Graeter’s Ice Cream hits shelves at Flint-area Kroger stores

GENESEE COUNTY — The fourthgeneration, family-owned Graeter’s Ice Cream brings its irresistible creaminess, signature bittersweet chocolate chips and one of a kind French Pot process to Flint-area Kroger stores. Made with high-quality, all natural ingredients like cream and pure cane sugar, the iconic brand is poised to take on the super-premium ice cream heavyweights. The Graeter’s name is synonymous with […]

Sports Shorts

Olympian Jeff Galloway to host events GENESEE COUNTY — Olympic runner Jeff Galloway will be hosting a series of events and meet-and-greets for friends of the Crim Festival of Races. Today, March 24, from 7-8 p.m., Galloway will speak about how anyone can incorporate walking and running into their lifestyle. Learn about the Crim Adult Training Program from Crim participants. […]

Share Art Flint: a new mini-grants program

FLINT — The Flint area is home to a rich tapestry of grassroots artists, educators and arts and culture organizations that are addressing community issues in creative new ways through the power of arts and culture. The Ruth Mott Foundation believes in the power of the arts to bring people together to explore and address community issues, and is launching […]

What time is it?

Sports VIEW

So, how’s daylight savings time working out for you? Not so much, right? If you’re a non-morning person like a majority of the readers, and myself, you have about another week before you fully adjust. Sleep experts say it takes about 10 days for most people to adjust to that one hour that puts everyone off kilter twice a year. […]

Sometimes slow to embrace technology

The VIEW from here

I try to be as tech savvy as I can be for someone who was born in the era of rotary phones, black and white television and 8-Track tapes. I’ve always been slow to embrace technological advances. I know these advances are supposed to make my life easier, but I just find myself resistant to change. It took me forever […]

Basketball at its best

Fat Guy’s Corner

My two eyes have turned from the color of blue to the color orange! How much basketball can one guy watch in four days? I can tell you this, it was awesome and worth watching every bounce of the basketball. March madness has delivered drama and upsets just as it has in previous years. Can you say VCU? How about […]

Band honors fond beginnings in Flint with string of shows

BURTON — Founded during the heart of the ‘70s rock era in Flint, a town once renowned for rock ‘n’ roll innovations, bluesy licks, and plethora of suitable venues, the band Newsmaker — unlike the city’s music culture — has withstood the test of time. Newsmaker, headlining weekend gigs at Nightingale through mid-April, is turning 30 next year. “We’re stronger […]

Charges filed in bald eagle shooting

GAINES TWP. — Prefering habitats near lakes, oceans, rivers, seacoasts and other large bodies of open water with an abundance of fish, the bald eagle has served as our national bird since it was pictured grasping 13 arrows and a 13-leaf olive branch with its talons in the Great Seal of the United States on June 20, 1782. Recently that […]

Two officers retire in Flint Twp., third is promoted

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees said good-bye to two retiring police officers and promoted a third to the rank of sergeant at its meeting Monday night. The board unanimously approved the promotion of James Daly to sergeant. His name was submitted by the Civil Service Commission as the next officer eligible for promotion. Daly has been […]

In Brief

Genesys offers women lifestyle renewal GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC. The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on […]