Commit to Fit! Weight loss challenge registration open

GENESEE COUNTY — The first annual Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is a community-wide challenge that will take place over the 8 week period of Jan. 2-Feb. 29. The 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge, which is available free of charge to any resident who lives or works in Genesee County, seeks to promote healthy living and celebrate […]

Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes

BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on Jan. 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between 7 and 9 p.m. each Wednesday. Participants […]

MCC extension campuses go smoke-free on Jan. 1

GENESEE COUNTY — As of Jan. 1 all of the Mott Community College extension centers will have a no-smoking policy, part of a step-by-step move toward a completely smoke-free institution for all MCC locations. Smoking will not be permitted indoors or outdoors at the MCC Northern Tier Center, located at 4082 W. Vienna Road in Clio; MCC Lapeer Extension Center, […]

Unpaid internships available for budding journalists

LAPEER — The VIEW Newspapers now have opportunities available for unpaid internships in the sports department for the fall and winter semesters. Applicants should be at least 18-years old and attached to a college internship program, length of commitment negotiable based on credit requirements and those interested must be available during standard business hours. Details: Lisa Paine at 810-452-2626 or […]

The VIEW from here

An analysis of my 2011 resolutions

I wrote a column about one year ago regarding my New Year’s Resolutions for 2011. In light of past years, when I haven’t exactly had a great success rate, I decided this year to look back at those resolutions and graded myself on how I did. • I’m not going to take up smoking. Still going strong with this one. […]

Cavalier wrestlers second by one point at tourney

MONTROSE — Four Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers went 5-0, and the Cavaliers finished 4-1 as a team to take second place in the Montrose Holiday Tournament on Tuesday. Carman’s only loss was to Lansing Waverly, 38-37. The Cavs beat Mt. Morris, Flint Northern and Owosso and capped the night with a 61-12 rout of Hemlock. Winning all five of their matches for […]

Davison alum, former anchor, now author

GENESEE COUNTY — A one-time local Halloween story has climbed the ranks to yearround children’s book for second time-around author Michael J. Thorp. “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry: Or the Practically True Tale of How the Huckleberry Railroad got its Name,” penned by radio personality and former news anchor Thorp, was completed in mid- November. The tale of the […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Playoff party on tap

The Prince song, “I Want to Party Like It’s 1999,” fits the Detroit Lions here in 2011. Yes, 1999 was the last season the Lions qualified for the NFL Playoffs. A decade-plus of rotten football here in Detroit since their last playoff appearance. Heck, if you wanted to make a kid cry on Christmas, you bought him Lions clothes as […]

Living healthier workshop for those with disabilities

GENESEE COUNTY — While individuals with all types of abilities are struggling to improve and maintain their health, people with disabilities face similar challenges as well as unique challenges when it comes to their health and well-being. The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), Genesee County Community Mental Health (GCCMH) and The Disability Network (TDN) are collaborating with other community stakeholders […]

DNR reminds snowmobile, ORV operators to ride safely

LAPEER COUNTY — Although we don’t yet have enough of the white stuff on the ground, soon enough snowmobilers and ORV operators will be tooling around on machines. Michigan winters provide perhaps one of the most beautiful times of the year to get outside. However, whether riding a portion of Michigan’s groomed snowmobile trails or riding an off-road vehicle (ORV) […]