2016-08-04

BACK TO THE BRICKS

Tune Up Party Week shifts into drive Monday


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 second in a series of feature stories surrounding the event. GENESEE COUNTY — The fun and excitement […]

Please don’t try this at home




FLINT TWP. — Most homeowners don’t welcome skunks living under the shed, the deck or anywhere else on the property. But Laurel Zoet is quite happy to share her home with two of the white-striped critters. Ernie and Stinkerbell are her pets. They have been descented which means their glands have been removed so that they cannot spray the foul […]

In brief



Find a new four-legged friend at Petfest 2016 GRAND BLANC — Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at Petfest 2016, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at Genesys Health Park, Pollock Road entrance. This free event will provide the opportunity for on-site adoptions. Participating organizations for Petfest 2016 include the Livingston County Animal Shelter, […]

Enrollment Open House at MCC Saturday, Aug. 6



FLINT — Got a busy schedule? Mott Community College understands. To help students complete the necessary steps toward enrollment, Mott Community College (MCC) will host an enrollment open house on Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint campus. The open house gives current and prospective students an opportunity to complete enrollment processes for the fall semester […]

Ernie gets a hug



No one ran running and screaming from the building when Ernie and a sister skunk visited the Genesee Library District McCarty Library last week. To find out why, see story on the Living page.

Flushing rower tops list of State’s Olympians




FLUSHING – Ellen Tomek, 32, a Flushing native and Flint Powers Catholic grad returns to the Olympic summer games that takes place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil starting on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Opening ceremonies take place on Friday, Aug. 5. Tomek, who now calls Princeton, New Jersey home, placed fifth in the doubles sculls in the 2008 Olympics. She began […]

Leadership changes at C-A




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students and parents will see several familiar faces in new places when school resumes Tuesday, September 6. As previously announced, Superintendent Eddie Kindle will begin his first school year in the top job. After serving two years as assistant superintendent for curriculum and human resources, Kindle was promoted in April and took over in early June, […]

Flint Jr. Nicklaus group reaches final regular competition




GRAND BLANC TWP. – Karsen Johnston of Davison and Keri Parks, a recent Flushing grad, led the girls with matching 74s in the Flint Jr. Golf Association’s final regular-season match of the season Monday at the Captain’s Club. FJGA director Bill Hense said that only 48 golfers showed up for the final. On the boys’ side Grand Blanc’s Trevor Bailey […]

Close finishes and two upsets in primary election




FLINT TWP. — In the race for township supervisor, incumbent Karyn Miller bested opponent David N. Huffman by a 2 to 1 margin but there were tight finishes in the battles for clerk, treasurer and trustees including an upset in the treasurer’s race, according to unofficial election results reported Tuesday night by the Genesee County Clerk Election Division. With all 15 […]

Changes in latitude

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This will be my last column for the VIEW Newspapers. As you read this, my wife and I are motoring cross-country to California, where we plan to spend the rest of our lives amid palm trees and endless summer. It’s been a long-time goal of ours to get away from winter permanently, and the original plan was Florida. But then […]