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 […]

Job readiness program prepares teens and adults for success

FLINT TWP.— Job-hunting for the first time can be a challenge for many teens and young adults, especially when it comes to interviewing or handing in a resume. Fortunately, there’s a local program available to help young people ages 16-21 obtain employment and prepare for the next stage in life: It’s called HYPE, which stands for Helping Young People Employment. […]

McLaren Flint Auxiliary celebrates installation of officers

The annual installation of McLaren Flint’s Auxiliary volunteer leadership took place on Sept. 18, in Ballenger Auditorium at the hospital. McLaren Flint would like to thank all of its volunteers for giving of their time and talents to support the patients and their families who entrust McLaren Flint for their care. A special thank you to those who commit to […]

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