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GISD program to host Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District’s 21st Century Bridges to Success Summer Learning Program welcomes the Relentless Tour featuring Anthony Ianni on July 27 at 9 a.m. in the Genesee Career Institute Innovation Zone, G-5081 Torrey Road Flint, Michigan 48507. As the first athlete with autism to play Division 1 […]

Get eclipse-ready with Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Longway Planetarium is Mid-Michigan’s premier resource foreclipse information. On Aug. 21, an eclipse of the sun will be viewable from the continental United States, prompting its popular name, The Great American Eclipse. In order to safely observe the eclipse from Michigan, you will need to use eye protection specifically made to view the eclipse, or use various methods […]


Township bids farewell to old voting machines

FLINT TWP. — Having no issues on the August 8 ballot makes this a good time to do some housekeeping at the township’s clerk’s office. As it happens, the township is getting new voting machines so the old gray washing-machine boxes were loaded on a truck and carted off last week. The new machines are expected to arrive in September, […]

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Michigan Milk Producers Association donates milk to Michigan food banks LANSING — More Michigan children will enjoy nourishing milk this summer thanks to 876,000 servings donated in June to the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM). The donation honored the 50th anniversary of Kroger and Michigan Dairy’s partnership with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA). On behalf of the state’s […]

Trust commits to presenting sponsorship for 2017 YWCA of Greater Flint Golf Outing, Circle Luncheon

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint has announced the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Huntington Private Bank, has committed to being the Presenting Sponsor of both major YWCA events in 2017—the Annual Golf Outing and the Circle Luncheon. “The YWCA is honored to have the continued generous support of the Loeb Charitable Trust to assist us […]

Economic round table July 22

Do robotics teams and skill programs have an economic effect on an area? This topic will be discussed at 12:30 p.m. July 22, during the Robo-Con festival at the Lapeer Center for Innovation. The discussion is open to the public. Audience members will hear from Ken Morris, vice president of Global Product Integrity at General Motors; Tony Diodato, founder and […]

Robo-Con set for this Saturday

Free family fun with a focus on robotics and STEM

LAPEER — The fourth annual Robo-Con is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 22 at the Lapeer Center for Innovation (formerly Lapeer West High School). Started by the FIRST Robotics Lapeer Chimeras Team 1684, last year Robo- Con brought on a number of community partners, including View Newspaper Group, to help grow the popular event. Those […]

Summer fun? Think again

Perhaps you are under the impression that summers are fun and carefree, especially for kids. Perhaps you are incorrect. As a longtime connoisseur of scare journalism (“Next on News 4: What you don’t know about suntan lotion can kill you”), I feel it’s my duty to alert you to a heretofore undiscovered hazard of summer, which I read about in […]

The 36th annual Jazz Festival starts Aug. 11

FLINT — The Greater Flint Arts Council wants you to have plenty of advance notice to clear your calendar, so you can make plans now to blast off to the finest weekend of jazz on the planet next month. Starting on Aug. 11 and swinging through Aug. 13, the 36th Annual Flint Jazz Festival will feature three days of solid […]

Township credit card, purchasing spending limits rise to meet costs

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved policy changes that increase limits to $2000 on credit card spending and other department-head approved purchases. The old limit was $1,000. “Recently, several board members and staff have been faced with reaching the limit on their Township credit card while on Township business,” said Treasurer Lisa Anderson in her request to the […]