2016-08-11

Honey Festival makes a buzz



Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group was proud to be the exclusive media sponsor of the Michigan Honey Fest for the second consecutive year. FRANKENMUTH — Thousands of bee lovers headed to Frankenmuth Saturday, Aug. 6 for the fifth annual Michigan Honey Festival. Held in the Harvey Kern Pavilion, the event was a great way for bee keepers, aspiring bee keepers […]

Trouble in the garden of eating



Air, water and food are basic necessities required to support human life. As a supposedly advanced society, we tend to take for granted a fourth ingredient in that survival recipe — trust. The water contamination crisis in Flint showed the world that government officials cannot be trusted to provide safe water. But my vent today is not about water quality. […]

35th Annual Flint Jazz Festival coming Aug. 12-14



FLINT – Bring your blanket and boogie over to The Meadow on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center! One of the nation’s longest running jazz festivals is scheduled to swing our town Aug. 12-14 and you won’t want to miss it. “It’s hard to believe this is our 35th Annual,” admits Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater […]

Local teachers hold protest at the mall




FLINT TWP. — School was briefly back in session on August 3 when more than 300 local educators held a protest at Genesee Valley Center mall to bring public awareness to a five-year legal battle with the state over misappropriated retirement funds. It was one of ten similar protests held statewide spearheaded by the Michigan Education Association (MEA). Representation at […]

In brief



Vendors sought for church Craft Bazaar FLINT TWP. — The scholarship committee at New Creation Church of God, 3472 Lennon Rd., will hold a Fall Craft Bazaar, September 17, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Vendors are needed (crafts, retail, arts, baked goods, and services). Tables are $20 each. Vendor packets can be picked up at the church office Monday […]

Official township primary election results




FLINT TWP. — It looks like there won’t be any recounts for the close finishes in the races for township clerk and trustee in last week’s election. Any candidate who wants to challenge the results has until Thursday, August 11, to file, according to a clerk in the Genesee County elections office. As of Tuesday, the clerk’s office had not […]

Bicyclist critically injured in hit and run



FLINT TWP. — On Monday, August 8, at approximately 3:19 pm, the Flint Township Police Department responded to the area of Dutcher St. and Taft Rd. for a personal injury crash involving a bicyclist, according to a press release. The bicyclist, a 54 male Flint Township resident, was transported to an area hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. […]

What a beautiful sight



Road resurfacing crews were out working late week on Dutcher Road and lo and behold by Friday, August 5, after four months of detours, the road was reopened to traffic – about two weeks ahead of the previously announced August 19 completion date. It still needs lane restriping though. According to the Road Commission, about 6200 vehicles per day use […]