In brief

Red Kettle Christmas campaign Kicks off Friday FLINT — The Salvation Army of Genesee County is inviting the community to join it for the kick off of the official start of the Christmas season at noon on Nov. 11 with a special ceremony followed by light refreshments and tours of their offices located in downtown Flint. The 2011 Red Kettle […]

The VIEW from here

Pay attention ... there’s going to be a quiz

When I first started in this business I worked with an editor who used to write a satirical column he called his “current events quiz.” Over the years I’ve seen other writers take a stab at the same sort of thing and decided this week to give it a whirl myself. So how is your knowledge of current affairs?: What […]

Fast-food businesses closed on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. —Fast-food offerings on Miller Road are slowing down as indicated by recent closings of two eateries. The KFC restaurant at 3066 Miller Rd. has closed permanently and the Sonic drivethrough at 3140 has reportedly closed until spring. KFC has operated at that location for an estimated 40 to 45 years. Township assessment records for the property date back […]

A community service lesson

FLINT TWP. — Eager to help, the kids grabbed rakes and garbage bags and tackled the leaves in two yards on Stockton Street, as if they were their own. In a way they are. The students — fifth graders from Randels Elementary — are involved with Youth United, a program of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity which strives to engage […]


View Newspapers: Here Today — And Here Tomorrow

The big news in newspapering in the greater Flint area late last week — Booth Newspapers’ announcement of its plans to discontinue the company’s Flint suburban weekly papers early next year — understandably has left both local readers and advertisers scratching their heads wondering where and how they fit into Booth’s plans. Here at the View Newspaper Group, we can […]

In brief

Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr. in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. […]

Bristol Road eyesores razed

FLINT TWP. — It’s the end of days for this 49-year-old Day’s Inn motel (formerly Holiday Inn) on Bristol Road which has been reduced to a pile of rubble, taking with it a bit of colorful history. It was the site of the legendary birthday party in August 1967 of The Who’s Keith Moon, who was touring with fellow British […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Rusted Root, Nov. 11. Tickets are $20 in advance. Rumbleville presents Twistin’ Tarantulas, Lords of the Highway and the Crowned Heads of Rhythm on Nov. 12. This is a low dough concert, Framing Hanley with special guests Sore Eyes will perform […]

Township shedding lease obligations for State Police Post

FLINT TWP. — Subject to state approval, the township board of trustees approved an agreement to transfer its lease obligations for the Michigan State Police Post to the Genesee County 911 Consortium. The 911 Consortium purchased the property at 4481 Corunna Road on August 18, according to a lease assignment agreement unanimously approved by the township board at its Monday […]

Carman-Ainsworth swim runner up at league meet

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth and Flushing co-op girls’ swim and dive team came into last Thursday’s Big Nine meet looking to cash in on the league’s final title, because next year all four teams will join the Saginaw Valley Association along with Independent Flint Northwestern. Instead, Carman-Ainsworth fought hard, but fell just short, scoring 324 points to finish second to […]