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 […]


Free Indeed 12 step recovery group at 7 p.m. everyTuesday at Faith Tabernacle, 1225 S. Center Rd., Burton.Details: 810-743-0001.Celebrate Recovery program with dinner at 6 p.m. and groupat 7 p.m. every Friday at Central Church of the Nazarene,1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. Details: 810-235-5671.Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets on the first andthird Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. […]

Won’t you be my Valentine?

Children, parents gather for Valentine’s Day event

FLINT TWP. — With Valentine’s Day around the corner, McCarty Library held a special Valentine’s Day event for area children. The event, which was the first one of its kind at the library, allowed children to make and decorate Valentine’s Day cards and also eat a special snack of cupcakes. Branch Librarian Cara Birmingham said in total, 22 children and […]


FYT brings to life award-winning coming of age story

FLINT — Students from Genesee County will be in the spotlight when Flint Youth Theatre’s production of The Great Gilly Hopkins puts a popular, award-winning story about redemption, the need to be wanted and the ability to change one’s heart, onstage Feb. 11- 26. This is the third production in the 2010-2011 Signature Series season with the theme, “Rites of […]


Avalon hospice needs some friendly folunteers to visit withhospice pationets, hold their hand, listne to stories, watchmovies and assist with a meal or light housekeeping.Training classes are Tuesday evenings Sept. 21-Oct. 12.Details: Candy, 810-733-7250 or 800-664-6334.Genesee County Parks is looking for donations of new orgently used egg cartons, plant pots, fishing equipment, buttons, scrap fabrics, paper towel and toilet paper […]

Sanders joins VIEW staff

Rhonda S. Sanders is the newest addition to the Genesee County View Newspaper Group reporting staff. She will cover news in Flint Township and Swartz Creek, particularly police reports from both municipalities and also the Carman-Ainsworth School District. Sanders worked as a daily newspaper reporter for 28 years at The Flint Journal where she covered everything from news to features […]

Hopes, dreams and the media on UM-Flint stage

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Ruby Sunrise, Feb. 11-13 and 18-20 at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Set in 1927, ambitious Indiana farm girl Ruby craves more than a husband and […]