents: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet

FLINT — Nutcracker, the magical holiday ballet, will delight audiences in three performances — at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dec. 4 and at 3 p.m., Dec. 5, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. This year marks 35 years of the Flint Institute of Music’s presenting of this historical ballet to the greater Flint community. This exciting […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Rock Band with the 80s Hairband tribute on Nov. 26. This is a low dough concert. On Nov. 27 is the Jackyl with DMC of Run DMC, the Nigel Dupress Band and Critical Bill starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 […]

Himani Makeup & Skincare celebrates GVC opening with ribbon cutting

FLINT TWP. — Local leaders and shoppers turned out in full force Nov. 18 to celebrate the grand opening of Himani Makeup & Skincare in the Genesee Valley Center. For the grand opening, the store held a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured several local speaks, including Steve Flynn, director of the Genesee County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Kim Courts, Flint […]


Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner FLINT — International Academy of Flint, 2820 S. Saginaw St., hosts its annual Thanksgiving Dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The dinner is free, along with free clothing and a care package of personal hygiene items and food to those attending. Art Wenzlaff, director of School & Community Relations for the Academy, indicates that the […]


Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth overtakes Lapeer West

LAPEER – After pulling out to a 4-2 first period lead the Lapeer West hockey team was shut out the remainder of the game by the co-op Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth squad that took the 9-4 win at the Polar Palace last Saturday. West would score three goals within the first 5 minutes of the game, with Braydin Walters lighting the lamp at […]

Township passes resolution for O’Leary’s retirement

FLINT TWP. — Deputy Building Inspector Michael O’Leary will retire from Flint Township at the end of the month after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a resolution to purchase service credits for his early retirement. At the Nov. 22 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller started the discussion on the resolution, saying O’Leary had decided to take the buy-out from […]

Sports Shorts

51st Annual Motorcycle Races at Perani FLINT — On Dec. 4, the 51st Annual Indoor Motorcycle Ice Races, hosted by the Flint Motorcycle Club, roars into Perani Arena and Event Center. Since the races inception, all proceeds from the event have benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. This has been a lasting partnership combining the love of motorcycles […]

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