Flint’s rich music tradition is alive, well

Editor’s note: We’re pleased to introduce a new voice to our readers this week – John “JD” Dombrowski will write regularly for the View Newspapers on the topics of local bands and the local music scene. We say “new voice” knowing that JD’s voice is familiar to many readers through his many connections with the Flint and Genesee community as […]

Randy Wise Lincoln joins Powers for Driven to Give event Aug. 21

FLINT – Get ready to get behind the wheel as Powers Catholic High School, in conjunction with Randy Wise Lincoln, hosts the “Driven to Give” event 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Motor Co. Randy Wise Lincoln will provide six new 2017 Lincoln vehicles to be used for a quick five […]

First impressions … then discussions

DDA to seek public input on city brand imaging

SWARTZ CREEK – Swartz Creek has a story that needs to be conveyed “more intentionally” to the people who live, shop and visit here. “Every community has a story and a sense of place,” said consultant Randy Melnick. “What is Swartz Creek’s authentic identity? What makes it unique? What is the essence of Swartz Creek?” Melnick is working with the […]

In brief

Baker College’s business programs re-accredited FLINT TWP. — Baker College System’s business education programs have received reaffirmation of accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) through July 31, 2023. IACBE accreditation is an independent evaluation of educational business programs. Recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and the leader in mission-driven and outcomes based programmatic accreditation […]

Golf outing to help Hurley Trama Center

FLINT – Lt. Jeff Neville is lucky to be alive, and now he wants to give back. As of last Friday, it’s been announced that Neville has been named as the ambassador for the Hurley Foundation’s 33rd Annual Trauma Center Golf Classic. On June 21, 2017, while working as a police officer at Bishop International Airport, he suffered life threatening […]

Step in time

It wasn’t the kind of thing you see every day in Swartz Creek. Motorists traveling through the intersection of Miller and Morrish roads were treated to brief excerpts from ‘Mary Poppins’ on Wednesday, Aug. 9. When the traffic lights turned red, cast members took to the streets to sing and dance and promote the show, which wrapped up Saturday. The […]

Cops in the Park coming up

Officer Szmansky: ‘Kids want to get outside and do things’

SWARTZ CREEK – Officer Ken Szmansky invites area youth to participate in the annual Cops in the Park set to begin Monday, Aug. 28, at Elms Park. This year, Cops in the Park will be a five-day event. Parents need not register their youngsters in advance. When the banner is up in the park, the activities are happening, Szmansky said. […]

In brief

Enchanted Fairytale Trail CLIO — The Enchanted Fairytale Trail is a family event to be held at Bridge Park (Corner of Linden and Vienna Rd.) on Thursday, August 17 from 6–8 p.m. which will feature Pied Piper Fairy Trail guided tours, a fairy craft, Make it & Take it Gardening, refreshments and much more. Dressing up and wings welcome! Bring […]


Fire Chief Thomas Stadler took command in early June but his official swearing-in ceremony was held last week when he took the oath of office and was presented his chief’s jacket by his wife Tammy and his chief’s badge by his daughter Kristi Perez. Police Chief George Sippert served as the master of ceremonies and Clerk Kathy Funk issued the […]

Pink Night Palooza returning

FLINT – Pink Night Palooza is the ultimate night out, and everyone’s invited to participate in one of the most dynamic breast cancer fundraisers around, raising money and celebrating a wonderful cause for the annual event. Just as pink has become a nationwide symbol of empowerment, Pink Night Palooza gives you the power to change lives right here in Genesee […]