2017-11-23

Old Newboys hoping to replicate last year’s success with paper sale



GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint’s annual paper sale returns Friday, Dec. 8, to ensure no child in Genesee County is forgotten this Christmas. Last year, the proceeds used from the one-day event served more than 6,000 kids in the county. The sale has been complicated in the past two years due to increased restrictions on charitable solicitations […]

The Pet Press hits newsstands this week

Magazine promises fun and informative reads about furry, feathered and four-legged friends

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group is proud to announce the launch of their newest print product, The Pet Press. “Featuring articles on local pets throughout Lapeer and Genesee counties, tips on caring for pets, pet profiles, pet-related columns and much more we know readers will love The Pet Press,” said VIEW Group Brand Manager Emily Caswell, who serves as editor […]

In brief



HAP boot drive underway GENESEE COUNTY –The Health Alliance Plan (HAP) annual Boots for Kids drive, started Monday, Nov. 20 and runs until Feb. 28, 2018. Since the program began in 2008, HAP’s Boots for Kids has provided new boots to thousands of children in shelters and community agencies throughout Genesee, Saginaw, Bay, Lapeer and St. Clair counties. New boots […]

Dragons routed by DeWitt in hockey




DEWITT – The Swartz Creek/ Clio/Flushing varsity hockey co-op had hoped for a better outcome in Saturday’s game at DeWitt, but was pinned with a 10-2 defeat. Lighting the lamp for SCF were Nik Calugaru and Mitch Carlson, which turned out to be SCF’s only goals. “Our team played hard with good hustle and effort from everyone,” said SCF coach […]

MCC student photographers make the holidays picture perfect



FLINT – Mott Community College students, faculty and staff want to help make the Holidays picture perfect for the community. Once again the Photography students will provide free, professional-quality photo portraits to the community during the Sixth Annual Help Portrait Event on campus Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Event Center on MCC’s Flint campus at […]

Erie’s three-goal run gets best of Firebirds




FLINT – Although the Flint Firebirds were flying high after finally snapping a nine-game losing skid, a three-goal streak by the visiting Erie Otters doomed the Firebirds in a 5-2 loss Saturday during Ladies Night. Erie, the reigning OHL champs, registered the only goal of the opening period after Ivan Lodnia put it on the board. Flint drew even near […]

MCC Automotive program is road to a high-demand STEM career



FLINT – Mott Community College’s Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chryslercertified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes began in the winter 2017 semester and three students are currently placed at Chrysler dealerships in Southeast Michigan full time. “Students in this program are in such high demand right now that anyone who completes the training is almost […]

Spartans improve to 8-3 with win over Maryland



EAST LANSING – Fifth-year Michigan State University running back Gerald Holmes, a graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High, was one of 15 seniors in the spotlight during Senior Night Saturday in State’s 17-7 win over Maryland. It was an ugly day with pouring rain and winds that turned to blowing snow around halftime. Holmes made 11 carries for 64 yards, averaging 5.8 […]

Let’s commit to shop small, local this holiday season



The holiday shopping season is upon us, and we’ve all been tasked with finding amazing gifts for everyone on our lists. Sometimes it feels like an impossible mission, but I guarantee it can be done. Even better, I guarantee it can be done locally. Considering that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce works with businesses throughout Genesee County, our […]

Weather dampens buck pole celebration




DAVISON – A cold, brisk morning that featured temperatures around 28 degrees turned into a miserable rainy and wet opening day for area firearm deer hunters last Wednesday. November 15 is the traditional Opening Day of firearm season each year. Despite the conditions, all four area buck poles carried on with their celebrations and welcomed in hunters and their big […]