McLaren welcomes vascular surgeon to medical staff

FLINT — Mohammad Abbasi, MD, a board-certified vascular surgeon, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Abbasi is seeing patients at the Vascular Institute of Michigan, 1325 South Linden Road, Flint. Abbasi completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New […]

MDHHS issues updated advisory on vapingrelated lung injury outbreak

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is sharing additional clinical guidance with healthcare partners and providing a health advisory following updated recommendations issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the national multistate outbreak of e-cigarette and/ or vaping product use associated lung injury. The CDC released an updated summary of […]

Working from home requires discipline

I f you work from home, do you really work? Apparently, my family doesn’t think so. Until I started working for The View newspapers, my jobs as a reporter and editor were always done in a traditional newsroom. I had a desk with a computer, legal pads, red pens (my personal preference) and reference books like my battered Thesaurus, my […]


The winter squash with many uses and health benefits

What’s not to love about pumpkins. There are Jack-o-lanterns at Halloween, pumpkin pie and other pumpkin spice treats during the autumn season. How about the classic movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” It may interest you to know there is more to these big orange gourds than Halloween and sugary desserts and drinks. Pumpkins also have numerous health benefits […]

Sign-up for Christmas assistance from the Salvation Army

GENESEE COUNTY — Families living in Genesee County that need Christmas assistance with toys, coats and food, to ensure a blessed Christmas holiday for their children, should come and apply for The Salvation Army’s 2019 Christmas Assistance program. Sign-up will be held for four days starting Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Rd. […]

Get ready for college! Attend MCC’s Regional College Fair, October 24

FLINT — College shopping is made easy at the Mott Community College (MCC) 35th Annual Regional College Fair Oct. 24 from 6 -7:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Field House on the main campus in Flint. Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities from Michigan, as well as out-of-state, will be on hand to discuss admission requirements, programs of study, […]

In brief

Free breast cancer screenings FLINT — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct free breast cancer screenings today (Oct. 17) from 5-7 p.m. at GHCI, 302 Kensington Avenue. The screenings are open to anyone of any age and no appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Simply walk in and you will see a physician who will conduct the exam. If a […]

Fashion Show

FLINT —The members of PEO Chapter CW/FN (Philanthropic Educational Organization) of Grand Blanc will be hosting a fashion show/luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 2 at the Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Drive. Fashions will be shown from Just Julie’s of Flushing, Kim Rose of Grand Blanc and Marta’s of Holly. This fundraiser supports various PEO loans, grants, scholarships and Cottey […]

Fall Cooking with Kids classes

FLINT — Classes will take place at the Flint Children’s Museum. Pre-registration is required for this free, hands-on program which teaches families to make healthy food choices while learning to cook fresh, affordable recipes from diverse cultural traditions. Upcoming sessions all classes 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays Nov. 12-Dec. 3, and Thursdays Nov. 21-Dec. 19. Register by phone at 810-232-2228 […]

Old Newsboys fundraiser

FLINT — Luigi’s & El Toro Sports Bar host their annual Old Newsboys fundraiser “No Child is Forgotten” on Dec. 4. For only $20 you can have an evening of fun, dinner, music by the Blue Hawaiians (Elvis style) and a chance to put a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning. All $20 donations go 100 percent to the […]