2019-11-14 E-Edition

Veterans salute

Official marching band competitions are done, but that hasn’t stopped members of the Carman- Ainsworth High School Marching Band from using their musical prowess to entertain people in the community. Members of the Blue Brigade performed at during a Veterans Day lunch at Texas Roadhouse, 4140 Miller Rd., Monday.

Operation Christmas Child kicks off for the holidays

FLUSHING — Starting next Monday, Mayfair Bible Church in Flushing will be accepting Christmas gifts to pack for children in need all across the globe. Since 2016, Mayfair Bible Church has participated as a gift drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child, a nationwide program that collects and distributes gifts to children outside the United States who have been affected by […]

Genesee County hires consulting firm to review retiree healthcare plan

GENESEE COUNTY— Faced with a mounting depletion of funds, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has hired a consulting firm to review the county’s retiree healthcare plan. In an October letter to county retirees, Genesee County Board Chairman Ted Henry indicated that Plante Moran has been selected to provide a costsavings plan for the county and to analyze healthcare options […]

New holiday venue for local families

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Local families now have a new option in Grand Blanc to help celebrate the holidays. Dan and Kerri Hajek are owners of Santa’s Farm, located at 7097 Vassar Road between Perry and McCandlish. The 10 acres features a unique indoor venue for a “Visit and Pictures with Santa at the Farm” for families to create wonderful […]

View Newspaper Group 2019 events raise more than $36,000 for area nonprofits

More than $109K raised through seven years of signature events

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group wrapped up its 2019 event season two weeks ago when it handed off a check for $6,000 to FARR (Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network, Inc.). The funds were raised at Bottles, Brews & News, View Newspaper Group’s craft beer and wine fest, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Rackham Park in downtown […]

In brief

Technology Tutoring FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library will hold Technology Tutoring on Nov. 15 and 22 at 10 a.m. These sessions are for first-time computer learners, advanced learners who have questions, or those who need assistance on any technological device. — G.G. Genesee District Library Board of Trustees meeting FLINT — The Genesee District Library Board of […]

Carman-Ainsworth Marching Band boosters look to raise funds

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers Band Boosters is conducting a number of fund-raisers to help the Blue Brigade Marching Band return to the State Championships next year. During the next two Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, patrons of Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, can have 20 percent of their bill directed to the Cavalier Band Boosters. On Friday, Nov. […]

Special tribute during Art of Achievement Awards

Last week for the sixth consecutive year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce honored 17 businesses, community leaders and hospitality professionals for their unique accomplishments and contributions toward building a more prosperous, benevolent and inclusive region. Known as the Art of Achievement Awards, this year’s gala at the Flint Institute of Arts was especially noteworthy. We always conclude the […]

Professionals honored at the 6th Annual Art of Achievement Awards

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau today presented Art of Achievement Awards to 17 exemplary businesses, community leaders and hospitality professionals for their significant contributions to the region’s success in 2019. A sold-out crowd of nearly 375 people packed the Flint Institute of Arts where Master of […]