Food Bank to hold all-male pageant

FLINT — The 4th Annual “Queen of Kings” all male Comedy Beauty Pageant at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 2300 Lapeer Rd., Flint in the new building off Howard Street, Oct. 13, starts at 7 p.m. doors open at 6:30 p.m. The finest male contestants will compete in a comedy beauty pageant in four different categories with crowing of […]

In brief

Energy assistance available to low-income Michiganders LANSING — As colder weather arrives, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding low-income residents they can apply for emergency energy assistance either online or using paper applications. “MDHHS is making sure that residents who may need assistance to keep their homes heated and the lights on have access to […]

City eyes 2020 for start up of trail extension project

SWARTZ CREEK — With two state agencies showing a lot of interest, the City of Swartz Creek could break ground on a non-motorized trail early in 2020. The trail will connect the Genesee Valley Trail from its terminus at Norko Drive in Flint Township to Elms Park. The project is the first phase of a larger plan to ultimately extend […]

Another election season is upon us

The View Newspapers welcome election-related letters to the editor. We believe it’s important to hear from our readers on what issues you believe are important and which candidate( s) you favor and why. As with anything, we have some ground rules for election-related letters. Deadlines The deadline for submitting letters to the editor regarding the Nov. 6 election is Oct. […]

Parking lot resurfaced

The parking lot at the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizen Center, 2071 Graham Rd., received a long overdue resurfacing job recently. The lot, which was badly deteriorated, is now nice and smooth sporting a new coat of asphalt along with needed repairs.

A single guy’s thoughts on parenting

Parenting terms. They seem to be all the buzz in the news and on social media today. You’ve probably read articles or blog posts detailing the latest trends: Why x parenting style is superior to y parenting style, nature vs. nurture etc. Few topics generate more passion and controversy than parenting—or more specifically—arguments about the ideal way to raise children. […]

Township asks civil service to approve fire dept. promotion

FLINT TWP. — The fire department is asking for the promotion of a sergeant to a captain as one of its officers prepares to retire in the months ahead. Captain Loren Colbert is expected to submit his paperwork for retirement in the near future, so Chief Thomas Stadler has asked the Board of Trustees, Oct. 1, to promote a sergeant […]

Burtucky Days

Burtucky Days at the Captain’s Quarters, 6011 E. Atherton Rd., held recently benefits the Old News Boys, North End Soup Kitchen and Flint City Pits. The Old Newsboys of Flint extended their thanks to everyone who came out to Burtucky Days and enjoyed the fun filled four-day event. The proceeds from the $3 arm band charge raised more than $5,000 […]

Township prepares for high voter turnout in November

FLINT TWP. — Better to be safe than sorry. That was the message township clerk Kathy Funk conveyed to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, Oct. 1, when she asked the board to approve the expenditure of approximately $33,000 to bolster her office’s preparedness for the upcoming general election, Nov. 6. Funk said the township has 106 voting booths, but […]

Elder law attorney Thomas to host free workshops October 9 and 11

FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is […]