2015-08-06

Back to the Bricks events in full swing




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 found in today’s paper. Check out the Event Guide for a schedule of events and much, much more. Happy crusin’! FLINT — In 2004 Al Hatch had a dream to start […]

Trades at deadline kills rest of Tigers’ season



The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone and the Tigers, as predicted, were sellers. I thought they would be and I also thought it was the right move. The Tigers’ payroll was super large and Detroit was going nowhere come October. I realize this is a tough concept for all of us Tigers’ fans to swallow. Detroit […]

Full-time firefighter jobs now open in Flint Twp.




FLINT TWP. — The long-awaited posting for three new full-time firefighter jobs is now up and applications are being accepted until September 1. With funding for new hires created by the Public Safety Millage approved by voters last November; the Flint Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for three entry-level positions and additional openings expected within the next two years […]

Sports Shorts



Flint, Sarnia to host preseason game FLINT — The Flint Firebirds and Sarnia Sting are proud to announce that the two clubs will play a neutral site pre-season game at McMorran Place on Sunday, Sep. 20. The game in Port Huron, Mich. will get underway at 5 p.m. and serve as both teams’ final exhibition game before the 2015-16 Regular […]

Voters renew Flushing Schools millages




FLINT TWP. — Voters in the Flushing School District overwhelmingly approved two millage renewals on the August 4 ballot. Voters were asked to renew for five years an operating millage and a building and site sinking fund. With all precincts reporting, the final tally was 1,804 to 614 – 74.61 percent in favor of the operating millage renewal and 1,728 […]

Firebirds individual game tickets go on sale Friday

Team to make major announcement today

FLINT – Fans will have the opportunity to be a part of history this year as opening night tickets for the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club will go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. The Firebirds open the season at Saginaw on Thursday, Sept. 24, then will host the Saginaw Spirit in the first of four […]

And they’re off



Kicking off “Back to the Bricks” events, the annual Tune-Up parties began Monday at noon in Flint Township in the parking lot of ITT Institute, moved down the road to Genesee Valley Center mall at 2 p.m. and wrapped up in the evening at Duke’s Car & Stereo. John Miller of Swartz Creek planned to take his 1972 Cutlass Supreme […]

Assenmacher 100 on tap in Swartz Creek




SWARTZ CREEK — If you love to ride bikes, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Assenmacher 100 on Sunday, August 16. The annual social fun ride goes through the farmland and villages around Mid-Michigan and has been taking place every year since 1980. The race will begin at Assenmachers, 8053 Miller Road in Swartz Creek, and will consist of […]

Pancake breakfast to raise $ for Arthritis Foundation



SWARTZ CREEK – Students at ITT Tech are raising money for the Arthritis Foundation. They call themselves Team Healthy Joints and they’re sponsoring an allyou can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Swartz Creek McDonalds. Tickets cost $5 and are available from Mr. Carey at the ITT Tech campus at 6359 Miller Road, […]

Carman-Ainsworth football gives back to community



FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth football program and family members came together for a community service day on Saturday to spruce up the Jr. high school at Maple and Van Slyke roads, pulling weeds, mulching, raking and picking up trash.