The VIEW from here

So the world ended...again

One things you learn as you grow older is every few years someone comes along with a new theory or prediction on the end of the world and inevitably enough people prescribe to that idea it takes on a life of its own. Case in point —the recent Mayan doomsday prophecy. For the past year there has been constant talk […]

Comedian to take the stage Jan. 26 at Whiting

FLINT — The Whiting will present the return of one of Comedy Central’s top comedians of all time, Sinbad live on Jan. 26. Tickets are on sale now and range from $19-$39. There is also a Night of Laughs Dinner Package that includes VIP tickets to Sinbad, dinner at Fandangels’, and a pre-show drink and dessert. Tickets can be purchased […]

Crim helping make park improvements

FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation (Crim) is helping Flint youth and families have great places for play. Through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) initiative, facilitated by the Crim, the organization is partnering with residents and community groups to make grant-funded improvements to Max Brandon and Brennan Parks. The HKHC initiative is in its third year and has emphasized […]

In brief

Boys & Girls Club names interim director FLINT — Upon the hiring announcement of the new Executive Director for the United Way of Genesee County as Jamie Gaskin, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint’s Board of Directors has taken swift and meaningful actions to ensure the success of the local Boys & Girls Club. The Board of Directors […]

Township turns down tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — Apparently there is no interest in eight, vacant, buildable lots on Boulder Drive in the Flagstone Pointe subdivision off River Road. Not even the township board wants them and recently refused ownership of them along with about 120 other parcels on the county’s list of tax reverted properties provided by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. Neighboring homes […]

Wine Scene

Spanish Cava Sparkles

Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is a sleepy little Spanish town a few miles from Barcelona in the Spanish province of Catalonia. More sparkling wine is produced in this little town than any where else in the world — well over a 100 millions bottle a year! That’s a lot of sparkling wine. And a lot of it will be consumed on […]

Board says no to smaller planning commission

FLINT TWP. — At its Dec. 17 meeting, the township board rejected a proposal to downsize its planning commission. In a 4-3 decision, the board voted down an ordinance amendment that would reduce the number of commissioners from 9 to 7. Supervisor Karyn Miller and trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker, who voted in favor of the change, said it […]

Holiday sounds

New tenants set for former Circuit City store

FLINT TWP. —Three new stores are coming next year to the longvacant former Circuit City electronics store. 4071 Miller Rd. A site plan was approved by the township planning committee on Dec. 13, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. Plans call for a complete upgrade of the building facade including the adjacent Pet Smart store at the left end […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present a Cancer Benefit featuring A Sleepless Malice, Deadringer, Blood of the Unborn, Six Seconds to Oblivion, Cadence and Before Midnight, Jan. 4. Tickets are $5 at the door. Gorilla Music presents Last Summer featuring Myths and Legends, Open 24 Hours, Stone […]