FCS approves return of face to face classes for students

FLUSHING — Students in the Flushing Community School District will be returning to the classroom in a hybrid format starting next week. On Sept. 29, the Flushing School Board approved a COVID extension learning plan that will have Flushing students in class for two days a week and online the rest of the week. K-6 grade students will return for […]

Local attractions, events prioritize innovation this year

The VIEW from here

The past several months have been tough on everyone and the tourism industry is no exception. In fact, according to the U.S. Travel Association, total travel spending is predicted to drop 45 percent by the end of this year. A dismal prediction, yes. But it’s not stopping local attractions and events from developing creative solutions to connect with visitors. Look […]

Common sense vs. politics

In response to questions submitted to the court by a federal judge (not as part of the State case now before it), the Supreme Court has said that your Governor overstepped her powers, while she did everything she could to protect you ( and them) from this insidious virus now again on the rise throughout the State and threatening to […]

Peppin is the most qualified candidate for county commissioner

As a Genesee County retiree, I have firsthand knowledge of the importance of who is elected to serve as our county commissioner. The position requires someone with the education, knowledge of local government, and practical life and employment experiences to serve effectively. Gary Peppin is that person! Gary’s life experiences have provided him with the important “tools” necessary to effectively […]

Mueller to face competition from May for state house seat

GENESEE COUNTY — Incumbent 51st District State Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Linden) will be challenged for his seat by Brad May (D-Fenton) in the Nov. 3 general election. The 51st District covers Argentine Township, Atlas Township, Fenton Township, Flushing Township, Gaines Township, and Linden. Here is what the candidates had to say, in their own words: Mike Mueller, Age: 46 Education: […]

SCAFD hosts annual open house

The Swartz Creek Area Fire Department welcomed the community into fire stations #1 and #2 on Sunday, Oct. 4, for the annual fire department open house. Visitors had opportunities to check out the buildings, the vehicles and the firefighters’ gear, to chat with some local heroes, and to learn about fire prevention and safety. Among the crew members who were […]

New food pantry to be unveiled in downtown Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — The H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) Food Pantry will make its debut in Swartz Creek on Saturday. A grand opening event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the back lot at Centerpiece Plaza, 8048 Miller Road (across from Holland Square). Organizers will provide hot dogs and popcorn, and there will be give-aways. Donations of […]

Council considers benefits, drawbacks of allowing ORV use in the city

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow and regulate the use of off-road vehicles on some city streets. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners in February approved a county ordinance allowing ORV use primarily on unimproved roadways or improved roads with shoulders. “Streets with high traffic counts generally are excluded,” said City […]

The benefits of a new approach to learning

The validity of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” was on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. People quickly had to learn to adapt to a new way of life, including an educational system that was transformed dramatically by social distancing guidelines. More than 76 million students are enrolled in United States schools, per the latest Census Bureau […]

Academy West Adult Education

3425 W. Pierson Rd., Flint, MI 48504 • 810-591-4634academywest.hamadyhawks.net/adult_ education_ program FLINT — Operating on the philosophy that “It’s Never Too Late” to earn your high school diploma or equivalency and that education is “The Key To Your Future,” Academy West has helped more than 175 adults complete their high school diploma or equivalency (GED) since the 2015-16 school year. […]