Fire Station No. 2 named for former fire chief

FLINT TWP. – In celebration of 50 years of public service, Fire Station No.2, 3327 Flushing Road, was officially dedicated on November 14 as the Donald S. Rowley Fire Station, in honor of a retired fire chief. The township board voted in September to name Station No. 2 in Rowley’s honor and Station No. 1, 5331 Reuben Street, to honor […]

Flint Cultural Center will host their annual Holiday Walk

FLINT – For years, the Flint Cultural Center (FCC) has been a destination for visitors of all ages to experience entertainment, embrace knowledge and dream beyond the world they know. During the holiday season, the FCC takes this mission to heart, offering an array of activities to help foster education, entertainment and enjoyment. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-8 p.m., […]

EDC recommends boundaries for proposed Downtown Development District

FLINT TWP. – Hoping to meet an early 2018 deadline to expedite matters, the Economic Development Corp. has recommended boundaries for the township’s proposed Downtown Development District (DDA) and two Corridor Improvement Associations (CIA). A DDA is required to have contiguous boundaries so the two CIA’s are being proposed to extend economic development funding to other commercial areas in the […]

In brief

Old Newsboys needs helpers FLINT —The Old Newsboys is in need of volunteers to help with their annual newspaper sale on Friday, Dec. 8. Call 810-744-1840 if you are able to assist us with the mission of “Let No Child Be Forgotten!”. The organization is looking for persons 18 years and older to captain corners and/or stand on corners taking […]

Holiday of Hope event intended to make holidays brighter for pets and people

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County presents its 7th annual Holiday of Hope event Dec. 2, and the staff at the organization hopes the event will be positive for both humans and animals. “People can’t normally go to the mall with their animals,” Brooks said. “If people don’t have kids and their animal is their kid, they want […]

Christmas cards made easy and more efficient

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Festive greetings sent to family, friends, coworkers, and business associates are an enjoyable element of the holiday season. The first Christmas card was sent in England in 1843. Despite the popularity of online cards and social media posts for other occasions, and a greeting card industry that is declining at a rate of about 5 percent per year according to […]

Three teens charged in weekend homicide

FLINT TWP. – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that he has charged three Genesee County teenagers in connection to a homicide incident that occurred in Flint Township on Sunday, November 12. Michael Allen Saylor, 17, is charged in the shooting death of Xavier Johnson on West Dayton Street while Alex Alton Mills, 19, and Tony Joseph Mireles II, 19, […]

The hottest toys this holiday season

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Christmas and Chanukah may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys begins in February. This popular convention unveils the industry’s hottest trends and toys, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors. The Toy Fair, and recommendations by toy and game industry experts around the world, like Dr. […]

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 […]

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