When exactly does life get easier?

The VIEW from here

Children, for the most part, have got it good. Granted that is not true of every child, but for the norm they have it good. No bills, no difficult decisions, no relationship issues — they just eat, sleep, play and go to school. As children, we don’t recognize this. When we get older, out of high school and college, and […]


MONDAYS Beginner line dancing at 9 a.m.; pool and advance line dancing at 10 a.m.; GCCARD lunch program (reservations required) at noon; and shuffleboard at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center, 3065 N. Genesee Rd., Flint. Details: www.eastsideseniorcenter.com or 810-250- 5000. Senior Activities at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Body rebuilding and billiards at 9 […]

Breaking News: February 10, 2011 – 12:50 p.m. – Marijuana found in Flint man’s storage unit

SWARTZ CREEK —  Connie Penfold, manager of Bee Safe Storage, was surprised two weeks ago when “a real nice gentleman” came to her Lennon Road business with a search warrant. She was even more surprised last week when DEA agents found 710 pounds of marijuana in a Flint man’s 10-by-10-foot storage unit. “It’s very quite out here,” she said. A […]

District keeping fingers crossed over head count

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth school officials are hoping February’s student head count, held Wednesday, will show a leveling off of substantial enrollment declines the district has experienced in recent years. “We hope it is stabilizing,’’ said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent. “The last couple of years we have taken some big hits.’’ The state-mandated head count, held twice a year in […]

Event promoting Healthy Hearts for women

FLINT TWP. — Changing outfits four times in 30 minutes is enough to speed up anyone’s heart rate, but Maxine Sissons, 72, of Swartz Creek didn’t miss a beat as one of the models in a fashion show at Genesee Valley shopping mall. It was part of the fourth annual Go Red For Women event in support of the American […]


THIRD THURSDAY MidMichigan Christian Singles meeting at Glad Tidings Tabernacle, 4475 S. Linden Rd., Flint Township. All faiths welcome. Details: Kathy Brackenridge, 810-743-2165.


Ananich to hold coffee hours Feb. 14

FLINT TWP. — State Rep. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, will hold coffee hours 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Rd. Ananich will be on hand to discuss issues at the Capitol, along with hearing concerns from constituents. Ananich’s district includes Flint, Flint Twp., Swartz Creek, Clayton Twp. and Gaines Twp. — Natalie Blythe 

Township approves IFEC for Hougen Manufacturing

FLINT TWP. — After holding a public hearing at the start of its meeting Feb. 7, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0 in favor of approving an application and letter of agreement between the township and Hougen Manufacturing for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFEC). Treasurer Sandra Wright was not in attendance. The approved application from Hougen Manufacturing, […]

In Brief

Winter boots arrive in time FLINT — Health Alliance Plan’s “Boots for Kids” winter boot drive came to a close just in time for a winter storm which brought the biggest snowfall of the season. With the help of community partners throughout the region, HAP surpassed its 2011 goal by collecting more than 600 pairs of new winter boots for […]

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