Flint Folk Music Society announces festival performers

FLINT — Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary headlines the 16th Flint Folk Music Festival. Joining Peter on the Flint Folk Music Festival stage schedule are Kate Taylor, Christine Lavin, Don White, Mustard’s Retreat and Hayley Reardon. Flint’s Dan Hall will make a special guest appearance. The Festival, presented by the Flint Folk Music Society (FFMS), takes place on […]

Observations: From cellphone etiquette to bigotry, I have a few

I’m away from the office this week for a few days off. In trying to prepare some things in advance for the week in my absence I had the chance Sunday afternoon to reflect on several things as I cleared my desk and my mind. Let’s call them “observations.” Leave the phones at home It happened again Saturday when my […]

Miller Road restaurant now hiring

FLINT TWP. — A “Now Hiring” banner hung on the construction trailer in front of the new Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 4140 Miller Road, indicates that the long-awaited steakhouse will be opening soon. Aug. 10 is the targeted opening date, according to a company representative. No additional hiring information is available because the official spokesperson is on vacation until June 29. […]

GM Student Corps returns to Flint in 2015

10 Flint Southwestern Classical Academy students work on Berston Field House

FLINT — General Motors’ Student Corps program returns to Flint this summer with 10 students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy. The local students are among 130 students from 13 schools in Metro Detroit and Flint participating in the GM Student Corps Student Corps provides high school students with paid internships and the opportunity to give back to their neighborhoods through […]

In brief

Financial Plus celebrates Saginaw branch anniversary FLINT — It has been one year since Financial Plus celebrated the grand opening of its Saginaw branch. To celebrate a year serving members in Saginaw, a one-year anniversary will be held on Friday, June 26th at the Saginaw Branch located at 4686 Fashion Square Blvd. This fun-filled event will have games, prizes, dessert, […]

Tails & Trails raises money for PAWS

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Edith Campbell beamed as she tousled the ears of a wiggly canine. “She still remembers me,” said Campbell, who rescued the dog, Coco, two years ago from a home on the north end of Flint. Coco’s previous owner had died and the dog was left to fend for herself. Campbell took Coco to PAWS, a no-kill, non-profit […]

In brief

Yard sale donations needed FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be heldSeptember 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. Details: E-mail ellenc@bigmo314.com or call 810- 691-2810. — R.S. MCC’s Shafer to receive Honorable Mention in writing competition FLINT — Dr. Gregory Shafer, professor of English in the […]

GISD implements summer four-day work week

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) will once again implement a fourday work week during the summer. This initiative is part of a continuing effort to substantially reduce energy costs for the district. The regular five-day work week will be compressed into a four- day work week to achieve these savings. Effective this week, all GISD facilities […]

Family Christian Stores facing trials

FLINT TWP. — The Family Christian Store (FCS) in Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, 3577 Miller Road, is in financial trouble and could be facing closure. Its parent company, Grand Rapidsbased FCS, filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 11, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. At that time, company officials said in a press release that it […]

Back to the Bricks

Helping Michigan get back on track

Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Back to the Bricks and the official publisher of the Back to the Bricks event guide which will arrive as part of our Aug. 6 editions. Below is the first in a series of feature stories surrounding the event. FLINT –— The downtown area of Flint was […]