UM-Flint to offer summer workshop on Holocaust and Rwanda Genocide

FLINT — This summer the University of Michigan-Flint will host a workshop focused on using Holocaust and Rwanda genocide testimonies in research and education. Working with UM-Flint’s Thompson Library, Dr. Theodosia Robertson, Associate Professor Emerita of History; Dr. Dauda Abubakar, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science; and Dr. Kenneth Waltzer, a past Winegarden Visiting Professor at UM-Flint and […]

Virtual Inspiration

Ford, Xbox, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports are celebrating the release of Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One with a special version of the 2015 Ford F-150 that is so awesome, it could have been designed by the Master Chief himself. The Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat is a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Halo’s United Nations Space Command vehicle design. […]

Church offering free Father’s Day meal

FLINT TWP. — Calling all dads and moms and the kids too. The Bridge Church, G-3326 Corunna Road, will be serving a free grilled steak dinner to all fathers at noon on Sunday, June 21, in observance of Father’s Day. Families can eat free also but are asked to bring a dish to pass, according to a notice posted on […]

VIEW Sports Editor nominated for special recognition award

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group sports editor, Lisa Paine, has been nominated for the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) annual Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes special contributions to the sport of volleyball. North Branch Area Schools’ varsity volleyball coach and athletic director Jim Fish nominated Paine. His nomination letter cited Paine’s “numerous articles extolling the virtues of educational […]

Spring Arbor U celebrates new location

MUNDY TWP. — After 30 years of serving the Flint area including the past 12 years in Flint Township, Spring Arbor University (SAU) has a bigger home and even bigger plans for the future. The Christian liberal arts institution is now located at 5406 Gateway Center. Last week, university officials celebrated the move, completed in January, with an open house […]

Adventures await students in YouthQuest Summer on Road Program

FLINT – Flint middle and high school students still have time to enroll for six weeks of exploration and adventure – all at no cost — as YouthQuest gears up for its Summer on the Road program. On Mondays through Thursdays from June 22-July 30, YouthQuest middle and high school students will have the opportunity to experience the best Michigan […]

In brief

Help Genesee Habitat GENESEE COUNTY — Through the Art Van Charity Challenge, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has the opportunity through June 22to win up to $75,000. This is a fundraising competition where organizations supporting children, healthcare and human services compete to raise the most money and win cash prizes from Art Van Furniture. The organization with the highest donation […]

What if life came with warning labels?

When I hear ads on TV for prescription drugs I sometimes can’t help but wonder just why people take them — because sometimes the side-effects sound worse than the illness. You know the ads, the ones where a seemingly happy person is strolling down a beach, enjoying life while someone is doing a voiceover which describes some of the possible […]

The Boys Aren’t Backing Down

ApologetiX concert in Chesaning July 17

CHESANING — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, Twisted Sister, Jimi Hendrix, Huey Lewis & the News, ZZ Top and the Doobie Brothers are not expected to perform on Chesaning’s amphitheater stage in 2015. Their songs, and the songs of many other chart topping acts, will be parodied on that stage by that Christian parody band ApologetiX on July 17. ApologetiX is […]

Police dept. actively seeking new officers

FLINT TWP. — The Civil Service Commission has approved acceptance of applicants for entry-level police officers and the department is searching for and wide for eligible candidates, according to Police Chief George Sippert. Courtesy of the Public Safety Millage voters passed in November, the department is hiring. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Application forms […]