UM-Flint, MCC announces 13th annual Earth Day, Garden Celebration

FLINT — University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) and Mott Community College (MCC) are once again combining their annual Earth Day and Garden Celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16. The 13th annual community event will be held at the UM-Flint Campus in the Harding Mott University Center, 303 E. Kearsley St. This community wide celebration is free and open to the […]


EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., Swartz Creek. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-635-3684. SATURDAY, FEB. 19, MARCH 12 Euchre fundraiser for Renegades travel baseball team at Madden’s Lounge, 809 North State Rd., Davison. Sign-up […]

Jr. Generals split with Chicago Hitmen

Jr. Hockey

FLINT — The Junior Generals shook off a painful defeat Saturday night and stormed back Sunday to score a narrow victory in their weekend series with the Chicago Hitmen. Flint lost Saturday’s game, 3-2, when Chicago scored two powerplay goals in the last 2:39 at Iceland Arena. Less than 17 hours later, the Generals retaliated with a 4-2 victory over […]

Township awards bids for maintenance issues

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees approved awarding bids for snow plowing of township properties, cutting of noxious weeds and lawn maintenance of township properties at its Jan. 24 meeting. The board agreed for the township to enter a contractual agreement with Fick Excavating, Inc. of Swartz Creek for the snow plowing of township properties. Three companies submitted […]

Students still have time to enter poster contest

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather announces its 2011 Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest for any Michigan student in fourth or fifth grade. The artwork must illustrate what individuals and families should do to prepare for Michigan severe weather, such as snowstorms, severe cold, tornados, thunderstorms, lightning and/or floods. The Committee is looking for posters with a […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution, Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136. WEDNESDAYS Word of […]

Mountain Cats tame Indianapolis Inferno

FLINT — Scoring early and often the Mountain Cats got a much needed pair of wins this past weekend against the Indianapolis Inferno in Great Lakes Junior Hockey League action. On Sunday, the Mountain Cats put on a scoring clinic including five consecutive goals in the second period to claim a 9-6 victory over the Inferno in a game that […]

PD getting new vehicles through JAG

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will soon have three replacement police vehicles after the Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the vehicles at its Jan. 24 meeting. Chief of Police George Sippert presented the agenda item, saying the three vehicles will be marked patrol units to be used by uniformed personnel. Sippert requested three 2010 […]

Waiting on the snow

The VIEW from here

As I write this we are awaiting what I call “snowmageddon” — a huge snowstorm of Biblical proportion — which weather forecasters are predicting will blanket Genesee County with as much as 15 inches of the white stuff. OK, calling it “of Biblical proportionss” may be overdoing it just a bit, but the way forecasters talk you’d think it was […]