In brief

For Adults Only at the WFBA lucheon Sept. 18 FLINT TWP.— “For Adults Only: Creating a Workplace Where Everyone Functions as an Adult” will be the topic covered by author and executive coach Bill Diedrich, who will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association luncheon meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Wed, Sept. 18, held in the meeting […]

A tale of two college teams

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Michigan Wolverines’ last meeting against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Big House was a huge success. A record crowd of 115,109 watched Michigan defeat Notre Dame, 41-30. Devin Gardner, the U of M signal caller, threw for four touchdowns and also ran for one. He made me say, “Denard who?” That being Denard Robinson, last year’s quarterback […]

Township hires level four assessor, plus assistant

FLINT TWP. — Bill Fowler was unanimously approved by the township board last week to become its level four assessor, replacing Amede Hungerford who retired after many years in the job. Fowler formerly served as the Genesee County Equalization Director and as the assessor for the cities of Flint and Lansing. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said that the township must […]

Whaley benefit takes place at Warwick Hills

FLINT — Client Financial Services presented the 28th Annual Whaley Golf Classic on Sept. 9 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. The event was co-hosted by George Blaha, voice of the Detroit Pistons, and Mateen Cleaves, Flint native and former Michigan State University basketball star, with all proceeds going to Whaley Children’s Center. In addition to the 36 team […]

More tags from summer

The VIEW from here

I ’ve spent the summer collecting vanity plates. I find a lot of them, but I also get a lot of help from Anita, my son, and others who know I can make good use of them in my column. Here’s some of my summer offerings with another round of vanity tags from cars seen here and abroad: • CUZIDO […]

Outdoor calendar

Sept. 14 The Slate Stone Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosts JAKES field days at Sanilac Sportsman’s Club, 3200 N. Goetze Road, Deckerville. Free for kids. Details: Brad Ratcliff at 989-917-0078. Sept. 15 Over-the-counter antlerless deer hunting licenses on sale. Sept. 15-Nov. 14 Ruffed grouse hunting season. Sept. 21 Early antlerless deer hunting season, statewide. Sept. 21-22 […]

Ruggero’s is up and running

FLINT TWP. — After being closed nearly a month to move to a new location, Ruggero’s reopened Aug. 27 to a waiting line of hungry customers. “We did not expect to take off with such a bang,” said Susan Vallecorsa, one of five owners of the family-owned restaurant which has served the Flint area since 1958. “We have had a […]

Tee Time

Tee Time is sponsored by View Newspaper Group to give area service clubs, charitable organizations, non-profits, sports booster clubs and other civic and community organizations an opportunity to publicize their golf outings. If your group or club is hosting a golf outing to raise funds for a charitable or community cause, email your outing information to: sthompson@mihomepaper.com. Submissions subject to […]

Taco Bell coming soon to Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek residents, and passers-by, soon will be able to get their gorditas and chalupas close to home. Work crews broke ground on a new 2,029-square-foot Taco Bell at the corner of Miller and Elms roads about two weeks ago, said City Manager Paul Bueche. The corporate-owned diner will feature the brand’s new exterior design, a “more […]


The minivan has been a part of the American driving experience for a while now and it’s hard to believe that there was a time when it was a brand-new segment of the market. The first Chrysler Group minivan rolled off the assembly line on Nov. 2, 1983, sparking a new segment of people movers that rose in popularity very […]