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Kiwanis Club art show, fundraiser taking shape

SWARTZ CREEK – Organizers are putting the final brushstrokes on the sixth installment of the Krystal ArtFest. The Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club and Women’s Club sponsored the juried art show and sale, which will take place July 26 to 27 at The Cage fieldhouse. “We will have close to 40 artists who will participate in the show,” said organizer and […]

C&L Ward announces winner of May roof giveaway

DAVISON TWP. — In an effort to give back to the community, C&L Ward hosted a contest during the month of May called Shingles for Shelter, in which they took applicants for a free asphalt roof to a homeowner who has fallen on hard times and cannot to afford to replace a failing roof. They have announced the winner of […]

How my generation survived childhood is a mystery

I came across a humorous, yet thought-provoking article on social media this week. At first it had me laughing, but as I started to give the subject more thought I found myself amazed that so many children from the 1970s — and decades prior — survived to adulthood. The article was titled: Eight Reasons Children of the 1970s Should all […]

Mott hosts annual Bruin Classic All-Star Games

FLINT — As it has done for the past 22 years, the Bruin Club from Mott Community College in Flint hosted its annual Bruin Classic All-Star Games last week in boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. The most anticipated, as is the case in most years, was the boys’ basketball game last Thursday, which drew a record crowd […]

Storm clouds dampen Biz Expo

FLINT TWP. — High winds and threatening storm clouds caused some to fold their tents early for the second annual Experience Flint Township Business Expo and Taste Fest, hosted last week at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Road. Sponsored by Davenport, the West Flint Business Association and the Township of Flint, organizers spent 10 months planning the four-hour event designed to […]

Kids get cram course in Lions camp

GRAND BLANC – The annual summertime Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp at Grand Blanc High usually isn’t affected by Old Man Winter, but it was this year. Because of the excessive snow days that forced schools to stay open well into the middle of June, Grand Blanc’s schedule for the Fundamentals Camp last week had to be shortened from four […]

Twp. dealing with more street corner beggars

FLINT TWP. — Hark! Hark! The dogs do bark, the beggars have come to town. Some in rags, and some in tags, And some in velvet gowns. That age-old nursery rhyme shows that begging is nothing new and also suggests that some of them are not poor. Like many other cities, Flint Township officials are getting a growing number of […]

Sports Shorts

New organization to offer adult recreation league FLINT — Beginning in July, Genesee County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a new social sports club organized by StaynPlayFlint. The first league, flag football, is scheduled to begin July 6 with basketball starting on July 15. The mission of StanPlayFlint is to create a network of residents actively involved […]

YouthQuest students spend summer on road

GENESEE COUNTY ­­— Carman- Ainsworth students will be among hundreds of YouthQuest participants who will soon strap on their backpacks and take their imagination and adventurous spirit on the road. The summer session of the YouthQuest after school program, “Summer on the Road”, kicks off on June 30. Students from YouthQuest schools in Flint and Carman-Ainsworth districts and the International […]

Spring Sports Congrats

View Newspaper Group annually celebrates sports teams that won a league or post-season title or qualified for a state tournament. In today’s issue, we honor those teams and/or athletes from the spring 2014 season.