Flipping for Camp Sunshine

Tropical Smoothie, located on Linden Road, celebrated its annual National Flip Flop Day, which is observed the third Friday in June, when the organization celebrates their customers and raises funds to benefit their charity partner, Camp Sunshine. All customers wearing flip flops received a free Jetty Punch Smoothie from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on June 17. Pictured (from left) […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present It Lies Within, with special guests In Dying Arms, Sea of Treachery, A Sleepless Malice, Meridians and A Line of Confidence, July 9. Tickets are $10 in advance. On July 15, the 6th Annual Kick the (expletive) Out of Cancer benefit concert […]

All smiles

Carman-Ainsworth’s Rankin Elementary MO Peeps robotics team received certificates of achievement from the school board for a strong showing during a recent competition at Legoland in California.

Back to the Bricks kicks off with Promo Tour

Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Media 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. 11 editions. Below is the first in a series of feature stories surrounding the event. FLINT — Men ogled and whistled as […]

Board approves township police contract

FLINT TWP. — A new option for retiree health coverage is one significant change to a tentative agreement with the Police Officers Association of Michigan labor union, approved last week by the township board. Negotiators agreed to most terms from a previous collective bargaining agreement that expired December 31, 2015. The new three-year agreement dates from January 1, 2016 to […]

In brief

Child Welfare Society Provides Funding for Y Safe Places FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint has announced The Child Welfare Society provided Y Safe Places with a $5,000 grant. Y Safe Places is an offsite summer and after school program offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint and supported through the Ruth Mott Foundation and YMCA of Greater Flint […]


Patriotic backyard decor creates an all-American setting for an Independence Day celebration and barbecue.

Area seniors clash in Bruin All-Star hoops

FLINT – A crowd of almost 1,500 showed up on Thursday night to watch area high school senior boys and girls go toe-to-toe in the 24th annual Mott Community College Bruin Club All- Star basketball games. The girls held court first at 5:30 p.m. with the Gold squad overpowering the Black 76-69 and the Gold All-Stars held on to beat […]

Hear ye, hear ye

Business requests tax exemption

FLINT TWP.— A public hearing is set for July 5 to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate (IFT) for Shaltz Automation, 5190 Exchange Drive. Applicant Phil Shaltz wants to add an addition to his 18,000 square-foot existing building for the purpose of creating a robotics wing, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. If granted, the IFT […]

Weller medalist in Michigan Amateur

BATH – Jack Weller won medalist honors in stroke play and reached the round of 32 in match play in the 105th Michigan Amateur Championship last week at Eagle Eye Golf Club. The 2014 Swartz Creek graduate and current Ferris State University student shot 72-67-139 in stroke play Tuesday and Wednesday to finish first in the 163-player field by one […]